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Washington County officials joined officials from four other metropolitan counties to respond to a draft of a Transportation Policy Plan released by the Metropolitan Council Aug. 13. The Metropolitan Council, the regional planning agency, released a draft of its transportation plan, and requested public comment on the plan. Officials from Washington, Dakota, Carver, Scott and [...]

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THE GAZETTE Four people were killed last year in Minnesota homes without smoke alarms or with inoperable smoke alarms. Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire and all it takes is a few minutes to make sure yours are working. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Working [...]

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BY ALICIA LEBENS THE GAZETTE Faced with the achievement gaps experienced by many of Minnesota’s low-income students and youth of color, the Minnesota Alliance for Youth has partnered with the Stillwater Area Public School District to provide proactive help to students that are at risk of falling behind. AmeriCorps Promise Fellows are volunteers who serve [...]

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The two candidates vying to represent District 39B in the Minnesota House of Representatives faced off at a Gazette-sponsored forum at Oak Park Heights City Hall Oct. 7. DFL-backed Tom DeGree of Lake Elmo is challenging incumbent Republican Kathy Lohmer of Stillwater after losing by about 1,200 votes or 6 percent in 2012. District 39B [...]

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ArtReach St. Croix will present “MacKenzie’s Influence in the St. Croix,” an exhibition of legendary potter Warren MacKenzie and other St. Croix Valley potters whose work has been influenced by the artist. Warren MacKenzie is known for his functional, no-nonsense style of pottery lovingly called “Mingei-sota” inspired by Mingei, the Japanese folk pottery tradition. MacKenzie’s [...]

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‘Cash mob’ at Stillwater Olive Oil Co. Oct. 14 The First State Bank and Trust will hold its last Cash Mob event of the year at Stillwater Olive Oil Co. from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 14. Stop in and the first $5 of your purchase is on First State Bank and Trust. For more information, visit [...]

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