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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.

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Kiwanis of the Stillwater Area recognized Valley Friendship Club with a certificate of appreciation and a check in the amount of $1,000 for their work to create an opportunity for every person with or without a disability to build enduring friendships and embrace community connections.

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The National Park Service and their friends group, the St. Croix River Association (SCRA), will host their first-ever programming focused on engaging the LGBTQA communities in Minnesota and Wisconsin in outdoor recreation within their local national park – the St. Croix National Scenic River…

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“Night to Unite” is a nationally recognized event designed to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, while at the same time provide information on local crime fighting programs within the community.