Local legislators talked healthcare costs, school funding and road safety with constituents Monday morning at Lowell Inn in Stillwater.
Mental health advocates and friends will gather for Mental Health Day at the Capitol on Thursday, March 14. Key issues include increasing school-linked mental health services, funding residential and crisis programs for children and adults, expanding supportive housing and employment program…
One of the most pressing issues for development in downtown Stillwater has claimed another victim; the Stillwater city council rejected a plan to remodel the Old Armory building due to a lack of adequate parking during its Feb. 5 meeting.
Senator Karin Housley (R-St. Marys Point) and Representative Bob Dettmer (R-Forest Lake) announced a set of town hall meetings during the month of February. The town hall meetings are an opportunity for constituents to interact with legislators and discuss issues while the legislature is in …
Washington County will receive $2.1 million in state funding over the next two years to provide adult mental health services.
Many homeowners in the Stillwater Area School District will see a slight increase in their school property taxes paid in 2019, according to District 834 executive director of finance and operations Kristen Hoheisel.
DFL-endorsed Shelly Christensen was elected by a narrow margin to represent District 39B to the Minnesota House of Representatives Nov. 6. With just 137 votes, Christensen defeated Representative Kathy Lohmer who has held the seat for eight years in an area known to be predominately conserva…
Lake Elmo City Council discussed sidewalk snow removal and changed a city policy that treats council members as employees at the Wednesday, Nov. 7 meeting.
The Washington County Board of Commissioners Oct. 9 certified unpaid County Environmental Charges (CEC) on property owners in Oak Park Heights who have failed to pay 2017 fees, and authorized the county auditor to put the fees, with interest, on the tax rolls of the county
After 3M Company paid $850 million to settle a state lawsuit alleging groundwater contamination, funds to solve Lake Elmo’s water issues were in sight.
The 50 or so community members who packed the Oak Park Heights City Council chambers Tuesday night were split on whether or not there should be a slow no-wake zone near a local marina.
Stillwater residents can expect an increase in their city property taxes next year, after the city council approved a preliminary budget and tax levy Sept. 18.
The Washington County Board of Commissioners set the county’s proposed property tax levy for 2019 Sept. 18, and approved proposed budgets for the county, the Regional Railroad Authority, and the Community Development Agency.
The Washington County Board of Commissioners approved comments Sept. 11 prepared following review of the draft comprehensive plan for the City of Oak Park Heights.
In response to an increase in vandalism and thefts in Stillwater and the surrounding area, Stillwater city council member Mike Polehna decided to organize two community meetings to help inform the public about crime prevention and protecting property.
District 39 State Senator Karin Housley (R-St. Mary’s Point) won the Republican Primary for U.S. Senate Tuesday, Aug. 14. Housley will face Democrat Tina Smith in November in a special election for U.S. Senate seat vacated by former Senator Al Franken.
Dave Magnuson comes from a long line of Stillwater civil servants. His great-grandfather was hired by the city of Stillwater in 1912 to work on the city streets and an uncle worked as a fireman. For the last 40 years, the North Hill native has served the residents of Stillwater as its city a…
The Lake Elmo City Council had a long night on Tuesday, July 17 with several approvals related to city development including a school bus terminal, park and ride and cell tower.
With the filing period for Minnesota’s state House district elections now in the past, the final candidate lineups for each of the House races have now been set.
When filings closed for Minnesota House of Representatives seats Tuesday, June 5, two women had filed to run for District 39B: incumbent Rep. Kathy Lohmer, GOP, and former Stillwater Area School District teacher Shelly Christensen, DFL.
The city of Stillwater will receive $1.65 million in funds from the state of Minnesota to assist with the restoration of the St. Croix River bank. The funding was enacted by the state legislature this session through the state’s bonding bill.
More than 200 people packed Oak-Land Middle School’s cafeteria in Lake Elmo April 12, and the tension and anxiety was palpable.
The city of Stillwater would like to send a message to boaters traveling in front of its downtown; slow down and visit for a while, but at least slow down. The city council voted 3-1 April 17 to move forward with a “slow, no wake zone” speed restriction from the rocks at the Dock Cafe to Mul…