Hannah Black is a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism interested in the intersection of politics and the everyday lives of citizens. Outside of reporting, she enjoys running, going to museums and concerts, and trying new coffee shops and breweries. Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her dog, Wendell.
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The Allen S. King power plant, a coal power plant run by Xcel Energy, marked 50 years of operation on Thursday, Sept. 6, in Oak Park Heights. The celebration was attended by Xcel Energy leadership, including Chris Clark, president of Xcel Energy in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, plant director Brian Behm, Oak Park Heights Mayor Mary McComber, members of the Stillwater and Hudson chambers of commerce, and current and retired plant employees.
County Board postpones passage of "Just Fix It" resolution A resolution urging Gov. Scott Walker to provide more funding for transportation maintenance statewide was denied a vote during the St. Croix County Board's Sept. 4 meeting. The resolution was part of the "Just Fix It" campaign run by the Madison-based Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin. In recent years, the campaign has pushed the state of Wisconsin to improve the quality of its roads.
Performing in Italy was another step toward a dream for Anna Swanson. The Woodbury native, who is entering her junior year at Concordia College in Moorhead, participated in the InterHarmony International Music Festival from July 4-17 in Acqui Terme, a city in the province of Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy. A flutist for 10 years, Swanson plays the instrument in her school's Concordia Band. She learned of the festival from her flute teacher, who attended as a professor.
Evelyn Garbe, a lifelong resident of Woodbury known for her faith, died the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Woodbury Senior Living. She was 103. Born Evelyn Marie Caroline Warnke on June 12, 1915, to some of the first farmers to settle in Woodbury, she grew up on Bailey Road. She had three brothers: Alvin, Arthur and Lloyd. The future Bailey Elementary School would be built on her family's original land.
A Woodbury man has been sentenced after pleading guilty to first-degree aggravated robbery with a firearm. Xavier Hasson Frazier, 27, was sentenced to 68 months in prison, minus the 242 days for time already served. Frazier was also ordered to pay a $50 fine. According to the criminal complaint:
For some couples, becoming empty nesters means relaxing once children have grown up and left the house. But for Jeanne and John Segar, it was an excuse to raise even more babies. Fur babies, that is.
In a 9-8 vote, the St. Croix County Board on Tuesday indefinitely postponed a decision on whether to place a non-binding cannabis referendum on the fall ballot. The meeting began with 16 members of the public weighing in on the referendum, with 11 supporting cannabis legalization at least for medicinal use, or encouraging the board to put the referendum on the ballot.
Park, camping fee changes proposed St. Croix County's Community Development Committee meeting held Wednesday, July 25, included discussion of changes in the county fee schedule. Main changes to the plan included slight hikes in park and camping fees, which were raised to match state-level fees: • Daily park pass: $10 (up from $8) • Annual park pass: $30 (up from $28) • Camping (electric): $25 (up from $20) • Camping (non-electric): $20 (up from $15)
The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office, along with leadership from 12 county police departments, came out against putting a non-binding cannabis referendum on this fall’s general election ballot.
Like texting or talking during movies? A fan of crinkly candy wrappers? Can't ever make it to the theater on time? If so, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is not for you. But if you're someone who likes a sophisticated moviegoing experience, the new theater in Woodbury Lakes Shopping Center could ruin all others for you. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, at 9060 Hudson Road, opened to the public Sunday, July 22, kicking off with limited $5 showings plus 25 percent off concessions, excluding alcohol, through Thursday, July 26. Full programming begins Friday, July 27.