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BY CHRIS SHAFFER – WCCO CHIEF METEOROLOGIST “September Morning,” “See You in September” and “September.” Three songs that come to mind as we unofficially put summer to bed. Technically the autumnal equinox doesn’t occur until 9:29 p.m. on the 22nd, but most folks turn the page the day after Labor Day. I’ve always been a [...]

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The ski trail lights in Lake Elmo Park Reserve are now turned on for fall hiking. The directional trail lighting provides an easier night hiking experience. The lighted trails begin at the Nordic Center and follow the Brown’s Pond, Northern Lights and Lake Elmo loops. The trail lights will turn on at dusk and will [...]

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The Washington County Historical Society will host Ken Martens on Sunday, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m. for a presentation on the Native American settlement, history and legends of the St. Croix River Valley. Martens is the vice president of the Afton Historical Society and author of “The Perilous St. Croix River Valley Frontier.” The event [...]

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The Lake Elmo City Council voted to forbid Councilmember Anne Smith from having one-on-one interaction with city staff following claims of ongoing “inappropriate behavior.” During the Sept. 2 council meeting, the council reviewed a letter from a staff member that reported inappropriate behavior directed from Smith toward Lake Elmo staff. Smith was absent from the [...]

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