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New Richmond, Wis., man charged with kidnapping two women in Afton
Sheriff's deputy recovers marijuana, meth during traffic stop
Alleged car thief gets nabbed on his first try
Police report: Bobcat at the beach, roaches in a tin, and a possible protest
100 mph chase through Woodbury brings Somerset man to Minnesota courts
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Swimming and diving: Raptors lead conference relays
New Life Academy girls soccer: Eagles drop opener to Visitation
New Life Academy tennis: Eagles fare well in tournaments
East Ridge tennis: Raptors lose to Eagan, dominate Henry Sibley
East Ridge volleyball: Raptors adjust to high-tempo opponent in season-opening 3-1
Valued council members bid adieu to Woodbury Days
Area 4-H members win at Washington County Fair
Dogs and ducks: Kids learn life lessons in theater camp
What to do at Woodbury Days
Hope Glen Farm unveils treehouse suite
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Bank of America vs Bright
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Donna Reynolds, 83
Helen L. Van Allen, 88
Florence E. Jacques, 88
Tom W. Mertz, 48
Roger C. Meikle, 60
VIEWPOINT: East metro deserves 100-year plan for transportation
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April 10, 2014
Gelbmann resigning from District 833 School Board
Jim Gelbmann, the longest-serving District 833 School Board member, is resigning. Gelbmann announced Thursday he will step down June 30 after over 18 years on the board overseeing South Washington County Schools. The other six board members voted to accept the resignation after...
April 10, 2014 - 10:21pm
County considers: Is library system's model obsolete?
The world of libraries is changing. That’s a phrase heard often since e-books’ popularity continues to increase, a trend prompting Washington...
April 10, 2014 - 8:25am
April 9, 2014
Dayton set to sign contentious bullying bill
ST. PAUL -- A bill written to prevent school bullying across Minnesota appears headed into law. Representatives early today approved a bill 69-63 to require school districts to establish rules against bullying, better train staff on the issue and provide guidance about what must...
April 9, 2014 - 7:47am
April 8, 2014
Minnesota House could take medical marijuana vote
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota state representatives could face a decision later this legislative session about whether to approve marijuana for medical use, even though a medical marijuana bill is stalled. Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, plans to offer an amendment that would allow medical...
April 8, 2014 - 3:09pm
April 7, 2014
House, Senate agree on minimum wage increase
ST. PAUL -- Legislative leaders agreed to raise the Minnesota minimum wage to $9.50 an hour in 2016, with lower wages for small businesses,...
April 7, 2014 - 12:36pm
April 2, 2014
Former Washington County veterans service officer was reprimanded for sexual harassment
RED WING, Minn. -- Recently hired Goodhue County Veterans Service Officer Lyman “Robby” Robinson Jr. was reprimanded for sexual harassment in 2010 while serving as VSO in Washington County, a RiverTown Multimedia public-data request revealed. Goodhue County did not know about...
April 2, 2014 - 5:13pm
April 1, 2014
House bonding bill author calls legislation 'inadequate'
ST. PAUL -- A nearly $1 billion proposal to fund state construction projects, ranging from trails to transit, launched Tuesday with its author calling it "inadequate" and a Republican who usually supports public works projects saying he could not vote for it. It was an unusual...
April 1, 2014 - 4:02pm
Road project takes aim at Afton’s big ‘Y’
Even though reconstruction of Afton’s County Road 21 is still two years out, its residents and business owners already have specific views...
April 1, 2014 - 3:15pm
March 31, 2014
Kent to talk bullying bill in 'Twitter Town Hall'
A Woodbury lawmaker is taking to Twitter to talk bullying. Sen. Susan Kent, DFL-Woodbury, will be holding a "Twitter Town Hall" event at 2 p.m. Wednesday to discuss the Safe and Supportive Schools Act. Kent will be tweeting under @SusanKentMN. Participants can interact by using...
March 31, 2014 - 4:13pm
Capitol roundup: Bill would slash number of lawmakers
ST. PAUL -- A new bill, introduced Monday after most legislative deadlines passed, would reduce the number of lawmakers serving Minnesotans and, thus, eliminate the need to build a new Senate office building. Rep. Bob Barrett, R-Lindstrom, would reduce the number of House members...
March 31, 2014 - 1:25pm
February 26, 2014
District 833 looks to improve transportation situation
District 833 may step back to shorter student walking distances and change some school schedules to improve bus transportation. Just one year after increasing walking distances for middle schoolers and high school students, the South Washington County School Board is considering...
February 26, 2014 - 9:25am
January 22, 2014
Minnesota's Kraus-Anderson tapped to transform State Farm building
The investment firm that plans to redevelop the State Farm Insurance campus in Woodbury on Wednesday announced a Minnesota-based company will...
January 22, 2014 - 8:54am
October 2, 2013
Minnesota shutdown impact spotty so far
ST. PAUL -- The impact of a federal government shutdown on Minnesotans was spotty Tuesday, but an extended one would cause more widespread problems. State officials are examining the situation, and Commissioner Jim Schowalter of Minnesota Management and Budget activated the “Statewide...
October 2, 2013 - 9:51am
September 24, 2013
Real estate group announces contract with State Farm building
The empty State Farm Insurance building in Woodbury is back in the spotlight. The Florida-based real estate investment group Elion Partners...
September 24, 2013 - 11:17am
September 12, 2013
Woodbury's Lillie takes over Taxpayers League of Minnesota
Ted Lillie, the former Woodbury lawmaker who served one term in the Legislature, will likely be a regular fixture again at the Minnesota Capitol. Lillie was named president of the Taxpayers League of Minnesota, a group that lobbies in support of lower taxes and smaller government. ...
September 12, 2013 - 7:28pm