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District 833's tentative acquisition plan for the Crosswinds Arts and Science School building includes shuffling students at two other grade schools and building an addition to connect the Woodbury elementary and middle school buildings. South Washington County Schools officials on Wednesday released an overview of their proposed use of the Crosswinds building in Woodbury, which they hope to acquire this spring. The proposal was posted on the district's website to "counteract misinformation that has been distributed to the community," according to the statement. The plan says that if Distri
Wins have come often for the East Ridge VFW baseball team this summer. East Ridge compiled a 15-6 record through last week heading into the final stretch of the 2012 season. The VFW team got the season off to a good start, going 5-1 with wins over West St. Paul, Mahtomedi, South St. Paul, North St. Paul and Eagan.
A single drawing turned into the first published graphic novel for Lane Ward. Ward, a St. Paul Park artist, drew one illustration and his imagination took off, giving him all sorts of ideas to expand that initial science fiction-themed drawing. "I said, 'That's it, I have to do this,'" Ward said.
Sleeping pills and keeping busy are a Cottage Grove mother's antidotes to the stress of not knowing her 14-year-old daughter's whereabouts, and fearing she's with a man more than twice her age who has violent crimes in his past. Brigette Tschida, whose daughter Angela Tschida hasn't been heard from since July 2, said she doesn't like the limelight, but she hopes media attention to the case might allow her daughter to see something that convinces her to come home. "He may be saying that nobody cares, but that's the farthest thing (from the truth)," Brigette Tschida said. Tschida and police s
Angela Tschida, the 14-year-old Cottage Grove girl who police think left town with a 36-year-old sex offender, gave friends no indication she was troubled or planning to run, said friend Cole Bertram. "She seemed normal," Bertram said. "She seemed happy." Bertram said Tschida had a lot of friends and was in frequent contact with them before she left. "I have a text from her almost every day saying 'Hey, what's up,' or 'Hey, what are you doing?'" Bertram said. That's why it was obvious when the text messages stopped July 1. On July 2, Tschida, left town without a trace.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third in a series of preview stories for the Relay for Life of South Washington County, which will be held June 4-5 at East Ridge High School. Last March, Bill Stradtman's family was preparing for his funeral. The then-69-year-old's Burkitt's lymphoma had become resistant to the chemotherapy drugs that were once curing him.
A Newport man allegedly stole a pickup truck from the Newport SuperAmerica store parking lot and later crashed it while fleeing from police on Interstate 94. Damien A. Anderson, 31, was charged recently in Washington County District Court with vehicle theft and fleeing a police officer following an alleged March 17 incident. According to the court complaint, around 2 a.m.
A 67-year-old Cottage Grove man was killed Wednesday in a single-car rollover crash on Highway 61 south of the St. Paul Park Road/70th Street exit, according to the Cottage Grove Police Department. Larry S. Malcolm was unresponsive when police arrived, and pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Minnesota State Patrol report.
A Woodbury man allegedly robbed a taxi driver at gunpoint who was taking him to Cottage Grove in late November. Cameron T. Lloyd, 18, is charged with first- and second-degree robbery for allegedly stealing a GPS unit, $350 in cash and a cell phone from the driver, who was taking him and three friends from Woodbury to a residence in the 8100 block of Belden Boulevard just after midnight Nov. 22. According to the Washington County District Court complaint, Lloyd was sitting in the front, passenger seat of the cab, and the friends were in back.
Seventy years ago, the pieces of a bankrupt Texas refinery were sent north and installed on a 100-acre plot overlooking the Mississippi River. Minnesota's first refinery, now the Marathon Petroleum Co. refinery in St.