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Minnesota special session wraps up $46 billion budget
Woodbury's Craft Beer and Kitchen to close
Police brief: Server at Cottage Grove's Eagles cited for serving a minor
UPDATE: Inmate apprehended in Minneapolis after prison van taken over
Dispute over trail detours final Minnesota legislative work
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Softball: Close win puts Park in section championship game
Where the buffalo roam
Vaulting forward: East Ridge sophomore reaches new heights
Boys' Tennis: Raptors are headed back to state
Boys' Golf: Park gets highest SEC finish in years
The Busby brothers of River Falls
A cure for procrastination: Surgeon combines diverse background in decision-making framework
Body of work: Cottage Grove artists included in Red Wing exhibition
Health briefs: Biking for health in New Richmond; blood donation opportunities
Architect of the past: Newport woman recognized for historical preservation efforts
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Editorial: Honor WWII vets as nation salutes WWI
Viewpoint: Setting PTSD record straight
Editorial: Senate, help those suffering from mental illness
Judge Greg Galler Viewpoint: Numerous possible reasons to seek judge's removal
Sen. Dan Schoen Viewpoint: Fighting to make PTSD a workplace illness
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October 9, 2009
St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park Boat Launch dredging rescheduled for Oct. 12
The boat launch at St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park will be dredged Monday, Oct. 12. The dredging was formerly scheduled for Oct. 19, but has been rescheduled for Oct. 12. The dredging activities may cause the launch to close for short periods of time or create delays for boaters. For...
October 9, 2009 - 3:48pm
October 1, 2009
Two boat launches to be closed in October
The boat launch at Lake Elmo Park Reserve will be closed Oct. 12 through Oct. 18 for repairs and upgrades, according to a press release. It will re-open Monday, Oct. 19. The boat launch at St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park will be dredged Monday, Oct. 19, which will cause the launch...
October 1, 2009 - 9:24am
September 11, 2009
Zywiec's opens new corn maze
Bill Zywiec, owner of Zywiec's Landscape and Garden Center said he spent so much time laboring in cornfields as a child, he resisted the idea for years of wandering around one for fun. Fall visitors to the garden center will see that Zywiec finally changed his mind. The garden center...
September 11, 2009 - 8:11am
August 5, 2009
Proposed pier location has issues, Corps says
A Mississippi River fishing pier at the end of Newport's Sixth Street being pushed for by the city's mayor would likely meet resistance from...
August 5, 2009 - 7:49am
July 22, 2009
Tiny green menace threatens city trees
It's green. It's mean. And it's heading south Washington County's way.
July 22, 2009 - 8:02am
July 9, 2009
Archery for women only
Washington County Parks invites women of all ages to experience the great outdoors by attending an archery program from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14. Instructors from the John Glenn Cadet Archery program will be teaching the basics of archery. All equipment is provided. The introduction...
July 9, 2009 - 7:39am
July 1, 2009
Gateway trail gets upgrades
The Washington County Board of Commissioners voted June 9 to enter into an agreement with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to construct a grade-separated crossing over Manning Avenue for the Gateway Trail, consisting of a an historic bridge that will be moved in sections...
July 1, 2009 - 8:07am
June 30, 2009
City asks for county help in buying park land
The city of Woodbury is looking to develop a 65-acre park on its northeast border and has asked Washington County to be a contributing partner. On...
June 30, 2009 - 7:25am
June 25, 2009
Big Marine Park beach closed next week for swimmer's itch treatment
Washington County swimmers' options for beating the late-June heat will get more limited next week. Busy Big Marine Park Reserve beach will be closed to swimmers June 30 and July 1 while Washington County treats the lake water for swimmer's itch. Lifeguards will be back on duty...
June 25, 2009 - 1:58pm
May 31, 2009
Snail changes rules for infested lake near Deer River, Minn.
Snail changes rules for infested Winnie near Deer River, Minn. Anglers and boaters must adhere to stricter rules on Lake Winnibigoshish near Deer River because the lake has been designated "infested waters" under state regulations. The infested-waters designation was made May 7...
May 31, 2009 - 4:28pm
May 27, 2009
Duluth angler catches giant trout on Lake Superior
A longtime Lake Superior troller has caught what is believed to be the largest "lean" lake trout taken at the Duluth end of Lake Superior. Fishing...
May 27, 2009 - 8:08am
May 26, 2009
New sales tax goes to outdoor uses
ST. PAUL - The environment and outdoors scored big in an otherwise rough Minnesota legislative session. A $4.6 billion budget deficit prompted spending cuts to most budget areas, including agencies dealing with the environment. But those budget reductions to ongoing state programs...
May 26, 2009 - 8:02am
May 20, 2009
Ash borer closing in
NEW LONDON -- As people started checking in early Friday morning at Sibley State Park for a weekend of camping, the office staff there received...
May 20, 2009 - 8:08am
April 27, 2009
State walleye record still untouchable after 30 years
After almost 30 years, LeRoy Chiovitte's state walleye record remains untouchable. Chiovitte, of Hermantown, caught his 17-pound, 8-ounce state...
April 27, 2009 - 11:07am
April 24, 2009
Lawmakers consider fees to ease outdoor budget cuts
ST. PAUL - Higher fees keep could keep spending on outdoors programs from deeper funding cuts. Even with millions of dollars in fee increases,...
April 24, 2009 - 8:19am