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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin observes the St. Croix Crossing bridge construction Aug. 6 from Dock 6 at Sunnyside Marina in Stillwater with MnDOT project director Jon Chiglo. Baldwin visited Stillwater to get an update on the project, and Chiglo discussed the challenges facing the project and the complexity of using various modes of [...]

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Primaries set for Aug. 12 Voters across the state will go to the polls to cast ballots in primary races Tuesday, Aug. 12. Polls close at 8 p.m. There are no local primaries in the Gazetteā€™s principal coverage area, but some statewide races are on the ballot. To find your polling place and see a [...]

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By Gregg Galler Many people assume that judges spend most of their time presiding over jury trials. In fact, on average nationwide, less than 5 percent of cases ever go to trial. This surprises a lot of people. Where do all the cases go? There are a number of ways that cases can be resolved [...]

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The filing period for the non-primary local election races opened on July 29 and will run through 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12. Candidates have until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17 to withdraw from the race. Bayport, Lake Elmo and Oak Park Heights do not have primaries, and filing remains open. The Stillwater Area [...]

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James Ariola, whose son died in 2012 after swimming in Lily Lake, wants his lawsuit against the city of Stillwater, Washington County and the Minnesota Department of Health to go to trial. Whether it should have that chance is now up to a three-judge panel of the Minnesota Court of Appeals, which heard oral arguments [...]

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