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…
The National Association of Counties (NACo) has presented BizRecycling a 2019 Achievement Award in the category of County Resiliency: Infrastructure, Energy and Sustainability. The award was presented on July 14 at NACo’s annual conference in Las Vegas.
The Costa family has been growing and selling fresh local produce for a century. Ron Costa is the third generation. He and his wife, Karin, run the successful produce farm, greenhouse and CSA that provide hard-to-beat in-season offerings to homes, businesses and restaurants around the metro.
Stillwater Ghost Walks provides several outdoor walking tours per month which tell the paranormal history of Stillwater.
Mike and Faith Herman recently opened Mike’s Electric Bikes, renting both electric and pedal bikes to residents and tourists alike to explore the large network of bike trails in and around downtown Stillwater.
The 11th annual Lakeview Health Foundation Winemaker’s Forum June 6 at 7 Vines Vineyard in Dellwood raised a record-setting $103,000 for prescription medicines for patients who can’t afford them.
In less than a decade, Xcel Energy plans to end coal-fired energy production at two of its Minnesota plants, closing the Allen S. King coal plant in Oak Park Heights in 2028. The announcement this week puts the King plant’s closure nine years ahead of the schedule previously outlined by Xcel…