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Simonet Funeral Home open house Oct. 21 The Simonet Funeral Home, 6429 Osgood Avenue N., Stillwater, is hosting an open house to celebrate its newly renovated facilities 4-7 p.m. Oct. 21. Complimentary wine and beer with hors d’oeuvres will be served. A $5 donation per attendee will be donated to local charities by the Simonet [...]

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Scott Steil of Richmond, Minn., won first place with a new state record pumpkin at the giant pumpkin weigh-off at Stillwater Harvest Fest Oct. 11. His entry weighed in at 1,873 pounds. According to Joe Ailts the former state record was 1,779 pounds, set at last year’s Stillwater Harvest Festival. The world record pumpkin was [...]

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In response to a 7.1 percent increase to the preliminary levy, the Stillwater Area School Board has instructed district staff to lower the final levy to a 3.1 percent increase. The school board will accomplish this decrease by cutting $1.3 million from the Alternative Facilities fund. “As a procedure, at the last board meeting we [...]

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BY JONATHAN YOUNG THE GAZETTE   The Stillwater City Council has drawn another line in the sand for the removal of the Minnesota Zephyr locomotives — almost. If all goes as the council hopes, staff will send property owner David Paradeau a notice giving him 45 days to remove the trains, or the city will [...]

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BY ALICIA LEBENS THE GAZETTE   The Dewey Decimal system isn’t the only thing keeping the libraries at Stillwater Area Schools organized. Thanks to a grant from The Partnership Plan, District 834’s nonprofit educational fund, any book at any school library can be found electronically via the Destiny software system. “The school libraries are great [...]

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