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A longtime Stillwater lawyer was instrumental in creating today's Department of Natural Resources, and his influence carries through today.
The key issue in the trial of Aaron Schnagl stems from the revelation of new statements from a witness questioned early in the investigation of Jelinek's five-month disappearance and death.
After months of delay, jury selection begins Monday in the death of Danielle Jelinek of Oakdale.
Long before the Twins came to Minnesota, this pair of Washington County siblings made it to the majors.
St. Paul-based lawyer was convicted of conspiring with his brother-in-law to launder proceeds from drug sales.
Put it this way: If not for the fickle finger of historical fate, Minnesota Vikings fans in Washington County could well have ended up rooting…
It's a familiar story in Woodbury and the county's other growing communities: Vestiges of rural life making way for the suburbs.
Tickets are now on sale for “Forbidden Broadway,” a cabaret revue sharply spoofing show tunes, characters and plots of contemporary and current Broadway musicals presented…
The deadline is approaching for high school students to enter original works in WriteNow!, the annual high school writing contest sponsored by White Bear Center…
Archival project, begun in 2008, is to be completed by late 2015.
Scott Perau has accepted a contract as interim director of the Vallee de Croix Chorus, the award-winning group of singers that draws women from around…
On a chilly day in 1902, Ignatius Aloysius O’Shaughnessy was, quite literally, at a crossroads. It had been a rough couple of days, first getting…
Bayport businessman guilty on all 3 counts.
The dramatically receding water level has alarmed homeowners and affected property values. The agreement will seek to limit use of well water that drew down lake levels.
Afton will be transformed into a winter wonderland for its annual “Village Holiday” event on Friday, Dec. 5, and Saturday, Dec. 6. Both days will…
The "Films in 5 Festival" is the first big project of the city's new Arts Commission.
"Fargo," spinoff "Kumiko" are among films set here.
The $11.5 million project will demolish buildings and make site shovel-ready for investors.
Dozens of “Hometown for the Holidays” events in downtown Stillwater begin at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 28 on Main Street with the arrival of Santa…
A $100,000 grant will fund a yearlong study of potential health effects resulting from the development of the Gateway Corridor, the transit link being developed…
Washington County's rural landscapes, unspoiled small-town charms and the beauty of the St. Croix River have been drawing filmmakers to the area for years.
Residential property values jumped nearly 14 percent, leading to homeowners picking up a greater share of the tab.
The icy conditions have put an end to the 2014 shipping season, the earliest closing in the past 45 years.
It's just an inconspicuous gouge in a hillside along U.S. Hwy 10, easily overlooked by drivers whizzing to or from Prescott, Wis., across the nearby…
A small Cottage Grove cemetery bears witness to the Mars company's roots in the Washington County city.
Stephen Bohnen's City Council term is almost over, but he's now suing a rival for legal costs.
Aaron Harper, who resigned last week, is accused of public misconduct over alleged misuse of funds, police say.
The resignation of Ken Harycki comes after an IRS raid at his accounting business last spring.
As part of The Big Read in the St. Croix Valley, ArtReach St. Croix is seeking artists to be part of the exhibition “Spirit, Heart,…
Bielenberg Drive is one of Woodbury’s busiest thoroughfares. Bielenberg Sports Center is one of the largest athletic complexes in Minnesota. Soon, Bielenberg Gardens will become…
HealthEast and Children's Hospitals, along with other firms, are making the city a medical care destination.
Karla Bigham, who defeated County Board member Autumn Lehrke, said she knocked on doors since May. Her to-do list includes roads, libraries, jobs and Red Rock transit ridership..
A federal judge heard arguments on whether to dismiss charges against Zdenko Jakisa of Forest Lake, accused of lying in order to emigrate to the United States 16 years ago.
Voters have requested more than 8,000 absentee ballots in Washington County this fall, about a 20 percent increase over the 2010 election. The uptick can…
The annual Victorian holiday celebration at the Washington County Historic Courthouse will take place Nov. 21-23 at the courthouse, 101 W. Pine St., Stillwater. Built…
Ninety students in Woodbury High School’s Marching Royals band traveled to Florida last month for unique marching band events, a workshop and a performance at…
A rough season on the Upper Mississippi has disrupted barge traffic and the flow of commodities.
Over the past several weeks, a 52-member crew from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been feverishly battling the clock and Mother Nature to clear the river of silt deposited by this year's relentless floodwaters.
Susan Miles, who is seeking a fourth term, faces a challenge from attorney Julie LaFleur.
Zdenko Jakisa, facing deportation, is accused of immigration fraud and of hiding war crimes in 1990s.
With incumbents stepping down, at least a half-dozen communities will have new mayors. Elsewhere, several officeholders face challengers.
Candidates across the county are focused on finding ways to attract development and jobs and expand tax bases in the postrecession marketplace.
The 40-acre site in Denmark Township is part of a proposed network of sites.
City concerns on noise, wetlands and more get bypassed as Canadian Pacific Railway takes its case to the U.S. Surface Transportation Board.
Congestion, noise, impact on the wetlands being filled in among concerns of St. Paul residents.
Dunn Yard expansion project is on hold as St. Paul asks Canadian Pacific to provide more details on the environmental impact.
Outsiders rank Washington County among the best places to live, on several scores.
Judge has stern words for DNR over its lake management plan.
With laughs, a few tears, some fireworks and one last slightly daft promotion (the Monster Food Truck Rally), the curtain fell last week on baseball…
Though Thursday was the closing of one chapter, it was also the last step toward a new era with the opening next spring of the team's new stadium in Lowertown.
New Brighton says the military is reneging on paying for groundwater treatment from a former ammunition plant.
The Woodbury 19-year-old helped sell a designer drug that killed a 17-year-old girl.
The Minnesota State Patrol is asking the public for help in finding the driver of a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash late Saturday in…
Woodbury has waited for eight years to see a rebirth at the abandoned site at a busy intersection. With City Council approval, work could start in September.
The bus rapid-transit line would start at Woodbury's eastern edge and run west along Interstate 94 and end at St. Paul's Union Depot.
On the five-point Johnson Scale, Sunday night's spectacularly freakish mayfly emergence and hatch along much of the Upper Mississippi was a doozy, rating a 4.5.
Two of three solutions proposed for dwindling lake top $600 million and would shift how many cities get their water.
While home values are recovering elsewhere, the loss of once-prime lakeshore on White Bear Lake is having devastating financial effects.
The phenomenon could be detected on radar across the Mississippi River Valley Sunday night. The onslaught left behind a huge, slimy mess and got the blame for a three-vehicle accident on the Hwy. 63 bridge linking Red Wing and Hager City, Wis., that left one person hospitalized.
Before New Brighton feud erupted in fatal shooting, cops were called to neighboring homes dozens of times on a variety of complaints.
After 2 years of improvements, the historic Maplewood course will officially reopen Saturday.
The ancients who began building them at least 2,000 years ago knew the spot at the crest of Dayton’s Bluff overlooking the majestic bend in…
The listing means the work of fundraising and restoration will be made a little easier for members of the local historical society.
The remains were found in a shallow grave by a hiker north of Sartell, Minn. With them was a sweatshirt with the University of Minnesota Duluth logo and No. 14 — Matula's softball number.
Cities, developers, environmentalists at odds over land use in metro area.
Convicted murderer gets eight years on top of the life term he is serving.
The 1840s landmark came tumbling down along a channel of the Mississippi.
Mark Mahaney, 26, was passionate about climbing.
The swollen Mississippi and Lower St. Croix rivers continue to rise. County is stockpiling sandbags.
The city of Woodbury and a Stillwater restaurateur, who agreed to work together to build a full-service restaurant in the newly revamped Bielenberg Sports Center,…
On the third anniversary of a massive blowdown that affected 13,000 acres of St. Croix State Park, signs of recovery are emerging.
With St. Paul's Harriet Island nearly covered by the swollen Mississippi River, organizers decided the July 3-6 festival will be held at the Carver County Fairgrounds.
Thomas E. Jones of Minneapolis was one of two men who attempted to rob a Woodbury jewelry store last weekend, police say.
No liability was admitted in 2011 trip-and-fall case.
The bypass was one of many in an effort to keep E. coli-tainted water from backing into homes.
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