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Former Scandia Elementary principal Marilyn Opp and former music director at Elim Lutheran Church, Dennis Alfveby, were inducted into the Forest Lake Area Schools Hall of Fame Monday, June 3.

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In the early morning hours of Sunday, June 9, Washington County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a call of a woman found in the middle of the road near Highway 95 and 124th Street North in May Township. 

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The school year is coming to an end, but the programming at Franconia Sculpture Park is just warming up. Educators and youth group leaders looking for fun and affordable summer activities to do with kids are encouraged to sign their groups up for an Art in Rural Places workshop.

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Learning that you have a secret admirer can cause your heart to skip a beat and put a bounce in your step. For a new organization trying to make a go of it with not enough time in the day and limited financial resources, finding out a secret admirer wanted to help could make its leaders jump…

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The body located on June 2, 2019 near the 17600 block of Manning Trail in May Township has been identified as Jose Natividad Genis Cuate, according to a news release from the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

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Pietro Di Lorenzo was a nature lover. In March, the son of Marine residents Gene and Loralee Di Lorenzo died unexpectedly at 26 years old. To recognize his love of the St Croix River, the Di Lorenzo family created a fund for his memorials, the Pietro Hanka Di Lorenzo St. Croix River Conserva…

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Sunday, June 2, at 4:27 pm, the Washington County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of a body found in May Township.  Upon arrival, deputies found a deceased body near the 17600 block of Manning Trail North.  The incident is under investigation, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.

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Residents of the Tii Gavo neighborhood on Big Marine Lake who were hoping to someday have a private dock are, for now, out of luck.

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Xcel Energy announced plans today to retire its last two coal plants in the Upper Midwest a decade earlier than scheduled. The acceleration of the coal closures is another milestone in the company’s clean energy transition that includes expanding wind and solar, using cleaner natural gas and…

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Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies recovered a man’s body from the St. Croix River Friday, May 24. Deputies responded to a call at 12:55 p.m. on the 9300 block of St. Croix Trail North, in Stillwater Township.

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Leif Lundeen was working at an auto repair shop in Lindstrom when he got a call from an acquaintance. The transmission shop in Scandia was for sale.

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At 151 years, Minnesota’s oldest Lutheran parsonage sits in need of repair. Insects have damaged the 1868 era wood of the building, which is no longer lived in but remains preserved as the Gammelgården Museum’s Präst Hus. The logs need stabilization. New gutters and downspouts are in order, …

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Caroline Little, a teacher at St. Thomas Academy in Mendoa Heights, has earned the 2019 WEM Outstanding Educator Award for Teacher Achievement. A $15,000 award from the WEM (Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan) Foundation accompanies the honor. 

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Slightly higher spending and lower revenues for May Township in 2018 do not seem to be worrisome trends, according to a summary from auditor Lucas Chase of CliftonLarsonAllen.

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Tensions between River Grove School and the City of Marine surfaced last week after a group representing the school asked city officials to waive the hall rental fee.

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Marine will hold its annual spring festival, Millstream Day, Sunday, May 19. 

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Planning is in the very early stages to replace the Osceola bridge. The departments of transportation in Minnesota and Wisconsin have their sights on year 2025.

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MnDOT has been paving northbound I-35E in Lino Lakes this week and was rained out today. The department has rescheduled today’s paving for Saturday, May 11. Northbound I-35E will be reduced to a single lane between one mile south of the I-35W/I-35E split and I-35 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Expect…

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The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) announced on April 12 that River Grove: A Marine Area Community School is a 2019 School Finance Award recipient for 2018 financial reporting. The School Finance Award is awarded annually by the MDE, recognizing schools for meeting statutory deadlin…

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They’re doing it again! The Norwegians are busy getting ready for Vennelag’s 22nd Annual Heritage Festival on May 21, at the Scandia Community Center (14727 209th St N, Scandia) from 6 to 9 p.m.

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Scandia Mayor Christine Maefsky presented a Good Neighbor Award Proclamation to area residents Jeff and Dodi Anderson April 16.   

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The City of Scandia and St. Croix Festival Theatre are partnering to offer Art in Action!, a weeklong day camp for youth interested in performance.

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The Washington County Historical Society last week announced it has hired Katie Hutton as the site manager of the Hay Lake School and Johannes Erickson Log House museums in Scandia.

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Marine on St. Croix received Tree City USA recognition this spring from the Arbor Day Foundation.