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Dayton offers 25% health insurance premium reduction proposal
St. Croix Prep Academy kids, staff and community partners set to restore prairie
Minnesota roundup: Patrol still looking for hit-and-run driver who killed 85 year old woman; Man killed after contacting live wire following crash; plus more state headlines.
Q&A with Washington County Commissioner District 2 candidate Stan Karwoski
Q&A with Washington County Commissioner District 2 candidate Cheryl Anderson
crime and courts
Girls Soccer: Raptors offense can’t connect in state loss to Andover
Volleyball: Eagles cruise past St. Paul Harding
Cross Country: Woodbury runners Holiday, Romain are headed to state
MN state parks to be free on day after Thanksgiving
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Newport Lutheran Church holds Halloween festival
Gibbs Farm celebrates old-fashioned Halloween
Monster Bash Halloween parade
Family fall festival at King of Kings
Zywiec's 'Haunting Experience'
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Gary Carlton, 63
Jean Ekern, 91
John N. DeMorest, 54
Mary E. Edwards, 75
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April 8, 2015
VIEWPOINT: What testing means for student achievement
We just completed the winter sports and activity season. For many of our athletes and performers, determining how well they did in a selected...
April 8, 2015 - 8:49am
April 4, 2015
VIEWPOINT: Education reform bills deserve support this session
As a parent and former schoolteacher, I've always had a passion for education. A quality, well-rounded education can open up a world of opportunities...
April 4, 2015 - 8:33am
March 6, 2015
Echo Press Editorial Board: Keep public notices public
What would happen if public notices weren’t printed in the newspaper? You would miss out on knowing this information (printed in the Classified section of today’s Echo Press): Discovery Middle School and Lincoln Elementary School are upgrading their entrances. Bids are being...
March 6, 2015 - 12:00am
Our View: Sobering message hits home
The message couldn’t have been clearer: There is a problem in Washington County. Young people are falling prey in record numbers to drugs and it’s happening right under our noses. The sobering news was shared earlier this month at a community meeting at Stillwater Area High...
January 6, 2015 - 2:38pm
December 20, 2014
Our View: A crossroads at Valley Crossing?
Last week’s Woodbury Bulletin chronicled in detail the efforts two school districts occupying Woodbury city limits are making to beef up facilities. Occupying most of Woodbury is the South Washington County School District. District 833 is eyeing a multi-pronged, $180 million plan...
December 20, 2014 - 6:37am
November 13, 2014
Our View: As the world turns -- in Minnesota politics
Minnesota once again proved itself to be one complex — if confounding — state. Two years ago, Democrats grabbed power in the state House and Senate. The election completed a trifecta, the first piece of which had been put into place when Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton was elected...
November 13, 2014 - 7:24am
September 19, 2014
Our view: Though unfinished, completed vision will make BSC elite
What was once the province of an iconic inflatable dome has given way to a massive $22 million indoor sports temple at Radio Drive and Bailey Road. Woodbury city officials held a formal dedication ceremony on Tuesday and will welcome the public to explore the muscled-up Bielenberg...
September 19, 2014 - 12:45pm
February 15, 2014
Our View: Woodbury right to float early solutions for looming problem
As Woodbury continues to boom, the common refrain is that growth is generally good for the community. In many ways, yes. Property values, job opportunities and amenities like robust retail chase residential growth here. Yet as we bask in the offerings that surround us in Woodbury,...
February 15, 2014 - 1:00pm
November 29, 2013
Our View: Water problem will require more than mop-up job
Many Woodbury residents woke up last week to an unpleasant surprise – gallons upon gallons of water spilling into portions of their homes. Hot water heater connections burst all over the city after a highly unusual set of circumstances led to a massive build-up in pressure to...
November 29, 2013 - 11:30am
September 25, 2013
Our View: Woodbury solidified as soccer town
It’s no secret that soccer has seen its share of success in Woodbury. The Woodbury High School girls team brought home state championships in 1999, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2008 — with four runner-up trophies to boot. The Woodbury boys team was the 2005 runner up and advanced to...
September 25, 2013 - 10:36am
August 28, 2013
Afton trapping policy stakes out middle ground
Over the past several weeks, Afton City Council has addressed an issue some of us might think has been left to history – trapping. Though trapping to today’s suburb dwellers might conjure images of early Minnesota settlers arriving at a trading post with a sack of pelts slung...
August 28, 2013 - 9:35am
July 24, 2013
Our View: Work ahead for district, voters
:In addition to deciding District 833 School Board elections, south Washington County voters will have big choices to make Nov. 5. Three of them, actually. The school district has planned a bold levy referendum plan for the fall election. It’s bold because it asks district residents...
July 24, 2013 - 9:24am
July 15, 2013
Our View: Gun range proposal not ready for prime time
Our View There's a movement gaining steam to construct a joint police training facility in south Washington County for both Woodbury and Cottage Grove.
July 15, 2013 - 9:07am
July 3, 2013
Our View: Take simple action to avoid victimization
No one asks to be a victim of crime, nor do we deserve to be. Yet every week in this newspaper we see stories of residents being victimized — from petty theft to assault to property damage, and seemingly everything in between. Sometimes those crimes are unavoidable; there’s...
July 3, 2013 - 2:40pm