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Anger is running high in Forest Lake over a proposal to eliminate the city's police department and contract instead for law enforcement services with the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
Adult charges dropped for now after deal reached in St. Croix County.
A $3.5 million construction project will transform the tattered Cottage Grove site.
Poor procedures blamed for loss of money, drugs and guns; no criminal charges expected.
Harvey Kneifl, charged on six counts, made his first appearance in court Friday.
The school district has placed the suspect on leave. Allegations involve at least six preschool girls, and police are investigating whether there are more.
Female inmates in Wisconsin were assaulted dozens of times by guard.
More than 20 businesses are open or are under construction now at the site of the former State Farm headquarters.
Washington County investigators tracked nearly 75,000 ads in different categories.
Cottage Grove murder-for-hire suspect back in jail after allegedly trying to track son via smartwatch
Stephen Carl Allwine charged with killing wife alleged to attempt contact with son through GPS on a smartwatch.
Parents allege district lacked sufficient evidence to close the schools, while the district says board has 'wide latitude' to decide.
The dispute resembles arguments over proposed Muslim cemeteries in other parts of the country, as well as a recent example in Dakota County.
Opponents of Stillwater board's decision point to insufficient evidence.
Stephen Carl Allwine, 43, is accused of shooting Amy Allwine and trying to disguise the death as suicide.
Thick walls will sustain in the warm weather, but walking surfaces will be getting slippery, organizers say.
Ken Harycki pleaded guilty in January 2015 to tax evasion in his private accounting business.
Latest ice castle breaks playfully from tradition in Stillwater.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office, recognizing that various forms of multimedia recordings already are in wide use among law enforcement officers and citizens alike, will…
It has taken on the job of restoring the Boutwell house with a semblance of historical accuracy and then selling it to someone who wants to live there, with certain restrictions.
The Washington County lake, known to many as Sylvan Lake, is the latest in Minnesota proposed for renaming because of racist connotations.
Hulking old factory becomes an upscale entertainment attraction, bringing more life to the city's downtown district.
Kinnickinnic River's future could be free of dams.
When Roy Huddle wasn’t on the lake teaching people to water ski, he was driving a golf cart through his northern Minnesota resort announcing Sunday…
She asked the airline to let ethnic communities review the film.
It's all a matter of getting the word out on opportunities in the east metro, Chris Eng says.
The incident, involving two Afton-Lakeland students, was among several recent metro area episodes.
Sentence came after outburst in courtroom in Stillwater.
Following Tuesday’s election, the dynamics have slightly shifted in a controversy over school closings in the Stillwater district. What happens next depends on the willingness…
Leaders in those east-metro cities see advantages in rapid-bus service plan.
An unusual underground cooling project aims to restore Brown's Creek in Washington County.
Damon Michael DiMartino denied guilt after unsuccessful attempt to change his plea.
Under conservation agreement, a portion of Brown's Creek will remain undeveloped.
Advocates say it will provide for more than 500 housing units and generate as many jobs.
Six candidates — each with backgrounds in public service — will compete in November for three seats on the Washington County Board. Two of the…
Board candidates are split on whether to implement new superintendent's plan.
The two-state project, now estimated to cost $617 million to $646 million, includes extensive highway construction on both sides of the river to funnel traffic onto the four-lane structure.
Annika Sorenstam and the late Arnold Palmer designed overhauled Lake Elmo course.
Chris Stein became known as a champion of water quality, builder of partnerships.
The move to a larger building is meant to accommodate "clients' choice" shopping.
The 16-1 Met Council vote sets in motion a plan to dedicate an increasing percentage of Park and Trails Legacy funding to that mission.
Questions arise over hangar rent, business use and spending priorities. 'It's been a little heated,' council member says.
He "very likely" brewed the dose that killed teenager, prosecutor says.
Authorities say they see internet crime "everywhere."
Metro-area communities may be required spend up to 10 percent of their share of state parks Legacy funds to attract more youth, new immigrants, and racial and ethnic minorities to regional parks under a proposal approved Monday by a committee of the Metropolitan Council.
The Scandia mining operation caused a stir when it resumed in 2013.
Brian L. Kersten allegedly brought a Chinese woman to Woodbury.
It was a day in June, only months before her death, that Inez Florence Oehlke reminded the citizens of Woodbury once again that old age…
Volunteers help to guide vision for Minnesota's largest state park
With a prominent new sign, the gateway to one of Minnesota's national parks can more easily show off its fresh facelift.
Only a few short years ago, a messy summer festival and bitter disagreements over a new bridge trapped Stillwater under dark clouds of controversy. Soon…
Voters were misled, a Stillwater parent argued, but the judge ruled that the law was on the side of the district.
Plan for new Oltman Middle School is "great for the kids."
City's police department closed, but the officers changed uniforms and remained.
A smaller jack is needed to tighten cables that hold segments together. Work on river spans not affected.
Eleven candidates, including two incumbents, will compete in November in midst of debate over closings.
A Forest Lake man has been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for killing his girlfriend and leaving her body in their apartment…
Dean Zuleger said he's been passed over for similar jobs because of statements made about his departure.
Six candidates will compete in Tuesday’s primary election for a vacant Washington County Board seat representing Oakdale and the surrounding area, with the two top…
Metro-area prosecutors and police agencies anticipate that hundreds of women and girls will be sold on the sex market during Super Bowl 2018, mostly at huge organized parties and through provocative online ads and social media.
Homicide charge against the 14-year-old girl says she attempted suffocation and cut victim's neck with a piece of a broken bowl.
County officials cite excessive wear and tear on the 146-year-old Stillwater landmark for the moratorium on new bookings.
Police found beaten victim wandering on a dark street, said she was looking for airport to return home.
Niña and Pinta dock for 12 days to tell of an explorer's journey
William James Scheel was stabbed himself as sister tried to stop attack on their father.
The Prairie Island Indian Community's development of recently acquired acreage in Washington County could be years away and most likely will include housing or businesses…
The manufactured water attraction will reopen in early August after a $1.3 million overhaul.
Aaron Schnagl claimed at his sentencing Friday morning that he didn't receive a fair trial.
Parent says district misled voters in 2015, but district says vote to close schools was a separate action.
Former VP, environmental groups say family's sale of lot would harm river.
St. Croix County opposes sale of parcel in family's Supreme Court fight.
The polio came suddenly, when James Kellen was playing in a football game his junior year in high school. Soon he was flat on his…
Cheyenne Foster pleaded guilty to persuading the victim through online chats and video conferencing to commit sex acts.
Ken Harycki, convicted of tax evasion, will be given a chance to help prosecute co-defendants.
Parents have built a strong alliance to battle the district's decision to close three elementary schools.
Memorial Day signals that the fun is just around the corner
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