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The Stillwater Amateur Radio Association (SARA) and Metro Skywarn are hosting a free, half-day class that teaches basic skills necessary to become a volunteer storm spotter. The session will be held Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Stillwater Public Library, 224 Third St…

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A former Stillwater Prison warden was rightly fired by the Minnesota Department of Corrections in 2016, said the Minnesota Court of Appeals June 11. Former warden Steve Hammer was fired in October 2016 after a Department of Corrections revealed he sent and received sexually explicit emails u…

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Sheriff Dan Starry has announced Washington County Sheriff’s Office 24th Annual Local Law Enforcement Memorial Day Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 15. The ceremony will begin promptly at noon in front of the Washington County Historic Courthouse in Stillwater.

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Last year, 23 people in Washington County suffered opioid overdoses, according to a press release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

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Officials at Stillwater Area High School placed to school in a modified lockdown procedure Tuesday afternoon in response to an incident taking place in the neighborhood outside the school, school officials said. Law enforcement officers notified the school of an incident taking place in the …

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The Washington County Sheriff's Office attempted an arrest of Howard Peter Johnson, age 19 of Stillwater, Minn. at 12:19 p.m. for a Ramsey County felony warrant who was located in our Washington County Government Center. The subject resisted and used force to flee the building. Johnson then …

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• Police assisted with a minor accident on the 1100 block of Curve Crest Blvd. around noon Feb. 19. The two drivers were already exchanging insurance information when police arrived.

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Robert Bursik would have been alive today had the driver of the semi truck that struck his vehicle Feb. 27 not been on his phone for 8 seconds. The Minnesota State Patrol and Washington County Attorney’s Office held a press conference March 1 to discuss the criminal charges filed in a fatal …

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• Charges are still pending in a case of felony theft of a motor vehicle around 9:15 a.m. Feb. 5. A 24-year-old Cottage Grove man attempted to steal a vehicle, then fled the scene on the 2500 block of Hawthorne Lane. Stillwater police were assisted by other agencies to find the man and were …

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Washington County Attorney Pete Orput, Sheriff Dan Starry, Oakdale Police Chief Bill Sullivan and Woodbury Police Chief Lee Vague announced Feb. 14 that sex trafficking related charges have been brought against 18 individuals caught in a sex trafficking demand operation during Super Bowl week.

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• Police responded to the 800 block of Stillwater Ave. N. on burning complaint around 3:30 p.m. Jan. 15. The complainant stated that a neighbor was producing excessive amounts of smoke from the wood burning stove. Police found that the stove was in compliance of the city burning code.

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“Imagine 30 years without knowing what happened to your loved one,” said Christine Swedell. “It is beyond heartbreaking and it carries a crushing pain that only evolves as years go by.”