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Editor & Publisher
Rivertown Multimedia Appoints New Publisher
Chad Richardson recently was named publisher of four Rivertown Multimedia newspapers, including the Hastings Star Gazette, the Woodbury Bulletin , the South Washington County Bulletin in Cottage Grove and the Farmington-Rosemount Independent Town Pages .
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Wed Apr 23, 2014
Washington County Historical Society to celebrate 80th anniversary in Stillwater
The Warden's House, in a photo circa 1890, was the home to 13 different wardens for the Stillwater prison from 1853 to 1914 when the prison moved from North Main Street in Stillwater to Bayport where it remains today.
South Washington County schools loses yet another administrator
The exodus of top officials from the South Washington County school district continues with another member of the superintendent's team accepting a job in another district.
City of Saint Paul
Gateway Station Area Planning
The Gateway Transitway Corridor is under study by Washington County for Light Rail Transit or Bus Rapid Transit from Saint Paul's Union Depot to Manning Avenue on the eastern end of Woodbury, generally running along the I-94 corridor.
Tue Apr 22, 2014
Lake St. Croix Beach property may have been illegally sold
A question regarding the sale of property on the St. Croix River 11 years ago led the Lake St. Croix Beach City Council to postpone a vote Monday on a request for variances.
Grant man denied habeas corpus in campaign sign case
A federal judge has dismissed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed by a Grant man accused of removing campaign signs that didn't belong to him in 2010.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
River Falls student found dead was Bayport native
The Washington County sheriff's office is investigating the death of a woman whose body was found last week near Big Carnelian Lake in May Township.
South Washington schools loses another administrator
The finance director is the latest to leave the South Washington County school district, the fifth school official to resign in less than two months.
Finance and Commerce
Planners buckle down on Gateway Corridor
Critics of the Gateway Corridor have shared a litany of worries about the proposed transit line during a public comment period that ended this week, but project leaders say they believe that's largely due to unfamiliarity with the plan.
Sat Apr 19, 2014
Washington County seeks funding for Hadley interchange in Oakdale
A clock tower designed to resemble that of Union Depot is the most notable feature of the proposed Water Street Inn renovation.
Jailhouse cooks win service award from Sheriff's Office
As a snowstorm swept into Stillwater, they stayed on the job overnight to make sure inmates didn't go hungry.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
St. Croix bridge construction turns up antique bottles
A slice of Stillwater's history surfaced this week as crews working on the St. Croix River bridge project uncovered two glass bottles that date back to the early 1900s.
South Washington County school leadership departures raise questions
Three school leaders and a top staff member have resigned from the South Washington County School District in the past six weeks with little explanation.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Supreme Court ruling will keep Roman Nose in prison
Convicted Woodbury killer Tony Roman Nose lost his bid to ever leave prison when the Minnesota Supreme Court, in a ruling issued Wednesday, reinstated his original sentence of life in prison without parole.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
South metro police blotter
Items are selected from reports made to police departments and are not intended to A provide a comprehensive picture of crime in a neighborhood or community.
6 up for Inver Grove Heights superintendent job
Six administrators from the Twin Cities metro and Greater Minnesota have been picked to interview for the superintendent post in Inver Grove Heights.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Gelbmann is leaving South Washington County School Board
Gelbmann announced Thursday he will step down June 30 after more than 18 years on the board.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
FEMA Awards $121,323 Grant to City of Scandia: Hazard Mitigation...
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency has released $121,323 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds to the city of Scandia Minn., for the construction of two safe rooms at Oakhill Neighborhood Cottages in Washington County.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
7 speakers in Woodbury oppose Gateway Corridor plans
During a final public meeting Wednesday at Woodbury City Hall, residents and business owners voiced their concerns about plans for transit along the Central Corridor.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Minnesota State Parks Chief Touts Legacy Funding
The man who has run Minnesota state parks for the past decade counts himself fortunate that voters gave him some extra money to spend.