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St. Croix Prep marks 10th year from humble start That start-of-school feeling is sweeping the St. Croix Valley. It means new beginnings, school supplies and some nerves for students, but for St. Croix Preparatory Academy, it’s old hat and a signal to celebrate their 10th anniversary. Started by a group of four or five founders, [...]

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A budget request by Stillwater Police Chief John Gannaway to hire more officers next year was denied by the City Council Tuesday, but the council indicated it will discuss further the need to boost the department’s manpower. Most city departments presenting their proposed 2014 budgets to the council Tuesday said their proposals were relatively similar [...]

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Boy Scout Troop 114 quartet cap scouting careers with Eagle awards Four members of the same local Boy Scouts of America troop who started in Scouts in first grade all recently earned their Eagle rank. Brady Tynen, Jonathan Osifuye, Steven Nelson and Andrew Tomten of Troop 114 have been in the Boy Scouts since they [...]

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A surprise visit from a five-foot common boa constrictor at a Stillwater residence Wednesday morning ended quietly when two Minnesota Herpetological Society representatives removed the reptile from the home. Sarah Richard said that she and an assistant had no issues when they rescued the snake from the backyard deck of the River Heights Drive home [...]

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Stillwater family finds large snake on backyard deck Paul Kiolbasa thought he was picking up a towel off the deck of the family’s River Heights Drive home early this morning. Then he touched what turned out to be a seven-foot snake. “I just about tripped over him,” Kiolbasa said. “I turned on the porch light [...]

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