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Living on the edge: Polar bears in Churchill on the decline


Polar bears rest to conserve energy, lie on a pile of snow to cool down or lumber around the west side of Hudson Bay.

Last month I scratched one trip off my bucket list — a trip to Churchill, Manitoba, known as the “polar bear capital of the world.” 

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28
Dec

Regional Railroad Authority recommends alignment for Gateway Corridor

The Washington County Board of Commissioners, sitting as the Washington County Regional Railroad Authority Dec. 20, recommended a locally preferred alternative alignment for the Gateway Corridor, which will be sent to the Metropolitan Council.

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28
Dec

Washington County announces Christmas tree drop-off locations

When the holiday season is over, recycle Christmas trees by dropping them off at one of the available locations in Washington County.

Wed
28
Dec

‘Holiday Helping Hands’


Tartan High School and the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce each year sponsor families in the Oakdale area with children in the local school district. They purchased gifts from a wishlist and set out on six routes to make the joyful deliveries Dec. 17.
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28
Dec

‘Oakdale Winter Wonderland’

Warming up around the huge bonfire and making s’mores were just some of the activities at the annual Oakdale Winter Wonderland at the Discovery Center Dec. 17. 

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28
Dec

Maplewood police investigating robbery of credit union


Surveillance photos show an armed robber inside the Unity One Credit Union on Beam Avenue in Maplewood on Wednesday, Dec. 21.

The Maplewood Police Department and the Minneapolis office of the FBI are investigating an armed bank robbery that occurred at Unity One Credit Union, 1535 Beam Ave. 

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28
Dec

North St. Paul passes general fund levy and budget

On Dec. 6, the North St. Paul City Council passed the 2017 general fund budget and property-tax levy.

The 2017 general fund budget was set at $6,953,530, which is $44,378 more than the 2016 general fund budget. 

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Dec

Frozen ground broken at new Mendota Heights development

Mayor Sandra Krebsbach, fourth from left, was joined by members of Paster Properties and At Home Apartments on Thursday, Dec. 15, to break ground at the new Mendota Plaza development.

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25
Dec

St. Thomas Academy Middle School Quiz Bowl Team wins first place

The St Thomas Academy Middle School eighth-grade quiz bowl team recently took first place in the annual Catholic Grade School Quiz Bowl tournament held at the University of St. Thomas. More than 40 grade schools participated.

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25
Dec

St. Thomas Academy Middle School team wins programming award at regional tournament

The St. Thomas Academy Middle School “Cadets” FIRST LEGO Team won the “Woods Division” programming award at the 2016-17 Regional Tournament held at Central Middle School in Eden Prairie.

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