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As the banks of the St. Croix river continue to swell after heavy snowfall, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has imposed a no-wake restriction to minimize shoreline damage. Boaters on the St. Croix between Taylors Falls and Prescott must operate at slow no-wake speeds when the river’s level reaches 83 feet at Stillwater. [...]

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MnDOT is warning that some bridge-related construction could be delayed if it can’t reach an agreement with the city of Oak Park Heights soon. The work in question is utility construction along the frontage road south of Highway 36 between Oak Green and Osgood avenues. “Things are becoming critical with the work,” MnDOT Project Director [...]

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A new family has moved to town, and they are buzzing to get busy. Stillwater residents Clarie Sand and her son, Evan, received their first family of honeybees on April 12 and have set them up in a backyard bee hive. The Stillwater City Council approved their permit to keep the bees on their residential [...]

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Although homelessness is an increasing problem in Washington County, several organizations are stepping up to help. Over the past three years two churches in the area have decided to help those who are dealing with homelessness, and the nonprofit Canvas Health is working to start a host home program for youth. St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church [...]

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Thomas Vlasak, Nick Scheel, Bryan Rettner, and Toby Leppicello have been together since Tiger Cubs in Bayport. All seniors at Stillwater Area High School, the four friends have completed the 21 badges and leadership service projects necessary to become Eagle Scouts. They will be celebrating their Eagle Ceremony together 11:30 a.m. on May 4 at [...]

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