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Woodbury faces 3.84 percent tax levy increase in 2017
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Massive cash pouring into Minnesota legislative campaigns
Residence Inn opened Friday in Woodbury
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Volleyball: Raptors win five-set battle vs. Rosemount
Volleyball: Park sweeps rival Woodbury
Boys Soccer: Raptors’ winning streak grows to six games
Girls Soccer: Raptors put weather aside to defeat Roseville
Adapted Soccer: Thunderbolts roll in home opener
Life at the crossroads: ‘Songs for a New World’ examines human response to loss
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38th annual Afton Art in the Park in pictures
The gift of writing: Local author recognized, donates books
Belwin Conservancy unveils new look for education center
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May 5, 2015
Funding request approved
Afton City Council approved a funding request for the Youth Service Bureau during its April 21 meeting. City Council will contribute $500 to...
May 5, 2015 - 7:00am
August 28, 2009
4-Hers say program is here to stay
A private foundation kicked in $10,000 to keep the Washington County 4-H program afloat through 2010. Another $22,000 is coming from 4-H member dues. A livestock auction generated $5,000 and the "kiss the cow" contest at the county fair raked in $700. With donations and fundraisers...
August 28, 2009 - 8:33am
May 23, 2009
Arts looks forward to more money
ST. PAUL - State and local arts initiatives will soon get a big funding boost. Art, history and cultural initiatives expect to receive $93 million over the next two years as a result of a constitutional amendment passed last November that increased the statewide sales tax for outdoors...
May 23, 2009 - 10:42am
May 18, 2009
Pawlenty trims public works bill
ST. PAUL - Flood prevention and recovery projects will be fully funded, but Gov. Tim Pawlenty trimmed a public works funding bill, saying legislators want to spend too much. The bill originally proposed spending $361 million, with $300 million coming from funds the state would b...
May 18, 2009 - 2:49pm
May 14, 2009
Lawmakers OK steady school, lower college funding
ST. PAUL - Minnesota lawmakers propose to keep public school funding stable for the next two years and give public colleges and universities...
May 14, 2009 - 8:17am
Funding bills pass without full funding
ST. PAUL - Minnesota legislators rushed through bills funding a bulk of the state budget Wednesday, but without fully paying. The Democratic-controlled...
May 14, 2009 - 8:10am
April 28, 2009
County may get help for I-94 corridor transit study funding
Washington County got some good news from Washington D.C. this past week. Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-St. Paul) informed county officials that her office is submitting a request for $4 million in federal funding for a planned I-94 corridor transit alternatives study. The funds...
April 28, 2009 - 1:25pm
April 17, 2009
Sheriff seeks stimulus funding to make up for position cuts
The Washington County Sheriff's Office is looking to the federal government for stimulus funding to make seven new hires. The Washington County Board of Commissioners vote 5-0 Tuesday, April, 14 to authorize the department to submit its grant application to the federal Community...
April 17, 2009 - 4:51pm
April 8, 2009
Proposal could eliminate integration aid
In addition the numerous changes already facing School District 833 this year -- a new high school, new school boundaries, a new superintendent and a transition to a middle school system -- yet another change is looming on the horizon. Rep. Pat Garofalo (R-Farmington) has brought...
April 8, 2009 - 6:35am
February 11, 2009
Viewpoint: Another school funding dilemma!
This is my 41st year in public education. Yes, I am getting old, but that is not the point. The point is educational funding is a constant merry-go-round that does not seem to change. We have a few good years when we are able to start new programs in technology or world languages,...
February 11, 2009 - 12:00am
February 4, 2009
Senator wants more bus money
ST. PAUL - Sen. Joe Gimse announced a plan to take $95 million from Twin Cities transit funds, and another $5 million from rural funds, to increase...
February 4, 2009 - 12:00am
October 3, 2008
Despite gasoline tax hike, transportation needs money
A major infusion of $6.4 billion into Minnesota's transportation system amounts to only a third of what's actually needed, say transportation...
October 3, 2008 - 12:00am
May 5, 2008
Outdoors issues may hinge on funding deal
May 5, 2008 - 12:00am
March 14, 2008
Transportation attention turns to policy issues
ST. PAUL -- Motorists would be prohibited from sending text messages while driving and Minnesota's school bus laws may be strengthened as lawmakers look for ways to make traveling the state's roads safer. Now that legislators put a $6.6 billion transportation spending plan into law,...
March 14, 2008 - 12:00am
February 27, 2008
Viewpoint: What can be done for schools this session?
As the legislative session begins, I have a few thoughts I would like to share relating to public education in Minnesota. I know this is one of those "short" sessions where I am told the only real job is to pass a bonding bill. Even so, I know many other subjects will be discussed,...
February 27, 2008 - 12:00am