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            LAKE ELMO — The Wildlife Science Center presents a campfire program on “Wolves” at 7:15 p.m. July 6 at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve. Learn the basics of this predator, its biology, ecology, behavior and how it compares to other large predators. The Wildlife Science Center also presents a campfire program on “Raptors” at [...]

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            AFTON — Fifteen-year-old artist and Girl Scout Anna Craggs hosts an inaugural “Plants and Pastels” arts-in-nature camp for elementary school-age children at Afton State Park Aug. 12-15. The curriculum for the week-long camp includes photography, pastel shading and clay, as well as other nature-inspired art projects. Children between the ages of 7 and 12 [...]

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Last month’s National Association of Letter Carriers one-day food drive collected almost 18,000 pounds of non-perishable food and personal care items from St. Croix Valley residents, NALC officials said. Slightly more than 17,800 pounds of donations were collected locally during the May 11 event and delivered to Valley Outreach. The NALC’s one-day national food drive [...]

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Washington County Master Gardeners Bonnie Juran and Kris Tott will discuss “Saving the Monarch Butterflies and other Pollinators” at 6:30 p.m. June 19 at the Lake Elmo Library. The pair will teach how to improve the environment by growing more milkweed and other steps to save the Monarch butterfly migration from extinction in Minnesota. Juran [...]

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County Road 21/Stagecoach Trail South at the Valley Creek bridge closes to traffic Monday through Sept. 3 for construction of a new CR 21 bridge over Valley Creek in Afton. Motorists are asked to follow posted detour signs and use St. Croix Trail South (County Road 18). When completed, the new CR 21 span over [...]

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Christian Torrejon, 17, served hotdogs at the Cimarron barbecue Wednesday sponsored by FamilyMeans. Christian is a Cimarron resident and assistant in the Cimarron Children’s Center sponsored by Stillwater-based nonprofit FamilyMeans.

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