The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Oct. 30 that the 5.9-mile Brown’s Creek State Trail was officially open. The highly anticipated pedestrian and bike trail runs through the city of Grant and connects with the Gateway Trail, allowing users to go from the St. Croix River in downtown Stillwater to the Mississippi River. The [...]

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The Stillwater girls’ swimming and diving team paid tribute to its 11 seniors on Thursday, Oct. 23 as part of its final home meet of the regular season. The Ponies defeated Forest Lake 94-82 to wrap up their 12th consecutive Suburban East Conference championship. With the JV conference meet scheduled for Saturday and the Section [...]

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BY ANGIE HONG FEATURED COLUMNIST If there is anything Minnesotans can agree on, it is that fall is our favorite season. I’m not talking about the days when it’s gloomy and rainy or the stretch at the end of the fall when all of the leaves are gone but the snow hasn’t yet fallen and [...]

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ST. PAUL — Stillwater overcame a sluggish start, but wasn’t able to climb all the way back while falling to Cretin-Derham Hall 3-1 in the Section 4AAA volleyball quarterfinals on Thursday, Oct. 23. The Raiders held off Stillwater 25-16, 25-23, 20-25 and 25-23 to end the Ponies’ season with a 10-18 record, which includes three [...]

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On Tuesday, Nov. 4 Minnesotans will decide if they should keep Mark Dayton as their governor for the next four years. Dayton told ECM’s Editorial Board that under his leadership and policies, he has placed the state on the right moderate course with a balanced approach on spending and raising revenues. The board agrees that [...]

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The candidates seeking to represent District 39A in the Minnesota House of Representatives sought to distinguish themselves in a Gazette-sponsored forum at Oak Park Heights City Hall Oct. 7. Republican incumbent Bob Dettmer is facing DFL-endorsed challenger Tim Stender. District 39A includes Forest Lake, parts of Stillwater, Stillwater Township, May Township, Scandia, Marine on St [...]

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