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June 17, 2009
Residents happy with life in Washington County
Nearly all of Washington County residents say their quality of life is good or excellent. And recent survey numbers suggests that the county remains one of the more affluent areas in the Twin Cities metro. But there are indicators that the recent economic downturn has affected some...
June 17, 2009 - 6:13am
June 11, 2009
Washington County releases 2008 performance report
How is the county doing? This may not be a common greeting among Washington County residents when they meet one another on the street. Yet, a county performance report, now available for pick-up at county libraries or reading at www.washington.co.mn.us addresses dozens of aspects...
June 11, 2009 - 11:12am
May 14, 2009
Woodbury police report
According to the Woodbury Police Department, the following people were ticketed recently. Alcohol/drug violations Christopher Carruthers, 41, Eagan, was ticketed April 25 at Queens Drive and Currell Blvd. for possession of a small amount of marijuana and no proof of insurance. Patrick...
crime and courts/News
May 14, 2009 - 8:42am
April 29, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, April 29, 2009
A wag of my acquaintance once said that word processors are ruining the art of biography. He explained that it's so easy to type on them (no carriage return, no worries of hyphenation, etc.), that "if Moses had one, there'd be 17 commandments rather than 10." In some ways it's true....
April 29, 2009 - 12:00am
April 22, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, April 22, 2009
As I've mentioned before, I love to read books that embrace a specific locale. In fact I got started reading when I was in high school and someone told me about Sinclair Lewis, a writer who grew up in a small town, like me.
April 22, 2009 - 12:00am
April 15, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, April 15, 2009
'They roused him with muffins -- they roused him with ice -- They roused him with mustard and cress -- They roused him with jam and judicious advice -- They set him conundrums to guess. When at length he sat up and was able to speak His sad story he offered to tell: And the...
April 15, 2009 - 12:00am
April 8, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, April 8, 2009
After graduating from Harvard, Sara Houghteling studied for her master's degree in fine arts at the University of Michigan, where she received a Fulbright Scholarship to Paris and one of Michigan's highest honors, the Avery Hopwood Award for novels. This bodes well for the young...
April 8, 2009 - 12:00am
April 3, 2009
Woodbury police report
According to the Woodbury Police Department, the following people were ticketed recently. Alcohol/drug violations Joseph R. Derose, 31, Baldwin, Wis., was ticketed March 29 at Woodlane Drive and Valley Creek Road for possession of marijuana. Nathan J. Tracy, 18, Woodbury, was ticketed...
April 3, 2009 - 1:55pm
March 18, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, March 18, 2009
Sports, restaurants and graphic novels make a variety of good reads. Baseball is getting underway, so for a behind-the-scenes look could I suggest "Under the March Sun: The Story of Spring Training," by Charles Fountain (Oxford University Press, $24.95)? Northeastern University...
March 18, 2009 - 7:39am
March 5, 2009
Woodbury police report
According to the Woodbury Police Department, the following people were ticketed recently. Alcohol/drug violations Stephanie A. Aguilar, 26, St. Paul, was ticketed March 2 at 1806 Wooddale Drive for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance. Lukas A. Lessard, 18, Woodbury,...
March 5, 2009 - 2:58pm
March 4, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, March 4, 2009
Award-winning Minnesota poet Larry Schug just sent me his new book, a gem called "Arrogant Bones,"(North Star Press, $12.95). Schug works at the College of St. Benedict, by St. John's University, where Sen. and poet Eugene McCarthy went to schools. Schug's down-to-earth, sardonic...
March 4, 2009 - 12:00am
February 25, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, Feb. 25, 2009
A new book sheds new light on a well-known historical educator. "Up from History: The Life of Booker T. Washington," by Robert J. Norell (Harvard University Press, $35) is a fine new look at a historical figure who has suffered a bad rap for too long. Booker T. Washington has taken...
February 25, 2009 - 10:50am
February 20, 2009
Woodbury police report
According to the Woodbury Police Department, the following people were ticketed recently. Alcohol/drug violations Johnathan B. Edwards, 20, St. Paul, was ticketed Feb. 4 at Woodlane Drive and Wooddale Drive for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance. Kong M. Thao, 26,...
February 20, 2009 - 10:46am
February 18, 2009
Obesity, water quality, aging among top concerns in county health assessment
Obesity is on the mind of Washington County residents. But so is water quality, smoking and an increase in the aging population. This week, the county published its "2008 Community Health Assessment" and the issue of overweight adults and children was identified as one of the 12...
February 18, 2009 - 2:42pm
February 11, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, Feb. 11, 2009
I'm proud and happy to work for newspaper organizations who still believe it's important to publish news about books and the folks who write them. In the past few years I've gotten the impression that other newspapers consider books as little more than competition for their own...
February 11, 2009 - 12:00am