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Trash and recycling in Forest Lake will soon be picked up by a new company. In a special meeting July 17, the Forest Lake City Council approved a contract for citywide refuse and recycling hauling with Republic Services, which it selected in a 4-1 vote (Councilman Sam Husnik voted against) o…

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By June, the craze of bird migration has slowed down, and Minnesota’s birds are settling in for nesting season. This is the time of year to take advantage of the habitat in our backyards that provide nesting habitat for the spectacular species that will stay with us throughout the summer.

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Larry Martini, Director of Business Services for Forest Lake Area Schools was recently honored as School Business Official of the Year by the Minnesota Association of School Business Officials (MASBO).

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STILLWATER — Revenge, redemption and revolution will take center stage at Stillwater Area High School this month as its theater department presents “Les Misérables School Edition,” a slightly shortened version of the hit Broadway musical.

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In a 4-3 vote, the Stillwater school board delayed the expansion of the district's newest elementary school until a soon-to-be-formed task force completes its work regarding the district's other long-term facility needs.

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For the second time in as many months, a re-use concept for Stillwater’s historic armory was nixed over parking concerns.

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FOREST LAKE — Dozens of Minnesota lake-goers braved the chilling wind and freezing waters Feb.16 to “get cold for a cause” The annual Winter Plunge, sponsored by the Forest Lake Rotary Club, offered participants the chance to organize a team of jumpers and raise money for their favorite char…

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STILLWATER — The United Way of Washington County East (UWWCE) is seeking volunteers to help serve on a panel of community leaders for its upcoming Community Investment Process. Early each calendar year, approximately 40 volunteers are selected to help make important funding decisions on beha…

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The Stillwater Area High School Speech and Debate Team is proud to celebrate National Speech and Debate Education Day on March 1. Stillwater Area High School Speech and Debate Team will celebrate this life-changing activity by sharing speeches students have worked on during the season at a s…

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Sunday afternoon folk music concerts have returned to the historic Taylors Falls Memorial Community Center. Each concert will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission will be charged at the door; children 12 and under are free. Coffee, soft drinks and cookies will be available for purchase.

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Washington County Sheriff’s Office announces 2019 Citizens Academy

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Legislation that would give elderly and vulnerable adults, and their guardians or families, the right to electronic monitoring passed the Senate Family Care and Aging Committee. The bill, authored by Sen. Karin Housley (R-St. Mary’s Point), comes as the first in a series of elder care reform…

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Manna Market Food Distribution takes place on the second Thursday of the month at Linwood Covenant Church. Registration starts at 5 p.m. The program serves residents from the Linwood, Stacy, East Bethel, Wyoming and Forest Lake area. Call 651-462-3780 with questions. Linwood Covenant Church …

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Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Bayport will host its Second Sunday Supper at 5 p.m. Feb 10. All are welcome to attend this community event. The meal will be chow mein hot dish, followed by dessert. Bethlehem Lutheran Church is located at 490 Fourth St. N., Bayport.

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STILLWATER — Over 200 business owners and community members gathered together Feb. 8 at the JX Event Center for the 3rd Annual Community Award Celebration Winter Gala. This year’s theme was the Great Gatsby. Guests enjoyed music by Gary LaRue Rat Pack Entertainment and dinner by Lake Elmo In…

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The American Legion Post 225, Auxiliary, and Sons of the America Legion are seeking high school juniors for Minnesota Boys State and Minnesota Girls State. Both programs will be held June 9-15, with Boys State at St. John's University in Collegeville and Girls State at Bethel University in S…

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It’s normally a time for routine business and even light-hearted banter between staff and elected officials. But at the Jan. 23 Stillwater City Council meeting, the staff reports took a somber turn. 

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Jeffrey John Quigley, age 53, of Isanti, passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. He is preceded in death by Daniel Quigley (father) and Carol Quigley (mother). He is survived by siblings: Scott, Kim Miron, Dawn Steimer, Pam, Curtis, and Timmy; by son, Clinton; daughter-in-law, Crystal; gran…