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Rockpoint Church in Lake Elmo will premier Valley Lights on the campus grounds 6-10 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. Valley Lights is a free community event consisting of a display of more than 75,000 LED lights choreographed to Christmas music to celebrate Christ’s birth. Cars pull in, tune to the posted radio station, and drive through the […]

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The Cellular Connection hosts food drive through Friday, Dec. 12 The Cellular Connection, the Verizon wireless retailer located in Oak Park Heights, will be donating and volunteering at local food banks through its “Stop the Hunger” initiative this holiday season in a joint effort with its customers. Until Friday, Dec. 12, participating TCC stores across […]

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BY JESSICA THOMAS PONY EXPRESS   Many teams often go unnoticed but are secretly very successful. The robotics team at Stillwater Area High School is no exception. Senior Joey Fedor is this year’s captain of the robotics team. The adult supervisors of the team, are science teacher Dennis Symalla and industrial tech teacher Todd Kapsner. […]

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Norman Rockwell captured the ideal Thanksgiving dinner in his painting, “Freedom from Want,” as an extended family waits for their patriarch to carve the holiday turkey. Many living in the St. Croix Valley and throughout the metropolitan area will experience empty pantries this holiday season, and volunteers from the Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater are […]

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On Thanksgiving Day, Dick Vandenberg will read to his family from a nearly 250-year-old copy of “New England’s Memorial” by Nathaniel Morton, nephew of the Pilgrims’ Plymouth Colony Gov. William Bradford. Originally published in 1669, the work includes the story of the first Thanksgiving, a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrims in the autumn of […]

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The fate of the Grant Charter Commission was up for debate in the Nov. 4 election and, with a 2 vote difference, the commission is allowed to stay. A resident request for a recount on the ballot question was been submitted, said Grant’s city administrator Kim Points, and a recount was scheduled for 9 a.m. […]

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