First State Bank and Trust appointed of Monica Weekes and Ryan Cari to its Board of Directors.
Even though the school year is in flux due to the pandemic, Valley Self-Defense co-owner Peter Eisenberg believes that it’s even more important now for students to learn how to defend themselves: “With the uncertainty that the pandemic and the political situation in our country brings, it is…
At the end of an arduous four-year process to open the business of their dreams, Christie Wanderer and Andrew Mosiman are ready to mark the occasion with a cocktail.
Workers began the demolition of the former Shorty’s Dry Cleaners on Tuesday, July 21. The city of Stillwater purchased the building for $900,000 in December 2019 through eminent domain to expand downtown parking. The property will now join the neighboring Lot 14 to expand parking on Second S…
A trip to the Minnesota State Fair isn’t complete without a few key treats – cheese curds, a Pronto Pup or an ear of sweet corn – but for beer enthusiasts the Great Minnesota Get Together means a glass of Lift Bridge Brewing Company’s Mini Donut Beer or Key Lime Pie Beer.
It’s not your imagination – downtown Stillwater does seem busy weekdays and weekends. With more people looking to stay close to home this summer with “Stay-cations” and short road trips, Stillwater has attracted attention throughout the region. There could soon be more visitors across the na…
Gov. Tim Walz approved plans June 25 to distribute $841 million in federal coronavirus aid to cities and counties across Minnesota, along with another $12 million for food banks and food shelves that have seen a surge in demand since the pandemic hit the state.
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.
The Minnesota Ready coalition — a group of nearly 60 business organizations throughout Minnesota — asked Governor Tim Walz in a letter June 11 to allow all Minnesota’s businesses to fully open by June 19.
If you want to drink at a bar or restaurant in Stillwater, get ready to sit outside. For a business area blessed with many outdoor patios and decks, al fresco dining has been the norm in Stillwater. Starting June 1, the state of Minnesota lifted restrictions related to COVID-19 to allow bars…
After 19 years of serving up delicious steaks, burgers, chops, ribs, seafood and ice-cold craft beer in Forest Lake, Norman Quack’s has expanded south, opening a Stillwater chophouse last June.
Sara Morrison has been named as the new general manager of the River Market Community Co-op. In less than a year, the River Market has an entirely new Board membership, weathered financial challenges and replaced the General Manager..
The 28th Annual 2020 Saint Croix Valley Pottery Tour will not be taking place in Minnesota at the seven host studios this year. After much discussion weighing safety logistics, and the critical need for social distancing, the Saint Croix Valley Pottery Tour will launch an online tour this year.
As reported case of COVID-19 grow exponentially in Minnesota, healthcare providers are bracing for the coming weeks to overwhelm hospital and clinics with the new coronavirus. As of press time, Minnesota had 742 confirmed cases with 46 cases in Washington County. The virus has caused 18 deaths.
Valley Bookseller in downtown Stillwater is letting people know: even though we should distance ourselves from others to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we do not have to socially distance ourselves from characters in books.
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.
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 Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce hosted a 45th Anniversary ribbon cutting for long-time member Joseph’s Restaurant on Dec. 6. The event took place at the iconic restaurant off of Hwy 36 in Oak Park Heights. Joseph’s owners, family, friends, staff, Chamber Ambassadors, members, and …
HealthPartners announced Nov. 6 plans to close its retail pharmacies in early 2020. The closure includes 30 retail pharmacies located within HealthPartners, Park Nicollet, Central Minnesota and Stillwater Medical Group clinics, as well as the organization’s owned mail-order pharmacy operations.
Administration of the Stillwater Area Public Schools is preparing to roll out a new way of helping high school students select elective courses, and presented their plan Nov.6 to one group of people they hope to impress — Stillwater’s business community.
This past summer, St. Croix Preparatory Academy students Ben Silvernale and Arian Tomar received sponsorships to participate in a week-long summer business, career, and financial literacy camp, Minnesota Business Venture (MBV). Andersen Foundation provided the sponsorship for the students to…
A home destroyed by fire in Oak Park Heights will soon be given a new life and a new family.
Apple enthusiasts got their first taste of the First Kiss apple, the newest apple variety from the University of Minnesota’s breeding program, at the 2018 Minnesota State Fair.
Unpopular changes and loss of long-term employees have caused many shoppers at the River Market Co-op in downtown Stillwater to question the future of the business. In a standing-room only meeting room Aug. 13, member owners of River Market Co-op spilled into the hallway waiting for a turn t…