Uncategorized Gazette photo by T.W. BudigIraq and Afghanistan war veteran Pete Hegseth of Stillwater announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate race in March. By The Stillwater Gazette June 1, 2012 at 12:00 am Related posts: Gazette photo by T.W. BudigSen. Ted Lillie, R-Lake Elmo, argues on the Senate floor Tuesday that the stadium issue proved Republicans and Democrats could work together. Democrats, such as Sen. John Marty, DFL-Roseville, joined forces with Republicans in battling the stadium bill. Trio seeks GOP nod for U.S. Senate race Gazette photo by Erik SandinMike Thell of St. Paul looks up after using the DaVinci surgical robot during an open house Thursday at the HealthEast Stillwater Clinic. Thell said his the robot was used to perform surgery on his wife a year ago. Gazette photo by Erik SandinA.J. Dorff of Intuitive Surgical watches Lyle Chacka of Stillwater try out the DaVinci surgical robot Thursday evening during an open house at the HealthEast Stillwater Clinic. Open house visitors lined up to use the surgical robot.