Oak Park Heights takes second look at moving Highway 36 frontage road
This is a rendering of the new bridge as pictured from the St. Croix River Scenic Overlook in Oak Park Heights.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
BRT not LRT for Gateway Corridor
Bus rapid transit will be the main focus moving forward for the Gateway Corridor -- it was picked as the preferred transit mode by the corridor's Policy Advisory Committee.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Briefs: Judge orders compliance with open meetings law in city of Grant
A Washington County district judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the mayor of Grant and two City Council members, but also ordered the city to become compliant with state open meetings and records laws.
It's showtime at the Washington County Fair
On a sweltering summer day in mid-July, Levi Szajner and his sister Hannah guided their two pigs to a small shaded valley on their family's farm in Lake Elmo.
Washington County police blotter
Two men who offered to update a home security system in the 4000 block of River Road were asked to leave when they showed the resident a tablet with different systems and asked which was hers.
Special unit takes on environmental cold cases
For Greg Small, a project manager with the site assessment division of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency , aging factories and abandoned industrial sites take on the air of a crime scene.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Route set for Gateway Corridor transit line in east metro
The bus rapid-transit line would start at Woodbury's eastern edge, run along Interstate 94, and end at St. Paul's Union Depot.
Finance and Commerce
Gateway aimed at route less traveled
Aiming for less impact to existing properties and more economic development potential, the alignment for a 12-mile bus rapid transit line from St. Paul's Union Depot to Woodbury will hit less-developed portions of the corridor.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Crumbling Cottage Grove kiln may lose historic status
Three sides of the 35-foot-tall, 150-year-old Grey Cloud Kiln have collapsed on the private property of Marge Schmaltz in Cottage Grove, photographed Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Washington County: Big Carnelian wake restrictions lifted
The no-wake restrictions on Big Carnelian Lake in northern Washington County have been lifted, meaning boaters can now travel faster than 5 mph.
St. Croix Valley site of bird-tracking project
An international effort to track the wood thrush, a rapidly declining migratory bird, is playing out in the forests of northern Washington County with the use of a novel new research device -- tiny bird backpacks.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
School briefs: East metro districts fill school leadership positions
A Forest Lake junior high now has a familiar face in its top job while the South Washington County School District has tapped three newcomers to fill assistant principal slots at two of its high schools, under personnel moves announced this month.
East metro briefs: Rosalie Wahl documentary earns award
The Washington County Historical Society recently received a Minnesota History Award from the Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums for the documentary "Girl from Birch Creek," the story of the life of the late Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Wahl.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
St. Croix Boom Site cleanup seeks volunteers
Washington County hopes to restore and maintain the St. Croix Boom Site north of Stillwater as a national historic landmark.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
It's fast buses between St. Paul and Washington County: Pioneer Press editorial
The east metro area is a step closer to first-of-its kind transit in the region that could open new job opportunities to people in St. Paul, if it lives up to its promise.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Denmark Township family will be recognized at Farmfest
The Keene family of Denmark Township has been named the Washington County Outstanding Farm Family of the Year 2014 and will be recognized at Farmfest in Redwood Falls, Minn., in August.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Washington County forging a new direction with its libraries
Washington County, idling at a digital crossroads and unsure where to turn with its branch libraries, plans to ask its residents for directions.
Washington County police blotter
A resident in the 15000 block of Everton Avenue reported finding four golf balls in his yard.
Denmark Township school placed on historic register
The listing means the work of fundraising and restoration will be made a little easier for members of the local historical society.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
St. Cloud Times
DEED receives grant to help long-term unemployed in area
DEED receives grant to help long-term unemployed in area DEED receives grant to help long-term unemployed in area Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/business-quarry/2014/07/10/deed-receives-grant-to-help-long-term-unemployed-in-area/12477439/ Ninety people from Central Minnesota who have been unemployed for at least ... (more)