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On Thanksgiving Day, Dick Vandenberg will read to his family from a nearly 250-year-old copy of “New England’s Memorial” by Nathaniel Morton, nephew of the Pilgrims’ Plymouth Colony Gov. William Bradford. Originally published in 1669, the work includes the story of the first Thanksgiving, a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrims in the autumn of […]

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The owner of the Loft at Studio J, a new event center in downtown Stillwater, hopes to open a second venue next year that could become downtown’s largest meeting space. Once only a photography studio, the Loft event center had its grand opening in February, after owner Judd Sather renovated the building, at 214 Main […]

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Oct. 30 that the 5.9-mile Brown’s Creek State Trail was officially open. The highly anticipated pedestrian and bike trail runs through the city of Grant and connects with the Gateway Trail, allowing users to go from the St. Croix River in downtown Stillwater to the Mississippi River. The […]

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After 17 years with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the man in charge of the St. Croix Crossing bridge project is taking a job in the private sector. Project director Jon Chiglo has accepted a position as vice president of transportation and structural engineering for WSB & Associates, Inc., a consulting and design firm in […]

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