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Cub Foods, based in Stillwater, is one of 18 companies statewide to be recognized for its efforts to end hunger in their communities through the annual Minnesota Grocers Association Bag Hunger Campaign.

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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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Workers began the demolition of the former Shorty’s Dry Cleaners on Tuesday, July 21. The city of Stillwater purchased the building for $900,000 in December 2019 through eminent domain to expand downtown parking. The property will now join the neighboring Lot 14 to expand parking on Second S…

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It’s not your imagination – downtown Stillwater does seem busy weekdays and weekends. With more people looking to stay close to home this summer with “Stay-cations” and short road trips, Stillwater has attracted attention throughout the region. There could soon be more visitors across the na…

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Gov. Tim Walz approved plans June 25 to distribute $841 million in federal coronavirus aid to cities and counties across Minnesota, along with another $12 million for food banks and food shelves that have seen a surge in demand since the pandemic hit the state.

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If you want to drink at a bar or restaurant in Stillwater, get ready to sit outside. For a business area blessed with many outdoor patios and decks, al fresco dining has been the norm in Stillwater. Starting June 1, the state of Minnesota lifted restrictions related to COVID-19 to allow bars…

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The 28th Annual 2020 Saint Croix Valley Pottery Tour will not be taking place in Minnesota at the seven host studios this year. After much discussion weighing safety logistics, and the critical need for social distancing, the Saint Croix Valley Pottery Tour will launch an online tour this year.

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As reported case of COVID-19 grow exponentially in Minnesota, healthcare providers are bracing for the coming weeks to overwhelm hospital and clinics with the new coronavirus. As of press time, Minnesota had 742 confirmed cases with 46 cases in Washington County. The virus has caused 18 deaths.

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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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The Gazette and staff received five awards at the Minnesota Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest. The Gazette competes against other weekly and daily newspapers in the state of Minnesota. The awards ceremony was held Jan. 30.

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Seven restaurants in downtown Stillwater are participating in the 2020 Best Burger in the Valley, an annual competition and fundraiser held by Main Street restaurants. This is the 11th year of the competition.

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HealthPartners announced Nov. 6 plans to close its retail pharmacies in early 2020. The closure includes 30 retail pharmacies located within HealthPartners, Park Nicollet, Central Minnesota and Stillwater Medical Group clinics, as well as the organization’s owned mail-order pharmacy operations.

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Administration of the Stillwater Area Public Schools is preparing to roll out a new way of helping high school students select elective courses, and presented their plan Nov.6 to one group of people they hope to impress — Stillwater’s business community.

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This past summer, St. Croix Preparatory Academy students Ben Silvernale and Arian Tomar received sponsorships to participate in a week-long summer business, career, and financial literacy camp, Minnesota Business Venture (MBV). Andersen Foundation provided the sponsorship for the students to…

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Ice Castles, LLC, the Utah-based event company that builds sculptural castles from ice, may return to Downtown Stillwater this winter — only if city staff feel the massive ice walls won’t damage city infrastructure.

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Unpopular changes and loss of long-term employees have caused many shoppers at the River Market Co-op in downtown Stillwater to question the future of the business. In a standing-room only meeting room Aug. 13, member owners of River Market Co-op spilled into the hallway waiting for a turn t…