Many in the Stillwater community are responding to an alleged incident of harassment in downtown Stillwater Saturday June 27. Police are investigating the claims of a Muslim woman who stated that she felt threatened by a group of white men who were wearing clothing with images from a white s…
Shopping and eating local is easily accomplished at the Stillwater Farmers Market, which opened earlier this month with some modest adjustments to reduce risks related to the spread of COVID-19.
Students, staff and elders of the Stillwater Area Native American Parent Advisory Committee (NAPAC) gathered June 22 to honor outgoing Superintendent Denise Pontrelli with a traditional ceremony. Pontrelli received a Pendleton blanket blessed with ceremonial incense and the well wishes of th…
In honor of frontline medical staff combating COVID-19, the Minnesota Air National Guard included a flyover of hospitals and medical facilities as part of a scheduled training flight around 11:30 a.m. May 6. A group of Stillwater residents gathered in Pioneer Park to watch the flyover take p…
Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday extended Minnesota’s stay-at-home order for another two weeks, to May 18, while loosening some restrictions on retail businesses to allow curbside pickup.
Stillwater-area residents responded in a big way as part of a state-wide effort to provide face masks for workers in jobs with increased risks due to COVID-19.
Stillwater city officials have selected engineering, architecture and planning firm TKDA to design and provide construction administration services for the Chestnut Street Plaza project. The project will turn the former portion of Chestnut Street between Main Street and the Stillwater Lift B…
Aidan Welsh, an eighth grader at St. Croix Prep in Stillwater, trained hard in an attempt to make it on the first season of “American Ninja Warrior Junior.”
Before Governor Tim Walz ordered the closure of bars and restaurants 5 p.m. March 17, the staff at the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce started brainstorming ways to support local businesses through the turmoil caused by the coronavirus COVID-19.
Gov. Tim Walz has ordered all Minnesota bars and restaurants to close for dine-in service starting 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 16.
As of March 16, the Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed that there is one case of a person who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus in Washington County. This is the first known case in Washington County since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the state of Minnesota March 6.
Late Sunday night, March 15, as more information about COVID-19 became available, APG of East Central Minnesota, the parent company of this newspaper, made the decision to close its office doors to the public for the foreseeable future. This is proactively being done to protect our staff fro…
Effective March 9, the Community Thread Connector Loop bus service will offer an additional one-hour long loop during its regular Monday service. The bus service runs every Monday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Stillwater and Oak Park Heights. The bus makes scheduled stops at housing complex…
The Science Museum of Minnesota’s St. Croix Watershed Research Station is hosting a touring exhibit starting March 9 that examines science and nature from an artist’s perspective.
With construction season slowly approaching, Stillwater residents who live on streets planned for improvements this year have been given notice by the city.
In the fall of 2017, Stillwater resident Dani Dircks was looking for a homemade remedy to help prevent her four children from constantly getting sick. When her oldest son, Thatcher, missed three days of school with a severe cold and cough, she searched the internet for some possible solutions.
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, many area businesses are offering special events and deals on Feb. 14 or over the weekend. They include:
The Washington County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution Jan. 28 recognizing and honoring Molly O’Rourke, who retired from her position as county administrator.
After spending $2 million in improvements, the Stillwater Area School District may be kicked out of its new bus terminal by the city of Lake Elmo. The Lake Elmo city council voted Jan. 21 to deny a request by the district for an amendment to its conditional use permit, which could end with t…
District 39B State House Representative Shelly Christensen (DFL) gets many phone calls and emails from constituents. The first-term lawmaker said she expected to hear what people wanted her to advocate for at the Capitol, but what she is hearing loud and clear is a need for safety improvemen…
The Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free Toast & Topics forum that will present the results of a study on how to better manage the public parking system. The forum takes place at the Lowell Inn Banquet Center, 102 N. Second St., on Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 7:30 to 9 a.m.
After 19 years of serving the Washington County Community Development Agency (CDA) as Executive Director, Barbara Dacy has announced that she will be stepping down as the agency’s head effective February 10, 2020.
For the first time since 2003, discussions took place of merging the Water Board of Commissioners of Stillwater into the Public Works department of the city.
Mikayla Holmgren will present the “Dreaming Big Without Limits Fashion Show” taking place at the Loft at Studio J in Stillwater on Oct. 29 to benefit Best Buddies Minnesota.
The general public who have been snapping photos in Washington County Parks now have the opportunity to submit those photos with the possibility of it being used on the county’s annual 2020/2021 parks pass.
Washington County invites vendors to apply for the 27th annual Christmas at the Historic Courthouse Nov. 22-24. The deadline for their applications has been extended to Sept. 23.
“Feminism, Freedom, & Fashion: How the Bicycle Paved the Way for Women’s Rights” will be a featured program 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Washington County Historic Courthouse.
Kiwanis of the Stillwater Area recognized Valley Friendship Club with a certificate of appreciation and a check in the amount of $1,000 for their work to create an opportunity for every person with or without a disability to build enduring friendships and embrace community connections.
The St. Croix Valley Foundation (SCVF) is accepting applications for its Music Education Competitive Grant Program. Music Education grants support programs that enhance the quality of K-12 music programs for schools located in the St. Croix Valley.
The National Park Service and their friends group, the St. Croix River Association (SCRA), will host their first-ever programming focused on engaging the LGBTQA communities in Minnesota and Wisconsin in outdoor recreation within their local national park – the St. Croix National Scenic River…
A hidden pictures mural is helping make a visit to the Emergency Department a little more welcoming for children at Lakeview Hospital.
Washington County Parks continue campfire programs Aug. 10 with one program on Campfire Stories, and another program on Fly Rod Casting Aug. 10.