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ICYMI: High School Sports Rally: Oct. 25, 2013

It’s that time of year. Playoff season.

10/25/2013

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Prep Blog: Section Semifinals, Previewing ‘The Big 4’

Friday and Saturday marks the semifinal round for sections in all seven classes around Minnesota. It means teams are one win away from playing for a trip to the state playoffs. It’s what every player who puts on pads in August dreams about.

10/25/2013

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Stillwater Lift Bridge Ends 2013 Schedule

The Stillwater Lift Bridge has ended its summer lift schedule for the year. That means boaters may encounter delays as they try to get under the bridge across the St. Croix River between Minnesota and Wisconsin.

10/23/2013

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Northwestern Health University: President Dies From Gunshot

Northwestern Health Sciences University President Jeff Nelson was found dead from a gunshot wound on his Stillwater property Tuesday morning, the University announced.

10/22/2013

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ICYMI: High School Sports Rally: Oct. 11, 2013

Friday’s warm but windy weather set the conditions for an amazing night of high school football. WCCO-TV had cameras at many of the big games, and John Lauritsen reported our featured game: Lourdes vs. the unbeaten Kasson-Mantorville.

10/11/2013

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Prep Blog: Week 7, Previewing “The Big 4”

It’s a huge week for many teams around the state in high school football. It still feels like things just got started, but the reality is there are just two weeks left in the regular season. Conference championships and seeds for the section playoffs are at stake for a lot of teams.

10/10/2013

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Pumpkin Growers Square Off At Stillwater Harvest Festival

If you’ve ever wished to paddle a giant pumpkin down a river, this weekend is your chance. A pumpkin regatta on the St. Croix is part of this weekend’s Harvest Festival in Stillwater. Spokeswoman Cassie McLemore said yes, giant pumpkins do float.

10/10/2013

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Foodies On Foot Gives You The Taste Of Stillwater

A new walking tour highlights some of Stillwater’s best restaurants and specialty stores – it’s called Foodies on Foot. Typically, the guides showcase six locales per tour, always changing up the meals and venues.

10/05/2013

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ICYMI: High School Sports Rally: Oct. 4, 2013

A night before heavy rains were to descend on Minnesota, it was time to start thinking of high school football playoffs and conference champions. As usual, we had cameras at Friday night’s biggest games. And for our featured game, we sent David McCoy to watch Eden Prairie taken on Minnetonka.

10/04/2013

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Sweet Riverbelle: The New Honeycrisp?

In Minnesota, we love our homegrown apples, the Zestar, SweeTango and the beloved Honeycrisp. Now, apple lovers have a new variety from Minnesota to pick from this year.

09/22/2013

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The New Honeycrisp? Stillwater Apple Farm Offering New Flavor

Minnesota loves creating new takes on fall’s favorite fruit, and Aamodt’s Apple Farm has the freshest addition. Sweet RiverBelle is available for a limited time at the Stillwater, Minn., farm, as Aamodt’s is the only place offering the sweet-tasting apple.

09/20/2013

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Prep Blog: Week 3 Top Performances

It was a big weekend for high school football in the Twin Cities as there were a ton of big match-ups on area football fields. This is that time of the season where the team leaders start to emerge, and they do so by putting up gaudy numbers on a nightly basis.

09/17/2013

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Prep Blog: Week 3, Previewing ‘The Big 4’

We’re now two games in for every team, and for some teams it’s three games. By now, most teams have a sense of what they can do and what their identity is. Now it’s just a matter of implementing that every week against the opponent.

09/13/2013

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A MN Prep Football First: ESPN To Televise Stillwater Vs. Cretin-Derham

It’s a Minnesota first — two metro high school football teams will play in front of the nation tomorrow night. The local football scene is in the spotlight because of Jashon Cornell, the Cretin-Derham Hall defensive end is ranked as the No. 1 2015 recruit in the country, according to ESPN.

09/12/2013

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Minn. Jury Awards SD Native $400K From Globe Univ.

A Minnesota jury has awarded a South Dakota native and former Globe University dean almost $400,000.

08/27/2013

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Stillwater Homeowner Makes Unexpected Snake Discovery

It was quite the awakening early Wednesday morning for a Stillwater man, who stepped out on his deck to find an unexpected visitor: a 5-foot long boa constrictor. Stillwater Officer Ryan Mitchell responded to the call.

08/21/2013

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Best Last Minute Labor Day Vacation Spots In Minnesota

Last-minute Labor Day plans can be stressful, but it’s not impossible to plan a fun weekend away on short notice.

08/17/2013

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Mini-Donut Beer Arrives In Time For State Fair

Dan Schwarz, co-owner of Lift Bridge Brewing Company in Stillwater, and his team of brewers have unleashed a new way to enjoy mini donuts. And no, it’s not on a stick. This summer, Minnesota State Fair attendees will be able to enjoy their day with a glass of mini-donut beer, courtesy of the Ball Park Cafe and Lift Bridge.

08/16/2013

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Prep Blog: Suburban East Conference Football Preview

The sound of the whistle and team chants will be never more obvious than Monday, Aug. 12, as teams in all fall sports hit their practice fields to signal the start of the season. Everybody is equal right now, and many football teams are hoping the early two-a-day workouts before school starts will eventually get them to the promise land, the Prep Bowl in November.

08/13/2013

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After Lengthy Lockdown, Stillwater Prison Back To Normal

After nearly a week of being in lockdown, things are back to normal at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Stillwater. The facility said visits will resume on Thursday, Aug. 1, and all offenders are expected to return to their normal programming by the end of Thursday, too.

07/31/2013

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Curiocity: Foodies On Foot, A Culinary Tour Of Stillwater

One of the best ways to explore a city is by eating your way through it. At least, that’s the motto of a mother-daughter duo from Stillwater that’s been showing off their beloved city – one plate at a time.

07/23/2013

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Drink: The Mojito From Smalley’s

After the week of heat Minnesota’s had, a tall cold drink sounds just about perfect. But what’s the state’s best? WCCO viewers directed Matt Brickman to Smalley’s Caribbean Barbeque and Pirate Bar in Stillwater, Minn.

07/18/2013

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Good Question: Why Not Bury Power Lines?

This weekend’s storms took out power for hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans, mostly because of wind and the trees that fell on power lines. According to Xcel Energy, two-thirds of its power lines are above ground. So, that led Wayne from Bloomington to ask: Why don’t power companies bury some of those lines? According to Kent Larson, Xcel Energy’s senior vice-president for operations, the big issue is the hefty price tag.

06/24/2013

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Stillwater Lift Bridge Closed After Cable Snaps

The Stillwater Lift Bridge has been closed after a cable snapped Sunday evening, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

06/16/2013

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Lift Bridge Construction Leads To No-Wake Zone On St. Croix

Anyone heading out onto the St. Croix River will have to abide by a new rule. The new bridge construction is underway and a no-wake zone is in effect for nearly a mile along the river. The St. Croix River offers an easy getaway during the summer months. Gail Plewacki of Stillwater takes out her pontoon whenever she can.

06/15/2013

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