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Walz, legislative leaders strike budget deal, drop gas tax hike
Ellsworth police looking for male suspect in connection with armed robbery
HERO Center plan OK'd; new sign at River Oaks: Cottage Grove City Council briefs
HERO Center on track: Cottage Grove, Woodbury councils close to final approval
Man charged with sex trafficking in Woodbury from behind bars
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Girls Golf: Woodbury, East Ridge, New Life have strong weeks to finish out regular season
Boys Golf: New Life Academy wins conference championship
Boys Tennis: East Ridge advances to section semifinals
Softball: East Ridge shares conference championship
Girls Lacrosse: East Ridge, Woodbury add key wins from the week
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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City of Woodbury Ad for Bids: 2019 Park Pavement Rehab Projects
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Forum Communications to purchase Rochester newspaper
Edward Jones Ranks Highest in Investor Satisfaction
Forum Communications head elected to news industry advocacy board
Local Financial Advisor Honored for Performance
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Happy Golden Birthday, Rio Vera!
Tina Folch for House Representative
Editorial: An answer to teens' 20% e-cig usage: Tobacco 21
Column: Reaching a key educational milestone
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December 6, 2018
Mahtomedi man charged with firearm violation
LAKELAND — A Mahtomedi man was arrested on Nov. 25 after allegedly threatening another man with a gun. Brandon Gilbert Bacchus, 35, has...
December 6, 2018 - 6:00am
July 25, 2017
Gardens of Light Walking Tour showcases Afton, Lakeland and Bayport gardens
Local gardeners in Afton, Lakeland and Bayport (Minn.) are weeding and feeding plants and flowers in preparation for the inaugural Gardens of Light Walking Tour on Saturday, July 29. The garden tour is a fundraiser for mental health programming at Oak-Land Middle School in Lake Elmo....
July 25, 2017 - 8:00pm
March 7, 2017
Two men charged with smuggling cigarettes over MN-WI border
Two Illinois men accused of smuggling unmarked cigarettes over state lines face felony charges in Washington County. Mohammad Abdul Majid and...
March 7, 2017 - 3:15pm
November 14, 2016
In Lakeland, Fire destroys controversial city hall under construction
Lakeland City Council member Jeri Ryan surveyed the charred remains from behind yellow police tape Monday morning and shook her head. "It's terrifying...
November 14, 2016 - 12:14pm
July 3, 2015
Police report: Possible swatting incident, student bumps high school staff, and pouring hot tea on a child
Note: This is a sample of recent incidents involving the Woodbury police. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty. * On June...
July 3, 2015 - 7:51am
June 27, 2015
Cocaine falls from shoe during intake
As he was booked into the Washington County jail for DWI, a Chicago man's day got a lot worse. Minnesota State Patrol responded to two separate...
June 27, 2015 - 12:59am
February 26, 2010
Girl Scout cookie boxes reported stolen
A cookie thief stole 34 cases of Girl Scout cookies Thursday from a garage in Lakeland. The Washington County sheriff's office said Friday that a homeowner in the 100 block of Quamwell Avenue South reported that an attached garage had been burglarized. "They were having a (cookie)...
February 26, 2010 - 1:15pm
May 28, 2009
County board approves draft 2030 comp plan
Envision a Washington County with 132,000 more residents, nearly 60,00 additional households and more than 60,000 additional jobs. That's the growth projected for county over the next 20-some years.
May 28, 2009 - 10:03am
Sixth-graders coordinate blood drive
They might be too young to donate blood themselves, but sixth-graders at Afton-Lakeland Elementary School proved you're never too young to make a difference. With help from parent volunteer Bob Dickie, sixth-graders organized and hosted what Red Cross officials are calling the first...
April 28, 2009 - 12:37pm
March 24, 2009
Afton-Lakeland Elementary PTA school carnival
The Afton-Lakeland Elementary School PTA will host a school carnival Saturday, March 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The carnival is open to children of all ages and includes a silent auction. Admission is free. Activities will include a police K-9 demonstration from noon to 1...
March 24, 2009 - 12:22pm
January 13, 2009
School increases donations to food shelf
This year's annual food drive at Afton-Lakeland Elementary School was anything but typical, thanks to the efforts of students Jason Heegaard and Andrew Kangas. For the past seven years, "45 Express," Afton-Lakeland's multi-age fourth and fifth grade classroom, has sponsored a collection...
January 13, 2009 - 12:00am
December 3, 2008
County libraries changing hours, some cutting back
When the economy is sluggish, the pace at the library picks up. That's the word from Washington County library officials, who said over the...
December 3, 2008 - 2:00pm
Veterans enlist as volunteers at Afton-Lakeland Elementary
Five former soldiers, who proudly served their country during their tours, recently signed on for a different kind of duty - one with no pay and huge rewards. These veterans now spend each Wednesday morning serving the students of Afton-Lakeland Elementary as volunteers, mentors,...
December 3, 2008 - 12:00am
November 5, 2008
Nielsens welcome grandson
Reidar Luke Bednar was born at Hudson Hospital on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008 to Luke and Asia Bednar of Lakeland. He weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 21 1/2 inches long. He was welcomed to the family by grandparents Scott and Jan Nielsen of Cottage Grove.
November 5, 2008 - 12:00am
October 29, 2008
Letter: Bunn - Doing a phenomenal job
State Representative Julie Bunn is doing a phenomenal job for our district. We have been particularly impressed by Julie's willingness to listen and go to bat for her constituents, even in the face of significant opposition. Julie listened to the citizens of West Lakeland Township,...
October 29, 2008 - 12:00am