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1 hr ago | Star Tribune

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.

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Related Topix: Lake Elmo, MN, Theater

4 hrs ago | Star Tribune

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.

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Related Topix: Lake Elmo, MN

8 hrs ago | Star Tribune

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.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

TwinCities

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.

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Related Topix: Oakdale, MN

Tue Aug 26, 2014

TwinCities

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.

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Related Topix: Suicide, Woodbury, MN

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Star Tribune

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.

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Star Tribune

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.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Cottage Grove, MN

Star Tribune

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.

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Related Topix: Lake Elmo, MN

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Mass Transit

MN: Residents Still Railing Against BRT Line

Aug. 21--The targeted opening of the Gateway Corridor transit project is still eight years away.

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Related Topix: Gateway (Washington, DC), St. Paul, MN

Thu Aug 21, 2014

TwinCities

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.

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Related Topix: Hugo, MN, Centerville, MN, Anoka County, MN

TwinCities

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)

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Related Topix: Grant, MN, Mahtomedi, MN

Wed Aug 20, 2014

TwinCities

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.

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Related Topix: Grant, MN

Tue Aug 19, 2014

TwinCities

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.

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Related Topix: Stillwater, MN, Grant, MN

Star Tribune

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.

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Related Topix: Brooklyn Park, MN, Maple Grove, MN, Osseo, MN, Champlin, MN, Hennepin County, MN

CBS Local

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.

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Related Topix: Weird

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Star Tribune

Newport woman pleads guilty in methadone death

Jennifer M. Johnson gave the drug to her husband after a night of beer drinking.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Methadone, Drugs, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Scandia, MN

TwinCities

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.

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Related Topix: Woodbury, MN, Family, Kids, Oakdale, MN, Minnesota, University of Minnesota

Sun Aug 17, 2014

TwinCities

Lynch still passionate about sharing the night sky

WCCO meteorologist Mike Lynch, right, hosts a Minnesota Starwatch Party at Big Marine Park Reserve.

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, South St. Paul, MN

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Star Tribune

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.

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Related Topix: Cottage Grove, MN

Star Tribune

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.

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Related Topix: St. Paul Park, MN, Newport, MN, Oakdale, MN, Woodbury, MN, Landfall, MN

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