Sunday Aug 31
Marine on St. Croix celebrates 175 years
Visitors made their way through the 1852 Early Settlers Cabin at the 175th birthday party for Marine on St. Croix on Aug. 24. Other festivities included an all-town picnic, an ice cream social, crafts and games that included an egg toss, a three-legged race and a trivia contest.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Arts briefs: Bluegrass festival coming to Washington County park
Monroe Station is, from left, David Robinson on banjo, Lisa Fuglie on fiddle, Derek Johnson on guitar, Matt Thompson on mandolin and Mark Anderson on bass.
Washington County police blotter excerpts
Golf equipment and power tools were stolen from the bed of a truck in the 100 block of Wildwood Avenue.
Washington County explores security upgrades at satellite buildings
Washington County expects to hire a full-time security coordinator next year because of growing concern about threats of violence at county offices and how employees should respond.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Oakdale mother who killed baby is sentenced to 7 years
In her first public statement since she was arrested for killing her newborn baby seven years ago, Nicole Beecroft told a Washington County courtroom before her sentencing Friday she is full of sorrow and regret.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Suspect who killed himself during robbery did 30 years for murder
A suspect who took his own life during an armed robbery in June was a convicted murderer whose associates spent weeks casing a Woodbury jewelry store, according to information made public in a search warrant.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Leisure briefs: Activities to resume at Bielenberg fieldhouse
Those who want to try stand-up paddleboarding can attend a demonstration Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Point Douglas Park.
Administrative ranks replenished in South Washington County
The South Washington County School District finished restocking its administrative ranks by tapping internal candidates for the final two openings in the superintendent's cabinet.
Washington County police blotter
A resident in the 9000 block of 75th Street had authorities check her house after she arrived home to find a security light flashing.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
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.