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November 29, 2017
Hastings council member Tina Folch to run for MN House seat
Hastings City Council member Tina Folch is running for a Minnesota House seat. Folch will run as a DFLer in House District 54B next year. She's...
November 29, 2017 - 10:12am
April 21, 2017
Minn. Senate votes to limit local power on minimum wage, related issues
ST. PAUL—Minnesota communities could not regulate wages, benefits or employee scheduling under legislation that appears headed to Gov. Mark Dayton. Bill sponsor Sen. Jeremy Miller, R-Winona, said that it would not hamper local control, as critics say. "I am all for local control...
April 21, 2017 - 3:00pm
March 17, 2016
Bearth was well respected, well liked
Washington County Commissioner Ted Bearth died March 10 after months of illness. Bearth, of Oakdale, was named County Board chairman in January...
March 17, 2016 - 8:55am
March 10, 2016
Washington County Commissioner Bearth dies at 77
After months of illness, Washington County District 2 Commissioner Ted Bearth died Thursday, March 10, at the age of 77. Named chairman of the...
March 10, 2016 - 1:04pm
February 25, 2016
The smoke settles for Woodbury tobacco shop
A sign in the window of the Woodbury Smoke Shop reads, “Coming Soon.” Soon, being 14 months later than originally planned, that is. The Woodbury...
February 25, 2016 - 12:36pm
Vieth is new executive director at Carpenter Nature Center
The Carpenter Nature Center in Hastings has a new executive director. Jen Vieth was the unanimous choice of the three committees tasked with...
March 25, 2013 - 4:03pm
September 6, 2011
Hastings, Minn., man finds three-foot-long alligator in Mississippi River near Prescott
Derrick Radke and his fiancée were out for a relaxing weekend on the Mississippi River. They had boated to Prescott from Hastings and had pulled...
September 6, 2011 - 9:07am
August 23, 2011
Rescued bald eagle to be release at Carpenter Nature Center on Wednesday
A bald eagle rescued during a snowstorm in March will be released at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Carpenter Nature Center in Hastings. The eagle was injured in what was believed to be a territorial dispute. Three Carpenter Nature Center staff members and volunteers drove to the...
August 23, 2011 - 10:34am
August 15, 2011
Shutdown means Hastings bridge will not be completed by May 2013 as planned
The state government shutdown lasted just three weeks, but its impact will be far greater. On Monday, the project manager for the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings, Steve Kordosky, said the shutdown will result in a delay of at least six months. The bridge had been scheduled to be...
August 15, 2011 - 4:29pm
July 21, 2011
Search under way for body seen going over Vermillion River waterfall in Hastings
Emergency teams from Hastings are busy scouring the area below the falls of the Vermillion River where a body was seen floating. Teams are searching to recover an adult woman. Witnesses reported seeing the woman enter the river near the park along 21st Street. She was quickly sucked...
July 21, 2011 - 8:15pm
December 14, 2010
No pay raise for County Board; sheriff gets a bump
Washington County commissioners will earn the same salary next year. County Board members voted Tuesday to keep their salary at $52,713 a year. Commissioners Myra Peterson of Cottage Grove, Lisa Weik of Woodbury, Gary Kriesel of Stillwater and Dennis Hegberg of Forest Lake supported...
December 14, 2010 - 4:48pm
December 11, 2010
County commissioners hear complaints over budget
Most Washington County taxpayers will see a drop in their taxes paid to the county, officials said during a taxation hearing Thursday in advance of the county board's vote next week on the 2011 operating budget and flat property tax levy. But some of those who won't see a smaller...
December 11, 2010 - 8:31am
Washington County administrator honored for outstanding service
Washington County's longtime administrator was honored this week at a statewide gathering of officials from Minnesota's 87 counties. Jim Schug,...
December 11, 2010 - 7:47am
For new mayor, time to 'listen and learn'
Now the real work begins. That is the approach Mary Giuliani Stephens said she is taking after convincingly winning the Woodbury mayor's seat. Giuliani...
November 11, 2010 - 12:31pm
November 10, 2010
Daily jail bookings for Wednesday
According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, the following people were booked into the Washington County Jail between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. Wednesday: Jeremy D. Groman, 21, of Woodbury, transported from the Ramsey County Jail in connection with a disorderly conduct charge. Adam...
November 10, 2010 - 11:17am