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East Metro All-Stars finish second at regional
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May 12, 2017
Watershed District recruits 10 water stewards
When Jack MacKenzie was a golf course superintendent, he never had time to take care of his own lawn at home. The long hours of the job also left little time for hobbies he enjoys like camping up north in the Boundary Waters. After a job change, he dove into new projects in his local...
May 12, 2017 - 5:00pm
April 29, 2017
Keith Jacobus Viewpoint: The secret of success — great teachers
As we quickly move toward the completion of another school year and we prepare to say goodbye to our graduating class, I have been thinking about...
April 29, 2017 - 6:00am
April 28, 2017
Sen. Dan Schoen Viewpoint: The House majority and transit for our district
"It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who...
April 28, 2017 - 12:23pm
April 8, 2017
Viewpoint: Busy construction season ahead for south Washington County
Building and repairing Washington County infrastructure is a core component of county government. There will be four major infrastructure projects...
April 8, 2017 - 7:00am
April 2, 2017
Keith Jacobus viewpoint: Recognizing key people in our system
As part of our strategic plan to enhance our climate and culture, new this year is the acknowledgement of a select group of our workforce of more than 3,500 full- and part-time employees.
April 2, 2017 - 8:00am
April 1, 2017
Rep. Tony Jurgens viewpoint: House budget has $1.35B in tax relief
Minnesota House Republicans have unveiled their budget targets for the upcoming biennium, and I'm pleased with a number of the priorities. With...
April 1, 2017 - 7:00am
Sen. Dan Schoen viewpoint: GOP majorities must change their tune
Last week, we started to see the priorities of the Senate GOP majority, based on their budget proposals. I was presented with the recommendations...
April 1, 2017 - 7:00am
March 26, 2017
Viewpoint: Research highlights importance of water conservation
There's a problem brewing beneath our feet in Washington County.
March 26, 2017 - 7:00am
March 19, 2017
Viewpoint: State parks, trails need boost from users, taxpayers
The Department of Natural Resources is asking for modest fee and general fund increases for Minnesota's state parks and trails system during...
March 19, 2017 - 8:00am
February 25, 2017
Superintendent Keith Jacobus viewpoint: 'It takes a village' just as relevant today
We appreciate the love and commitment our families have for their children. We appreciate the support of the community who helps us through our...
February 25, 2017 - 7:00am
February 19, 2017
Viewpoint: Whisper of spring in the air
There was a whisper of spring in the air, tickling the needles of the pines and ruffling the feathers of the phoebes. I took a deep breath and smiled.
February 19, 2017 - 9:00am
February 5, 2017
Viewpoint: Legislature should recommit to county program aid
It may be safe to assume most Washington County residents have not heard of county program aid. Yet, it is important to take a glimpse into this key funding resource and learn how the Legislature's attention to this topic could reduce your property tax bill. Property taxes have,...
February 5, 2017 - 9:00am
January 30, 2017
Viewpoint: Health care aid law the first step
In visiting with many residents throughout the district last summer, the most consistent complaint I heard centered on rising health care co...
January 30, 2017 - 1:00pm
Viewpoint: Ease growing tax burden this session
When our state has a large budget, it's time to look for ways to provide tax relief for hardworking Minnesotans. It's been years since we've...
January 30, 2017 - 8:00am
January 28, 2017
Viewpoint: District 833 working to create design thinkers
As educators, we understand how to deliver content, but teachers don't always have an extended period of time to learn and reflect, which demands a different approach for the training and new learning to be effective. Capitalizing on the concepts of design thinking is one of the ways...
January 28, 2017 - 11:59pm