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RiverTown Multimedia captured aerial video before and after the recent flood event to document the extent of rising water on the St. Croix River. The before footage was from March 20, 2019, while the after footage was from Monday, April 1. The St. Croix River at Stillwater crested at 88.48 feet Monday morning, according to data reported to the National Weather Service .
RiverTown Multimedia captured this aerial video March 28, 2019, showing the St. Croix River at Hudson. The river level at Stillwater was 88.32 feet as of 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, down from a crest of 88.48 feet over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Flood stage is 87 feet. MORE FLOOD COVERAGE
The Gustavus Wind Orchestra will make its seventh stop of its statewide tour at East Ridge High School at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4. The orchestra is launching its Minnesota tour March 29, performing concerts in schools and churches throughout the state. Admission is free, no ticket required. A freewill donation will be taken during the performance.
On May 14, North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District residents will be asked to vote on district-wide school improvements to provide safe, up-to-date, and healthy learning environments for all students. The funding request is based on more than two years of planning, community input and research which found: • Most district school buildings are over 50 years old and are not designed for today's learning environment. • Many buildings have traffic congestion, safety and security concerns.
The Bush Foundation recently announced its 2019 fellows and Tou Ger Xiong of Woodbury is a recipient.
Founded in 2016, local music performance organization Aspire Music Academy is gearing up for summer by offering "Summer Sound Check." The series, a full set of summer camp experiences for youth group participants of all ages, is directed by Aspire founder Lori Sager and her team of choreographers, musicians and other professionals. Each youth group has a week-long intensive camp to work on new material, welcome new group members, and "hone and own" skills for the next school year. A "Friends and Family" performance concludes each camp.
The MSHSL Section 3AA speech tournament was held at Woodbury High School on March 20 with 12 schools competing. Woodbury and East Ridge tied for second place and will each be sending 10 entries to the state tournament. Those qualifying for the MSHSL state speech tournament from Woodbury include:
The St. Croix Valley Foundation recently announced that a collaborative project amongst middle school bands received a $1,530 music education grant. The funding allowed the schools to develop a women composers music library.
A note to the community, Our phones are down Wednesday March 20, 2019, due to a circuit upgrade. Engineers are working to restore service. The newsroom can be reached by email at email@example.com . Find more contact information at www.rivertowns.net/contact-us .
AFTON — Recycle and refresh your accessories while supporting YoungLives and Courage Worldwide, nonprofits helping women in crisis. The sale, held 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 23, at Shepherd of the Valley Church in Afton, will provide the opportunity to purchase gently-used jewelry, purses, scarves, etc. Cost for admission is $5. Shepherd of the Valley Church is located at 14107 Hudson Road S., Afton.