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Continued: Washington County briefs: Oak Park Heights donates to bridge coalition

  • Article by: KEVIN GILES , Star Tribune
  • Last update: February 23, 2013 - 6:20 PM

The scholarship is available to graduating seniors enrolled in a Washington County high school or a student in a college or university program currently residing in Washington County as a permanent resident and who is focusing on history, American studies, architecture or a history related field of study.

Applicants must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher and must be a member of WCHS or have an immediate family member who is a member. Applications must be received by May 1. To get an application, contact a high school counselor or the historical society at 651-439-5956. Or e-mail or visit

Savings to follow move from paper

Washington County Board members will begin receiving documents related to county board business electronically by springtime.

Moving to electronic delivery will save at least $5,000 over the next four years in staff costs, printing and mailing paper packets, the county said.

Earlier in February the County Board approved a $1,500 stipend to purchase electronic equipment to receive documents for county business electronically. Board members who accept the stipend will be required to personally own a device that is able to connect to the county network and that allows the board member to receive the weekly board packet electronically.



Stantec will design new roundabout

The Washington County Board of Commissioners has approved a contract with Stantec Consulting Services Inc. to start design work on construction of a roundabout at Radio Drive and Military Road in Woodbury.

Stantec was selected after obtaining competitive bids. The design contract is for $78,416. The project is part of the county’s 2013 Capital Improvement Plan.



Foundation seeks more ‘great ideas’

The Stillwater Area Foundation has unveiled a “Great Idea Competition” that seeks the newest and most innovative ideas to benefit the city.

The winner will receive a $5,000 grant to implement their “great idea.”

Ideas must be submitted no later than April 1 on the Stillwater Area Foundation website at

The top three entrants will be asked to present them at a May board meeting, and the winner will be announced in June.

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