The state auditor's office reiterated an earlier ruling that Stillwater city officials illegally paid tax increment money to a group that lobbies for a new St. Croix River bridge. The Ripple in Stillwater blog reports the state auditor rejects the city's argument that the $80,000 was 'pass through' money for an 'implied contract'. State officials point to earlier documentation that the city considered the payment a donation from the start, which is not allowed by state law.
Cabin takes major damage after grill placed too close to property
The fire was reported on Saturday morning.