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St. Croix River

Aug 24, 2020

St. Croix River prairie remnant waits to learn fate

Members of the St. Croix Valley chapter of The Prairie Enthusiasts traveled to the Blueberry Hill tallgrass prairie east of the Twin Cities on a recent day to gather seed heads from anise hyssop and leadplant for future local prairie restorations.

Nov 13, 2019

Part of St. Croix River makes Minnesota impaired-waters list

A scenic stretch of the St. Croix River was one of 581 waterways Minnesota has added to its list of waters that don’t meet state pollution standards, according to a report released Wednesday.

Aug 2, 2017

Panel gives blessing to curb DNR authority in Lower St. Croix riverway

A dispute between a wedding-event company and zoning officials in St. Croix County has resulted in legislation that would greatly curtail the restrictions that can be placed on development along the Lower St. Croix riverway.

Aug 1, 2015

Tourists flock to gawk at massive highway bridge projects

Jockeying for a rail spot on the third-floor deck of a St. Croix River paddlewheel boat starts an hour before departure. Up there are prime views of the towering piers, protruding concrete segments and barges full of heavy equipment — all elements of one of the biggest, most expensive bridge projects the Upper Midwest has seen.

Jul 24, 2015

J&L Steel leaves St. Croix Crossing project

The owner of J&L Steel and Electrical Services thought she was on to something big when she landed a $62 million contract for installation of steel on the massive St. Croix Crossing project between Oak Park Heights, Minn., and St. Joseph, Wis.

Jun 1, 2015

Crossing paths (PHOTO SLIDESHOW)

Crews work on the $626 million St. Croix Crossing project on Thursday between Oak Park Heights, Minn., and St. Joseph, Wis.

Apr 21, 2015

Labor dispute slows St. Croix bridge project

A walkout by union ironworkers is slowing construction work on the St. Croix River bridge connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Mar 18, 2015

St. Croix bridge segments taking shape

While workers make progress on the future St. Croix River bridge at the project site near Oak Park Heights, Minn., other construction activities are occurring about 30 miles away — on a different river.

Dec 31, 2014

Crews brave winter on St. Croix Crossing

The $626.4 million St. Croix Crossing project is slowing down for the winter but not going into hibernation.

Jun 23, 2014

Stillwater Lift Bridge closes due to high water

A bridge connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin will be closed indefinitely starting Monday because of high water, officials said Sunday, as authorities around the state braced for flooding from bulging streams and rivers.

Feb 24, 2014

St. Croix bridge work relying on local labor

The construction of the new St. Croix River bridge is relying heavily on local labor, a strategy that officials say keeps money in the community and takes advantage of well-established relationships.

Nov 1, 2013

Lunda-Ames apparent low bidder for St. Croix bridge repairs

The joint venture of Black River Falls, Wis.-based Lunda Construction Co. and Burnsville, Minn.-based Ames Construction is the apparent low bidder to build the St. Croix River Crossing’s main bridge span, the biggest work package within the estimated $626.4 million project.


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