Category Archives: History

A tunnel under the river?

Now that the river waters are getting closer to normal levels, it’s time for another bridge story. The Star Tribune has a story tonight that “citizen interest in a tunnel to divert interstate traffic from Stillwater has resurfaced in recent … Continue reading

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Views of the 1965 flood

While we wait for the river to rise again, here are some great flood photos from 1965. That flood still holds the record for the highest St. Croix River crest. Use the full-screen button to see more detail. Do you … Continue reading

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The origins of names: St. Croix River and the Boomsite

As we wait for the river to fall and likely rise again, the Washington County Historical Society has a couple of interesting items. Surprisingly, no one really knows why the river is named St. Croix. Brent Peterson looks at some … Continue reading

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Friday morning flood news

After the on-off-on-off-on again flood levee stories of the past week, with the final “on-off-on” happening yesterday alone, there actually isn’t much new this morning. In the latest forecast, issued last night, the river will reach 86 feet Monday afternoon … Continue reading

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