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Hockey Day glides into Stillwater

Hockey Day glides into Stillwater

Elise Luoma, Student Playlist Editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

The 11th annual Hockey Day Minnesota made a presence in downtown Stillwater. This event involves various games from high school, university alumni, college and professional hockey teams. It is broadcasted each year, and receives national coverage. Since 2007, the event has taken place in cities fr...

Stonebridge kindergartner and mom promote kindness

Stonebridge kindergartner and mom promote kindness

Emma Lowey, Copy Editor

November 16, 2016


Filed under News

  Kids are taught to be kind to others they meet from a young age, but not always to strangers. Few people, even in their adulthood, think of making a stranger's day better. This is where kindergartner Annie and her mother Alaya Matters stand out from the crowd. They have made it their ...

Coffee shops battle for best ‘study spot’

Coffee shops battle for best ‘study spot’

Payton Filipiak, Online Editor

November 6, 2016


Filed under Focus

Nothing goes together better than long nights of studying and a cup of hot coffee or cocoa. That combination can be found frequently at the many coffee shops in Stillwater. Coffee shops have become an increasingly popular place for students to study, both alone and in groups. Three of the most pop...

Construction impacts local businesses

Construction impacts local businesses

Evan Klein, Social Media Reporter

September 23, 2016


Filed under News

Earlier this year, the public found out that the new bridge spanning the Saint Croix River will not be completed until next fall. The delays certainly will not help traffic in downtown Stillwater, but it should give the city time to prepare for the change the new bridge will bring. By the end of construc...

Local strangers form connections

Local strangers form connections

Lily Marchan, Online Editor

February 23, 2016


Filed under Focus, In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows

All around us are strangers. A fleeting face passing by us, we look for no more than a second and then it is gone. The face forgotten and our lives continuing on our own winding path without thinking twice about that unfamiliar person who happened to be one step ahead in line, or sitting across ...

Vintage carriage rides reign in the visitors

Vintage carriage rides reign in the visitors

Grace Donner, Photographer

January 14, 2016


Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

Clip, Clop, Clip, Clop; that’s the noise you hear during the hometown holidays event when the horse-drawn carriages run by. They are filled with people from Stillwater and all over enjoying the holiday season. Downtown Stillwater hosted the event "Hometown for the holidays" to get people in the spi...

Parking fees will hinder the downtown experience

Parking fees will hinder the downtown experience

Holden Schafer, Copy Editor

May 13, 2015


Filed under Editorial

Downtown Stillwater has long been known as a heavily active part of town, in which the foot traffic becomes more intense on the weekends and in the summer. Urban areas that show these characteristics will often times have parking fees, whether it be in parking ramps, lots or even just on the stre...

Water Street Inn puts on new addition

Sydney Kuball

April 15, 2014


Filed under Local News, Multimedia, News, Read & Watch

A building in downtown Stillwater is much more than just a stack of bricks, it is a place where people come together and something that a small town takes pride in. There is meaning and history on every street, but change is always welcome.  Take a turn down Water Street and take a look at just that. The...

Revolutionizing health drinks

Revolutionizing health drinks

Charlie Haumersen

October 24, 2013


Filed under Health and Science

In 2011, the smoothie business was revolutionized in Stillwater. Nutrition Revolution was brought to downtown Stillwater by Julie and Patrick Van Buskirk. The business is a healthy smoothie bar and a health club led by a familiar coach. Nutrition Revolution owned and operated by the Van Buskirk’s...

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