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The Stillwater Police Department had more stolen vehicles and theft from motor vehicles reported this weekend than in the past six months. Reports from the weekend indicate four motor vehicles were stolen and at least seven cars were broken into. The increase in thefts comes on the heels of various smash-and-grabs that took place over […]

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The president of Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington was found dead of on his property in West Lakeland Township the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 22. The school announced to students at noon that day that President Jeff A. Nelson died of an apparent gunshot wound. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is treating the case […]

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BY BRENT PETERSON – GAZETTE COLUMNIST Lumber and lumber barons have filled the pages of Stillwater’s history. From McKusick, Staples, Hersey and Bean, these are names that are still a part of the fabric of Stillwater’s life. One of the last of the lumber kings in the St. Croix Valley hardly gets a mention. He […]

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Where were you on Nov. 22, 1963, when the 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy, was assassinated? On that date, 50 years ago, many recall where they were and what they were doing. The date and time of 12:30 CST is engraved in the memory banks of many. Former Isanti County resident […]

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This weekend could mark the end of an era for the Greeder-Hinds-Comfort VFW Post 323 in Oak Park Heights. When it came to a choice between selling its building or forfeiting the building in lieu of taxes, the post chose to sell. It is putting its’ building and the contents up for auction at 11 […]

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Motorists and area residents will experience a two-week closure of Lookout Trail in Oak Park Heights beginning Monday, Oct. 21, weather permitting, as part of the St. Croix Crossing construction. Through-traffic should follow the marked detour, and area residents will always be able to access their homes, according to project officials. Crews will complete utility […]

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