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Cottage Grove man sentenced for raping teen girl in Woodbury
Minnesota House members must take harassment prevention training or lose committees
Court says Minnesota Legislature has enough money to remain open
Minnesotans tough on Franken incident
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Three Raptors sign letters of intent
East Ridge, Woodbury, Park individuals qualify for state
Volleyball: Eagles soar to fifth at state
Volleyball: Eagles win to advance to fifth-place game
Woodbury athletes sign Letters of Intent
Falteisek to perform in holiday concert in Woodbury
A soldier's journey: Cottage Grove officer, veteran shares story in new cable documentary
New Life Academy musical 'Singin' in the Rain' set to make a splash
Health briefs: Community Conversation gets people talking about mental health
This close: Rotary clubs observe World Polio Day as disease nears eradication
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Parkwood Estates vs Susan Birttnen
Woodbury AFB Tamarack Sanitary Sewer Rehab
Branch Banking & Trust Co. vs Bradley Jensen and Jennifer Giesel
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Phyllis LaJune Edwards
Patricia "Patty" Taylor
M. Laine McGee, 72
Scout's honor and then some
Inez Oehlke dies at 96
Viewpoint: Premium Relief Came at a Cost to Minnesotans
Lisa Weik Viewpoint: Key phase begins for Gold Line BRT project
Editorial: Veterans have earned twice the thanks
Letters: Minnesota could lead on health care; Referendum needed for our kids
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June 25, 2017
Viewpoint: Difficult session yields mixed results
While there were certainly some positive results from the 2017 legislative session such as a nearly $1 billion bonding bill for projects around...
June 25, 2017 - 8:00am
March 24, 2017
VIEWPOINT: Budget surplus creates opportunity to deliver on Minnesota values
Viewpoint At the end of February, Minnesota Management and Budget announced a projected budget surplus of $1.65 billion for the upcoming biennium,...
March 24, 2017 - 5:06am
February 13, 2017
VIEWPOINT: Education is Key Theme in Governor Dayton's Budget Proposal
Viewpoint Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton delivered his seventh State of the State Address last week to a joint legislative session of the House...
February 13, 2017 - 12:38pm
State leaders gather for civil discussion
After being sworn in Jan. 3, the Minnesota Legislature was invited to do something some of its members haven't done in awhile: have dinner together,...
January 13, 2017 - 9:04am
January 11, 2017
Lawmakers agree on voting change, differ elsewhere
Local lawmakers say they would support efforts to allow voters to physically cast their ballot more than a week ahead of Election Day. State...
January 11, 2017 - 2:43pm
November 22, 2016
LETTER: A letter of gratitude from JoAnn Ward
The long campaign season is over, and it is now time to join together to build a stronger community with confidence and trust. I want to thank...
November 22, 2016 - 5:27pm
November 9, 2016
Fenton, Ward return to Minnesota House
It's back to work for state reps. Kelly Fenton, R-Woodbury, and JoAnn Ward, DFL-Woodbury. Fenton beat Alberder Gillespie, garnering 13,740 votes...
November 9, 2016 - 3:13am
November 6, 2016
Legislative candidates split along party lines on topics of health care
Fueled by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's recent admission that "the Affordable Care Act is no longer affordable to increasing numbers of people,"...
November 6, 2016 - 4:28pm
November 4, 2016
LETTER: Fenton, Kent, Ward reject hyper-partisanship as they partner on transit
In these times of gridlock it is refreshing to see three local legislators working across party lines for the benefit of both constituents and...
November 4, 2016 - 3:01pm
October 29, 2016
LETTER: Ward offers a breath of fresh air when it comes to respect and civility
Are you tired of the divisive partisan rhetoric this campaign season? Are you sick to death of the partisan gridlock at both the state and national...
October 29, 2016 - 12:15pm
LETTER: Choose a Gillespie, Kent, Ward carpool to Minnesota State Capitol
For the last several years Woodbury has been ably represented in the Minnesota Legislature by Sen. Susan Kent and Rep. JoAnn Ward. These hardworking...
October 29, 2016 - 4:24am
October 21, 2016
LETTER: Trust Ward to work for common goals with ongoing funding sources
It's likely that 2016 will go down in history as one of our most significant election years. We are faced with a choice about what kind of country...
October 21, 2016 - 12:35pm
October 18, 2016
Q&A with House 53A incumbent JoAnn Ward
JoAnn Ward, Democratic-Farmer-Labor • Age: 70 • City of residence: Woodbury • Years lived in district: 42 • Education: BS, Education;...
October 18, 2016 - 11:44am
October 17, 2016
LETTER: The antidote to gridlock: Civil discourse
Civil discourse is so much more than simply being polite. Before I joined the legislature, I worked in various positions managing organizational...
October 17, 2016 - 5:54am
September 22, 2016
LETTER: Ward's work on restorative justice warrants her re-election
Ward's work on restorative justice warrants her re-election JoAnn Ward has very ably represented the citizens of west Woodbury and Maplewood...
September 22, 2016 - 11:11am