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Stillwater documentary filmmaker Mick Caouette likes to tell the stories of unsung heroes, or “quiet heroes,” as he puts it. “These are the people that history has sort of forgotten,” he said. “These are great untold stories.” His latest documentary, “Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP” is no exception. The film has been [...]

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After nearly 13 years of service, City Administrator Larry Hansen, age 61, has agreed to take an early retirement from the city of Stillwater. He will stay on to help with the transition to a new administrator, and his last day will be Jan. 30. Hansen said the decision was mutual and that he is [...]

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The Lake Elmo City Council voted to forbid Councilmember Anne Smith from having one-on-one interaction with city staff following claims of ongoing “inappropriate behavior.” During the Sept. 2 council meeting, the council reviewed a letter from a staff member that reported inappropriate behavior directed from Smith toward Lake Elmo staff. Smith was absent from the [...]

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Oak Park Heights residents may notice a difference in how their water smells or tastes for the next week, but the Minnesota Department of Health says the water is safe to drink. The city began chlorinating its water Aug. 29 as a precaution after non-harmful bacteria were detected during a routine city test Aug. 25. According to [...]

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  The victims of a double homicide in Fitchberg, Wis., will be laid to rest later this week. The funeral for Stillwater natives Ashlee (Putnam) Steele, 39, and Kacee (Putnam) Tollefsbol, 38, is planned for Friday, Aug. 29, in Stillwater. According to police reports, Steele and Tollefsbol were alledgedly shot to death by Steele’s husband, [...]

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