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A Woodbury man faces criminal charges after his car crashed in a field near the Cottage Grove Service Center Monday and was destroyed by fire.
Authorities say a St. Paul man tried to disguise himself as a woman to evade police after stealing a handgun from Cabela's in Woodbury and driving a stolen vehicle to a Lake Elmo mobile home park.
Post-traumatic stress disorder sufferers can now register for medical cannabis treatment.
The Washington County Community Development Agency is concentrating on business growth in its new county economic development plan.
Passion, courage and determination marked the dozens of survivors honored at Relay for Life of South Washington County June 9. Survivors' shirts read "we are the courageous, we are the passionate, we are the determined, we are hope" — adjectives that became themes for the 2017 celebration. Organizers spoke about survivors and caretakers in this way during the opening ceremony. "Loved ones have turned purple since I've been doing this, and that's not going to stop me," Organizer Dave Olson said, referring to the color of shirts worn by cancer survivors.
Sixty-eight cases of measles have currently been confirmed in four counties in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Health has not found any cases in Washington County, but the virus could spread east depending on several factors. Hennepin, Ramsey, Crow Wing and Le Sueur counties all have recorded cases of the disease — which symptoms are a rash, fever and cough, running nose or watering eyes. Patients can experience serious complications such as pneumonia or encephalitis. There is currently no treatment for measles beyond bed rest, fluids and control of the fever.
Drinking water in Woodbury is still safe to consume.
A garage on Hidden Valley Cove started on fire Sunday, damaging the garage and home with some smoke and water damage. The fire department received the call to 7222 Hidden Valley Cove around 3:30 p.m.
The long-awaited Junction 70 Grill is now serving. Owner Joel Lehman said it is a somewhat limited opening with a limited menu, but will expand it as it's possible.
River Oaks Golf Course has been under Parks and Recreation Department control for a full quarter now, after being managed by the city council for several months and Administration before that.