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August 2, 2015
Bond sale cover $5 million in Land and Water Legacy projects
A total of $5 million is available for projects through Washington County’s Land and Water Legacy Program. The Washington County Board of...
August 2, 2015 - 7:47am
June 10, 2015
VIEWPOINT: We need a vibrant transit system, too
Washington County is a great place to live and do business. People are drawn here because the quality of life in our communities is among the...
June 10, 2015 - 4:02pm
February 2, 2010
County pushes for 'River Route' rail plan
Washington County wants modifications to a Minnesota Department of Transportation statewide rail plan. The state plan, still in draft form,...
February 2, 2010 - 1:12pm
January 19, 2010
Hegberg: Could County Board remove Pulkrabek?
Before Bill Pulkrabek even was elected Washington County chairman earlier this month, a commissioner wondered whether he later could be voted out of the job. In an unusual move, Commissioner Dennis Hegberg late last year sought a legal opinion about whether County Board members had...
January 19, 2010 - 8:24am
December 22, 2009
Three up, three running next year for Washington County Board
Three Washington County commissioners whose terms end in 2010 will ask voters for four more years. Commissioners Myra Peterson, Bill Pulkrabek and Lisa Weik said they will seek re-election next fall. Peterson and Pulkrabek are County Board veterans, but Weik is just completing her...
December 22, 2009 - 10:28am
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
October 7, 2009
Viewpoint: Weik, Pulkrabek deserve praise for stance on HRA
I applaud the leadership of Washington County commissioners Lisa Weik and Bill Pulkrabek for bringing the issue of HRA services to the taxpayers, since the state of Minnesota does not mandate housing services via local government, and because all non-essential services need review...
October 7, 2009 - 11:23am
September 15, 2009
Board splits on budget plan
The Washington County Board on Tuesday approved a preliminary 2010 budget that would slightly increase property tax collections, but some commissioners want more spending cuts and no levy increase in a final budget plan. "I want to see it dropped down," Commissioner Bill Pulkrabek...
September 15, 2009 - 1:43pm
August 18, 2009
County looks to expand library locations
Washington County's southern half is first in line for new library facilities over the next two decades, according to the county's strategic...
August 18, 2009 - 2:18pm
July 7, 2009
County enters agreement to help fund transportation services
When the state taketh away, the county must pay. That's been a theme as of late for counties across the state as budget cuts at the state Legislature...
July 7, 2009 - 3:06pm
May 28, 2009
County board approves draft 2030 comp plan
Envision a Washington County with 132,000 more residents, nearly 60,00 additional households and more than 60,000 additional jobs. That's the growth projected for county over the next 20-some years.
May 28, 2009 - 10:03am
April 1, 2009
Letter: 4-H cut takes money out of local economy
Recently, I spoke with one of the Washington County commissioners, pointing out that the 4-H program helps to bring more then $200,000 of consumer spending into Woodbury from people who live in other counties. The money is spent here because these families bring their kids to participate...
April 1, 2009 - 7:13am
March 20, 2009
Commissioners will vote on Extension Service contract, 4-H coordinator funding
On Tuesday, March 24, Washington County Commissioners will officially discuss the proposed elimination of the county's $131,000 services contract with University of Minnesota Extension Service. The contract pays for two 4-H coordinator positions in the county. The proposed elimination...
March 20, 2009 - 9:25am
February 11, 2009
Swing bridge removal could begin next week
Bridge 5600. The Rock Island Bridge. The J.A.R. swing bridge. The Newport rail bridge. Call it what you will, because soon it will be gone. The...
February 11, 2009 - 12:00am
December 24, 2008
County board designates J.A.R. swing bridge removal as emergency project
County board designates J.A.R. swing bridge removal as emergency project Commissioners express frustration with National Parks Service's desire to delay project for study By Hank Long Staff Writer Washington County officials said they do not want to waste any time in completely...
December 24, 2008 - 9:00am