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County officials cite excessive wear and tear on the 146-year-old Stillwater landmark for the moratorium on new bookings.
Police found beaten victim wandering on a dark street, said she was looking for airport to return home.
Niña and Pinta dock for 12 days to tell of an explorer's journey
William James Scheel was stabbed himself as sister tried to stop attack on their father.
The Prairie Island Indian Community's development of recently acquired acreage in Washington County could be years away and most likely will include housing or businesses…
The manufactured water attraction will reopen in early August after a $1.3 million overhaul.
Aaron Schnagl claimed at his sentencing Friday morning that he didn't receive a fair trial.
Parent says district misled voters in 2015, but district says vote to close schools was a separate action.
Former VP, environmental groups say family's sale of lot would harm river.
St. Croix County opposes sale of parcel in family's Supreme Court fight.
The polio came suddenly, when James Kellen was playing in a football game his junior year in high school. Soon he was flat on his…
Cheyenne Foster pleaded guilty to persuading the victim through online chats and video conferencing to commit sex acts.
Ken Harycki, convicted of tax evasion, will be given a chance to help prosecute co-defendants.
Parents have built a strong alliance to battle the district's decision to close three elementary schools.
Memorial Day signals that the fun is just around the corner
Washington County's new public works complex reflects a suburban transformation over 50 years.
Elementary students will be bused home.
Law enforcement memorial service in Stillwater included naming 128 killed nationwide in the line of duty last year.
The Wilder Forest, north of Stillwater, is described as being pristine with rare birds and native oaks.
Hatem Amin Younis was making sales at his business and his house, criminal charges say.
Red Rock Square units would seed development around Newport's new transit station.
Demand for underage and vulnerable girls on upswing, Imran Ali says.
Enbridge is getting ready to boost pumping capacity in lines that run under headwaters of the federally protected St. Croix River.
Boy, 9, died from rare brain infection traced to water in Lily Lake. Judge said there was nothing to show city knew of danger.
Work at the historic logging landmark on the St. Croix will include signs and green space.
A new charter school is coming to a small Washington County city that’s been fighting to save its longtime elementary school. State approval for the…
Backers say it will help foster religious freedom.
Neighbors protest height of new auditorium at former Zephyr dinner train site.
Stillwater school board members voted 4-2 to suspend action on their intended closing of three elementary schools until a court challenge is resolved.
The Stillwater Lift Bridge will begin its full-time summer lift schedule on April 20, allowing St. Croix River boats to pass beneath it at regular…
The Stillwater school district “acted well within the boundaries of the law” when it decided to close three elementary schools, Superintendent Denise Pontrelli said Thursday.…
A parents' group, 834 Voice, alleges board members and administrators skirted the law with bond issue.
Convergence of vehicles at Manning Avenue and 10th Street a concern for years.
A tiny plot of shore land on the federally protected St. Croix River has become a legal fight taken all the way to the Supreme Court over private property rights.
Strong odor alerted neighbors and police three days later.
Opponents near Lake Elmo say longer runway will cause safety concerns, hurt property values.
At issue is May 2015 bond referendum that included money for improvements.
Islamic Society of Woodbury-East Metro would build it on 29 acres; $500,000 needs to be raised for project.
Natalie Warren will work with landowners, real estate developers and local governments to explain land-use regulations before misunderstandings turn into confrontations.
Betty Wall, 96, of Faribault, was in the Women's Air Force Service Pilots, which trained men for combat.
Golf legends Arnold Palmer and Annika Sorenstam will redesign the 27-hole Tartan Park, the struggling 3M golf course and recreation retreat in Lake Elmo, into an 18-hole layout.
The Oakdale resident, 77, was a former mayor and City Council member.
Nathan Eldredge said nothing in his defense. Killing was 'excessively cruel,' victim's sister says
Nathan Eldredge represented himself at the first-degree murder trial but made no opening statement and said nothing in his own defense.
The mighty river, just a few weeks away from ice-out, is now approaching that dangerous time of year when its strong current drives unfathomable tons of ice downstream.
After months of contentious debate and five hours of testimony, the vote came late Thursday with a roar of disapproval.
Filing asks district to comply with referendum or hold a new one; board votes Thursday.
In a first in Minnesota, a makeover with "kid-friendly" features soon will help soften the shock of seeing parents wearing strange clothes behind a glass panel.
As closure vote nears, Stillwater parents disagree with district's predictions.
The survey was conducted for the Stillwater district.
Superintendent wants a delayed vote. Opposing parents say she's stalling and want the plan voted down.
The superintendent wants to push vote back to March 3, following a public hearing.
Judge says company waited too long to disqualify law firm.
A Chisago County man, Aaron Schnagl, was found guilty of third-degree murder Friday evening for providing the cocaine that killed Danielle Jelinek. But the jury found him not guilty of concealing her body.
Aaron Schnagl also testifies he did not hide Danielle Jelinek's body.
A new superintendent’s controversial proposal to close three elementary schools in the Stillwater district — scheduled for a vote by the school board next week…
Being widely known as National Teacher of the Year didn’t faze Mary Beth Blegen, who patted President Clinton on the shoulder after he spoke in…
Machines claw away the last pieces of State Farm building's hulking legacy.
A furious confrontation between the Stillwater school district and parents is roiling the district's plan to shutter two highly ranked elementary schools.
The river bluff park north of Stillwater will be made more accessible thanks to a grant.
National Park Service's Chris Stein to aid Chicago site.
A decade after work began to reduce PFCs, east-metro residents down to safe levels.
Lawyers for both sides made opening statements Monday in the Chisago County murder trial.
Prosecutors say Aaron Schnagl caused the death of Danielle Jelinek, who was missing for 5 months.
Prostitution of children is a serious problem and a major crimes prosecutor is leading a team effort in response.
The new St. Croix River bridge won't open until late 2017, a full year after originally planned, because of equipment problems, material shortages and weather delays.
The city has been reeling over disclosures of scandalous behavior by some former officers and a discovery that an unsecured evidence room was a mess.
Attorney says legal delay from school bond dispute could add millions to building costs.
Cities and Gateway trail users had protested, saying the initial decision had surprised them.
Park amenity will be 2 feet shallower and include updates when it reopens in June.
Council might take up motion saying he is unwelcome in city.
New policy was suspended after coaches and park managers talked to state.
Trail attracts hundreds of thousands of users a year.
The second-warmest autumn on record in Minnesota has kept cross-country skiing at bay, sidelining recreationists eager to start the season.
Three plaintiffs allege vote recount led to wrongful passage of $96M measure.
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