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Spotted Jewelweed is growing along Brown’s Creek and area lakes. Native Americans use the plant juices to counter poison ivy, stinging nettle …

Artists have a curious mind when it comes to the world. They seem to have a unique view of things and that is what gives them their artistic a…

This has been a great year for bird watching. I’m sad to say, some of them are about to leave us for warmer climates. They need to get there t…


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Families and community members can help produce a much stronger opening of school this fall. Here are five approaches, none of which cost a ce…

At the end of July, the Historical Society had a rare lighting of the Split Rock Lighthouse up on Lake Superior. It was worth the trip to see …

If you happened to drive through an office-industrial park on the south side of Oakdale last month, you may have noticed a woman lying on her …

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I’m caught with too many photos and too many thoughts. It is hard to concentrate on one subject when you have thoughts of people chasing bubbl…

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July was a cooker. We warmed into the 90s four times, but the heat isn’t likely what you remember the most. It was the lack of rain. My yard c…

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May Lor Xiong (R) is seeking the Republican nomination for the US Representative seat for District 4. The following is her response to a quest…

A doe and her two fawns were in the backyard last week. One of them (likely a male) was full of energy. In spite of the heat, he ran circles i…

The history of Stillwater begins with the commercial production of lumber. The industry fed the local economy for 75 years and to this day Sti…

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Mark Bishofsky (R-Stillwater) is seeking the Republican nomination for the Minnesota House of Representatives seat for House District 33B. The…

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Pete Stauber (R) currently represents Minnesota’s Eighth Congressional District in the US House of Representatives. He is seeking the Republic…

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Betty McCollum (DFL) currently represents Minnesota’s Fourth District in the United States Congress. She is seeking the DFL nomination for the…

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Have you been out to the State Fair yet? If you’ve been watching WCCO like you should, you know I’ve been out there almost every day. I promis…

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Small towns are known for their familiarity. Part of it is the human scale of many small communities in Minnesota. It’s hard not to be noticed…

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It was just before 8pm on Tuesday September 3, 2002. The sounds of sirens rang throughout Stillwater and then more and more sirens moved forwa…

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We finally got some rain, but it was so heavy the Gold Finches sheltered on the feeder. The next day, a Heron was able to hunt the Long Lake s…

Families and community members can help produce a much stronger opening of school this fall. Here are five approaches, none of which cost a ce…

At the end of July, the Historical Society had a rare lighting of the Split Rock Lighthouse up on Lake Superior. It was worth the trip to see …

If you happened to drive through an office-industrial park on the south side of Oakdale last month, you may have noticed a woman lying on her …

  • Updated

We finally got some rain, but it was so heavy the Gold Finches sheltered on the feeder. The next day, a Heron was able to hunt the Long Lake s…

Families and community members can help produce a much stronger opening of school this fall. Here are five approaches, none of which cost a ce…

At the end of July, the Historical Society had a rare lighting of the Split Rock Lighthouse up on Lake Superior. It was worth the trip to see …

If you happened to drive through an office-industrial park on the south side of Oakdale last month, you may have noticed a woman lying on her …

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