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The Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of Transportation have identified Ames/Lunda Joint Venture as the apparent low bidder to lead construction of the St. Croix Crossing bridge superstructure contract. MnDOT says it will closely review the selected bid to ensure the contractor meets specifications. Ames/Lunda’s $380 million bid includes a price component and a time component — [...]

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Youth Advantage has been serving low-income students since 2009, giving them opportunities they would’ve never had without being able to take advantage of the scholarships the organization offers. After volunteering in Dawn’s Closet at Valley Outreach and taking a verbal poll of clients there, Youth Advantage Executive Director Suzanne Block realized the children weren’t usually [...]

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Man gets 132 days in domestic assault A Stillwater man was convicted of domestic assault by strangulation in connection with a June 10 incident involving his 40-year-old girlfriend. The victim told officers that the man, Jeffrey Robert Lerdahl Lerdahl, was a former U.S. Marine and she noticed his personality change after he had been watching [...]

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Valley Outreach in Stillwater has been busy. As it celebrates 30 years of service to the community, the nonprofit has also been doing a remodeling project expected to save the organization $20,000 per year and make it easier for clients to choose a healthy diet. “We’re just using our (existing) space more effectively,” Executive Director [...]

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Stillwater isn’t very bicycle friendly. That’s based on results of a brief evaluation filled out by locals at the Oct. 28 kickoff of a bicycling study at Stillwater Library. The evaluation didn’t focus only on the number of bike trails, but on how the community does in five key areas: education, engineering, encouragement, evaluation and [...]

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Stillwater Motors celebrated the completion of his store’s latest remodel with a ribbon cutting Oct. 23. Others present included Stillwater Motors employees and representatives from the Greater Stillwater Area Chamber of Commerce. Hundreds of community members also showed up for free food, prizes and GM demonstrations. Stillwater Motors has been at its current Stillwater Boulevard [...]

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