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  1. Washington County: Group sees room for growth at fair's siteRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | TwinCities

    The organization that runs the Washington County Fair is focusing on far more than sheep and rabbits and cows and quilts. The Washington County Agricultural Society is trying to lure the Taste of Minnesota and is discussing plans for a park-and-ride and a new access point off Manning Avenue.

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  2. Washington County notebook: Mahtomedi gymnast excels at St. Cloud inviteRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    Mahtomedi finished third in the meet with a score of 141.100. Stillwater also took part in the meet and finished sixth with a score of 139.6. St. Cloud Tech won the meet with a 145.75 total.

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  3. County Line: Did Bing ever take the Road to Stillwater?Read the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    ... the bluffs, near what is now the Joseph Wolf Brewery, said Brent Peterson, executive director of the Washington County Historical Society. The family moved in 1881 to St. Paul, Cloquet, Minn., and then back to St. Paul before following the lumber ...

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  4. Early Christmas cards reached across the miles to StillwaterRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    ... of them. "Receiving any mail, besides bills, was a great thing at that time," said Brent Peterson of the Washington County Historical Society. "They would hang on every word." And so, to a city full of Victorian mansions and "lumberman houses," came ...

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  5. Washington County's top leaders given pay increases, but not County BoardRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    Washington County's sheriff, chief attorney and top administrator will receive salary increases next year, but the five elected county commissioners have opted once again to take no pay raise for themselves. The decisions came in a flurry of year-end County Board actions last week that included votes to approve a $91 million property tax levy for 2015 and about $154.2 million in operating expenses.

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  6. Briefs: Woodbury, Stillwater Rotary Clubs raise money to fight youth homelessnessRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    The Woodbury , Stillwater Sunrise, and Stillwater Noon Rotary Clubs have joined efforts to raise money to help Washington County's homeless youth population. As a result of the clubs' efforts, Canvas Health's Homeless Youth Program will receive more than $18,000 to continue its services.

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  7. School briefs: South Washington County seeks help with budget planRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    The South Washington County School District is taking suggestions on possible budget fixes that could total as much as $8 million for the 2015-16 school year. Eventually, however, the district could be asking residents to help it ease fiscal concerns by voting for an operating-levy increase.

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  8. Washington County police blotterRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    The Sheriff's Department received a call from someone who thought five large pails with duct tape on Irish Avenue near Mann Lake might be drug related. A deputy determined they were pool chemical buckets and notified Public Works.

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  9. The McNaughton Rules: Not Guilty by Reason of InsanityRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Roseville Review

    ... be held, perhaps for the rest of their life, in a locked mental institution. Judge Galler is chambered in Washington County. If you have a general question about the law or courts for Judge Galler, send your question to the editor of this newspaper. ...

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  10. MN: Gateway Corridor Backers Seek $3 Million for AnalysisRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Mass Transit

    ... along the 12-mile corridor, as well as the St. Paul Area and Woodbury Chambers of Commerce. Last year, Washington County received $2 million from the Legislature to move the corridor forward. Washington County officials expect to submit a proposal ...

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  11. Gateway Corridor backers seek $3 million for analysisRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | TwinCities

    ... along the 12-mile corridor, as well as the St. Paul Area and Woodbury Chambers of Commerce. Last year, Washington County received $2 million from the Legislature to move the corridor forward. Washington County officials expect to submit a proposal ...

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  12. 2015 tax levy, budget approved in OakdaleRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Roseville Review

    Most homeowners in Oakdale and across Washington County will receive a higher tax bill in the mail soon thanks to climbing property values. The county's $90.7 million levy for 2015 will have a typical homeowner paying about $43 more in the county's portion of property taxes next year.

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  13. Former Stillwater Mayor Ken Harycki charged with conspiracyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | TwinCities

    Washington County investigator William Harrel leaves the office of Ken Harycki's business during a raid conducted by the IRS and FBI in Stillwater on Thursday, March 20, 2014. Former Stillwater Mayor Ken Harycki has been charged in federal court with conspiracy to defraud the federal government of more than $10 million.

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  14. Volunteer Of The Year Award PresentedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Patch.com

    Retired Reserve Gary Glaeser was awarded the Minnesota State Sheriff's Association Volunteer of the Year Award at the Sherriff's Winter Conference last week. Gary has dedicated more than 16 years as a reserve deputy and countless hours of service to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

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  15. Landfall founder wills property worth $600,000 to charitable foundationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | TwinCities

    Olson, who had a successful career in show business and later made Landfall the "premier manufactured housing community" in Minnesota, left her house in Afton and 18-1/2 acres of property to the St. Croix Valley Foundation. Foundation officials didn't learn about the gift until after her death in 2012, said Jane Hetland Stevenson, foundation president.

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  16. 'Someone should tell poor John that people are repulsed by the smell of that noxious cheese.'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | TwinCities

    Writes BEEKEEPER BOB of Stillwater: "This picture was taken by a trail camera recently in Washington County. Note that the buck deer has three antlers growing from his head -- an unusual trophy by any hunter's standards."

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  17. Hour of Code gets kids thinking like a computer, 60 minutes at a timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | TwinCities

    ... to steer more young people, especially girls and racial minorities, into computer-related careers. In Washington County, students from kindergarten through high school received 60 minutes of rudimentary training last week. "Yes," said Kristin Penz, ...

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  18. Washington County story times turn a pageRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | Star Tribune

    At Stafford Library in Woodbury, librarian Marty Hoekstra read to preschoolers using the theme of “H is for Home.” Usually 30-40 people attend reading time. Stories read from good old-fashioned print books remain in high demand at Washington County libraries, where nearly 19,000 people will participate this year.

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  19. Briefs: Scammer poses as Washington County sheriff's deputyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | Star Tribune

    A man pretending he's a law enforcement officer has been contacting Washington County residents telling them they must obtain a prepaid credit card to pay for fines for outstanding speeding tickets. The scammer poses as a Washington County sheriff's deputy and even created a voice mail greeting to suggest callers had reached the Sheriff's Office, said Investigations Commander Cheri Dexter.

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  20. Washington County declares war on aquatic pestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | Star Tribune

    Twenty Washington County lakes now have landed on Minnesota's infested waters list, stirring concern over how to stop invasive species before the situation gets any worse. State money set aside to help local governments fight the problem includes $202,392 for Washington County, but just how the money will be spent depends on proposals the county will solicit in January and February.

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