St. Croix River to reach major flood stage this week

The St. Croix River rose more than 6 feet over the weekend, and in Stillwater water is starting to creep into nearby parks and restaurant patios. The city spent weeks preparing for major flooding, constructing a 2,000-foot floodwall along the river and placing tens of thousands of sandbags. Residents hope the temporary berm will prevent the rising river from going into town.