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Adding digital instruction to the learning environment at Stillwater Area Public Schools this year has created a need to coordinate the online efforts throughout the district. To fill that gap, the SAPS Board voted on Thursday evening, Sept. 10, unanimously to hire a Kindergarten through 12t…

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Younger volunteers are needed to take positions in a car ministry that has helped more than 1,000 families since 1993. St. Croix Valley Christians in Action’s leadership is now in their 70s and 80s.

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Due to the pandemic, the Stillwater Area School Board has been meeting virtually using online video conferencing through Zoom.As students returned to the classroom last week, the board is considering meeting again in person, and staff is evaluating potential meeting locations and their abili…

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The Stillwater Area School Board approved the termination of Kristen Hoheisel, SAPS director of finance and operations, on Sept. 3 following a closed session to discuss  legal matters. 

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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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With cabin fever strong after an extended period of isolation and with social distancing apt to guide every aspect of our lives for the foreseeable future, Minnesota’s miles upon miles of trails and its numerous parks have been beckoning to us for some time.

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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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There have been many organizations throughout the years in the community. There is a whole zoo full of groups including the Elks, Lions and Eagles. There are Knight of Columbus, Templars and of Pythis. Others include the United Order of Foresters, Modern Woodmen and the Grand Army of the Rep…

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Sacred water gathered from the Mississippi headwaters has been making its way through Minnesota and it made a stop in Stillwater on Wednesday, Aug. 26, afternoon.

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Lake Area Bank hosted a virtual food drive to raise money the five food shelves comprised of White Bear Area Emergency, Family Pathways, Hugo Good Neighbors, Valley Outreach and Ralph Reeder. During the online event held from June 15 to July 31 The bank raised $8,157.

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In a Friday, Aug. 28, front-page Gazette article, Philip St. Ores was incorrectly listed as withdrawing from the upcoming school board race. While St. Ores filed a withdrawal of affidavit from the two-year seat, he is now running for a  four-year position instead. Making a total of 13 candid…

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Lake Area Bank hosted a virtual food drive to raise money the five food shelves comprised of White Bear Area Emergency, Family Pathways, Hugo Good Neighbors, Valley Outreach and Ralph Reeder. During the online event held from June 15 to July 31 The bank raised $8,157.

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The school board voted to approve the hiring of 11 additional teachers to support students this year. This includes two teachers for elementary, seven for middle school and two for the high school. The board also voted to reinstate four custodian positions that were cut as part of last year’…

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In June, Stillwater Area School District black students and alumni authored a letter to the school board addressing past racism in the district and advocated for new policies and programs that support diverse students currently attending school.

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Three candidates who originally filed for the Stillwater Area School Board have withdrawn their names from the ballot. The Gazette reported on Aug. 14 that sixteen candidates had filed for the five seats; however, candidates could remove their name by filing a withdrawal affidavit within two…

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Christopher Rogers has been hired as the interim principal at Afton-Lakeland Elementary. Rogers has years of experience with restorative practices and culturally relevant teaching, and a strong commitment to ensuring educational equity. Rogers is taking over for Malinda Lansfeldt, who was re…

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Plans for this fall are evolving and growing every day, according to information from Stillwater Area Public Schools. Check out the school’s website, stillwaterschools.org/fall2020, for the latest updates on what you can expect whether you’ve selected to have your child learn “on the dial” o…

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The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wisconsin, is pleased to present the 2020 Virtual Members’ Spotlight featuring the talents of 40 visual and performing artists who are members of The Phipps. A link to this 21-minute video can be found on The Phipps website at https://thephipps.org/e…

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While some local elections are running uncontested this year, the Stillwater Area School Board race has a full stage of candidates. As of press time, sixteen people have stepped forward to fill five open seats on the seven-member board.

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As part of our ongoing coverage of coronavirus, we have created a tab in our navigation bar that allows you to see all the stories that have been posted to date. You can also click the link here "Coronavirus" to see those stories.

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As the start of the new school year is fast approaching, the Stillwater Area School Board has been holding several additional meetings to discuss how students will return with COVID-19 safety in mind.

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Even though the school year is in flux due to the pandemic, Valley Self-Defense co-owner Peter Eisenberg believes that it’s even more important now for students to learn how to defend themselves: “With the uncertainty that the pandemic and the political situation in our country brings, it is…

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The Minnesota primary will be held on Aug. 11, and the Stillwater area has just a few DFL party seats being contested. Local city officials are preparing for voters’ safety amidst the pandemic.