Ava Howard — Girls swimming and diving One of three returning all-state performers for the Stillwater girls’ swimming and diving team, Ava Howard is enjoying another strong season for the Ponies. The sophomore led a strong showing for Stillwater in the 100 backstroke in Saturday’s Maroon and Gold Invitational at the University of Minnesota Aquatic [...]

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Celebrating its 10th year as a charter school, the St. Croix Preparatory Academy boasts the highest Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) scores compared to neighboring schools. In 2014, 79.7 percent of all St. Croix Prep students were “proficient” in the math MCA. In comparison, 71.3 percent of all Stillwater students were proficient in the math MCA, [...]

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BY DANNY TYREE GUEST COLUMNIST According to Britain’s “Daily Mail,” history was made on March 28, as an international team of neuroscientists and robotics experts achieved “mind-to-mind direct technological communication” — what laymen would call telepathy. (I note that some redundancy-prone people still refer to “MENTAL telepathy.” I guess that’s to avoid adjective confusion with [...]

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BY JOHN THORNBERG GUEST COLUMNIST Most of us learned computers on Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows XP. We are the baby boomers from the ‘40s and ‘50s, and there are a lot of us. We like our desktop computers for surfing the Net, answering emails and making a spreadsheet or two. We [...]

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Enjoy St. Croix River art, poetry and stories at “Reading the River” on Thursday, Oct. 2, as part of ArtReach St. Croix’s Bend in the River show. Artists who have completed residencies at the Pine Needles Cabin on the banks of the river in Marine on St. Croix are invited to reunite and share their [...]

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