Minnesotans know their way around ice — about 775,000 pounds of ice, to be exact. That impressive poundage belongs to this year’s ice palace maze at the Zephyr Theatre, which opens Jan. 15 and runs until Feb. 20. Weather permitting, the ice palace will remain open until the 28th.

Before we say hello to 2022, it’s a tradition at The Lowdown to take a look at some of the most memorable stories of the year. Each month brought us something new, as we adjusted to the new norms of COVID-19. Some of us hit the ski trails to shake off the winter blues, while in the summer mo…

A tunnel with thousands of lights synchronized to music is part of a continuing holiday display illuminating the downtown pedestrian plaza along Chestnut Street in Stillwater.

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It’s a rare occasion to have 45 people from ages 19 to 70 all in one room together, but that’s a typical Monday night rehearsal for the Valley Chamber Chorale. The amateur community choir is made up of doctors, lawyers, nurses and teachers — all types of people from all walks of life — who s…

Press Publications recently interviewed Ella May Wanschura, of Forest Lake, about her participation in the Speaking Proudly oratory competition, where girls from around the state spoke on the 2021 topic: “A More Perfect Union, Rising to the Challenge.”

The Highway 36/Manning Ave. Interchange Project is expected to continue for two years. Manning Ave. will be closed from Highway 36 to 62nd Street and traffic will be detoured to Lake Elmo Ave., from the South and East of the intersection. The detour will then take drivers North to 75th St. N…

There were 763 entries in the Discover Stillwater’s 9th annual photo contest showcasing a variety of year-round stunning scenes of the Stillwater area. The Discover Stillwater tourism Board of Directors narrowed down the entries to the top 25 best images, then let the public decide online wh…

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According to Minnesota law, deer are owned by the state and managed on behalf of the people of Minnesota by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Across most of the state that occurs in dozens of management units, to achieve more localized goals. However, in some places, namely the Twin…

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Ever since she was a young girl, Michelle Rose has loved performing. She continues to follow her dreams by acting, writing, producing, singing and directing her own music videos — and she’s getting recognition for her work.

STILLWATER –  The Partnership Plan (TPP) announces the appointment of two new board members to the Board of Directors team. Joining the board are Chris Otto and Kelly Schuna.  

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Chico Rodriguez turned his love of fishing and his daughters into a rhythmic children's book called “The Fish Wish.” It’s about two little girls as they accompany their dad on an exhilarating fishing adventure.

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