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Both Julie Fliflet and Jill Lundgren notified The Gazette separately in writing during the evening of Oct. 21 that they will be attending the Gazette-sponsored forum tonight, beginning at 7 p.m. at Lake Elmo City Hall. Lundgren and Fliflet issued a joint statement on Sept. 28, stating that they had withdrawn from the forum.  On Oct. 15, The […]

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The Stillwater Area Public Schools’ All Community Homecoming pre-game party was cancelled dues to high winds. The event, planned for 5-7 p.m., was sponsored by the Ponies Touchdown Club and contributions from local businesses to benefit Tackle Cancer. The Homecoming football game against Cretin-Derham Hall is still scheduled for 7 p.m. in Pony Stadium. Currently, […]

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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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