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For well over a year, the people of Marine on St. Croix., have been working out the details of short-term rental (STR) policies.

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Each year, Community Thread and United Way of Washington County-East collect school supplies for students in the Stillwater Area School District through their Stuff the Bus campaign. And, each year, the need continues to grow. This year is no exception.

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The partisan primary election is scheduled to be held August 11 and Washington County voters will have to make a decision in a couple of races. 

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For nearly 15 years, Christ Lutheran Church in Marine has partnered with a Lutheran “sister" church in central Tanzania. Every few years, small groups from St. Croix area churches have made the 19-hour flight to Dar as Salaam (capital of Tanzania) and driven 10 hours to the smaller city of Iringa. 

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Washington County Attorney Pete Orput today announced that Derek Michael Chauvin 44 and Kellie May Chauvin 45, both of Oakdale, have been charged with multiple tax‐related felonies. The charges are the result of an investigation conducted by the Minnesota Department of Revenue and Oakdale Po…

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The Polk County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received a call at 7:11 p.m., Sunday, July 19 of a one vehicle motorcycle accident on State Highway 35, north of 240th Avenue. 

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(Editor's Note: In this week's Messenger, it was listed the following story was written by Ann Kirn. That was a mistake. Kirn emailed the article. It was written by Phil Anderson.)  

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The Washington County Sheriff’s Office announced July 3 a ten-year-old boy died after drowning in the St. Croix River at William O’Brien State Park in Scandia. 

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Last Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) released the results of the Fall Planning Survey for Families. Over the past several weeks, MDE conducted an informal survey of Minnesota families on their experience with distance learning this past spring as well as their thoughts …

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In June, the mayor of Marine on St. Croix decided to hold town council meetings in person at the town hall, and to also use Zoom to allow remote access. Technology problems were so severe at the June meeting that it was impossible for those in attendance on Zoom to understand what was said, …

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One hundred and twelve acres of undeveloped Scandia woodlands will soon be preserved forever as what may be Minnesota’s first-ever “conservation memorial forest.”

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Readers and advertisers of Sentinel Publications, owners of the Amery Free Press, Baldwin Bulletin, Burnett County Sentinel, Country Messenger and Osceola Sun, will see bylines and faces from sister offices sharing duties in other offices. 

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During the new normal of the Coronavirus, life looks a little different for everyone. For some, it means being stuck in a house with family for weeks on end; for others, it means endless Zoom conferences replacing in-person hangouts. For couples who are dating, the new “normal” looks even mo…

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In Wisconsin, dairy’s kind of a big deal. Whether it’s the creamer for your morning coffee or the shredded parmesan on a spaghetti dinner, dairy seems to work itself into every part of the day. That’s why we celebrate June Dairy Month every year to show our local farmers some love.

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The Founders Day Soirée will still take place this year on August 20 in Marine On St. Croix. But, like everything else these days, it will bend its knee to COVID-19 regulations. 

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There’s nothing like running along picturesque Minnesota trails, speeding through the twists and turns of dirt pathways beneath leaf-dappled canopies. But running is always better when you have a group of friends to cheer you on.

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Gerry Mrosla, chair of the Marine on St. Croix planning commission, presented information on terms of the short-term rental ordinance that the commission expected to present at a public hearing to be held sometime in July. 

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Combat medic’s experience in Vietnam has shaped his life for over 50 years 

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Scandia Farmers Market opens Wednesday, June 10 - Sept. 16. The market runs every Wednesday, 3:30-6:30pm at the Scandia Community Center (note change of location this year). We've moved from Gammelgarden Museum's beautiful grounds to the parking lot across the street in order to allow for sa…

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I hope you are enjoying summer and some respite from the cares of coronavirus and the national uproar for social justice after the death of George Floyd last month in Minneapolis.

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The question of how to fund the township’s portion of the $360,000 Panorama stormwater project continues to stymie board supervisors as an August deadline looms for watershed district to apply for grant funding. 

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Julie Hull is a very busy woman. Between accepting the role as Scandia Elementary School Principal, moving to a new house, and caring for two kids and a husband, she was generous to take some time and tell me a little bit of her story.

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At its May Council meeting, city council members of Marine on St. Croix voted to disallow registered sex offenders from moving into the community pending the development of a sex offender residency ordinance. 

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The local library in Marine on St Croix, Minn., is an exemplary model for creating community. Despite it’s small size, the volunteer-run library sponsors numerous events throughout the year for all ages. It’s not just a place to read books — it’s a place to share stories.

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Marine on St. Croix hosted a parade on Memorial day to honor American veterans that began at Oakland cemetery and ended downtown in front of the Marine General Store. Leading the parade are (L to R) Andy Creager, Charles Anderson and Scott Kromer. 

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Adaptability was on display at the May 14 City Council meeting in Marine on St. Croix as council members, committees and the community shifted timelines, delivered services in a new way, and brainstormed ways to celebrate safely.