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Jerry Schoenecker and his wife, Mary started Jerry’s Auto Body in Oak Park Heights in April of 1974. The calendar from the first month of business still hangs on the wall. Although Jerry Sr. passed away, the shop has remained family-owned, and brothers Jerry, Joe and John still work there, as well as Jerry Jr.’s [...]

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Nancy Johansen is one of many area residents that ran into difficulties during the extreme cold this winter. Since early February, Johansen wasn’t able to get running water in her home due to an undetectable broken water main. To help, her next door neighbors Dan and Deb Raleigh offered to connect her home to theirs [...]

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St. Croix Cleaners, a locally owned dry cleaning service, announces it will add two new locations and an extensive renovation and rebranding plan for 2014. The two new urban locations will be on the skyway level of the Soo Line Building City Apartments in Minneapolis and inside Lunds in the new Penfield Luxury Apartments in [...]

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The number one cause of death among volunteer firefighters in the U.S. is not wearing a seat belt. That surprised Bayport Fire Chief Mark Swenson when he learned it on the last day of a training program at a National Fire Academy. “I would not have guessed that,” he said. Swenson recently returned from a [...]

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Paul Hudachek, Pony Express Senior Caroline Mercer sits down to her latest sculpture. She’s been experimenting with using wax and paper towels, an ingenious effect that slides seamlessly in with the other pieces of her concentration on the human form. Mercer agreed to talk only while putting time in on her piece, she is incredibly [...]

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