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Sea of gray: Groutfit Day and other spirit themes grow popular at East Ridge
The Gaming Goat offers analog fun
Woodbury faces 3.84 percent tax levy increase in 2017
Conservative group faults Minnesota tax law
Woodbury police receive report of UFO abductions
crime and courts
Football: Woodbury gets second straight win vs. Stillwater
Football: Raptors cap homecoming with win over CDH
A busy year for Woodbury diver Miller
Rydberg calls it a career
Girls Soccer: Woodbury controls play in 2-0 win vs. Park
HealthEast Clinic -- Woodwinds to hold open house Tuesday
Life at the crossroads: ‘Songs for a New World’ examines human response to loss
Residents rally for Big Truck Day
38th annual Afton Art in the Park in pictures
The gift of writing: Local author recognized, donates books
arts and entertainment
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VIEWPOINT: Students demonstrate service-based learning in many ways
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LETTER: Arts education gives students reason to celebrate
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January 5, 2016
A 2016 forecast for local schools
This year will be a year of change for local schools. While District 622 heads back to the drawing board after a failed referendum and District...
January 5, 2016 - 11:42am
November 12, 2015
ANALYSIS: Empty nesters, low turnout cause failure of District 622 referendum
Election night was a bit of a downer for supporters in the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District. District 622’s two-question...
November 12, 2015 - 12:34am
September 23, 2015
County tax levy might increase 3.45 percent in 2016
With a proposed budget of more than $217 million, the Washington County Board has approved both a preliminary levy and budget for 2016. Board...
September 23, 2015 - 12:55am
September 22, 2015
Woodbury officials eye 4.4 percent tax levy increase
The need for four new paramedics is having an impact on the City of Woodbury’s 2016 preliminary budget and levy. At a Sept. 16 budget workshop,...
September 22, 2015 - 1:36pm
June 28, 2015
District 833 budget assumes referendum, in addition to budget cuts
If the District 833 School Board stays on its present course, its fund balance will be depleted in two years and programs would be cut. Last...
June 28, 2015 - 12:37pm
April 7, 2015
Music class continues at Valley Crossing
A decision late last month by Northeast Metro Intermediate School District 916 is music to the ears of the superintendents in school districts...
April 7, 2015 - 3:03pm
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
July 27, 2009
County to cut up to 15 jobs
Washington County officials delivered an early snapshot of the 2010 budget last week, telling the five county commissioners that up to 15 full-time jobs will be cut, service levels to residents will continue to fall and the county will have to dip into its savings to balance next...
July 27, 2009 - 7:49am
June 26, 2009
Cities warn that next year will be rough
ST. PAUL - Minnesota city leaders say they have trimmed spending gently for the past six years, with the public feeling little impact, but those days may be over. With $44 million being trimmed from state aid cities expected this year and more than $100 million next year, mayors,...
June 26, 2009 - 8:49am
April 27, 2009
BRIEFLY: Transit faces cuts
ST. PAUL - Transit programs would receive less money under a House-passed bill, part of an effort to balance the state budget. Still, the House...
April 27, 2009 - 8:02am
833 board cuts $6 million from next year's budget
The District 833 School Board agreed cut $6 million from the 2009-2010 budget at its March 26 meeting. District elementary school media specialists were at the meeting to make sure a specialist reduction of one-half position was not made and that more specialists didn't get cut. Superintendent...
March 27, 2009 - 8:39am
February 24, 2009
833 budget task force re-arranges budget cut task
The District 833 budget task force has re-structured the mandate from school board members to submit $7.5 million in suggested cuts from the 2009-2010 budget so the board can trim $5 million. The task force met, Feb.
February 24, 2009 - 1:50pm
February 17, 2009
833 budget task force mulling $7.5 million in cuts
Meeting in small groups, the District 833 budget task force got to work Feb. 9, and offered suggestions to cut $7.5 million from the 2009-2010 budget. Some task force members suggested the district freeze wages.
February 17, 2009 - 7:30am
January 9, 2009
833 considers staff cuts to save money
The sky is not falling, Superintendent Tom Nelson told the District 833 School Board at the Jan. 8 workshop. The district is "in good shape" but will be in better condition in upcoming years if it curbs spending now, he said. He recommended the board increase class sizes by an average...
January 9, 2009 - 8:49am