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6 hrs ago | Roseville Review

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.

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Related Topix: St. Paul, MN, Woodbury, MN, Oakdale, MN, Lake Elmo, MN

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Roseville Review

Master Gardeners "Fairest" Garden a popular stop at Washington County Fair

With all there is to do at the Washington County Fair, be sure to save time for the large and diverse demonstration garden created by University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Life, Food, Vegetables, Entomology, Science

TwinCities

In 2012 death linked to Stillwater's Lily Lake, court hears father's appeal

Jack Ariola Erenberg, 9, died of primary amoebic meningoencephalitis, a disease of the central nervous system caused by infection from a carnivorous amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, which is found in bodies of warm water worldwide.

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Related Topix: Stillwater, MN, Environment, Science

Tue Jul 29, 2014

TwinCities

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.

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Related Topix: Oak Park Heights, MN, Minnesota, South St. Paul, MN, Lake Elmo, MN, St. Paul, MN

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Roseville Review

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.

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Related Topix: St. Paul, MN, Woodbury, MN, Oakdale, MN, Lake Elmo, MN

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Star Tribune

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.

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Related Topix: Stillwater, MN

Star Tribune

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.

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Related Topix: Lake Elmo, MN, University of Minnesota

Star Tribune

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.

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Related Topix: Afton, MN

Star Tribune

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.

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Related Topix: Lake Elmo, MN

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Star Tribune

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.

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Related Topix: Woodbury, MN, Oakdale, MN, Lake Elmo, MN

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.

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Related Topix: Woodbury, MN, Lake Elmo, MN, Oakdale, MN, Ramsey County, MN, St. Paul, MN

Wed Jul 23, 2014

TwinCities

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.

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Related Topix: Cottage Grove, MN, Faribault, MN, Stillwater, MN

Mon Jul 21, 2014

TwinCities

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.

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Related Topix: The Rockford Files, Action TV, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Murphy's Romance, Comedy Movies, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Celebrities, James Garner

TwinCities

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.

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Related Topix: University of Maryland College Park, Wilder, MN, Afton, MN

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Star Tribune

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.

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Related Topix: Forest Lake, MN, Education Etc., Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Robbinsdale, MN, Cottage Grove, MN

Star Tribune

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.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Stillwater, MN, Afton, MN, Lake Elmo, MN

Thu Jul 17, 2014

TwinCities

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.

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Related Topix: Stillwater, MN

Tue Jul 15, 2014

TwinCities

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.

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Related Topix: St. Paul, MN, Ramsey County, MN, Minneapolis, MN, Opinion

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Star Tribune

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.

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Related Topix: Redwood Falls, MN, Agriculture, Science

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Star Tribune

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.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Woodbury, MN, Mahtomedi, MN, Stillwater, MN

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