Stillwater Prison: a time capsule

The Minnesota State Correctional Facility at Stillwater has stood the test of time -- though 100 years old, it’s still in full operation. The facility, which stands in Bayport, Minn. holds 1,638 inmates. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

As of Friday, May 2, the Stillwater Prison has been running non-stop, 24 hours a day, for the past 100 years.
Though by no means a cheerful place, the Victorian-era building does hold a certain charm. Even inside the main hallway where prisoners are transported, touches like lavender trim, worn tile floors, yellow brick walls and oak rails make it easily identifiable as a piece of history.


Stillwater superintendent accepts job in Iowa

Superintendent Corey Lunn

School board to discuss next steps Thursday
Stillwater Area Public Schools will need to soon look for a new leader.
Superintendent Corey Lunn was recently offered a position in a suburban district north of Des Moines, Iowa. On March 20, Lunn signed the contract to be the Johnston Community School District superintendent, starting July 1.


Stillwater area schools to cut up to 30 teachers

More adjustments, scaling back anticipated
Stillwater Area Public Schools could lose up to 30 teachers next year.
In what’s just the beginning of cuts and adjustments to be made to balance the budget, the school board Thursday approved scaling back instructional staff by the equivalent of about 30.2 full-time positions.


Man who robbed Oakdale SuperAmerica sentenced

A St. Paul man convicted of aiding and abetting an aggravated robbery in December was sentenced in Washington County court last week.
Hassan Mohamed Salim, 22, and two other males, entered the Oakdale SuperAmerica, located at 7570 10th St. N., around 2 a.m. Dec. 26, 2012.


Stillwater District prepares to cut $4 million from budget

Despite the passing of a $16.2 million levy last fall, Stillwater Public Schools is expected to cut several million dollars from next year’s budget.
School board members met on Thursday, March 6, to direct staff to compile a list of possible budget adjustments and cuts for the 2014-15 school year, which will total a projected $4 million. The board is scheduled to vote on the reductions at its March 13 meeting.


Voters approve Stillwater District tax levy

This Election Day, residents living in the Stillwater Area Public School District voted to renew and increase the district’s tax levy.
About 63 percent of the voters, or about 9,111 of 14,396 votes cast, voted in favor of the $16.2 million levy, which district officials have said will have a three-fold impact: providing financial stability for schools by supporting current programs and avoiding more budget cuts; supporting the district’s “Bridge to Excellence” plan, and creating safer schools through a series of security upgrades.


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