To protect the community, staff at the Washington County Department of Public Health and Environment are encouraging members of the community interested to take a free suicide intervention course. The QPR Gatekeeper online course teaches participants how to question, persuade and refer a per…
Croixdale’s Monarch butterfly season is wrapping up. We have raised and released a total of 180 butterflies in 2020. We collected them as eggs, gathered and washed milkweed to feed them, cleaned their enclosures, watched them grow, and prayed over them as we released them back to Mother Natu…
Bernard (Bud) Rappa, of Stillwater, sent his most treasured possession, a decorated canoe paddle, to President Donald Trump, and wrote a letter to Vice President Mike Pence explain the gift.
Citing the increase in COVID-19 infection rates across the state, Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea issued a statewide order limiting in-person activity in courthouses. The order goes into effect on Nov. 30 and will remain in until Jan. 29, 2021.
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is inviting Minnesotans to sew protective face masks to protect against sneezes and coughs to help safeguard people supported by the organization, employees and volunteers.
Exhibitions currently on view in The Galleries of The Phipps Center for the Arts feature a group exhibition by seven regional artists titled “Where We Are From” that include new paintings by Andrew Nordin, of New London; collage and paintings and sculptures by Matthew Winkler, of Pine Island.
Ruth Hjelmgren, speaker, educator and Community Relations Director at Artis Senior living of Woodbury, partnered with The Woodbury Foundation, Artis of Woodbury and other organizations in the City of Woodbury to start an action team that’s focus it to improve this lives of those who are affe…
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 73-year-old man who was a prisoner in Oak Park Heights has died after recently testing positive for COVID-19, becoming the fourth Minnesota inmate to die from virus complications.
The Minnesota Department of Health opened new longer-term COVID-19 testing sites across the state. Ten of the testing sites will be at National Guard Armories in Stillwater Albert Lea, Anoka, Crookston, Fairmont, Hibbing, Hutchinson, Inver Grove Heights, Morris, , and Wadena.
In collaboration with students attending Stonebridge Elementary School in Stillwater with “Thanking a Veteran,” a display of thank you letters written by Carla Benning’s fifth grade class, Emily Domeier’s first grade class, and Katie Swendra’s first grade class will be on display Wednesday, …
Washington County Library has added 400 Wi-Fi hotspots and 100 Chromebooks to its collection to help residents access the internet outside of the library. The devices are available to checkout for up to a month with a library card registered in Washington County.
Main Street downtown — and the south side of the Stillwater Lift Bridge — will be decorated with festive lights throughout the holiday season.
The Stillwater Sunrise Rotary Club will be a hosting a Rotary Reindeer fundraiser by selling handmade wood-carved locally sourced reindeer made from birch. The proceeds will fund the local rotary’s community projects and also help fund global service projects. The reindeer:
Gov. Tim Walz has announced a four-week pause on social activities, in-person dining, sports, and fitness establishment visits as a state response to the deepening COVID-19 pandemic.
Lakeview Health Foundation’s first virtual gala on Oct. 22 raised more than $100,000 for Lakeview Hospital’s Homecare & Hospice program, which serves patients across the St. Croix Valley and Western Wisconsin. Funds raised at the gala will be used for programs and equipment including mas…
Living Thankfully will host a giving thankfully drive though from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at First United Methodist Church, at the corner of Myrtle and Greeley streets, as volunteers will take donations from cars as they drive through the parking lot.
On Nov. 16, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will issue a new five-year MS4 General Permit to guide stormwater management in nearly 300 communities around the state. It’s one of those boring government programs that never quite makes headline news, but quietly benefits millions of Minn…
Stillwater FFA members recently claimed top honors in two Region 4 FFA Virtual Career Development Events. The Fish and Wildlife CDE team earned a first place finish in a field of 12 FFA chapters in the regional virtual event coordinated by Minnesota FFA. Team members advancing to state this …
Dakota County District Court charged a Stillwater man with a pair of felonies after allegedly hitting a bicyclist with his vehicle while under the influence Nov. 4 in Eagan and then driving away.
Despite the pandemic, Stillwater area residents met, masked and socially distanced, at the Stillwater Veterans Memorial across from the historic Washington County Courthouse on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, to honor those who served in the United States military.
The Washington County Historical Society is announcing a brick breaking and kick off for their capital campaign for the Washington County Heritage Center, 1862 South Greeley St., Stillwater on Thursday Nov. 19 at 1 p.m.
Minnesota bars and restaurants must stop serving at 10 p.m. and attendance at weddings, funerals and social gatherings will be limited under new restrictions Gov. Tim Walz announced Nov. 10 to try to slow the accelerating spread of the coronavirus.
The Exhibitions on view through Nov. 29 in the Galleries of The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wisconsin, feature a group show by seven regional artists titled “Where We Are From.”
Stillwater nonprofit Valley Friendship Club’s annual Funds for Friends breakfast event be held online at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov 7. VFC members and a guest emcee, Kat Perkins (from NBC The Voice), will regale you with her amazing music and lead you through the morning program.
The Partnership Plan’s first virtual fundraiser, “Pony Up for Kids! – Partnering With Today’s Classroom” included four days of online giving from Oct. 23 through Oct. 26.
Washington County Parks have been recognized by the Minnesota Recreation and Park Association and the National Association of Counties for their life jacket loaner station and multilingual signage in parks programs.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and Fare For All is offering holiday packages with turkeys for $30 each that will serve over 5,000 individuals.
The White Bear Lake Area League of Women Voters invites the public to attend their November general meeting, which is an online discussion about the impact of the recent general election, with Professor of Political Science at Augsburg University Andy Aoki, on, Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m.
The Minnesota Department of Health is continuing a statewide push to increase access to “no-barrier” COVID-19 testing with an eighth week of testing locations. MDH is partnering with local public health officials and other community partners to offer testing the week of Nov. 8 in Burnsville,…
For nearly a fourth of her lifetime, Andersen Corporation employee Anna Bosak has volunteered to serve as an election poll worker in Minnesota. And she’s only 30.
DFL incumbent Betty McCollum has won reelecton to Minnesota’s 4th Congressional District for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, according to unofficial early ballot returns on Tuesday evening, Nov. 3. With 100% of precincts reporting, McCollum defeated Gene Rechtzigel with 245,436…
Connie Carlson and Ethan Gilmore were elected to two seats on the Bayport City Council on Tuesday night, according to early election results. Carlson received 890 votes while Gilmore received 591 votes with both precincts reporting.