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Support swells for WHS grad jailed over video
District 833 levy won't pack predicted pocketbook pain
Afton mayor resigns
Charges: Woodbury man fleeced insurance company for $25,000 ring
WHS grad, 35, killed in Pa. traffic crash
crime and courts
Woodbury boys basketball: Royals off to 3-1 start
Woodbury girls basketball: Royals win Winter Wonderland tourney
Woodbury boys hockey: Royals look to rebound against Park
Woodbury girls hockey: Roseville, Mounds View too much for Royals
Woodbury wrestling: Royals start 3-0; Herold-Plakut sets record
Woodbury family's goodies go toward international goodwill
Photo gallery: Cold no match for Afton Village Holiday
Woodbury soldier sends home holiday greetings
Fiddle me this: Woodbury man gets big surprise on 100th birthday (W/VIDEO)
WHS grad's film to be screened at Mall of America
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Lorraine Joy Burt, 73
Joan C. Prueter, 69
Wallace Fred Miller, 84
Sharon G. Schluessler, 68
Marguerite (Wold) Schmidt, 103
Our View: Water problem will require more than mop-up job
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February 5, 2010
No cuts recommended in School District budget
The District 833 School Board got an overview of a $151 million budget for 2010-2011 that would leave a deficit of $6 million. No cuts are being recommended, and the money to balance the budget would come from the district's $22 million unallocated fund balance, according to Finance...
February 5, 2010 - 10:27am
December 29, 2009
833 task force hones list to $3 million in projects
When District 833 school board members meet Jan. 7, they're likely to get a task force recommendation to spend $3 million of the $5 million available on projects. A revised list of recommendations calls for an additional $1 million in projects to be selected by the board with the...
December 29, 2009 - 10:01am
December 22, 2009
Afton's budget will increase 1.2 percent in 2010
The Afton City Council approved its 2010 budget and tax levy at its Dec. 15 meeting after receiving few comments during the public hearing. The budget was approved at $1,652,519, an increase of 1.2 percent over the 2009 budget. The tax levy was approved at $1,516,258, a 3.9 percent...
December 22, 2009 - 9:50am
County HRA gets tax funding after all
The Washington County Housing and Redevelopment Authority will get property tax funding in 2010, but may have to fight to keep that support in future years. County property taxpayers will kick in $3.33 million toward the HRA next year, a slight increase over current funding. County...
December 22, 2009 - 9:46am
December 16, 2009
Viewpoint: Spending at state level has negative impact on local government services
On Wednesday, Dec. 9 the Woodbury City Council held their annual the "Truth in Taxation" public hearing. This disclosure is mandated by our state Legislature. The purpose is to ensure transparency and accountability. City administrator Clint Gridley did an excellent job presenting...
December 16, 2009 - 10:18am
Woodbury City Council approves 2010 tax, spending plan
The numbers are crunched, the spending approved, the tax levy adopted. Woodbury City Council members unanimously backed a 2010 city budget that spends a fraction more than was spent this year and increases the property tax levy by nearly 3 percent. The city is trying to get through...
December 16, 2009 - 9:32am
December 15, 2009
Commissioners split on budget vote
A divided Washington County Board narrowly passed a 2010 budget plan that slightly increases property tax collections and cuts spending. Board members on Tuesday voted 3-2 to approve the $183.4 million budget. They put up the same vote for the property tax levy, which will increase...
December 15, 2009 - 2:21pm
December 9, 2009
Our View: 833 officials should use excess money to focus on needs
If you received a $1,000 windfall at a time when you were doing well financially, you'd probably spend it a lot differently than if you got it at a time when you were struggling. If times were good, maybe it would go toward a vacation or gadget. And if times were tough, you'd probably...
December 9, 2009 - 6:17pm
Viewpoint: County cuts to 'Meals on Wheels' program would impact many in need
The economic crisis has put everything on the table when it comes to balancing budgets. Area "Meals on Wheels" programs have been negatively impacted and there's not room to make more cuts. The recent proposal by Washington County Commissioner Bill Pulkrabek to cut county funding...
December 9, 2009 - 6:15pm
Citizens to county: Cut taxes, spending
Residents gave Washington County commissioners more than an earful at a budget hearing, telling them that government should cut spending and not increase property taxes in an economic recession. Paul Randall said the value of his modest three-bedroom home is decreasing but his property...
December 9, 2009 - 4:16pm
December 8, 2009
Pawlenty will not cut December local aid
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota cities and counties will not lose state aid payments later this month. Gov. Tim Pawlenty's office this afternoon announced he will not reduce or eliminate local aid December payments to help plug a $1.2 billion hole in the current two-year budget.
December 8, 2009 - 1:48pm
December 4, 2009
Hardy Vikings fans rally for stadium
ST. PAUL -- The message a handful of Minnesota Vikings football fans sent state leaders was simple: get-r-done. The 75 hardy fans cheering outside the state Capitol Thursday did not deliver a plan to finance a new Vikings stadium. They just said they wanted one and urged state leaders...
December 4, 2009 - 10:40am
December 3, 2009
Pawlenty considers new local aid cut
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty may target local governments as he looks for ways to plug continued budget deficits. Shortly after his aides announced that the current budget contains a $1.2 billion hole and the next two-year budget is $5.4 billion short, Pawlenty on Wednesday said...
December 3, 2009 - 8:44am
December 2, 2009
New state budget deficit set at $1.2 billion
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's state budget will be $1.2 billion in deficit if lawmakers and Gov.
December 2, 2009 - 11:25am
UPDATED: Commissioners rip Pulkrabek budget plan
Washington County Board members criticized fellow Commissioner Bill Pulkrabek for his proposal to cut $834,000 in county spending next year, calling it ill-timed and arbitrary. Pulkrabek released the list Tuesday, just two weeks ahead of a final budget vote.
December 2, 2009 - 9:34am