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Washington County commissioner irked that $3 million request fell flat.
The Legislature didn’t appropriate $3 million needed to finance planning and engineering for the Metro Gold Line.
Recent guilty plea by former event promoter leads to surrendering of the name.
The decision means the two officers have been cleared of wrongdoing and will return to work.
Tartan students face gun charges; no shots fired.
Washington County seeks the public’s participation in two forums on the future of county libraries. Forums will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 27,…
Don Empson tells of the struggle to save the Lift Bridge and politics behind building a bigger St. Croix River crossing.
Lawsuit against Washington County residents over campaign signs spurred strong legislative vote.
Prosecutors who recently pursued convictions in the drug overdose death last year of a Woodbury High School student were reminded again just how essential…
Bailey Garcia pleaded guilty in Washington County. He will be sentenced Aug. 14.
Changes on the St. Croix River, federally protected as a U.S. Wild and Scenic River since 1968, will be discussed May 21 when former Vice…
Both men were found in eastern Wisconsin. A third man remains at large.
Men fled Wednesday night, might have stolen car north of city.
A Scandia man’s body was recovered from the St. Croix River on Monday evening, just two days after the body of a 24-year-old Stillwater woman was discovered in the river.
Superintendent Chris Stein talks about opportunities and threats in the pristine 250-mile riverway.
The city of Oakdale is partnering with the University of Minnesota Forest Resources Department on a pilot program for community forestry. Residents can train to…
The homeless man charged with killing Nils Johnson with repeated blows from a billy club had fled to Illinois.
Murder charges against three Woodbury classmates were dismissed. The reason? Prosecutors said there's hope for the teens.
The public can visit the Newport Transit Station at a grand opening and open house celebration from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 27, at…
Six organizations have received state grants to fight aquatic invasive species in Washington County. A two-year allocation of $202,392 from the state Legislature was made…
Sudden departures from policy board raise questions of how the Washington County charter school was being operated.
Investigators said Wednesday that it doesn’t appear random and the public isn’t in danger.
On both sides of St. Croix River, residents wait to see the impact of the new 20-story bridge.
Guided fitness hikes on Washington County Parks trails will begin Thursday, April 23, at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve-Nordic Center and continue through fall. Participants…
Project will expand county’s 50-year-old North Shop, addressing environmental and safety concerns.
Washington County’s trail plans figure prominently into the long-awaited agreement.
Residents in Woodbury and elsewhere in Washington County still can buy space in the Able Energy installation.
About 250 people held a vigil in Stillwater on Sunday for Jennifer Houle, who was last seen early Friday in Dinkytown. Police said her purse was found about three blocks west of a bar she was last seen at.
The Washington County Workforce Center will host a Mini Job Fair from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, March 30, at the Stillwater Government Center. The…
Last snowplow season took a bite out of the county budget. This year, not so much.
Nine more intersections on county roads will receive flashing turn signals this summer.
Tom Fitzgerald will talk about family’s nightmare.
A public meeting about proposed reuses for the Bergstein Shoddy Mill and Warehouse will be held March 30 at 7 p.m. at Stillwater City Hall,…
Engineers are doing their jobs, commissioners say, but the reasons behind public-works price increases are hard to explain to constituents.
Alistair Berg admitted buying and selling a substance he thought was LSD. He watched the sale to the girl who died.
A chilly ordeal that lasted for more than an hour ended when Washington County deputies came to the rescue.
A “Serving Beyond the Bars” dinner to raise money for meal-packing programs in state prisons will be held March 28 at the Lake Elmo Inn.…
County plans to rebuild 10th Street/Manning Avenue site, but not if it hurts Oak-Land school.
Longtime Cottage Grove city administrator Ryan Schroeder will be “parting ways” with the City Council in May, Mayor Myron Bailey said last week. Schroeder has…
Cases involving fraud allegations, usually unfounded, are consuming investigators’ time, Pete Orput tells County Board.
National Park Service numbers show a huge uptick in visitation in the 255-mile park. More accurate counting helped.
An accomplice killed himself in the jewelry store robbery. Officer saw Erick Larkins fleeing.
Teen who sold drug said he never imagined the “horrible” outcome.
The Washington County attorney’s office has recognized two students who signed pledges to graduate from high school. Helena Dowler received an iPad from Sam’s Club…
Unforeseen costs tied to sewer line, other issues.
The vision of the city in a post-Lift Bridge era now is in hands of a coalition of property owners. “Common purpose” is the goal, new chairman says.
The Scandia City Council has postponed plans to renovate a historic boat landing in late summer. The council unanimously decided Tuesday to delay work on…
The vision of the city in a post-Lift Bridge era now is in hands of property owners. ‘Common purpose’ is the goal, new chairman says.
The St. Croix Valley Wedding Showcase will be held at Washington County Historic Courthouse on Feb. 22 from noon to 3 p.m. The courthouse is…
Link between two river bridges will follow an abandoned rail corridor. Latest development is planning for pedestrian bridge.
The revenue from increases is intended to cover additional expenses, budget director said.
Sydney Claire Johnson was a link in a drug-dealing chain that ended in Tara Fitzgerald’s death.
Washington County attorney is reviewing fatal shooting of Marcus Golden because of a Ramsey County conflict of interest.
The Friends of the St. Croix Boom Site will host four public meetings to discuss the site’s future. The 26-acre park, made up of four…
Spreading fear, citizens like him obsessed with “disloyalty” went to work and trampled rights.
Homeless families in Washington County now have one place to call when seeking emergency shelter: St. Andrew’s Community Resource Center (CRC) in Mahtomedi. Washington County…
A Mahtomedi bar owner was killed early Saturday morning when a single gunshot from a high-powered rifle hit him as he drove his pickup, according to criminal charges filed Monday. A 19-year-old Pine Springs man has been charged with murder.
Men will each serve time for Woodbury girl’s death after taking 25i-NBOMe.
A public workshop on criminal expungement will be held at the Washington County Law Library from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, in Room LL14 of…
History remains a priority at Historic Courthouse, park managers say. Private events pay for it.
Only one bailiff remains at the Washington County Courthouse, but security is stronger than ever. That’s because armed sheriff’s deputies now fill those jobs, putting…
One of the biggest winter events along the St. Croix River will paint the skies with color. The Hot Air Affair, held the weekend of…
Property tax levies pay more and more of the annual budget as the state shifts costs to local governments.
Michael Goerlich had intended a sexual relationship with the 14 year old. A jury convicted him in December.
Ken Harycki admitted that he helped a home health care company hide money to avoid paying taxes.
Karla Bigham, representing south Washington County, will target Red Rock transit ridership.
In 1953, a woman was photographed eating ice cream in Stillwater — in winter. She remains unidentified, but her cheery disposition made her an icon…
The city of Marine on St. Croix will receive $6,000 from the Jordan bequest to be used for materials and services at the Marine Community…
Facebook page rankles Washington County officials, who say it’s often inaccurate.
Anthony Bronk had been a Hugo City Council member. Total losses alleged at $188,000.
Washington County Library invites adults to participate in Winter Jackets, a free winter reading program, Jan. 1 through Feb. 28. The program encourages library users…
The Green Acres tubing hill in Lake Elmo opened on Black Friday with manufactured snow, but March-like weather put an end to that. Then came…
Facebook site rankles county officials who say it’s inaccurate. But founder questions credibility of “faceless” posts by his critics.
Cremations outnumber traditional burials so new cemeteries are rare, but landowner says he’d offer both.
New policy, headed for approval, will be the latest in a series of tightened restrictions on the new form of smoking.
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