Briefs: Stillwater's Sawmill Golf Course to close by month's end

  • Updated: October 12, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Sawmill Golf Course in Stillwater (the green on the fifth hole is shown above) is closing permanently at the end of the month.

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The Sawmill Golf Course in Stillwater will close permanently Oct. 31 after 30 years of play to allow the staff and management team to focus its efforts on its sister course, the Loggers Trail Golf Course, officials said. Both courses are owned and operated by Sawmill Golf Club, Inc.

“Thirty years ago a small group of golfers signed a lease on a nine hole cow pasture and turned it into an eighteen hole golf destination that focused on providing a great golf experience at a great price,” company President Dan Pohl said. “We are very proud of what we accomplished, and we want to thank all the people who played and contributed to the great golf experience at Sawmill.”

Sawmill officials also announced plans for construction at the Loggers Trail course, at 11950 80th St. in Grant, including a pro shop, restaurant and special events venue.

“We hope to be breaking ground on the new facility next year,” Pohl said.


Open house planned for tower site

Washington County is holding an open house to discuss the future of a structure on the site of an emergency communications tower in the Afton Hills neighborhood.

County officials will present information and answer questions as the county decides whether to tear the house down. The public will be allowed to comment and review a proposed landscaping plan for the site

The open house will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. at Afton City Hall, 3033 St. Croix Trail S. Contact Public Works Director Don Theisen for more information at 651-430-4304.


Volunteer help needed at Wildwood Library

The Wildwood Branch of Washington County Library, 763 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi, is asking for volunteers to help with a used book sale scheduled for Nov. 7-9.

Workers are needed to help with the setup and cleanup of the sale room, and to assist customers during the sale. To volunteer, call 651-426-2042, or sign up at Wildwood Library.

Donations for the sale, such as books, CDs, and DVDs, will be accepted at the library’s front desk. Donations should be in good condition. Textbooks and magazines won’t be accepted. Gently used children’s materials are needed. Find library hours on the web at, or call the library hours line at 651-275-8525.


Controlled deer archery hunt to start Oct. 19

For the first time, bow hunters will be permitted to hunt deer in Loveland Park and Bailey School Forest for two weekends in late October and early November.

In 2012, the City Council voted to amend the city ordinance governing deer archery hunting, allowing for a controlled hunt conducted by licensed hunters after Oct. 15 of each year. The change goes into effect this year.

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