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BY JONATHAN YOUNG THE GAZETTE   After a period of uncertainty, all four candidates running for two seats on the Lake Elmo City Council participated in a Gazette-sponsored forum Oct. 22 at Lake Elmo City Hall. Two of the candidates — Julie Fliflet and Jill Lundgren — had withdrawn from the forum after initially agreeing [...]

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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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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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Conservation District board tours Blueberry Fields, yacht club The Washington Conservation District Board of Supervisors had its annual tour of conservation projects in Washington County Oct. 8. Board members visited Blueberry Fields of Stillwater, recently nominated as the district’s Conservation Cooperator of the Year, and White Bear Yacht Club, where a large shoreline restoration project [...]

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