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The St. Croix Valley Master Gardeners Association is hosting Garden U on Saturday, March 16th at the Hudson House Grand Hotel located off of Hwy 94 at Carmichael Rd, exit 2. On-site registration starts at 8:30. $40 fee includes lunch and speaker handouts. Pre-registration can be done by mail…

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Minnesota has a new state record lake sturgeon so large that anglers had to drill five holes to fit the 6 1/2 foot long fish through the St. Croix River ice. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has certified the fish as a state catch-and-release record.

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The annual Greenwing Day pancake and sausage breakfast is set for Saturday, March 2 at Heights Hall and Club (the old VFW), Stillwater. This year’s theme is Birds and Bees and Puppies, featuring activities, games and exhibits for all kids under 18. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adu…

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Belwin Conservancy is excited to announce “Outside Voices,” a new guest speaker series planned for December 6, February 16, 2019 and March 14, 2019. Each event is free and will be held at the Belwin Education Center (1553 Stagecoach Trail S., Afton).

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The White Bear Lake Area League of Women Voters (LWV) will be holding candidate forums in the City of Grant, ahead of the 2018 mid-term elections. Saturday, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m., there will be a candidate forum for Grant City Council. The forum will be held at Mahtomedi City Hall, 600 Stillwa…

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Discover Stillwater’s 6th annual summer photo contest has announced the winners. There were 332 entries this year showcasing a variety of stunning scenes of the Stillwater area. The Stillwater/Oak Park Heights Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors selected the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd…

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Recently the Stillwater Lions Club utilized the proceeds of its third performance of the play “The Accidental Hero,” a one-man portrayal of his grandfather’s liberation of Czechoslovakia during WWII, to support the Veterans Camp at Big Marine Lake. The camp, which provides a vacation lake re…

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National Mental Illness Awareness Week is Oct. 7-13. This week is marked by community education efforts in all 50 states to raise awareness that mental illnesses are treatable medical conditions, and that there is help and hope for children and adults with mental illnesses and their families…

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Community Thread has partnered with DARTS, a nonprofit organization serving seniors and their families in Dakota County, to bring a circulator bus service to the Stillwater and Oak Park Heights communities. Loop routes are designed around survey results from potential users and will provide …

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Rockpoint Church is hosting a corn maze Sept. 15, 22, 29 and Oct. 6 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enter the two-acre maze and search for the hidden clues. Ride the Pedal Karts, shoot the corn cannon, play games, go on a wagon ride, and join in the fun! This is a non-scary event is free. Rockpoint Church…