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  1. Legislature gives Gold Line no planning fundsRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    The way Gary Kriesel sees it, the Legislature had better get behind east-metro transit, and fast, because he's doubting the state's sincerity in backing the Metro Gold Line. "It's Interstate 94, not County Road 94," the longtime Washington County commissioner said of the bus rapid transit route being planned for construction in 2018.

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  2. East-metro leaders hold out hope for bus line fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | TwinCities

    ... can progress. "It is always disappointing when one of our legislative platforms is not successful," said Washington County engineer Wayne Sandberg. "Now, we are in wait-and-see mode." Plans call for 12 miles of a new roadway made exclusively for ...

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  3. LIST: Memorial Day Events in MinnesotaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KSTP

    ... ill take place at 1 p.m. Monday, May 25, rain or shine at the Veterans Memorial, Cottage Grove City Hall. Washington County Commissioner Karla Bigham and Amber Manke, captain with the Army National Guard and Cottage Grove resident, will be speaking. ...

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  4. Scandia Barn Quilt Trail in works for Washington CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Myrtle Beach Online

    Olivia Nienaber dipped a paintbrush into a can of Sherwin Williams' Calypso blue, wiped off a few excess drips and carefully painted a straight, smooth line onto a white sheet of plywood. When you are masterminding a Barn Quilt Trail for northern Washington County, it helps to be a stickler for details.

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  5. Washington County briefs: Attacks on aquatic invasive species get help from state aidRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Star Tribune

    The Washington County Board has approved contracts with water conservation organizations for aquatic invasive species prevention and education. The county was awarded $202,392 in state aid for 2014-15.

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  6. Washington County summertime festivals: Let the food and fun beginRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Star Tribune

    With the last of winter's icy blasts behind us, it's time for some sun and fun and a little celebration. From demolition derbies to hot air balloon rides, Washington County plans to deliver, with a long list of community festivals that begin this week.

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  7. Washington County commissioner levels fire at state over transitRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Star Tribune

    The way Gary Kriesel sees it, the Minnesota Legislature had better get behind east-metro transit, and fast, because he's doubting the state's sincerity in backing the Metro Gold Line. "It's Interstate 94, not County Road 94," the longtime Washington County commissioner said of the bus rapid transit route being planned for construction in 2018.

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  8. Lumberjack Days - the name anyway - will go back to StillwaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Star Tribune

    ... to the city. I really hated to see that name die but it just wasn't worth the cost." But Rick Hodsdon, the Washington County assistant attorney who negotiated the agreement, said Eckberg "has the authority to act on behalf of these corporate ...

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  9. Arts briefs: Explore Your Parks day coming up in Washington CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Star Tribune

    Washington County's Explore Your Parks day, with free outdoor recreation demonstrations and nature programming, will be held Saturday, June 6. The vehicle fee will be waived for the events: a a Big Marine Park Reserve 3-4:15 p.m.: Turtle trek led by the Minnesota Herpetological Society and the Washington Conservation District; 4:30-5:30 p.m.: Campfire program. a a Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park 9 a.m.-noon: Fishing with Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; 1-2 p.m.: Pond dipping for micro-invertebrates.

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  10. Washington County Parks Manager Mike Polehna to retireRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | TwinCities

    Polehna, who will retire Friday after 37 years at Washington County Parks, kept exacting standards when it came to bathroom cleanliness. "If I won't accept it at home, I won't accept it at work," Polehna said last week.

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  11. Washington County attorney honored for drug casesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | TwinCities

    The Minnesota State Association of Narcotics Investigators presented Imran Ali with an Outstanding Achievement Award for his contributions to Minnesota law enforcement. "I am honored and humbled by this award.

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  12. Ramsey County names new director of community correctionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | TwinCities

    ... court services in Carver County since 2003. Before that, he was a probation officer and program manager in Washington County. He began his career in Ramsey County Community Corrections as an aide in 1986. Community Corrections is responsible for ...

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  13. Governor signs anti-SLAPP bill, protecting calls to police from retaliationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | TwinCities

    A dispute over a campaign sign in 2010 in rural Washington County was the impetus for a new law that will protect a person who calls the police from being sued. Mueller was the driving force behind a bill to modify the state's so-called anti-SLAPP statute, which Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law Tuesday.

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  14. Police Commission gets to celebrate one of LAPD's ownRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Chisago County Press

    ... with the community. The annual On Behalf of Youth James Trudeau officer award was created to honor former Washington County Sheriff and a Youth Service Bureau co-founder, Jim Trudeau, who died in 2013. His wife Carol supports the program and ...

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  15. Two Oakdale students charged with bringing loaded gun to Tartan High SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Star Tribune

    Two 16-year-old Oakdale high school students have been charged with felonies for taking a loaded handgun to school and carrying it around during morning classes. The boys, both students at Tartan High School, were charged Monday in Washington County District Court with possession of dangerous weapons on school property.

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  16. MnDOT in Book Battle with Washington Co. Historical SocietyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | KSTP

    There's a controversy brewing between MnDOT and the Washington County Historical Society. As part of a plan for the new bridge over the St Croix, the two teamed up for a new book on the Stillwater lift bridge history.

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  17. Briefs: Washington County seeks public comment on library plansRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Star Tribune

    Washington County seeks the public's participation in two forums on the future of county libraries. Forums will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, at the Cottage Grove Service Center, Room 149/150; and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at the Washington County Government Center, Lower Level Room 14. "The idea of what a library is and the services it may provide is changing dramatically," said Commissioner Gary Kriesel.

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  18. Ooh la la: Local woman chosen nation's best French teacherRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Star Tribune

    ... animated, even theatrical, she spoke in an interview of going from a Huck Finn-style childhood in Washington County to - she believes - only the third Minnesotan ever to be honored in this way by the American Association of Teachers of French. A: My ...

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  19. Local Law Enforcement Memorial Day CeremonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Patch.com

    The Washington County Sheriff's Office will host their 21st Annual Local Law Enforcement Memorial Day Ceremony Friday, May 15 at the Historic Courthouse in Stillwater.

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  20. Home Depot's sale demands have Cottage Grove ticked offRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Business Journal

    ... competitor out of the space for 15 years. (The nearest Home Depot is in Inver Grove Heights.) The South Washington County Bulletin reports that Cottage Grove officials have rejected those demands and accused the retailer of negotiating in poor ...

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