New courthouse opens
Washington County opened its new courthouse today in Stillwater.
The new facility includes six courtrooms and space for additional courtroom proceedings. Three existing courtrooms will still be used; two others will be remodeled for family court.
Extra courthouse space was sought because of a growing caseload, according to the county. The project is part of a larger government center construction project.
Courthouse hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday through Friday, and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.