Members of the Marine on St. Croix city council met in early March with representatives of the Stillwater school district to discuss the potential purchase of the closed elementary school.
The City of Scandia has presented a draft of proposed updates to its shoreland ordinance for public review. Many of the changes are intended to make the city’s code more consistent with a new model ordinance from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Additionally, some of the update…
Calling the issue of public access to Carnelian Creek via 155th Street “moot,” the May Town Board has concluded that the roadway does not reach the creek. Therefore, no public access to the creek exists.
For the fifth straight year the audience attending the Marine Community Library’s annual Oscar Party Fundraiser voted for the Live Action Short Film that went on to subsequently win the Oscar.
May Township residents re-elected Bill Voedisch to the town board yesterday. The longtime board chair defeated challenger Brent Reibel, 328 votes to 214, a 60.5 to 39.5 percent split.
Scandia residents gathered last week to discuss funding and taxes in the Forest Lake school district. The session, one of several district wide, was initiated by the district after voters last fall rejected two referendum questions that would have increased taxpayer funding.
A year after the American Birkebeiner was called off for lack of snow, the race returned. A few inches of fresh snow fell just days before event, leaving time to groom a fresh track.
After the world watched cross-country skier Jessie Diggins edge out Sweden for gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics, most Americans probably resumed their day-to-day business, perhaps with a bit of a lift.
Scandia Mayor Christine Maefsky presented a Good Neighbor Award Proclamation to the meal drivers and coordinators of the Scandia Home Delivered Meal Program at the February 20 city council meeting.
A tenant in a house in Marine on St. Croix owned by Washington County will continue to lease the house after the County Board renewed the lease Feb. 20.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Jessie Diggins, who won the United States' first-ever cross-country skiing gold medal last Wednesday with teammate Kikkan Randall in the team sprint freestyle race, was selected as the U.S. flag bearer for Sunday night's closing ceremony at the PyeongChang games.
Make a difference in your community, state, country, and world at the Forest Lake-Scandia Leo Club’s One Stop Donation Drop + Blood Drive.
The fifth graders at Scandia Elementary IB World School performed "Seasons of Song" for the school and their families on Thursday, Feb. 15. The students wrote the script and did the art work for the concert. Each student had a role in the program.
When May Township voters head to the polls March 13, the names of the candidates vying for town board representative may look familiar. That’s because they are.
The Minnesota Department of Commerce (DOC) opened a formal inquiry last week into customer complaints about Frontier Communications. The telecommunications company offers internet, video, television and phone services. It is the lone option available to many in Messenger territory.
In a proposed change to Marine’s animal control policy, residents would be held responsible for the cost of picking up an escaped pet. Expected increases in animal control fees have prompted the proposal, a byproduct of the retirement of the city’s current animal control officer.
Funk, soul, rhythm and blues are promised at the 33rd annual Scandia Firemen’s Ball. The event is set for this Saturday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m. to midnight (doors open at 7 p.m.), at the Scandia Community Center.
Traci Lambrecht, a resident of Marine on St. Croix, has been named a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award in the category of Genre Fiction for her work “Nothing Stays Buried” by P. J. Tracy.
The May Town Board is considering restricting access to Carnelian Creek from 155th Street. Doing so would stop the public from using the creek to access Turtle Lake, which is surrounded by privately owned land.
After decades of on-and-off uncertainty about whether the Stillwater school district might close Marine on St. Croix’s longstanding elementary school, a small group formed in 2015 around the notion of opening a new one. It would be a public school, run by the community.
Chiko’s Bar & Grill appeared permanently closed last week as Scandia residents and staff at another restaurant reported that the Mexican eatery had shuttered its doors.
The Scandia-Marine Lions Club gathered for a New Member Meeting and Service Event Tues., Jan. 9. During the meeting, Lions and prospective members created four fleece-tied blankets for the Scandia Fire & Rescue and Marine Fire & Rescue Departments; put bookplates in ten books to be d…
May Township attorney and hobby farmer Ann Mozey announced Jan. 29 that she would vie for the 39A state House seat. The position is currently held by Bob Dettmer, a Republican from Forest Lake.
Copies of “Into the Beautiful North” by Luis Alberto Urrea will be popping up in Little Free Libraries, coffee shops, tap rooms and laundromats throughout the lower St. Croix Valley this month, part of Art-Reach St. Croix’s NEA Big Read, an annual program sponsored by the National Endowment …
The Big Marine Lake Association (BMLA) continues its work to control aquatic invasive species. The continuation of multiple applications of herbicide, plus a trial protocol of injecting herbicide directly into the EWM (Eurasian Water Milfoil) root ball provided good outcomes in 2017. The are…
One hundred years ago this March, 26-year-old Alice O’Brien boarded a ship bound for France, and war, to volunteer with the American Fund for French Wounded and eventually the Red Cross.
Friday, Jan. 12, River Grove Elementary students wrapped up the first semester for students. The date also marked the close of the open enrollment period for next school year. Jan. 19, the board held a lottery drawing from applications received, determining placement in class and on waiting …
After some 10 inches of snow fell last Monday then started to melt later in the week, enough stayed on the ground to suit participants in the annual Marine O'Brien Ski Race at William O'Brien State Park on Sunday, Jan. 28.
Three residents of May Township have appeared at board of supervisors meetings to address concerns about the occurrence of violations on Panorama Avenue. At the December meeting, board members proposed an off-line meeting among the residents, board and town attorney. At the January meeting, …
Minnesotans will have chance to vote for the candidate they’d like their political party to support for governor during Minnesota’s precinct caucuses, Tues., Feb. 6, at 7 p.m.
The St. Croix River Valley Interpretive Association partners have many fun outdoor winter activities for people of all ages happening in February to help everyone celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.
Forest Lake Area Schools is sponsoring Community Conversations to seek input from the public on ways to address its current economic challenges. There will be six Community Conversations throughout the district. All members of the community, including parents, students, staff and members of …
The St. Croix Valley Foundation last week announced the recipients of its most recent competitive grant program. The foundation awarded $33,589.30 to 19 schools in Wisconsin and Minnesota through its Music Education grants program, including a grant for start-up supplies for the music progr…
Leif Nordgren of Marine on St. Croix has been named to the U.S. Olympic biathlon team. The winter sport includes cross-country skiing and rifle shooting.
Organizers at Elim Lutheran Church in Scandia are planning a first annual Chili Cook Off during Vinterfest this Saturday. The event will benefit the Green Grocery Shares program, a branch of the Scandia-Marine Food Shelf that helps people afford fresh produce at the Scandia Farmers Market.
Each February, Minnesota artists crawl out of hibernation and join Franconia Sculpture Park for an outdoor iron pour. The event is an invigorating mix of fire and ice. The sculpture park invites visitors to carve a block of sand that will be poured with molten iron, creating iron sculptures …
The historic Withrow Ballroom, an 89-year-old event center that’s fostered and hosted multiple local weddings through the years, has been purchased by a young entrepreneur with local roots and a solid background in event planning.