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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Oct. 30 that the 5.9-mile Brown’s Creek State Trail was officially open. The highly anticipated pedestrian and bike trail runs through the city of Grant and connects with the Gateway Trail, allowing users to go from the St. Croix River in downtown Stillwater to the Mississippi River. The [...]

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BY ANGIE HONG FEATURED COLUMNIST If there is anything Minnesotans can agree on, it is that fall is our favorite season. I’m not talking about the days when it’s gloomy and rainy or the stretch at the end of the fall when all of the leaves are gone but the snow hasn’t yet fallen and [...]

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Conservation District board tours Blueberry Fields, yacht club The Washington Conservation District Board of Supervisors had its annual tour of conservation projects in Washington County Oct. 8. Board members visited Blueberry Fields of Stillwater, recently nominated as the district’s Conservation Cooperator of the Year, and White Bear Yacht Club, where a large shoreline restoration project [...]

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BY JONATHAN YOUNG THE GAZETTE   The candidates running for Stillwater mayor and city council shared their ideas at a Gazette-sponsored forum at Stillwater City Hall Oct. 16. The two candidates for mayor are Ted Kozlowski, who currently serves on the council, and former council member John Rheinberger. Ryan Collins, who serves on the city’s [...]

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by Alicia Lebens THE GAZETTE   A population explosion is expected in the East Metro during the next decade. With a residential housing boom comes an increase in the number of young families enrolling their children in area schools, and districts in Washington County are beginning to race the clock to create long-range facilities plans. [...]

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