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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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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)
Washington County one-room school gets 'historic' status
The Denmark Township Historical Society is celebrating a milestone for the one-room Valley School, which it bought in 2012.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Rain garden at daycare halts flooding, prompts learning
Nelco Landscaping staff got the kids from Carol Matheys Center for Children & Families involved with planting native plants in the daycare's recently completed rain garden in Oakdale.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Woodbury a top 10 city for families, survey says
Woodbury's Central Park connects the YMCA to the Washington County Library. The park has an indoor park with a waterfall, an amphitheater, an indoor playground and cafe.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Sheriff: Man Killed In 1-Car Crash In Scandia
A man from Scandia was found dead after a fiery car crash Sunday night north of the Twin Cities, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Man, 40, drowns at beach near Hastings
The 40-year-old man was in a designated swimming area in the St. Croix River with his family when he went under water about 5:05 p.m., according to Washington County Chief Deputy Dan Starry.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Washington County police blotter
A group of 45 or more longboarders were reported on the hill at 45th Street west of St. Croix Trail.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Oakdale man accused of brutally assaulting 5-year-old daughter
An Oakdale man charged with assaulting his 5-year-old daughter and causing a traumatic brain injury -- leaving her in a vegetative state with little hope for recovery -- was taken into custody last week.
Convicted murderer sentenced in rampage at Stillwater prison
Derrick D. Brocks had more than eight years tacked on to his life prison term for assaulting six correctional officers.
Stillwater prison assault extends lifer's sentence
According to a criminal complaint, in January 2013 Brocks assaulted a prison guard, knocking out several of her teeth and leaving her with permanent nerve damage, in addition to assaulting several other prison staff.