St. Croix River high again, no-wake in effect

  • Updated: June 9, 2014 - 10:04 AM

The on-again off-again no-wake restrictions on the St. Croix River will remain in effect until the water falls below 683 feet above sea level. Signs will be posted at boat ramps and marinas, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said.

Heavy rain in the watershed was forecast to drive the river’s elevation to 684.5 feet, which causes dangerous conditions for boaters, anglers and swimmers. A man drowned two weeks ago in Taylors Falls, Wis., as he tried to save a boy who fell into the St. Croix while fishing.

No-wake restrictions are intended to reduce erosion damage on sensitive shorelines.

The river will remain high through Monday, according to National Weather Service projections.

“I know folks are anxious to boat, but we seem to be in a cycle of wet springs,” said Molly Shodeen, a state hydrologist on the St. Croix.

Washington County

Divorce workshop held in Oakdale

The Washington County Law Library will host a public Divorce Basics workshop on Tuesday, June 10, at the Oakdale Library at 1010 Heron Av. N. The session will be from 1-3 p.m.

The workshop is for anyone thinking about divorce. Participants will learn about the following questions: What documents are needed to file for divorce? What forms need to be filed with the court? How long does it take to get divorced? Who is responsible for the house, car and credit-card debt? What is mediation? What do you do if your spouse is violent or abusive?

This session also will answer questions about child custody, child support and spousal maintenance.

The presenter is Ann M.I. Mozey, a family law attorney. To register and reserve space, call the library at 651-430-6330.


Farmers market opens at City Hall

Oakdale’s farmers market opens Wednesday, June 11, with more than 20 vendors in the north parking lot of City Hall. Products include fresh produce, baked goods, honey products, maple syrup, jelly, and flowers and plants, organizers said. Handcrafted items also will be sold.

The market will be held from 2-6 p.m. every Wednesday through October at City Hall, 15th Street and Hadley Avenue.

For more information, call 651-747-3860.


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