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Brooke Thingvold, Pony express As the season of winter starts to fade before spring officially arrives, the local Minnesota and Wisconsin community decided to usher it in with a unique event, the Chocolate March. Anyone who wishes to buy a ticket for it can go on a self guided tour throughout various inns and bed and [...]

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In celebration of National Library Week, the Lake Elmo Public Library will be honoring its volunteers at an open house from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in the library’s meeting rooms. “Libraries are the heart of the community, and our volunteers are the heart of this library,” said Library Director Linda Orsted. “We want the [...]

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As the banks of the St. Croix river continue to swell after heavy snowfall, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has imposed a no-wake restriction to minimize shoreline damage. Boaters on the St. Croix between Taylors Falls and Prescott must operate at slow no-wake speeds when the river’s level reaches 83 feet at Stillwater. [...]

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MnDOT is warning that some bridge-related construction could be delayed if it can’t reach an agreement with the city of Oak Park Heights soon. The work in question is utility construction along the frontage road south of Highway 36 between Oak Green and Osgood avenues. “Things are becoming critical with the work,” MnDOT Project Director [...]

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A new family has moved to town, and they are buzzing to get busy. Stillwater residents Clarie Sand and her son, Evan, received their first family of honeybees on April 12 and have set them up in a backyard bee hive. The Stillwater City Council approved their permit to keep the bees on their residential [...]

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