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First Came Local Breweries, Now There Are Local Hops

It’s harvest time for a certain Minnesota crop. You may have never seen it up close, but chances are you’ve enjoyed its product on a Friday night.

09/10/2014

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Stillwater Ranked Top Town For Fall Colors

Pretty soon Minnesota will be abundant with fall colors. And now, one Minnesota town has just been named one of the best places in the country to see them. Travel and Leisure Magazine ranked Stillwater, Minn. as the number three best town to see fall colors.

09/06/2014

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Funeral Set For 2 Sisters Slain In Wisconsin

A funeral is planned this week in Minnesota for two sisters who were fatally shot in Wisconsin. An obituary notice says a celebration of life will be held Friday at 2 p.m. for 39-year-old Ashlee Steele and 38-year-old Kacee Tollefsbol.

08/26/2014

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Inmate Sentenced For Killing Prisoner

An inmate at a Minnesota maximum security prison has pleaded guilty to killing a fellow prisoner and has been sentenced to an additional 40 years behind bars. Thirty-year-old Benjamin Beck entered the plea to second-degree intentional murder Monday in the death of Shane Cooper.

08/19/2014

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Minnesota Woman Pleads Guilty In Methadone Death

A Newport woman has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder for giving methadone to her husband to help him sleep. Jennifer Johnson changed her plea Monday in Washington County court after pleading not guilty less than a month earlier.

08/19/2014

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Primary Eve Brings Frenzied Final Push For Votes

The Republican candidates hoping to unseat Gov. Mark Dayton later this fall are in a last-minute scramble to lock up votes. The four major candidates worked cafe counters, manned phone banks and surfed talk radio Monday in a primary that has no breakaway favorite.

08/11/2014

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Best Cheap Long Weekend Trips In Or Near Minnesota

You don’t have to travel far to take a vacation. Take the weekend off and head out to one of these nearby getaways.

08/09/2014

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Minn. Restaurant Charging Customers Minimum Wage Fee

People eating at a Stillwater restaurant Tuesday noticed a new fee added to their bill. Owners of the Oasis Cafe are charging a 35 cent minimum wage fee. They say it’s to offset the cost of an increased minimum wage for tipped employees.

08/05/2014

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Lumberjack Days Revitalized As Stillwater Log Jam

On the 80th anniversary of Lumberjack Days in Stillwater, Minn. the city is reviving the festival with a new name. Now known as the “Stillwater Log Jam,” organizers are bringing back old favorites. Saturday visitors saw log racing and chainsaw wood carving.

07/19/2014

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Stillwater ‘Lumberjack Days’ Back On, But With New Controversy

This Friday marks the 80th anniversary of the Stillwater Lumberjack Days Celebration. The festival ended a couple of years ago after a financial scandal involving the past promoter. This year, the city asked a group of locals to bring back the festival under the new name ‘Log Jam.’

07/16/2014

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Stillwater Ups Fee For Politicians To Walk In Parade

The City of Stillwater is taking a controversial stance on who they want in parades. The city has upped its entry fee to $1,000 for politicians wanting to walk in this weekend’s Log Jam Parade, according to reports.

07/15/2014

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Stillwater Lift Bridge Reopens As Water Levels Fall

The Stillwater Lift Bridge is now back open for traffic. MnDOT allowed the bridge to reopen around 4 p.m. Wednesday after water levels on the St. Croix River went down.

07/02/2014

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Stillwater Lift Bridge To Reopen Wednesday

Commuters moving back and forth through the eastern Twin Cities metro area will have one reason to breathe easier this holiday weekend. The Stillwater Lift Bridge is scheduled to reopen to traffic at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2.

07/01/2014

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Minnesotans Waiting For Road-Closing Rivers To Crest

Communities around Minnesota are watching and waiting for flooded rivers to crest. At least 15 major roads or bridges are impassable right now because of rising water.

06/23/2014

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Stillwater Lift Bridge Closes As River Rises

The Stillwater Lift Bridge connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin was ordered to be closed indefinitely because of high water, as authorities around the state braced for flooding from bulging streams and rivers.

06/23/2014

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