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Yesterday | Mass Transit

MN: Residents Still Railing Against BRT Line

Aug. 21--The targeted opening of the Gateway Corridor transit project is still eight years away.

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Related Topix: Gateway (Washington, DC), St. Paul, MN

Thu Aug 21, 2014

TwinCities

Hugo's Hardwood Creek Trail to get new segment

Construction of a trail connection in Hugo was approved by the Washington County board of commissioners this week, at a cost of nearly $215,000.

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Related Topix: Hugo, MN, Centerville, MN, Anoka County, MN

TwinCities

Grant vote disbanding charter commission set for fall

The city council this week accepted a petition from residents seeking to disband the year-old charter commission, and as a result the issue will be on the ballot Nov. 4. The commission, which has been meeting at Mahtomedi City Hall, was tasked with exploring the need for a city charter and then, if a need was found, creating a charter that ... (more)

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Related Topix: Grant, MN, Mahtomedi, MN

Wed Aug 20, 2014

TwinCities

Grant officials ordered to study open-meeting laws

Grant officials who were sued for allegedly violating Minnesota's open meeting laws have been ordered by a Washington County judge to brush up on the rules and make them conspicuously available for the public.

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Related Topix: Grant, MN

Tue Aug 19, 2014

TwinCities

Stillwater breaking ground for new fire station, armory

When the Stillwater Fire Department moves into its new home next summer, it will have a more central location, a place to hang hoses and a new neighbor -- the Minnesota National Guard's Red Bull unit.

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Related Topix: Stillwater, MN, Grant, MN

Star Tribune

North news briefs: Open house on 169/101st Av. study

A volunteer gathered prairie seeds at the Crow-Hassan Three Rivers Park. Volunteers are needed for this year's gathering.

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Related Topix: Brooklyn Park, MN, Maple Grove, MN, Osseo, MN, Champlin, MN, Hennepin County, MN

CBS Local

4 Indicted In Washington County Home Invasion

Four men have been indicted in a July 2013 Washington County home invasion where a woman feared for her life after being tied up and threatened with a gun, according to court documents.

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Related Topix: Weird

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Star Tribune

Newport woman pleads guilty in methadone death

Jennifer M. Johnson gave the drug to her husband after a night of beer drinking.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Methadone, Drugs, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Scandia, MN

TwinCities

Vote 2014: Many Washington County incumbents face challengers

Washington County voters will see lots of new names on the November ballot, meaning most incumbents are facing challengers and cities are likely to see shake-ups.

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Related Topix: Woodbury, MN, Family, Kids, Oakdale, MN, Minnesota, University of Minnesota

Sun Aug 17, 2014

TwinCities

Lynch still passionate about sharing the night sky

WCCO meteorologist Mike Lynch, right, hosts a Minnesota Starwatch Party at Big Marine Park Reserve.

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, South St. Paul, MN

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Star Tribune

Briefs: Workplace violence topic of Cottage Grove program

Urban coyotes have been spotted at the Dale Road Off-leash Dog Park. The DNR website offers guidance about them.

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Related Topix: Cottage Grove, MN

Star Tribune

State, local election ballots set in Washington County

Two Washington County Board seats are in contention this fall, and several cities will have new mayors and other leaders.

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Related Topix: St. Paul Park, MN, Newport, MN, Oakdale, MN, Woodbury, MN, Landfall, MN

Star Tribune

Fiber optic cabling nearly completed in Washington County

Days of driving to meetings or having to call to Stillwater for paper records are past, Internet Technology manager says.

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Related Topix: Cottage Grove, MN

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Roseville Review

Preferred Gateway Corridor route selected

The locally preferred alternate route selected by the Gateway Corridor Commission has a bus rapid transit line following I-94 from downtown St. Paul to Woodbury in a dedicated guideway.

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Related Topix: St. Paul, MN, Woodbury, MN, Ramsey County, MN

Roseville Review

County's early budget proposal calls for levy hike

Homeowners in Washington County may pay a little bit more in property taxes next year.

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TwinCities

Newport murder suspect's boxing led to mental illness, court told

The man who allegedly stabbed to death a co-worker at Bailey Nurseries in Newport did so because he was having paranoid delusions that the other man was trying to kill him, according to a recent commitment order.

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Related Topix: Newport, MN, St. Paul, MN, Prison

Finance and Commerce

Top Projects: Wildwood Elementary School

Editor's note: This is the 11th installment in Finance & Commerce's Top Projects of 2013 series.

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Related Topix: Mahtomedi, MN, Kids, Family

Tue Aug 12, 2014

TwinCities

Cottage Grove library debuts new kids' corner

The "Play and Learn" space includes an art cart, writing center, miniature post office, an "imagination station" and a babies' corner.

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Related Topix: Cottage Grove, MN, Kids, Family

TwinCities

North Dakota oil trains worry Minnesota officials; 'You have gaps layered upon gaps'

Minnesota emergency services personnel will be trained and equipped in a few years to deal with oil train disasters, but the governor worries about what could happen before then.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Minnesota, US Governors, Minneapolis, MN

Mon Aug 11, 2014

TwinCities

Grant official Steve Bohnen's immunity request denied

Again, a judge has denied Steve Bohnen's request for immunity from further litigation stemming from a 2010 campaign sign incident.

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Related Topix: Grant, MN

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