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BY ALICIA LEBENS THE GAZETTE Halloween is a fun time of year for children and families with costumes, activities and candy. When kids step out in their Halloween costumes and head into the night for the annual trick-or-treating, parents should be sure to keep kids safe. Local police and public safety officers will have an [...]

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Valley Friendship Club hosts Halloween party Valley Friendship Club’s Halloween party is at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at Oak-Land Junior High, 820 Manning Ave. N., Lake Elmo. The event features a DJ, pizza and treats. Costume prizes will be awarded. Cost is $5 per person or $10 per family. Valley Friendship Club seeks “to [...]

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BY ALICIA LEBENS THE GAZETTE Students at Stillwater Junior High School may be getting a little old for trick-or-treating this Halloween, but they still plan on going door to door. The student council is sponsoring an initiative called “We Scare Hunger,” where students in the area ask for a non-perishable food item for the Valley [...]

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DeGree is right choice for District 39B I am writing this letter in support of the candidacy of Tom DeGree for House District 39B. Eight years ago, I began collaborating with Tom when he took over as the director of Belwin Environmental Learning Center. Tom began this challenge by truly hearing the needs of his [...]

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BY BRENT PETERSON GAZETTE COLUMNIST Many people in the Stillwater area came here and earned a lot of money in the lumbering business. But very few of those lumbermen used their earnings to help the people of the St. Croix Valley. One of the most generous philanthropists in Stillwater, and Minnesota has ever known was [...]

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BY DIANE MADSON KNOLL GUEST COLUMNIST It happened three days ago as it always does – the third Tuesday in October – when community, family, and friends gathered at Christ Lutheran in Lake Elmo to enjoy 360 pounds of cabbage that is cut fine, salted, and allowed to ferment until sour for what is now [...]

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