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Police report: Homecoming bullying, missing children, unknown reason for a car to roll
The hard truth: Students hear grim stories from recovering addicts
Afton approves cluster mailboxes following mail security concerns
Sheriff department's opioid overdose training sees some success in early stages
Courthouse condundrum: Overused facility not a good place for weddings, board hears
crime and courts
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
Cross Country: Woodbury’s Romain wins Suburban East title
Woodbury approves co-op girls hockey team
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
Crossroads Church considers Hastings campus
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Norman M. Lorentzsen, 99
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Jean Ekern, 91
John N. DeMorest, 54
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July 15, 2013
History shines through for Girl Scouts
Back in 2011, Meghan Jacobson Laura Ruiz-Colon and Sonia Sabade, all of Woodbury, were struggling to come up with a topic for their Girl Scouts...
July 15, 2013 - 9:37am
June 21, 2013
Veterans court confers first graduates
With many current-generation veterans having served multiple combat tours, a large number suffer from all sorts of trauma. Some turn to alcohol and drugs to numb the pain.
June 21, 2013 - 8:00am
June 20, 2013
County to combat welfare fraud
A Washington County program aims to combat public assistance fraud by partnering with law enforcement and conducting ongoing investigations. Benefits were reduced or stopped in 75 percent of 201 cases during recent investigations that revealed discrepancies in the eligibility of...
June 20, 2013 - 10:00am
June 6, 2013
Prescription drug abuse is growing problem in county
A new Washington County initiative aims to protect the population from prescription drug abuse and diversion. One Washington County Sheriff's Office deputy will be assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Tactical Diversion Squad (TDS) to tackle the growing problem of...
June 6, 2013 - 10:00am
June 5, 2013
Washington County briefs
Manning Avenue construction in the works SRF Consulting Group, Inc. was hired to study a road project on County Highway 15 (Manning Avenue) from Interstate 94 in Woodbury, up to Highway 5 in Stillwater. The Washington County Board of Commissioners approved a $618,000 contract with...
June 5, 2013 - 12:00pm
County officials bemoan additional state mandates
A new statewide disability assessment program will likely require Washington County to add up to 10 new positions in 2014 and beyond. Though "MnCHOICES" was approved for state funding next year, the county is not certain whether it'll be covered by the state in the future, county...
June 5, 2013 - 12:00pm
May 30, 2013
Road safety stirs concerns on survey
Long-awaited county survey results were revealed last week, with residents expressing concerns about public transit and road safety. Washington County residents are still happy with the overall quality of life, the park system and government services, according to the survey which...
May 30, 2013 - 1:00pm
May 22, 2013
County engineer wins national award
It was a complex and challenging project taking place under a state government shutdown. The Forest Lake "Mega Project," a three-year endeavor...
May 22, 2013 - 10:17am
May 16, 2013
County considers security at various facilities
Washington County officials decided to take preventive actions over the past few years when a number of incidents threatened the safety of county employees across the state. After a Cook County prosecutor was injured in a shooting rampage at the Grand Marais courthouse in 2011, local...
May 16, 2013 - 10:00am
April 23, 2013
Washington County to add new jobs to meet Affordable Care Act demands
Washington County will add nine full-time jobs to manage an increasing caseload expected to come with the Affordable Care Act. All five county...
April 23, 2013 - 12:40pm
April 17, 2013
Orput, others put microscope on bullying
Back in 2007, two Canadian students wanted to help out a fellow freshman who was constantly teased for wearing pink. They used email to their advantage and encouraged others to show up to school donning pink clothes in support of the male student. The next thing they knew, hundreds...
April 17, 2013 - 1:00pm
April 3, 2013
Washington County child protection officials clarify myths at board workshop
It's a big misconception that county child protection services take young victims of neglect and abuse out of their homes. "We cannot place children involuntarily; only police and a judge can do that," said Rick Backman, division manager of Washington County Children Services.
April 3, 2013 - 12:00pm
March 20, 2013
Gateway Corridor supporters defend project
Plans for a new high-speed transit corridor through Woodbury took center stage last week at Washington County Board. The Gateway Corridor Commission...
March 20, 2013 - 9:15am
March 14, 2013
Washington County briefs
Federal sequestration Washington County Commissioners got a chance to see how county programs would be affected by the federal sequestration at the March 5 meeting. Lowell Johnson, director of the department of public health and environment, said although nothing is set in stone...
March 14, 2013 - 10:00am
February 20, 2013
County hears the buzz on mosquito control
When it comes to disease prevention and mosquito control, Washington County is covered. A Metropolitan Mosquito Control District official on Feb.
February 20, 2013 - 2:00pm