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BY ALICIA LEBENS THE GAZETTE Faced with the achievement gaps experienced by many of Minnesota’s low-income students and youth of color, the Minnesota Alliance for Youth has partnered with the Stillwater Area Public School District to provide proactive help to students that are at risk of falling behind. AmeriCorps Promise Fellows are volunteers who serve [...]

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The two candidates vying to represent District 39B in the Minnesota House of Representatives faced off at a Gazette-sponsored forum at Oak Park Heights City Hall Oct. 7. DFL-backed Tom DeGree of Lake Elmo is challenging incumbent Republican Kathy Lohmer of Stillwater after losing by about 1,200 votes or 6 percent in 2012. District 39B [...]

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ArtReach St. Croix will present “MacKenzie’s Influence in the St. Croix,” an exhibition of legendary potter Warren MacKenzie and other St. Croix Valley potters whose work has been influenced by the artist. Warren MacKenzie is known for his functional, no-nonsense style of pottery lovingly called “Mingei-sota” inspired by Mingei, the Japanese folk pottery tradition. MacKenzie’s [...]

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‘Cash mob’ at Stillwater Olive Oil Co. Oct. 14 The First State Bank and Trust will hold its last Cash Mob event of the year at Stillwater Olive Oil Co. from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 14. Stop in and the first $5 of your purchase is on First State Bank and Trust. For more information, visit [...]

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BY MIKE FOUTS GUEST COLUMNIST Hope for the Journey Home, a ministry composed of more than 30 faith communities in Washington and suburban Ramsey counties, quietly marked its second year of operation last month. Since September of 2012, these churches have cooperated in providing shelter, resources, and support to 90 families experiencing homelessness — that’s [...]

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Two exhibition games of Vintage Base Ball on Sunday Oct. 12 will close out the season. “Base ball” was played much differently in 1860 than we know today. A ball could be caught on one bounce for an out, strikes only occurred when a player would swing and miss and gloves were not worn. The [...]

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