11 hrs ago
Washington County board approves higher levy, lower taxes
The Washington County budget and property tax levy will be slightly higher next year, but will not result in a tax increase on the average home.
19 hrs ago
Twin Cities weather: Early morning warmth gives way to cold temps
If you like it warm, get outside early today -- the high 32 degrees happened before sunrise.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
Minn. Cities Defer Large Purchases Awaiting 2014 Sales Tax Break
In just a matter of weeks local governments will get big savings on their purchases.
Sat Dec 14, 2013
City leaders in Hugo hope to someday shut off the tap
Hugo, a city of lakes, has a grand water conservation plan to end its dependency on wells and instead tap its abundant stormwater for irrigation and, someday, treat it for indoor use.
Washington County judge throws out Lily Lake wrongful death lawsuit
A Washington County judge has dismissed a A grieving father's lawsuit contending that government should have warned of biological dangers in Stillwater 's Lily Lake.
They live in Oakdale, and they want to farm
Tucked between clusters of houses and an Oakdale nature preserve, there's a family with a small farm and big ideas.
Fri Dec 13, 2013
Oakdale: Tartan High student stabbed in altercation between two boys
An altercation between two male Tartan High School students resulted in one of them stabbing the other in the leg during a walk home from school Friday afternoon, Oakdale police said.
Met Council suggests cheaper alternative for Gateway Corridor transit
The Metropolitan Council and Minnesota Department of Transportation have ruffled a few feathers by suggesting a less-expensive transit option for the east metro.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
St. Cloud Times
Minnesota man sentenced in fatal bar fight
A Minnesota man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for a bar fight that led to a man's death.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Reward offered in Lake Elmo Market Thanksgiving Day burglary
In surveillance video, three people with their faces covered steal cigarettes and cash from Lake Elmo Market early Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28. The manager is offering a $2,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction.
Bachmann Gives Lake Elmo Clinic a New Name
The Lake Elmo Clinic owned an operated by Marcus Bachmann with his wife, Rep. Michele Bachmann, has changed its name.
Lake Elmo group wants more young people in town
Lake Elmo has managed to retain much of its rural charm. Here's a scene near the intersection of Lake Elmo Avenue and 14th Street.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Washington County school briefs: Stillwater schools awarded federal fitness funds
The Stillwater School District secured a federal grant this fall to begin instilling in its students a passion for physical fitness.
Washington County political duo hope to open brewpub in Newport
Two of Washington County's more visible elected officials could soon be holding court in a new -- and unexpected -- spot.
Nobody attends Washington County budget hearing
Maybe it was the slush outside, or dire forecasts of the season's first significant snowfall and deep-freeze temperatures.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Finance and Commerce
Washington County aims to upgrade aging public works building
"When we built this building, Washington County didn't have a traffic signal. Now we maintain 100," says Don Theisen, the county's public works director.
Join 4-H Today
This fall, 4-H families will celebrate together and recruit new 4-H members across Washington County.
Hear Choir of 4,000 Kids Sing 'Clouds' at Mall of America
See and hear a sample of what it was like at the Mall of America Thursday evening as a choir of 4,000 sung Zach Sobiech's Clouds -part of the KS95 for Kids Radiothon to raise money for the Children's Cancer Research Fund and Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare .
Former Landfall employee claims harassment, wrongful firing
The former manager of the Landfall mobile home park is suing the former mayor and a city councilman for sexual harassment, assault and wrongful firing.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
It's not too late to join Scouting
Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops and Venturing Crews in Washington County are recruiting new members to join their programs.