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A surprise visit from a five-foot common boa constrictor at a Stillwater residence Wednesday morning ended quietly when two Minnesota Herpetological Society representatives removed the reptile from the home. Sarah Richard said that she and an assistant had no issues when they rescued the snake from the backyard deck of the River Heights Drive home [...]

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Stillwater family finds large snake on backyard deck Paul Kiolbasa thought he was picking up a towel off the deck of the family’s River Heights Drive home early this morning. Then he touched what turned out to be a seven-foot snake. “I just about tripped over him,” Kiolbasa said. “I turned on the porch light [...]

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Local United Ways join for campaign kick-off event on Lift Bridge This is one “border battle” that both sides of the St. Croix River can support. United Way of Washington County-East in Stillwater and United Way St. Croix Valley in Hudson will team up next month for the fall United Way fundraising campaign kickoff event [...]

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Mini-donut flavored beer to be sold at State Fair Lift Bridge Brewing Co. has brewed a beer that would make the donut- and beer-loving Homer Simpson happy. The Stillwater-based craft brewery will serve its first-ever mini donut-flavored beer exclusively at the Ball Park Cafe on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds from Aug. 22 through Sept. 2. [...]

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A 45-year-old Woodbury woman’s bicycle ride around a Stillwater apartment complex in her underwear ended with her being taken  to Hastings-Dakota County detox center Tuesday night. Stillwater Police officers went to the complex after receiving calls about a woman at the complex wearing a blue bikini and arguing with other women. Arriving officers found the [...]

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Voters to decide operating increase to $1,536.77 per pupil Now the selling to voters begins. The Independent School District 834 Board will ask voters to renew and  increase an existing operating levy of $1,536.77 per pupil in November after approving the amount Thursday night. The board also chose to opt-in to the $300-per-pupil school board [...]

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