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Electrical problem closes Stillwater lift bridge
Hudson man accused of entering home, boat
Walker visits Star Prairie Trout Farm for bill signing
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crime and courts
Grab a buddy and learn to kayak
Finding her stroke
Hudson tied for first in SCVBL North
Former Stillwater hockey coach Phil Housley named coach of NHL's Buffalo Sabres
Tripicchio repeat Academic All-American
Relay For Life strives to reach goal
Global partners to speak at Faith Community Church
Hudson brings talent to Minnesota film
Minn. State Fair cheese curd legend to appear at Cheese Curd Festival
Dairy Breakfast draws record crowd
arts and entertainment
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Letters to the Editor (June 21, 2017)
Letters to the Editor
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June 13, 2017
Minister to marry couples aboard Afton's 'Love Float' during Fourth of July Parade
When JP Armstrong sent a 1:30 a.m. email to Deb Larson detailing his idea to perform a series of weddings aboard a parade float, she couldn't...
June 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
May 26, 2017
Where the buffalo roam
A herd of bison stampeded onto the prairie during Belwin Conservancy's bison release Saturday, May 20. The annual event is in its ninth year...
May 26, 2017 - 10:17am
May 23, 2017
DNR enacts no-wake zone on St. Croix River
Authorities are advising St. Croix River boaters to operate watercrafts at slow speeds between Taylor Falls, Minn. and Prescott, Wis. starting...
May 23, 2017 - 11:36am
May 13, 2016
Afton Islamic center approved
In front of a packed house, Afton City Council approved a conditional-use permit for a new Islamic center during its April 19 meeting. The Islamic...
May 13, 2016 - 10:42am
August 12, 2015
Boater in fatal 2013 Wisconsin crash sentenced to jail, probation
A Minnesota man was sentenced Wednesday in the case of a fatal 2013 St. Croix River boat crash that left his friend dead. Patrick Puhalla,...
News/crime and courts
August 12, 2015 - 5:40pm
June 5, 2015
Bison herd arrives in Afton June 6
On Saturday, June 6, the Belwin Conservancy is hosting its seventh bison release. Guests will experience the energy as a herd of about 30 bison...
June 5, 2015 - 11:53am
October 18, 2013
Scouts go hiking
Boys Scouts and leaders from BSA Troop 168 (sponsored by Hudson Rod & Gun Club) in North Hudson visited Afton State Park Sunday, Oct....
October 18, 2013 - 10:33am
June 16, 2013
Afton's Strawberry Fest June 22-23
The Afton Strawberry fest will be held from from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 22, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 23 in downtown historic...
June 16, 2013 - 4:23am
January 2, 2013
Afton church celebrates 150 years Jan. 13
The congregation of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Afton, Minn., is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2013. On Jan. 13, The Green Lake Bluegrass...
January 2, 2013 - 4:28pm
October 21, 2009
Casby family donates money for Afton observatory
The late Joseph John Casby would be pleased with the observatory that will bear his name, Casby's son, Kurt, believes. "I don't think dad was...
October 21, 2009 - 2:33pm
March 18, 2009
Houlton stages 'Wizard of Oz' Friday Houlton Elementary School, in conjunction with Prairie Fire Theater Company, is performing "The Wizard of Oz" at 1:30 and 7 p.m. Friday, March 20, in the school gynmasium. Friends, family and community members are welcome. HMS has parent seminar Hudson...
March 18, 2009 - 11:02am
February 5, 2009
Snowshoe, hike in Afton Saturday A candlelight snowshoe and hike along a two-mile trail are scheduled from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Afton State Park. Candle luminaries will be set out along trails and, depending on the cloud cover, a section of the easy cross-country ski loop...
February 5, 2009 - 12:00am
January 16, 2009
Artists needed for art fair, gallery
Submissions from artists are currently being sought for the annual Afton Art in the Park (March 15 deadline) and the Gift Gallery (March 2) at The Phipps Center for the Arts. For more information and applications, visit www.ThePhipps.org, click on visual arts, then artist opportunities,...
January 16, 2009 - 12:00am
December 15, 2008
Afton man accused of molesting granddaughters
An Afton man was charged Monday with two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct for an incident involving two of his juvenile granddaughters. Washington...
December 15, 2008 - 12:00am
December 12, 2008
Afton man arrested for alleged criminal sexual conduct with minor relative
An Afton man is being held in the Washington County jail over the weekend for allegedly committing criminal sexual conduct against one or more female relatives who are also minors. Washington County deputies arrested Richard Allen Balsimo, 62, at his Afton residence Thursday, Dec....
December 12, 2008 - 12:00am