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  1. Crumbling Cottage Grove kiln may lose historic statusRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | TwinCities

    ... Two bronze plaques mark the historic site. "I think it is a loss," said Brent Peterson, director of the Washington County Historical Society. He said the rock pile may no longer have historical value, but the site does. "When you to go to the ...

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  2. Courthouse Committee's top choice for architect is JRARead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Washington County News

    After a day-long process of reviewing eight applicants for the position of courthouse architect on July 18, the Washington County Courthouse Committee agreed on Justice Reference Architecture, Inc. as their top choice to present to the Washington County Board of County Commissioners when they meet in regular session this Thursday, July 24. After ... (more)

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  3. Bird trackingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 21 | TwinCities

    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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  4. Washington County: Big Carnelian wake restrictions liftedRead the original story

    Monday | TwinCities

    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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  5. St. Croix Valley site of bird-tracking projectRead the original story

    Monday Jul 21 | TwinCities

    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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  6. Evacuees return to homes after train derailmentRead the original story

    Monday Jul 21 | TwinCities

    ... small southeastern Wisconsin community where crews are working to clear the tracks. Fire officials in the Washington County village of Slinger evacuated the residents Sunday night due to concerns that about 5,000 gallons of diesel spilled from a ...

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  7. School briefs: East metro districts fill school leadership positionsRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 19 | Star Tribune

    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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  8. East metro briefs: Rosalie Wahl documentary earns awardRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 19 | Star Tribune

    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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  9. Expanded roads, new trails proposed for big Woodbury business developmentRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 19 | Star Tribune

    ... major new business development in Woodbury will increase traffic significantly and require expanded roads, Washington County planners have determined. City Place, on the southeast corner of Radio Drive and Interstate 94, will reuse 400,000 square ...

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  10. Briefs: Cottage Grove baseball club again goes for longest game recordRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 19 | Star Tribune

    ... and lumberjack demonstrations. For further information see . The Washington County Board has selected Hagen, Christensen and McIllwain (HCM) of Minneapolis from four bidders to provide architectural services ...

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  11. St. Croix Boom Site cleanup seeks volunteersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 17 | TwinCities

    Washington County hopes to restore and maintain the St. Croix Boom Site north of Stillwater as a national historic landmark.

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  12. Ehlinger discusses extreme health disparitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 14 | Insight News

    ... and engage low-income communities around issues affecting the overall health and wellness of Ramsey and Washington County residents. In spite of the comparatively high standing regarding the health of its general population, Minnesota's extreme ...

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  13. It's fast buses between St. Paul and Washington County: Pioneer Press editorialRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 15 | TwinCities

    ... helps advance the vision for the depot as an actual transit hub after its $243 million restoration. Many Washington County residents commute to jobs elsewhere, creating a need for workers, especially in its retail businesses, explains Rafael Ortega, ...

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  14. Denmark Township school placed on historic registerRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 12 | Star Tribune

    ... and the James J. Hill Mansion in St. Paul on the National Register of Historic Places. "This fine piece of Washington County's tangible history deserves the recognition of the National Register," said Denis Gardner, the state's National Register ...

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  15. Washington County police blotterRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 12 | Star Tribune

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

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  16. Denmark Township family will be recognized at FarmfestRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 12 | Star Tribune

    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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  17. Washington County forging a new direction with its librariesRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 12 | Star Tribune

    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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  18. East metro briefs: Courthouse Ice Cream Social setRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 12 | Star Tribune

    An evening of family fun will be presented at the 14th annual "Ice Cream Social and Amateur Talent Show" from 4:30 p.m. to dusk on Thursday, July 17, at the Washington County Historic Courthouse, 101 Pine St. W, Stillwater Visitors can enjoy children's activities and the Fantasy Corral petting zoo while taking in the view of the St. Croix River and ... (more)

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  19. Gateway Corridor busesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 11 | TwinCities

    ... more detailed study to also compare LRT," said Andy Gitzlaff, the project manager and a senior planner for Washington County. "We've been doing that now for more than a year, and we're finding that BRT is still coming out as the top performer. This ...

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  20. Two Washington County roads to be closed for workRead the original story

    Friday Jul 11 | TwinCities

    Sections of St. Croix Trail South and 110th Street at the southern tip of Washington County will be closed intermittently Monday through Aug. 1. County road crews will be doing routine maintenance and replacing culverts from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; the roads will reopen at 4 p.m. daily, according to a news release from the county.

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