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  1. Washington County OKs new house 40 feet from St. Croix River bluffRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | TwinCities

    Washington County and a couple who wants to build their dream house on the St. Croix River have reached a settlement. Tom and Grace Fix, who own riverfront property in West Lakeland Township, earlier this year sued the county, saying a variance granted in the 1980s that allowed the current house on the property to be just 40 feet from the river bluff should stand.

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  2. Forest Lake YMCA deal up for council vote MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | TwinCities

    ... million to build, would be similar in design and scope to the YMCA in Elk River, and would sit next to the Washington County library in the Headwaters development west of U.S. 61. Forest Lake would contribute $9 million, using general obligation ...

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  3. St. Croix River gem will be 15-acre Stillwater parkRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | TwinCities

    Calling it a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" for a new park in the St. Croix River Valley, Washington County and Stillwater officials announced Thursday that they have reached an agreement with the owner of one of the largest strips of privately held land along the river. The purchase of the Aiple property, 15 acres just north of downtown Stillwater, is expected to be complete by the end of the year.

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  4. St. Paul City Council approves Gateway bus rapid transit routeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 17 | TwinCities

    The St. Paul City Council has given its blessing to the Gateway Corridor Commission's proposed transit route from downtown St. Paul to Washington County. The commission envisions a Bus Rapid Transit line that would operate in a dedicated lane north of Interstate 94 through St. Paul's East Side, Maplewood, Landfall, Oakdale and Lake Elmo.

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  5. Stillwater fundraiser to feature Pioneer Press reporterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | TwinCities

    The event will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 4 at Chilkoot Cafe and Cyclery in Stillwater. Divine, who has worked for the Pioneer Press since 1998, covers Washington County and the St. Croix River Valley, but has also spent time covering the State Capitol.

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  6. 2 horses die in Oregon 47 crash; driver suffers minor injury, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 2 | The Oregonian

    Two horses died after they were struck by a car on Oregon 47 in western Washington County, according to Oregon State Police . Just after 9:50 p.m., a woman was driving a 2013 Hyundai Sonata north on the highway when she struck the two animals , said Lt.

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  7. Defense files brief in Pozonsky case; nothing heard from AGa s officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 15 | O-R Online

    Former Washington County judge Paul Pozonsky, center, leaves Washington County Courthouse flanked by his lawyers Mark Fiorilli, left, and Robert Del Greco Jr., following a pretrial hearing in May. In their final arguments before a judge will decide whether to suppress evidence collected from former Washington County Judge Paul Pozonsky's chambers, ... (more)

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  8. CityPlace developers paid $10.8 million for old State Farm campusRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 15 | Business Journal

    ... State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., according to certificates of real estate value filed with Washington County. Elion III City Place Offices, an entity based in Aventura, Fla., paid $5 million cash for the vacant, 400,000-square-foot office ...

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  9. Fresh faces in Oakdale as city project takes offRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 13 | Star Tribune

    ... with Tartan Crossing. "They made a commitment to rebuild the center of Oakdale," he said. "We like the Washington County market, Oakdale being right in the heart of it because of the aging population and strong demographics in that area." Hy-Vee ...

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  10. Briefs: Kinship families discussed in Washington County programRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 13 | Star Tribune

    The Washington County Law Library will feature a program, "Help! I'm caring for my relative's children, what do I need to do?", from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in room Lower Level 13 of the Washington County Government Center, 14949 62nd St. N., Stillwater .

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  11. Forest Lake considers public bike-share programRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 13 | Star Tribune

    ... will make free bicycles available this fall. Program could grow if it becomes popular, city says. In Washington County, land of cycling clubs and regional trails, a trend toward public sharing of bikes hasn't caught on - yet. That could change next ...

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  12. Courthouse security system being upgradedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | The Washington Evening Journal

    Every time there is an incident in a courthouse reported, Washington County Sheriff Jerry Dunbar said that he re-evaluates the security procedures in place at the Washington County Courthouse. A recent incident at the Jackson County Courthouse is no exception.

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  13. Courthouse security system being upgradedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | The Washington Evening Journal

    Every time there is an incident in a courthouse reported, Washington County Sheriff Jerry Dunbar said that he re-evaluates the security procedures in place at the Washington County Courthouse. A recent incident at the Jackson County Courthouse is no exception.

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  14. Fatal 3-Way Crash In Washington CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | CBS Local

    The state patrol says the incident occurred at 5:48 a.m. on eastbound Highway 97 and Iden Avenue in Forest Lake.

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  15. update: Air care dispatched to Forest Lake crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | Star Tribune

    ... through the windshield. The exact location of the crash is a little fuzzy, but it's on Hwy. 97 west of Washington County Road 34. It might have occurred around Everton Avenue. So look for activity along Hwy. 97. StarTribune.com welcomes and ...

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  16. Grant charter commission finalizing draft with public meetings next weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 11 | TwinCities

    ... ballot and vote on the charter, not the commission." The commission was appointed in May 2013 by a Washington County judge, at the request of the Grant City Council. The city's request was criticized by some community members as an attempt to make ...

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  17. Stillwater Township may limit mine activityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 10 | TwinCities

    ... weekly or yearly, said Sherri Buss, town planner. Mining operations at Raleigh are currently governed by a Washington County permit based on the county's ordinance. The township's new ordinance could set additional requirements. The town board is ...

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  18. Grant councilman to get review hearing in campaign sign caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 9 | TwinCities

    ... some rules of procedure. They requested permission to file a motion for reconsideration. Bohnen called the Washington County sheriff's office to report that one of his supporters had spotted an SUV with a Bohnen campaign sign on its roof. The ...

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  19. Washington County board approves preliminary levy increaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 9 | TwinCities

    Washington County residential property taxes are poised to increase slightly next year as home values continue to increase and county officials propose a levy increase of nearly 3.5 percent. The county board of commissioners on Tuesday set the 2015 preliminary budget and levy, setting the ceiling for expenditures and property taxes.

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  20. County students surpass state peers again in 2014 test resultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 8 | Star Tribune

    Generally speaking, Washington County students continue to outperform their peers statewide in math, science and reading, according to 2014 test data. Students in five districts - South Washington County, Stillwater , White Bear Lake, Forest Lake and Mahtomedi - outpaced their state peers in all three subject areas of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment exams.

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