A preview of the top stories featured in the September edition of The Lowdown along with upcoming events in the Forest Lake and St. Croix Valley areas.
There’s no telling how many athletes have had their day in the sun thanks to Stillwater swim coach Brian Luke. But it seemed like most of them were jammed into city hall last week to honor the legendary trainer as city leaders proclaimed Sept. 4 “Brian Luke Day.”
The St. Croix Valley will transform into a sprawling outdoor art gallery for three weekends in September, when Take Me to the River returns for another year. The annual event, which runs Sept. 7-29, is a massive endeavor, with 14 individual events expected to draw tens of thousands of art en…
HUDSON—The St. Croix Valley Foundation (SCVF) is accepting applications for its Music Education Competitive Grant Program, which supports programs that enhance the quality of K-12 music programs for schools located in the St. Croix Valley.
The Stillwater Area School Board is still at odds over Superintendent Denise Pontrelli's future with the district.
STILLWATER — Megan Wagner and Obed Floan love opera—so much so that last fall, the husband and wife duo started Operatunity Theatre, an opera and musical theater company that aims to showcase the musical talent of the St. Croix Valley and establish it as a regional music cultural center.
MARINE ON ST. CROIX — Construction has long been a male-dominated industry, but the Power Girls program at Camp Lakamanga aims to change that.
The Washington County Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program will celebrate Minnesota Breastfeeding Awareness Month throughout August and World Breastfeeding Week Aug. 1-7. This year's theme is "Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding."
Stillwater officials designated July 31, 2019 “Brock Winter Day” to acknowledge the accomplishments of the Stillwater Area High School golfer, congratulating Winter during the July 30 city council meeting. As a senior on the Boys’ Golf Team, Winter was named Suburban East Conference Individu…
It was standing room only at the Stillwater Area School Board meeting Thursday night. Community members, many wearing t-shirts and stickers with the words “Ponies 4 Pontrelli,” packed the room to voice their opinions on the board's recent efforts to force out Superintendent Denise Pontrelli.
STILLWATER — Despite the lull in hockey news during the summer, the ice arena at the St. Croix Valley Recreation Center in Stillwater was packed to the brim in celebration July 22.
BAYPORT — Hundreds of people gathered on the lawn outside of the Minnesota Corrections Facility-Stillwater on Thursday, July 18, at a ceremony to honor and remember fallen corrections officer Joseph Gomm on the first anniversary of his death.
Friends and relatives of Ralph Bell, the 24-year-old man who went missing from his Stillwater apartment Dec. 20 and was found dead in Roseville March 22, came to the Stillwater City Council meeting July 16 seeking answers.
Saturday, July 20, marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. On that day, in 1969, the Lunar Module Eagle, which carried Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, made contact with the surface of the moon while Michael Collins piloted the command module, Columbia, in lunar orbit. As Ar…
STILLWATER — In a 5-2 vote during this morning's business meeting, the Stillwater School Board passed a resolution for board chair Mike Ptacek and clerk Sarah Stivland to enter into discussions regarding the consideration of a separation agreement with Superintendent Denise Pontrelli. Jennif…
Discover Stillwater has opened its annual photo contest, which gives both professional and amateur photographers the opportunity to share their best shots of Stillwater.