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Police report: Bee causes car accident by buzzing driver, a rash of store burglaries, and a gun that fell off a vehicle's roof
Dayton offers 25% health insurance premium reduction proposal
St. Croix Prep Academy kids, staff and community partners set to restore prairie
Minnesota roundup: Patrol still looking for hit-and-run driver who killed 85 year old woman; Man killed after contacting live wire following crash; plus more state headlines.
Q&A with Washington County Commissioner District 2 candidate Stan Karwoski
crime and courts
Volleyball: Raptors advance to section semifinals
Girls Soccer: Raptors offense can’t connect in state loss to Andover
Volleyball: Eagles cruise past St. Paul Harding
Cross Country: Woodbury runners Holiday, Romain are headed to state
MN state parks to be free on day after Thanksgiving
Festival for kids at Valley Creek Mall
An itch to stitch: Woodbury guild hosts quilt show at Lake Middle School
Newport Lutheran Church holds Halloween festival
Gibbs Farm celebrates old-fashioned Halloween
Monster Bash Halloween parade
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Gary Carlton, 63
Jean Ekern, 91
John N. DeMorest, 54
Mary E. Edwards, 75
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February 26, 2016
Washington County Library Strategic Plan is approved
Now that the Washington County Library Strategic Plan has been approved, it’s time to move on to addressing the needs of the county’s library...
February 26, 2016 - 12:10am
Comment period for library plan ends Jan. 31
Want to have a say on the next chapter for the Washington County Library system? Library users still have a few days to share their thoughts...
January 26, 2016 - 12:36pm
July 15, 2015
Writing the next chapter for libraries
The next chapter in the Washington County libraries’ story promises to be a page turner, said the man tasked with leading a redesign of the...
July 15, 2015 - 11:28am
April 14, 2009
Ryskoski one of four top candidates in District 196
District 834 Superintendent Keith Ryskoski is one of four candidates who will be interviewed for the top job in the Apple Valley-Rosemount school District 196. He is among two current superintendents and two district employees are still in the running for the top job in ISD 196. The...
April 14, 2009 - 11:39am
January 27, 2009
Viewpoint: Change will be the topic of discussion in District 834
I'm guessing many of you, like me, were riveted by the inauguration activities of the past week. We have all witnessed a major and historical change in the direction of our country and in our own lives. We recognize the future holds great uncertainty, yet we also recognize that with...
January 27, 2009 - 12:00am
January 14, 2009
Viewpoint: A new year for the District 834 board
The new year is upon us, which means for most of us new calendars have been posted on the walls and well-intentioned resolutions have been made. For students and staff of the Stillwater Area Public Schools the new year marks the beginning of the second half of what is stacking up...
January 14, 2009 - 12:00am
December 3, 2008
Viewpoint: Workshop days more than just a day off
When I looked at the school calendar as a kid, the only things that caught my attention were the days emblazoned with the words "No School" or "Teacher Workshop Day." To me and my classmates, those workshop days meant sleeping in late, long lazy mornings, and a full day of playing...
December 3, 2008 - 12:00am
November 19, 2008
Viewpoint: Closings, delayed start time decisions based on crucial information
I recently heard the weatherman say the words "snow flurries" for the first time this season. With the first snowflakes of the winter, many of our students begin paying close attention to the radio or television screens hoping that District 834 -- Stillwater Area Public Schools --...
November 19, 2008 - 12:00am
October 8, 2008
Viewpoint: Elections are an opportunity to teach students
With less than a month to go before Election Day, politics is at the center of many discussions at home and in offices across the nation. The political process is also a hot topic in classrooms around our school district. Teachers at all levels are taking advantage of the media coverage...
October 8, 2008 - 12:00am
April 17, 2008
District 834 assigns itself homework
Administrators at Stillwater Area Public Schools have given themselves a homework assignment: gather feedback from parents about both the school district and about how families make school selection decisions. With the help of St. Paul based research firm e.g. Insight, who has donated...
April 17, 2008 - 12:00am
February 13, 2008
Viewpoint: Everyone has a role in ensuring a world-class education system
Some of my columns last year included information related to "Minnesota's Promise, World-Class Schools, World-Class State," a report released in the fall of 2006 by the Minnesota Association of School Administrators. The report articulated an education vision for the state of Minnesota...
February 13, 2008 - 12:00am