Community

The Community Involvement Awards were first developed by Community Thread in 1975 to recognize volunteers in Washington County for their exemplary service. In partnership with Washington County, the awards recognize the value that volunteers contribute to the community. In pure dollars and cents, the value of a volunteer in Minnesota is $24.31 per hour, as [...]

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BY BRENT PETERSON – GAZETTE COLUMNIST Besides the lumber industry, Stillwater is known for one more thing, the prison. Stillwater received the prison during the early territorial days of Minnesota. The construction of the prison itself took place from 1851 to 1853. There were thousands of convicts that spent time behind the prison walls; even [...]

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Airfare for six to Florida was just a tad out of our budget this year. Oh, and Jamaica was a touch too high as well. I tried, in vain, to explain that at any given time throughout a flight, at least two members of our family would be stuck in a bathroom stall, contorting into [...]

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2014 marks the 20th annual Relay For Life River of Hope Classic of Stillwater. Relay For Life was started in 1985 by Dr. Gordy Klatt of Tacoma, Wash., who is a former Stillwater resident. Klatt aimed to raise funds and bring awareness to cancer and the need for prevention and a cure. In 1985 Klatt [...]

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