Homelessness is a force that significantly affects and shapes the lives of those who experience it, especially when it comes to children, youth and their parents. “(Homelessness) could go on for months and months and months,” said Cynthia Fredericks, Emergency Fund Resource Manager for Valley Outreach in Stillwater. “A lot of it has to do [...]

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Thomas Vlasak, Nick Scheel, Bryan Rettner, and Toby Leppicello have been together since Tiger Cubs in Bayport. All seniors at Stillwater Area High School, the four friends have completed the 21 badges and leadership service projects necessary to become Eagle Scouts. They will be celebrating their Eagle Ceremony together 11:30 a.m. on May 4 at [...]

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“I called upon your name, O Lord, from the bottom of the pit; you heard me call, ‘Let not your ear be deaf to my cry for help!’ You came to my aid when I called to you; you said, ‘Have no fear!’” Lamentations 3:55-57. How often do we hear reassurance but not believe it? [...]

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A terrific new movie describes Cesar Chavez, a remarkable American whose influence continues to help Americans – and Minnesotans. Having seen the movie, talked with people who knew Chavez and had a tiny role in his work, I strongly recommend the picture. The movie “Cesar Chavez” was released March 28 and is rated PG-13. Here [...]

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Sydney Spreck, Pony Express Columnist Many students live with fear in their everyday lives due to bullying at school. Certain groups of students are targeted more than others due to their race, sexual preferences or gender identification. These groups of students need stronger protection under state law because they are the kids being more frequently targeted [...]

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Iowa folk singer Greg Brown will headline the Log Jam festival this summer, according to festival organizer Cassie McLemore. Brown will play Saturday, July 19, on the main stage in Lowell Park. “We were consciously looking for more regional musicians, and Greg is a seasoned festival performer,” McLemore said. “He hails from Iowa, and he [...]

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