Mary Divine, Pioneer Press

Mary Divine

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Saint Paul, MN, United States

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Recent articles by Mary:

What’s next for South Washington County Schools after $462M failed bond referendum? – Twin Cities

Superintendent Julie Nielsen says the vote presents opportunity for district leaders “to take a look at what we need to do differently as we think about schools and how we can present the needs.&#8… → Read More

Woodbury: Valley Creek Park grand opening set for Tuesday

Woodbury officials will be celebrating the opening of the city’s newest park – Valley Creek Park – on Tuesday. The grand opening celebration will be 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the park, located at 11500 Val… → Read More

Woodbury teen pleads guilty to criminal vehicular homicide in passenger’s death

“Everything is horrible,” Garrett Bumgarner’s father said after the hearing. → Read More

Longtime Bayport mayor not seeking re-election

After 12 years on the job, Bayport Mayor Susan St. Ores is calling it quits. St. Ores, 60, said Thursday that she has decided not to run for re-election; filings for the position close at 5 p.m. Tu… → Read More

‘Fargo’-famous bar set on fire, allegedly by teenage girls

A Minnesota bar featured in the movie "Fargo" was set on fire, allegedly by two 15-year-old girls. → Read More

2 teens apprehended after fire set inside vacant Lakeside Club in Mahtomedi

The fire caused extensive smoke damage to the vacant club, which was featured in the movie “Fargo.” → Read More

Stillwater: Pick from 10- to 75-mile rides at this weekend’s Bridge the Valley Bike Rally

There will be fully stocked rest stops and maintenance and support on all rides; there also will be live bands and food trucks. → Read More

Fly in for breakfast: Forest Lake Airport to host open house

A pancake breakfast, vintage airplane tours and chats with local pilots are on the agenda Saturday. → Read More

Mahtomedi man faces third-degree murder charge in girl’s drug overdose

The girl’s mother called 911 after finding her daughter face down in her bed, according to the criminal complaint. → Read More

South Washington County school district voters overwhelmingly reject $462M referendum

The referendum would have been the largest ever approved in Minnesota. → Read More

Departing state legislators advance in tight Washington County Board race

Keith Franke and Karla Bigham will face off again on Nov. 8. → Read More

Too hot for Hot Wheels world-record attempt in Wisconsin

Volunteers and staff with Northern Star Scouting, the local chapter of Scouts BSA, tried 28 times on Tuesday to break the record for world’s longest Hot Wheels track. → Read More

Fisherman pulled from St. Croix River is identified

The fisherman who was found dead in the St. Croix River on Monday afternoon just north of Stillwater, died doing what he loved to do, family members said. → Read More

Fisherman’s body recovered from St. Croix River north of Stillwater – Twin Cities

The body of a fisherman was pulled from the St. Croix River on Monday afternoon near Mile Long Island just north of Stillwater, authorities say. → Read More

Marine Village School approved for the fall with focus on ecology, community

The new charter school will be in Marine on St. Croix. → Read More

Police investigating weekend fatality involving speeding Corvettes in Twin Cities suburb

Witnesses told police that there were four Corvettes traveling southbound on Lofton Avenue, and the lead one lost control and ran off the road. → Read More

Washington County: Assault charge filed against teen in Willernie stabbing

The complaint offered no explanation for why the stabbing took place. → Read More

Washington County fire destroys $1.4M home overnight

The homeowner called 911 after hearing lightning strike and smelling gas. → Read More

Police investigating weekend fatality involving speeding Corvettes in Chisago County

Authorities in Chisago County are asking for the public’s help in identifying a possible eyewitness to a fatal crash on Saturday morning in Chisago Lake Township. → Read More

Three online fundraisers approach $50,000 for Apple River stabbing victims

Online fundraisers for three of five Apple River stabbing victims have raised around $50,000. → Read More