9 hrs ago
Washington County school briefs: Stillwater schools awarded federal fitness funds
The Stillwater School District secured a federal grant this fall to begin instilling in its students a passion for physical fitness.
13 hrs ago
Washington County political duo hope to open brewpub in Newport
Two of Washington County's more visible elected officials could soon be holding court in a new -- and unexpected -- spot.
17 hrs ago
Nobody attends Washington County budget hearing
Maybe it was the slush outside, or dire forecasts of the season's first significant snowfall and deep-freeze temperatures.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Finance and Commerce
Washington County aims to upgrade aging public works building
"When we built this building, Washington County didn't have a traffic signal. Now we maintain 100," says Don Theisen, the county's public works director.
Join 4-H Today
This fall, 4-H families will celebrate together and recruit new 4-H members across Washington County.
Hear Choir of 4,000 Kids Sing 'Clouds' at Mall of America
See and hear a sample of what it was like at the Mall of America Thursday evening as a choir of 4,000 sung Zach Sobiech's Clouds -part of the KS95 for Kids Radiothon to raise money for the Children's Cancer Research Fund and Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare .
Former Landfall employee claims harassment, wrongful firing
The former manager of the Landfall mobile home park is suing the former mayor and a city councilman for sexual harassment, assault and wrongful firing.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
It's not too late to join Scouting
Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops and Venturing Crews in Washington County are recruiting new members to join their programs.
Ramsey County court to connect vets with resources, keep them out of jail
A diversion program in the Ramsey County District Court, set to open Thursday, will combine advocates with law enforcement to help solve veterans' problems at their roots and keep them out of the criminal justice system.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
St. Cloud Times
BCA investigating after Minnesota inmate found strangled
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the killing of a prison inmate who was strangled in his cell.
Lake Elmo residents will lose access to county's e-books
Lake Elmo's smoldering book battle with Washington County has been rekindled, with a decision to yank e-book privileges from city residents.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Where to Recycle Your Old Holiday Lights
Written by Chris Steller Your holiday lights have seen better days, you can now find a good home at a nearby recycling drop-off site.
16-Year-Old Found Guilty In Adult Court Of Robberies, Burglaries
The Washington County Attorney's Office announced that a 16-year-old boy, who was certified as an adult in court, has pleaded guilty in connection to a crime spree in Cottage Grove.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Briefs: New trail would open west side of Lake Elmo Park Reserve
The Woodbury Historical Society has published a new book, “Shadows of Time,” that looks at the 168 surviving railroad depots in Minnesota, including 53 that are on the National Register of Historic Places.
Washington County police blotter
A driver in the area of 40th Street and Manning Avenue was given a written warning for having a crack across most of the car's windshield.
Early Washington County tax notice doesn't include school levies
Nearly 100,000 preliminary tax notices arriving in Washington County mailboxes come with an asterisk this year because they don't include costs of several voter-approved school levies.
Scandia farm -- scene of horses' mysterious deaths -- familiar to police due to past calls
Gloria Fritz watches as one of two prize American Saddlebred mares are pulled from a shallow grave in a corn field in Scandia.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Class Act blog outtakes
Sharon Van Leer, a multicultural affairs specialist at A William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, had her election to the South Washington County school board affirmed recently.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Tougher testing possible for drug felons who get public aid
Drug felons on the public aid rolls soon will need to prove they're clean to be eligible for cash assistance.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Commissioner's words about 'smell zone' raise stink in Newport
South St. Paul and its neighbors have created a reputation for malodorousness. And although residents hotly debate whether the reputation is deserved, it lingers in the air like smoke on a calm day.