The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Oct. 30 that the 5.9-mile Brown’s Creek State Trail was officially open. The highly anticipated pedestrian and bike trail runs through the city of Grant and connects with the Gateway Trail, allowing users to go from the St. Croix River in downtown Stillwater to the Mississippi River. The [...]

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BY ALICIA LEBENS THE GAZETTE Halloween is a fun time of year for children and families with costumes, activities and candy. When kids step out in their Halloween costumes and head into the night for the annual trick-or-treating, parents should be sure to keep kids safe. Local police and public safety officers will have an [...]

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Much like a typical cross country race, the Stillwater boys have endured a season filled with twists, turns and obstacles on the way to the finish line — which takes place at Class AA state meet on Saturday at St. Olaf College in Northfield. Race time is 1 p.m. The Ponies are shooting for their [...]

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Valley Friendship Club hosts Halloween party Valley Friendship Club’s Halloween party is at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at Oak-Land Junior High, 820 Manning Ave. N., Lake Elmo. The event features a DJ, pizza and treats. Costume prizes will be awarded. Cost is $5 per person or $10 per family. Valley Friendship Club seeks “to [...]

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This is a look back at some of the people and teams making news in the St. Croix Valley 10 years ago, as reported in the Stillwater Gazette.   Boys soccer — Brian Horst scores a goal for the Ponies, but Champlin Park scores late in the first half and during the first 10 minutes [...]

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BY ALICIA LEBENS THE GAZETTE Students at Stillwater Junior High School may be getting a little old for trick-or-treating this Halloween, but they still plan on going door to door. The student council is sponsoring an initiative called “We Scare Hunger,” where students in the area ask for a non-perishable food item for the Valley [...]

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DeGree is right choice for District 39B I am writing this letter in support of the candidacy of Tom DeGree for House District 39B. Eight years ago, I began collaborating with Tom when he took over as the director of Belwin Environmental Learning Center. Tom began this challenge by truly hearing the needs of his [...]

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