Skip to main content
Speaker demands health insurance action or will ask Dayton to resign
UPDATE: Freeway crash involved Hudson motorist, semi, third vehicle
Q&A with Washington County Commissioner District 1 incumbent Fran Miron
Q&A with Washington County Commissioner District 1 challenger Edward Eigner
Minnesota roundup: Family of 4 found safe, but parents arrested; Biden to make campaign stop in northern Minnesota
crime and courts
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
Football: Royals upset Raptors in regular season finale
'The Good Pig' author makes appearance at Woodbury library
Woodbury Days: Without new leadership, there’s possibility annual event could end
R.H. Stafford Library's 2nd annual Maker Fest
Apples, pumpkins and animals
Woodbury Boy Scout leads makeover of thrift shop entrance
arts and entertainment
Norman M. Lorentzsen, 99
Gary Carlton, 63
Jean Ekern, 91
John N. DeMorest, 54
Mary E. Edwards, 75
LETTER: I will listen to residents ideas about transportation
LETTER: My elected experience is directly applicable to the county job
LETTER: Vote for bipartisan DFLer Schoen, rather than Tea Party’s Holmstadt
LETTER: Isn’t it time to move forward? Gillespie is my choice for House
LETTER: Gillespie will apply her many strengths at State Capitol
Real Estate Showcase
June 22, 2013
Viewpoint: The end of the ranking system: A graduate's perspective
A recent 833 school district change will implement a removal of class rankings at East Ridge, Park and Woodbury high schools. The purpose for this change is to prevent the ranking system from negatively affecting any senior high school student during the college admission process...
June 22, 2013 - 7:08am
June 17, 2013
Soucheray: Keep roads safe this season
School is now out for summer vacation and we seem to have detours in several parts of our city. There will be kids walking, biking, skateboarding,...
June 17, 2013 - 7:04am
June 9, 2013
Viewpoint: Motivation suffers under District 833's class-rank change
Recently District 833 announced the plan to discontinue class ranking. Beginning next year, East Ridge, Park and Woodbury high schools will no longer report student ranking, "unless there is an unlikely event in which not doing so puts our students at a disadvantage." The decision...
June 9, 2013 - 7:47am
June 8, 2013
Viewpoint: Sobiech's message resonates, inspires
It has been an incredibly emotional period for many of us in the Stillwater Area Public Schools' community. In a few short days we've celebrated with hundreds of our young people as they prepare for the next exciting stage of their lives, and we've cried as a school family as we've...
June 8, 2013 - 11:49am
June 2, 2013
Viewpoint: Time to reconsider long-held parenting practices
Becoming a grandparent is a wonderful opportunity to offer love, support and all the knowledge we have acquired throughout our years of raising children. We have many answers to the childrearing questions our sons and daughters may have and are only too happy to impart our words of...
June 2, 2013 - 7:18am
June 1, 2013
Viewpoint: Sorting out Minnesota's prison system
You probably know that there are two prisons in Washington County: The Stillwater prison (which is actually in Bayport) and the Oak Park Heights prison. Did you know that there are also eight other prisons in Minnesota? Nine are for men. The state's only women's prison is in Shakopee....
June 1, 2013 - 7:09am
May 28, 2013
Viewpoint: Time to honor education all-stars in 833
Last month, the community had the opportunity to hear a few of the many student success stories that are being acknowledged across the district. Our staff also has many reasons to be proud this time of the year. The stories of special staff come alive at our annual employee celebration...
May 28, 2013 - 7:18am
May 27, 2013
Soucheray: A salute to the honorable on Memorial Day
Today is Memorial Day, also known to some as "Decoration Day." Originally, this was a day when southerners after the Civil War took time to...
May 27, 2013 - 7:00am
May 12, 2013
Viewpoint: Education bill is recipe for the future
The Minnesota House of Representatives passed the Omnibus E-12 Education Finance and Policy Bill late last month. The bill puts forth several goals to close the achievement gap, reach a 100 percent high school graduation rate, 100 percent literacy by third grade, and 100 percent career...
May 12, 2013 - 7:16am
May 5, 2013
Soucheray: Forgiveness, we learn, is a choice
In the book, "Forgiveness is a Choice," by Dr. Robert Enright, states that forgiveness is a gift we give to ourselves. He says when we have been...
May 5, 2013 - 7:25am
May 4, 2013
Viewpoint: How much is too much for a DWI?
"What a party," you think as you drive yourself home. Suddenly the night sky is filled with flashing red and blue lights and you worry that you may be in trouble. Did you drink too much to be driving legally? DWI law confuses a lot of people. The name itself is confusing. DWI is...
May 4, 2013 - 7:20am
April 28, 2013
Soucheray: Resiliency means balance in our lives
Many social scientists are interested in a phenomenon called "resiliency." Resiliency is experienced by most of us in how flexible or hardy we are, how pliant, tough or quick to recover we are from the difficulties we face.
April 28, 2013 - 7:14am
April 24, 2013
Resident's Viewpoint: Speak up against NRA's faulty logic
State Rep. Andrea Kieffer has said she's getting "tons" of emails on the gun control issue and that "most are very much in support of our Second Amendment rights." I understood that to mean they oppose tightening of gun control laws - from people she already agrees with. But polls...
April 24, 2013 - 11:04am
April 6, 2013
Community Viewpoint: Key in parenting is stability, love
As a pediatrician, I have the privilege of caring for a wonderfully diverse spectrum of children and families -- different ethnicities, religions, and ages; families with single, married, and divorced parents; and families with gay, straight, and transgender parents. These families...
April 6, 2013 - 7:50am
March 30, 2013
Soucheray: A holy week to reflect on values
This week is considered to be Holy Week for Christians and likely everyone will be affected in some way. Your children may have a day off of school, the roadways and stores may be busier, and of course, Easter purchases are abounding. But is there something deeper and more compelling...
March 30, 2013 - 6:53am