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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Prayer Breakfast and Veterans Day The seventh annual Oakdale-Lake Elmo area Prayer Breakfast will be held 7 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 at the Prom Center, 4848 Inwood Avenue, Oakdale. The football player Ben Utecht will serve as the keynote speaker. For more information, email oleaprayerbreakfast@gmail.com. 18th Annual Veterans Day Service is Nov. 9 Trinity Lutheran [...]

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BY JONATHAN YOUNG THE GAZETTE The Stillwater City Council chose to delay action Oct. 21 on a proposed change to the winter parking ban downtown, to give the city time to gather input from businesses. Recently the city has focused on the need to improve snow removal downtown, and it is considering changing the rules [...]

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