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8 hrs ago | TwinCities

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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9 hrs ago | TwinCities

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.

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Related Topix: University of Maryland College Park, Wilder, MN, Afton, MN

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Star Tribune

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.

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Related Topix: Forest Lake, MN, Education Etc., Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Robbinsdale, MN, Cottage Grove, MN

Star Tribune

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.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Stillwater, MN, Afton, MN, Lake Elmo, MN

Thu Jul 17, 2014

TwinCities

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.

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Related Topix: Stillwater, MN

Tue Jul 15, 2014

TwinCities

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.

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Related Topix: St. Paul, MN, Ramsey County, MN, Minneapolis, MN, Opinion

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Star Tribune

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.

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Related Topix: Redwood Falls, MN, Agriculture, Science

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Star Tribune

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.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Woodbury, MN, Mahtomedi, MN, Stillwater, MN

Star Tribune

Washington County police blotter

A resident in the 15000 block of Everton Avenue reported finding four golf balls in his yard.

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Related Topix: Mahtomedi, MN

Star Tribune

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.

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Related Topix: St. Paul, MN, Afton, MN, Cottage Grove, MN

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)

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TwinCities

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.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Roseville Review

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.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Family, Kids, Oakdale, MN, Maplewood, MN

Tue Jul 08, 2014

TwinCities

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.

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Related Topix: Woodbury, MN

Mon Jul 07, 2014

CBS Local

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.

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Related Topix: Scandia, MN

Sun Jul 06, 2014

TwinCities

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.

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Related Topix: Hastings, MN, Weather

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Star Tribune

Washington County police blotter

A group of 45 or more longboarders were reported on the hill at 45th Street west of St. Croix Trail.

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Related Topix: Lake Elmo, MN

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Roseville Review

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.

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Related Topix: Oakdale, MN, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Maplewood, MN

Star Tribune

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.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Hennepin County, MN

TwinCities

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.

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Related Topix: Stillwater, MN, Criminal Defense Law, Law

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