Oak Park Heights residents may notice a difference in how their water smells or tastes for the next week, but the Minnesota Department of Health says the water is safe to drink. The city began chlorinating its water Aug. 29 as a precaution after non-harmful bacteria were detected during a routine city test Aug. 25. According to [...]

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I don’t just paddleboard. I Brown Dog board. And I have friends who do it standing on their head, legs in the perfect splits as the sun sets on Square Lake. This was how Stillwater-area women mixed business with pleasure in August at the monthly get-together of the Women’s Business Bridge, a creative, feminine branch [...]

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What should wise families, like careful coaches, help youngsters do to prepare for the upcoming school year? Forty-one district, charter and teacher union leaders recently responded to that question with specific, practical advice. Their suggestions tended to fall into three major areas: • Re-establishing school year routines at least a few days before the first [...]

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APPLE VALLEY — Jaime Purdie continued her early season scoring surge with two more goals in Stillwater’s 3-0 nonconference girls’ soccer victory over Apple Valley on Tuesday at Johnnycake Field. It was the third straight victory to start the season for the Ponies (3-0), who have outscored their first three opponents by a combined 15-1. [...]

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After watching Blaine post a victory in the first race of the night, Stillwater responded quickly and soundly while occupying the top three places in each of the next three events on the way to a runaway 92-81 nonconference girls’ swimming and diving victory on Tuesday at Stillwater Junior High School. The Ponies (1-0), who [...]

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