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Twin Cities Orthopedics will break ground Sept. 17 on an orthopedic sports medicine and sports performance center across from Stillwater Area High School, along Stillwater Boulevard in Oak Park Heights. The groundbreaking ceremony will be held from place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The facility w…

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Members of the Young Americans for Freedom placed 2,977 flags along the entryway to St. Croix Preparatory Academy in West Lakeland Township on Monday, Sept. 7, to commemorate the 2,977 victims who died during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

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Students returned to Stillwater Area Schools for the first day of school on Tuesday, Sept. 8. It is the first time students have entered SAPS buildings since March when schools shut down for in-person learning due to of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The city of Stillwater received approximately $1.5 million in CARES Act funding aimed at mitigating increased costs related to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Washington County Board of Commissioners approved the 2021 joint activities budget Aug. 18 for the Recycling & Energy (R&E) Board to carry out recycling and waste management programs in Washington and Ramsey counties.

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Margaret (Margie) Horning, a long time Stillwater Sunrise Rotarian, was recently awarded The Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service. The Citation for Meritorious Service recognizes individual Rotarians who have demonstrated outstanding active service to The Rotary Foundation fo…

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In honor of frontline medical staff combating COVID-19, the Minnesota Air National Guard included a flyover of hospitals and medical facilities as part of a scheduled training flight around 11:30 a.m. May 6. A group of Stillwater residents gathered in Pioneer Park to watch the flyover take p…

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Stillwater city officials have selected engineering, architecture and planning firm TKDA to design and provide construction administration services for the Chestnut Street Plaza project. The project will turn the former portion of Chestnut Street between Main Street and the Stillwater Lift B…

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Before Governor Tim Walz ordered the closure of bars and restaurants 5 p.m. March 17, the staff at the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce started brainstorming ways to support local businesses through the turmoil caused by the coronavirus COVID-19.

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HealthPartners announced March 18 that it is taking additional steps related to identification, treatment and safety of patients, care teams and the community that will help prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19.

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As of March 16, the Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed that there is one case of a person who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus in Washington County. This is the first known case in Washington County since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the state of Minnesota March 6.  

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Late Sunday night, March 15, as more information about COVID-19 became available, APG of East Central Minnesota, the parent company of this newspaper, made the decision to close its office doors to the public for the foreseeable future. This is proactively being done to protect our staff fro…

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Effective March 9, the Community Thread Connector Loop bus service will offer an additional one-hour long loop during its regular Monday service. The bus service runs every Monday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Stillwater and Oak Park Heights. The bus makes scheduled stops at housing complex…

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In the fall of 2017, Stillwater resident Dani Dircks was looking for a homemade remedy to help prevent her four children from constantly getting sick. When her oldest son, Thatcher, missed three days of school with a severe cold and cough, she searched the internet for some possible solutions.

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For most of us, manned trips to Mars, rockets into space and space transportation vehicles may be things we only see in science fiction. For Holly Newton, thinking about space exploration is a part of her job.

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After spending $2 million in improvements, the Stillwater Area School District may be kicked out of its new bus terminal by the city of Lake Elmo. The Lake Elmo city council voted Jan. 21 to deny a request by the district for an amendment to its conditional use permit, which could end with t…

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District 39B State House Representative Shelly Christensen (DFL) gets many phone calls and emails from constituents. The first-term lawmaker said she expected to hear what people wanted her to advocate for at the Capitol, but what she is hearing loud and clear is a need for safety improvemen…

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The Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free Toast & Topics forum that will present the results of a study on how to better manage the public parking system. The forum takes place at the Lowell Inn Banquet Center, 102 N. Second St., on Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 7:30 to 9 a.m.

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A lot happened in the Stillwater area in 2019. Some events held great significance and will shape the future of the region. Other events will fade into distant memory, but all played a part in the growth and momentum of the community.