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Downtown Marine celebrates Small Business Saturday, holiday tree decorating and Santa

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A place for recreation, crockpots and competitive racing

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After a year without fireworks, and resident complaints about safety issues on the 4th of July, the Marine City Council put the question of continuing its pyrotechnic tradition to the people. Results of a community survey affirmed that most people want fireworks but the parking issues need t…

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Nealy Corcoran is the new editor of the Sun and Country Messenger newspapers. She began work Nov. 3.

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Alexa Eickschen, board chair for the Arcola Mills Historic Foundation, came before the May Township Board of Supervisors on Nov. 4, asking the township for an exemption from the moratorium the township established over the summer. The Supervisors declined her request. 

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“Watershed,” an exhibition of paintings by renowned artist Mary Pettis, will be on display beginning Saturday, November 13, at Wild Rivers Conservancy of the St. Croix & Namekagon. 25% of the proceeds from paintings sold during this exhibition will support the mission of Wild Rivers Cons…

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Members of the United States Army cared for Afghan families as they waited to leave the country.

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Thursday, Oct. 31, 1991 is remembered by many as the day and night of the Halloween Blizzard. Heavy, wet snow began falling the afternoon of Oct. 31 and by the time the snow stopped the next day, a total of 28 record setting inches of snow had fallen.

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Win Miller, chair of the board for the Marine Elementary School, reported that the school had received approval from the MN department of education and will open in Fall 2022. 

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A draft of the 2022-2031 management plan for the Carnelian-Marine-St. Croix Watershed District (CMSCWD) was presented for review and public comment. It can be found at https://www.cmscwd.org/10year-management-plan-update. 

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Minnesota Housing has allocated $518 million toward rent relief through their RentHelpMN program. Frustrations are rising as less than 15% of the funds have been distributed since the start of the program in April 2020.

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The Scandia City Council is still trying to figure out what to do about the high speeds and traffic noise along Olinda Trail east of the city’s downtown area.

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Earlier this month the Biden administration announced COVID-19 vaccination mandates for millions of Americans. 

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Highway 95 between Highway 97 in Scandia and Panola Drive/County Road 86 in Franconia Township will have a full road closure beginning at 5:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 4. The closure is necessary to finish drainage repair work beneath the highway.Motorists will be detoured around the closure using…

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• Dark Sky Event at Marine Elementary School playground, Fri. Sept 17, 8 pm, featuring guest speaker meteorologist Mike Lynch.

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River Valley Potters are looking forward to welcoming visitors back to their annual Fall Studio Sales on September 17, 18 & 19, 2021. There are four host potters at three different locations this year: Guillermo & Alana Cuellar (Shafer, MN), Peter

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If you’ve grabbed a bite to eat at the Brookside Bar and Grill in Marine on St. Croix, you’ve probably noticed that the restaurant has a unique claim to fame; a stream runs right through the middle of the building! The Mill Stream originates in William O’Brien State Park and flows downhill, …

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May Township received $154,334 from the federal government’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The money can be used to make strategic investments in long-lived assets, to rebuild reserves to enhance financial stability, and to cover temporary operating shortfalls until economic conditions no…

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It seems appropriate that Tom Warth likes long distance trips, since he’s chosen to live almost 4,000 miles from his hometown. 

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Veteran continues fight for American spirit to prevail over tragedy