Age Range Expansion at Youth Service Bureau Now Serving Youth and Young Adults Ages 5 – 25

At YSB we want to make sure our high-quality services and early-intervention philosophy are available to young adults. YSB is pleased to announce that our Counseling/Therapy Programs are now officially serving youth and young adults up to the age of 25. Why is this important? Research indicates that adolescence doesn’t end until around the mid-twenties. We all know that adolescence is a period of major transition. Continue Reading →

Mike Polehna to Seek Re-election as Ward 4 Stillwater City Council Member

Stillwater City Council member Mike Polehna announced he will seek re-election as the Ward 4 representative on the Stillwater City Council, a position he has held for the past 14 years. Polehna currently serves as the city’s Vice-Mayor. He served as Stillwater’s 50th Mayor in 2014. “I am running for re-election because I love Stillwater and want to keep our city

moving forward in enhancing the quality of life in our fair city in a cost  effective manner,” Polehna said. In his work on the Council, Polehna has worked on projects and events such as the St. Continue Reading →

2018 Stillwater Area Baseball Association Player of the Week Awards: April 29

Every week this baseball season, we will announce Stillwater Area Baseball Weekly Award Winners here on Stillwater Current. Here’s our weekly award winners for the week of April 29 to May 5. Every week this baseball season, we will announce Stillwater Area Baseball Weekly Award Winners here on Stillwater Current. Here’s our weekly award winners for the week of April 30 to May 6. The Stillwater Motors Players of the Week goes to Tanner Voight and Jacob Carlson, who sold MoneyBall tickets on behalf of two other teams to ensure that SABA told all available raffle tickets for the 14U special event. Continue Reading →

Talk of the District: Even the Best of Schools Face Challenges

My favorite thing to do is visit a classroom and see the smiling faces of kids and teachers as they learn and grow together. Their energy and passion is contagious, and I feel motivated and inspired by them. Yet, these visits also make me aware of other things happening in our schools. Things that aren’t so positive. I see a small number of our children in distress. Continue Reading →

Man Dies After Jumping from St. Croix Crossing

A man died Monday morning after jumping from the St. Croix Crossing. A man crawled over the railing on the north side of the new bridge and jumped, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. He was found dead on the ice below. The incident was reported by a motorist who was passing by at about 8:45 a.m. The incident happened on the Minnesota side of the bridge. Continue Reading →

Stillwater Board of Water Commissioners Votes to Challenge White Bear Lake District Court Order

When the level of White Bear Lake dropped so low that docks didn’t reach the water, few Stillwater residents had any idea that the DNR would be ordered to restrict their use of water to help replenish the lake. But on August 30, 2017, Ramsey County Judge Margaret Marrinan ordered that

the DNR, through the use of Water Appropriation Permits issued to Cities, begin restricting municipal water use from any municipal well located within a 5-mile radius of White Bear Lake. According to TKDA Engineer Matt Ellingson, who represents the Stillwater Water Board, Stillwater’s Well 11 – the city’s western-most well – resides approximately 4.99 miles from White Bear Lake. The Stillwater Board of Water Commissioners, which oversees the Water Board, contends that recent studies conducted by TKDA indicate Stillwater Well 11 pumps water from an aquifer plume that flows east toward the St. Croix River, not west toward White Bear Lake, and thus should not be included in the

White Bear Lake ruling. Continue Reading →