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Cars and people bustle into Downtown Stillwater’s food scene. Historical buildings are filled with restaurants, boutiques and vintage shops. Downtown Stillwater is the core of the food scene announced by ‘USA Today’.

Stillwater named one of the Top 10 food scenes by ‘USA Today’

Jay Lohr, Food Blog Reporter November 30, 2020

Stillwater Minnesota was announced to be one of the top ten small town food scenes by ‘USA Today’ on June 1. Ranked at number five, Stillwater is a historic staple that showcases local flavors by chef-driven...

Owner Mike Duncan working in his bakery. The Muddy Paw Cafe is introducing new items to their menu like savory puff pastry turnovers.

Chilkoot renamed Muddy Paw Cafe

Abby Thibodeau and John Piekarski November 25, 2020

Owners Kat and Mike Duncan bought the Chilkoot Cafe on the corner of Churchill and 4th Street in June of 2019. Since the change in ownership, they have needed to modify parts of the cafe in response to...

Employees Victoria Amundson and Makena Kath are hard at work in the Daily Grind. The Daily grind is serving up coffee and on their 215th day of pay it forward gifts.

The Daily Grind’s pay it forward act creates positivity in community

Ella Hamilton, Social Media Editor November 25, 2020

The Coronavirus has had a major impact on a lot of small businesses, The Daily Grind is just one of them. However, despite the challenges of COVID-19, some people have still been inspired to help out....

Stillwater Cultural Liaison, Cornelius Rish is new to the school this year. His role is to create and supervise initiatives that help reduce racial disparities, and help improve the cultural climate throughout the district and community.

District takes important steps with Achievement and Integration Program

Charles Calderone, Business Editor November 25, 2020

In response to recent events and students’ push for racial justice, the district has released a new Achievement and Integration Plan for 2020-2023, revolving around five main topics of focus. The second...

Carmines in Woodbury holds outdoor seating. Once the weather turns colder, they will have to provide additional covid-safe seating options.

Restaurants prepare for serving customers in colder weather

Harrison Walz, Business Editor November 9, 2020

John Schiltz, head chef and owner of Lake Elmo Inn, has been making use of outside seating. Once it becomes more chilly outdoors, he plans to make up for the loss of outdoor seating by making the inside...

Director Grif Sadow leads senior Olivia Henson and sophomore Charlie Corbett during zoom rehearsals for the play Kodachrome by Adam Szymkowicz. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, rehearsals have been switched to a virtual format.

Theatre department produces a fall show amidst a pandemic

Sierra Penning, Social Media Editor November 9, 2020

The theatre department is just beginning rehearsals for its annual fall production. This year, in addition to the routine stresses of producing a show, the department must face an even bigger challenge:...

Stillwater girls varsity Soccer team huddles together for their game against Forest Lake. Photo by KSTP Sports

Girls soccer on winning streak, preparing for more success in season

Lindsey Crain, Copy Editor November 2, 2020

The girls varsity soccer team came off of a win Oct. 7, after playing the Raiders. The team is preparing for more success this season, with them already halfway through the season. The team is second...

The Nutrition Services team works together to provide meals to students. These meals are provided by the USDA, with no cost to students or families.

Stillwater Area High School eats free until December 31

Sophia Arndt, Photography Editor October 28, 2020

The Nutrition Services Staff work tirelessly to provide free healthy meals to the students and families of the Stillwater District. These meals are provided through the Congress approved United States...

Cultural Liaison Cornelius Rish presents a piece as Tom Robinson from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee in the Main Forum. He presented to a ninth-grade class to help teach the history of race and the significance of slurs used in books.

Administration takes step towards racial justice with Achievement and Integration Plan

Cassidy Gilliam, Photography Editor October 27, 2020

In response to students’ push for racial justice, administration implemented their new 2020-2023 Achievement and Integration Plan with five main areas of focus. The first area of focus is student programming,...

Seniors of the class of 2021 gather on the football field to enjoy donuts and hang out. Masks were worn and social distancing guidelines were enforced.

‘Senior Sunrise’: celebrate seniors COVID style

Mairin Torgerson, Photography Editor-in-chief October 26, 2020

An 8 a.m. wake up call had the class of 2021 bundled up in jackets and blankets to gather on the football field, enjoy donuts and watch the sunrise together. Labeled the “Senior Sunrise,” it was the...

Math teacher Peter Hamilton takes precautions by wiping down desks. Hamilton ensures safety for students in the classroom.

Teachers work to keep students safe

Greta Sorenson, Social Media Editor October 1, 2020

Teachers have been affected by COVID-19 immensely, and have to change their style of teaching by incorporating online learning. This year teachers are experimenting with new ways to teach students and...

The wresting gym overtaken by seating that custodians moved due to lack of social distancing ability.

Custodial response to COVID-19

Sophia Arndt, Photography Editor October 1, 2020

Starting a school year in the middle of a worldwide pandemic is never an ideal situation. Head Engineer Mike Miller is combating the transmission of COVID-19 through proper sterilization of surfaces in...

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