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September 5, 2012
City of Woodbury issues statement regarding Red Roof Inn activity
City of Woodbury officials released the following statement Wednesday from City Administrator Clint Gridley: "The city shares the community's concerns about the level of criminal activity at the Red Roof Inn. It is our intention to be in contact with the hotel management to seek...
September 5, 2012 - 3:30pm
September 21, 2011
Stillwater bridge backers make their case in D.C.
Local supporters of a new St. Croix River crossing near Stillwater traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with congressional members and lobby...
September 21, 2011 - 2:58pm
March 25, 2011
Vision unclear for future of small libraries
As Washington County Library officials begin reworking the system's strategic vision, Newport Mayor Tim Geraghty hopes his city's library is not in their sights. Library Director Pat Conley and other county officials began updating the library system's two- to four-year strategic...
March 25, 2011 - 8:00am
March 24, 2011
Woodbury Council considers solar system at public safety building
The public safety building and Woodbury City Hall will soon have one more thing in common -- energy efficiency. City officials are exploring plans for a 40kW solar system to be installed on the roof over the parking garage of the public safety building located on Radio Drive. "It's...
March 24, 2011 - 9:47am
March 23, 2011
Commissioners blast House plan to siphon transit money
Washington County commissioners volleyed criticism Tuesday at legislation advancing in the Minnesota House that would redirect millions of dollars from a sales tax for new light rail, commuter rail and bus rapid transit projects to cover deep cuts to existing bus service in the Twin...
March 23, 2011 - 11:36am
March 19, 2011
Books vs. building improvements: A district dilemma in 833
There is not enough money to pay for all the requests for School District 833 facility improvements, textbooks and technology for next year. So administrators are paring the list and looking to unused funds from the East Ridge High School construction project. The district's proposed...
March 19, 2011 - 9:11am
March 18, 2011
Stillwater superintendent search down to three
The Stillwater Area School District is on its way to having a new, permanent, superintendent. District 834 School Board members on Thursday named the top three finalists for the position. The finalists, chosen from seven, are Dr. Corey Lunn, superintendent for Montgomery Lonsdale,...
March 18, 2011 - 8:00am
March 16, 2011
City's HRA loans going fast
Woodbury's Housing and Redevelopment Authority has already used almost 50 percent of its loan budget for 2011. Residents have taken advantage of the four loan programs, especially the foreclosure purchase, which has been the most popular since the city began lending in April of 2009. HRA...
March 16, 2011 - 1:00pm
County libraries closed Wednesday; long-term planning begins
Libraries across Washington County will be closed Wednesday as library administrators and staff kick off a yearlong strategic planning effort with a daylong workshop. Library officials are set rework the system's two- to four-year plan over the course of months of meetings and workshops,...
March 16, 2011 - 8:00am
March 15, 2011
Afton declares flood emergency
The increasing threat of major flooding this spring has prompted Afton City Council to declare a State of Emergency. City Council made the declaration Tuesday during its regular meeting. Afton's emergency declaration came on the heals of Washington County declaring a State of Emergency...
March 15, 2011 - 10:02pm
Flood threat prompts emergency declaration in Washington County
Washington County declared a state of emergency on Tuesday -- with the city of Afton expected to follow suit tonight -- in advance of predicted major spring flooding that could jeopardize portions of the county. County officials are preparing for floods along both the St. Croix and...
March 15, 2011 - 1:59pm
833 School Board member: No more free trips
What was expected to be a routine review of District 833 School Board policies revealed differences of opinion among members about their travel, e-mail use and the order in which they vote. During a March 3 workshop to discuss updated policies, Board member Jim Gelbmann called for...
March 15, 2011 - 7:48am
March 12, 2011
Arduous intersection: Tower Drive and Afton Road
In the last six years, the accident rate at Tower Drive and Afton Road has been higher than normal. Specifically, 16 crashes were reported since 2005 and most of them were T-bone collisions. Tower Drive will be part of a $5 million road rehabilitation project scheduled to begin this...
March 12, 2011 - 7:00am
March 4, 2011
District 833 School Board rejects proposed class-size increase
District 833 School Board members rejected a budget-cutting proposal that would have increased class sizes by an average of one-half student per class. Administrators, including Superintendent Mark Porter, proposed the class size change to reduce the 2011-12 school year budget by...
March 4, 2011 - 10:50am
March 3, 2011
District 833 to consider $3 million in cuts tonight
District 833 administrators are recommending over $3 million in spending cuts for next school year. School Board members will hear the recommendation for cuts totaling $3.2 million when they meet for a budget workshop at 6 p.m. Thursday at the District Service Center in Cottage Grove....
March 3, 2011 - 2:12pm