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7 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Washington County seeks funding for Hadley interchange in Oakdale

A clock tower designed to resemble that of Union Depot is the most notable feature of the proposed Water Street Inn renovation.

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Related Topix: Oakdale, MN, Minnesota, Ramsey County, MN, North St. Paul, MN

10 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Jailhouse cooks win service award from Sheriff's Office

As a snowstorm swept into Stillwater, they stayed on the job overnight to make sure inmates didn't go hungry.

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Related Topix: Stillwater, MN

Thu Apr 17, 2014

TwinCities

St. Croix bridge construction turns up antique bottles

A slice of Stillwater's history surfaced this week as crews working on the St. Croix River bridge project uncovered two glass bottles that date back to the early 1900s.

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Related Topix: Oak Park Heights, MN, Stillwater, MN, Minneapolis, MN, St. Paul, MN

TwinCities

South Washington County school leadership departures raise questions

Three school leaders and a top staff member have resigned from the South Washington County School District in the past six weeks with little explanation.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Star Tribune

Supreme Court ruling will keep Roman Nose in prison

Convicted Woodbury killer Tony Roman Nose lost his bid to ever leave prison when the Minnesota Supreme Court, in a ruling issued Wednesday, reinstated his original sentence of life in prison without parole.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Star Tribune

South metro police blotter

Items are selected from reports made to police departments and are not intended to A provide a comprehensive picture of crime in a neighborhood or community.

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Related Topix: Prior Lake, MN, Drugs, Cottage Grove, MN

TwinCities

6 up for Inver Grove Heights superintendent job

Six administrators from the Twin Cities metro and Greater Minnesota have been picked to interview for the superintendent post in Inver Grove Heights.

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Related Topix: Inver Grove Heights, MN, Minnesota, Shakopee, MN, Braham, MN, Pipestone, MN

Fri Apr 11, 2014

TwinCities

Gelbmann is leaving South Washington County School Board

Gelbmann announced Thursday he will step down June 30 after more than 18 years on the board.

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Related Topix: Woodbury, MN

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA Awards $121,323 Grant to City of Scandia: Hazard Mitigation...

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency has released $121,323 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds to the city of Scandia Minn., for the construction of two safe rooms at Oakhill Neighborhood Cottages in Washington County.

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Related Topix: FEMA, US News, Scandia, MN

Thu Apr 10, 2014

TwinCities

7 speakers in Woodbury oppose Gateway Corridor plans

During a final public meeting Wednesday at Woodbury City Hall, residents and business owners voiced their concerns about plans for transit along the Central Corridor.

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

Mon Apr 07, 2014

CBS Local

Minnesota State Parks Chief Touts Legacy Funding

The man who has run Minnesota state parks for the past decade counts himself fortunate that voters gave him some extra money to spend.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Forest Lake, MN, Silver Bay, MN, Stillwater, MN, Battle Lake, MN

Sun Apr 06, 2014

TwinCities

Washington County politicians to transform Newport saloon to brewpub

Autumn Lehrke, left, a Washington county commissioner, and her husband, Derrick Lehrke, a Cottage Grove City Council member, have purchased the former Red Rock saloon in Newport and are converting the space into a brewpub they will call Opinion Brewing Co.

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Related Topix: Newport, MN, Beer, Drink, Cottage Grove, MN, Hastings, MN

Star Tribune

Chordsmen to aid Ronald McDonald House

The Croix Chordsmen, a premier a cappella chorus, will perform a collection of favorite old and new Hollywood hits at fundraising concerts at 3 and 7 p.m. on April 26 at Stillwater Junior High School Auditorium, 523 W. Marsh St., Stillwater.

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Related Topix: Stillwater, MN, Photography, Arts

Sat Apr 05, 2014

Star Tribune

Washington County police blotter

A Sheriff's Department squad car became stuck in a driveway snowbank in the 13000 block of 122nd Street.

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Related Topix: Fire

Star Tribune

Gun permit requests soar in Washington County

Richard Sennott@startribune.com Stillwater Mn. Tuesday 01/25/11 : ] Washington County Sheriff Bill Hutton.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Star Tribune

Newport transit station will be linked to fiber optic network

Express buses might serve the Newport transit station at first, but in the future it can be adapted for Bus Rapid Transit.

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Related Topix: Newport, MN, Woodbury, MN, Cottage Grove, MN, Hastings, MN, Goodhue County, MN

Star Tribune

Going inside the Washington County Sheriff's Office

Citizens Academy taught all about decisions that deputies make everyday. We learned that even with all the training and skills, much of it is psychology.

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Related Topix: Mahtomedi, MN, Landfall, MN, Stillwater, MN

Fri Apr 04, 2014

TwinCities

Prosecutor: Oakdale mother should get stiffer sentence for baby's murder

With autopsy photos projected on TVs around the courtroom, Washington County prosecutor Karin McCarthy spelled out the gruesome details of the stabbing death of Nicole Beecroft's newborn daughter in an attempt to sway the judge to issue a stiffer sentence.

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Related Topix: Oakdale, MN, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Thu Apr 03, 2014

TwinCities

Stillwater's Greeley Street closed to repair water main break

According to a statement from Washington County, the road was set to close at 4:30 p.m. north of the intersection with Curve Crest Boulevard, which is north of Minnesota 36. The road should reopen Thursday night, said Carol Hanson with the county's public works department.

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Maple Lake Messenger

Wright County website upgrades coming in May

As advancements in how we communicate and access information becomes more dependent on technology, Wright County is preparing to make a big technological leap, starting in May, as the updating of the county's website is the first step in the process of going increasingly paperless.

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Related Topix: Wright County, MN, Anoka County, MN

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