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A gun range, retail space and Airsoft practice facility will replace the abandoned Denny Hecker Ford dealership at the southeast corner of Highway 36 and Stillwater Boulevard in Oak Park Heights. Minnesota Outdoor Shooting Sports hopes to open the Minnesota Shooting Academy on the site by July 1 next year. The city council approved the [...]

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The Stillwater Police Department had more stolen vehicles and theft from motor vehicles reported this weekend than in the past six months. Reports from the weekend indicate four motor vehicles were stolen and at least seven cars were broken into. The increase in thefts comes on the heels of various smash-and-grabs that took place over [...]

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The president of Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington was found dead of on his property in West Lakeland Township the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 22. The school announced to students at noon that day that President Jeff A. Nelson died of an apparent gunshot wound. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is treating the case [...]

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BY BRENT PETERSON – GAZETTE COLUMNIST Lumber and lumber barons have filled the pages of Stillwater’s history. From McKusick, Staples, Hersey and Bean, these are names that are still a part of the fabric of Stillwater’s life. One of the last of the lumber kings in the St. Croix Valley hardly gets a mention. He [...]

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Where were you on Nov. 22, 1963, when the 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy, was assassinated? On that date, 50 years ago, many recall where they were and what they were doing. The date and time of 12:30 CST is engraved in the memory banks of many. Former Isanti County resident [...]

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