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District 834 selects new superintendent
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New Life Girls Basketball: Eagles win postseason opener
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October 28, 2010
County attorney pits Orput against Shoeberg
Pete Orput and Kevin Shoeberg are looking to replace outgoing Washington County Attorney Doug Johnson who is retiring after 10 years on the job. Click on the story links to read profiles on each of the candidates
October 28, 2010 - 9:14am
Shoeberg: Varied work requires experienced manager
Kevin Shoeberg said he has experience with the type of legal work handled by the Washington County Attorney's Office, so he is prepared to be the next county attorney. Shoeberg has spent part of his legal career representing cities and townships within Washington County, including...
October 28, 2010 - 8:59am
Orput: Increased prosecution is a focus
Pete Orput said he wants to lead the Washington County Attorney's Office, and that will mean prosecuting cases himself. There is a need to prosecute more crimes, Orput said, but there is no funding to add more assistant attorneys.
October 28, 2010 - 8:49am
October 27, 2010
County Board candidates make their case
The two Washington County Board seats that include parts of Woodbury are up for grabs in the Nov. 2 election. District 2 Commissioner Bill Pulkrabek of Oakdale is being challenged by Dean Johnston, the Lake Elmo mayor. District 2 includes Oakdale, Lake Elmo, Landfall and Woodbury...
October 27, 2010 - 12:27pm
Monkman: Business background is an asset
As a small business owner with two decades of ties to the Woodbury business community, Kelly Monkman said he believes his expertise in economic development and "real-world" budgeting are needed on the District 5 seat to the Washington County Board of Commissioners. Monkman, an insurance...
October 27, 2010 - 12:25pm
Weik: Analytical approach needed on board
In just two years as the District 5 representative to the Washington County Board of Commissioners, Lisa Weik believes she has found her calling. "I think my inner child is a county commissioner," said Weik, who first ran and won as a local Republican-endorsed candidate in 2008....
October 27, 2010 - 12:00pm
Johnston: Leadership means getting involved
Dean Johnston said a Washington County commissioner should be visible in local communities and active in regional economic development efforts. Johnston, who is the Lake Elmo mayor, is campaigning for the Washington County Board District 2 seat in part on a platform that more should...
October 27, 2010 - 11:57am
Pulkrabek: Advocate for taxpayers, not county
Bill Pulkrabek said his job as Washington County commissioner is to be a taxpayer representative. The 12-year county commissioner, who is seeking re-election, said too many elected officials become advocates for the government in which they serve and they get "indoctrinated into...
October 27, 2010 - 11:17am
October 19, 2010
Candidates divided on role of commissioner
The candidates to represent most of Woodbury on the five-member Washington County Board disagree over what a commissioner should do. Incumbent Commissioner Lisa Weik said it should be treated as a full-time job because of the many local and regional committee assignments commissioners...
October 19, 2010 - 7:01am
October 15, 2010
County Board candidates face off
Incumbent Washington County commissioners defended their records of achievement while their opponents said it's time for new perspectives on the County Board. The six candidates vying for three county commissioner seats squared off in a forum Thursday co-sponsored by the Woodbury...
October 15, 2010 - 11:07am
January 31, 2010
Royal Raptors could still break even
A .500 record remained within reach for the South Washington County girls hockey team as goaltender Jessica Taplin made 28 saves in the Royal Raptors' 2-1 defeat of Hastings on Friday, Jan. 29. The Raiders drew first blood with a score in the opening frame, yet respective goals...
January 31, 2010 - 10:39am
December 16, 2009
Royal Raptors lose to Mounds View
An early 1-0 lead was not enough for the South Washington County girls hockey team against Mounds View as the Mustangs rebounded from their early deficit to top the Royal Raptors, 5-3, at the National Sports Center in Blaine. Jess Krinke put SWC up 1-0 just 2:08 into the game with...
sports / raptors
December 16, 2009 - 11:29am
December 4, 2009
Royal Raptors shut out Tartan
Three goals from three different scorers combined with 27 saves by goaltender Jessica Taplin made for a shutout victory for the South Washington County girls hockey team in a 3-0 win at Tartan on Thursday night. The Royal Raptors notched all three scores in the second period amidst...
sports / raptors
December 4, 2009 - 2:25pm
November 28, 2009
SWC claims second victory versus Hawks
The South Washington County girls hockey team claimed its second win of the year by sweeping the season series against Robbinsdale Cooper by means of a 6-1 triumph in the west metro on Friday night.
November 28, 2009 - 8:35am
November 25, 2009
SWC slammed at White Bear Lake
The South Washington County girls hockey team incurred its first loss of the season Tuesday night as host White Bear Lake handed the Royal Raptors a 5-1 defeat in the Suburban East Conference opener. White Bear Lake scored the first two goals of the game before sophomore forward...
sports / raptors
November 25, 2009 - 10:46am