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Massive cash pouring into Minnesota legislative campaigns
Residence Inn opened Friday in Woodbury
County candidates speak at forum
Middle Eastern quick serve opens in Woodbury
Minnesota drivers expected to hit more than 42,000 deer
crime and courts
Volleyball: Park sweeps rival Woodbury
Boys Soccer: Raptors’ winning streak grows to six games
Girls Soccer: Raptors put weather aside to defeat Roseville
Adapted Soccer: Thunderbolts roll in home opener
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Residents rally for Big Truck Day
38th annual Afton Art in the Park in pictures
The gift of writing: Local author recognized, donates books
Belwin Conservancy unveils new look for education center
Kids Glo Run: Neon is back in style
arts and entertainment
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Mary E. Edwards, 75
Carol J. Piepgras, 84
VIEWPOINT: Outstanding conservation starts wtih two llamas and a prairie
VIEWPOINT: Get the facts about reverse mortgages
LETTER: Arts education gives students reason to celebrate
LETTER: Education and awareness essential to helping children stay safe
LETTER: Ward's work on restorative justice warrants her re-election
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November 21, 2015
VIEWPOINT: Public Health and Environment seeks voluntary national accrediation
Washington County residents have a right to expect that they are getting top-notch service from county programs. But how can they be assured...
November 21, 2015 - 12:25am
November 11, 2015
VIEWPOINT: Each day 9 people die on roads because of distracted driving
When I was growing up my parents always wanted me to carry a dime in my pocket. If there was an emergency, I was to find a pay phone and call them. Today, dimes in the pocket are out and technology is in. Many parents initially agree to get cell phones for their children so that if...
November 11, 2015 - 2:04pm
VIEWPOINT: A heartfelt thank you on Veterans Day
In my world, Veterans Day ranks right up there with birthdays and Christmas. See, I love our veterans. It doesn’t matter if I know them or...
November 11, 2015 - 2:01pm
October 31, 2015
VIEWPOINT: It's a true blessing to see students serving together
The students at New Life Academy have a heart for service, and they let it be known Thursday, Oct. 8, at a community-wide event for an organization...
October 31, 2015 - 12:29pm
October 30, 2015
VIEWPOINT: Legislative school of thought on local referendum
Nov. 3 marks an important election for our schools. School District 833 needs our help. They are asking for additional funds to help maintain...
October 30, 2015 - 1:36pm
March 17, 2015
VIEWPOINT:Go ahead, take closed government personally
Don’t take it personally? That’s usually good advice, but today we urge the opposite reaction to all government bodies operating in the...
March 17, 2015 - 8:10pm
Analysis: Urgent bills the only legislative product at halfway point
The Minnesota Legislature is more than halfway through its 2015 session, with little to show for it. As usual. In roughly 10 weeks under lawmakers’ belts, committees discussed hundreds of bills from 1,533 House members have introduced and 1,447 that have come from senators. Some...
March 17, 2015 - 7:00pm
March 14, 2015
VIEWPOINT: Opportunities await ninth graders in Stillwater
Our ninth graders are earning high school credit and their grades are reflected on their high school transcript, and yet they are spending their...
March 14, 2015 - 9:30am
March 7, 2015
VIEWPOINT: District balances its educational opportunities with budget constraints
I started my column in January with this statement: We have a lot to be proud of in the South Washington County School district. After a difficult...
March 7, 2015 - 12:58pm
September 10, 2014
Viewpoint: Time to take Minnesota’s schools to next level
As another school year closes, it is time to reflect on how the education system in Woodbury continues to excel and can be a prime example for the state on how districts throughout Minnesota are run. Twenty years ago, I moved to Woodbury specifically because of the academic excellence...
September 10, 2014 - 2:37pm
Viewpoint: Government must show accountability, fiscal restraint
I am proud to call Woodbury home. We are a city with a strong middle class, excellent schools and a growing business community. But while Woodbury offers a high quality of life, we cannot be complacent. State government must give us, and cities across Minnesota, an opportunity...
September 10, 2014 - 2:34pm
August 4, 2014
Viewpoint: Woodbury’s hunting laws troublingly lax
Some enjoy our neighborhood deer. Others feel they are eating us out of house and yard and are a traffic hazard - and so have given bow hunters permission to hunt on their property. Over objections of some residents, the City Council recently approved the hunting map, so archery hunting...
August 4, 2014 - 2:31pm
Education viewpoint: Arts addition to enrich education
By Tom Nelson We live and work in one of the most picturesque places in all of Minnesota. The world of art surrounds us each and every day. It is a where we go for relaxation, enjoyment, and stimulation. The arts refresh our spirit and give us inspiration as we attempt to put meaning...
August 4, 2014 - 10:49am
July 10, 2014
Hong: Save some for the whales, people
Remember back in grade school when the kid in front of you at the drinking fountain would slurp away for what seemed like an eternity until finally someone screamed, “Save some for the whales!?” Well, I’m betting that kid grew up, bought a house with a big lawn, and programmed...
July 10, 2014 - 2:38pm
March 28, 2014
Viewpoint: Courting the affluent? District open to criticism
Two years ago, Liberty Ridge Elementary in Woodbury was excessively overcrowded due to population growth within the school’s attendance area. At the time, I suggested the attendance area be re-drawn, sending approximately 200 children to another building that had more room. I couldn’t...
March 28, 2014 - 8:56am