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Scouts and adult leaders representing four local Boy Scout troops gathered at St. Matthew’s Cemetery Sept. 28 to clean stone grave markers and monuments. St. Matthew’s Cemetery is located on 110th Street North in Grant Township, just south of Withrow. The cemetery was originally part of and located directly behind St. Matthew’s Church, which is [...]

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BY JONATHAN YOUNG THE GAZETTE The three candidates running for two seats on the Oak Park Heights City Council tackled the issues at a Gazette-sponsored forum Oct. 15. Former mayor David Beaudet is challenging incumbents Mike Liljegren and Mark Swenson, who are both seeking re-election Nov. 4. Beaudet served one term on the city council [...]

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BY BRENT PETERSON GAZETTE COLUMNIST While growing up it seems that kids want to be everything from an astronaut to a lawyer to a doctor. It is rare these days that a person finds a career and sticks with it his or her entire life. One such person found his place back in the 1870s [...]

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County replaces chemically damaged trees at historic courthouse The Washington County Parks Division is removing several dead or dying trees at the historic courthouse, 101 W. Pine St. in Stillwater in October and November. The trees are being removed because they were damaged by a chemical used by a landscaping contractor on the grounds. The [...]

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Waffle breakfast at Guardian Angels Guardian Angels Catholic Church is holding their annual waffle breakfast Oct. 26. Breakfast includes all-you-care-to-eat waffles, sausage, milk, juice or coffee and your choice of toppings. Sunday, Oct. 26 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 8260 4th Street N, Oakdale. Adults 13 and over are [...]

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BY ALICIA LEBENS THE GAZETTE   When Brett Cash woke up on Oct. 16, he expected to see his front yard filled with grinning faces of the pumpkins his children and grandchildren carefully carved. What he saw instead were the smashed remains of his dozen pumpkins littering the quiet street outside his house. “I believe [...]

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