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Local government lobbying costs up a bit
Local governments slightly increased their spending on lobbyists last year. A report State Auditor Rebecca Otto issued Monday showed local governments paid $8.2 million to lobby state officials, up 0...
6/25/12 at 11:04 AM Local officials ask state for more flexibility 1/23/12 at 6:53 PM
Courts, local governments seek shutdown funding 6/28/11 at 4:54 AM
The Kids Just Get It
Last night, as I was watching the sun set over the St. Croix River and listening to fiddler Don Mitchell play at Hudsons Lakefront Park I realized that sometimes the kids just get it. Mitchell start...
6/21/11 at 9:21 AM Artful Raingardens in the St. Croix Valley 6/7/11 at 3:02 PM
How to see the farthest thing you can see
As long as we're spending time with Comet Hartley this month and its host constellation Cassiopeia, let's use Cassiopeia to point us to the Andromeda Galaxy, the farthest object most of us will ever...
10/2/10 at 12:32 PM
A public hearing without a public
The Afton Planning Commission was scheduled to hold a public hearing on proposed sewer regulation changes, from Washington County, during its Aug. 2 meeting, but it's a little difficult to have a publ...
8/3/10 at 9:22 AM Afton Task Force comes to a close 6/24/10 at 8:50 AM
Breaking the news to those who make it 5/24/10 at 6:38 AM
Meet the local media
As a writer and someone who cares about the local community, meeting with editors and publishers of the local media and learning about what they do and how they do their jobs are of great interest to...
3/18/10 at 6:52 PM Education opportunities in Woodbury 3/11/10 at 6:20 PM
Woodbury Citizens' Academy 2/4/10 at 4:58 PM