Welcome to Stillwater Patch. I’m Shawn Hogendorf, editor of this news site.
At Stillwater Patch, I work alongside a great team of reporters, photographers and local contributors to bring you the latest news and information about Stillwater, Oak Park Heights and the surrounding townships.
We are excited to capture the sights, sounds and lifestyle of the beautiful St. Croix Valley by sharing local news that matters most to you. At StillwaterPatch.com, we look forward to telling stories from the banks of the St. Croix and vibrant life of downtown Stillwater to the latest in public safety news and issues that impact you at City Hall. We’ll visit parks and schools and cover local arts, festivals and sporting events.
I have been a community journalist and photographer in Scott County for five years. I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a journalism degree in 2006 and went on to work at newspapers in Prior Lake and Savage.
Although we will work very hard to bring interesting local news to you, Stillwater Patch is much more than a news source.
We offer a comprehensive directory of municipal buildings, churches, parks and schools. The directory is a great resource if you’re looking for a local restaurant, shop, mechanic or marina.
Stillwater Patch also has an events calendar where you can find out what’s happening around town and add your own event, which is a great way to advertise a garage sale, church events, community fundraiser and volunteer opportunities.
We want Stillwater Patch to be a convenient, interactive source for your hyper-local news. So let us know what you think by commenting on articles, submitting your photos, posting birth announcements, achievements or obituaries. I would also invite you to share your ideas with us on Facebook and Twitter.
Want to blog with us? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let's talk.
I also invite you to download the free Patch App to your phone and keep in touch while you’re away on business or pleasure.
I look forward to seeing you around town. If you see me typing away on my computer, snapping a shot at a local event or just hanging out with my family, feel free to stop and say hello.
If you’ve heard news you want me to check out, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com.