MN: Residents Still Railing Against BRT Line
Aug. 21--The targeted opening of the Gateway Corridor transit project is still eight years away.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
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.
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)
Wed Aug 20, 2014
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.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Newport woman pleads guilty in methadone death
Jennifer M. Johnson gave the drug to her husband after a night of beer drinking.
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.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Lynch still passionate about sharing the night sky
WCCO meteorologist Mike Lynch, right, hosts a Minnesota Starwatch Party at Big Marine Park Reserve.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
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.
County's early budget proposal calls for levy hike
Homeowners in Washington County may pay a little bit more in property taxes next year.
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.
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.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
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.
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.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
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.