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June 3, 2010
Selma's Ice Cream Parlour sold
Selma's Ice Cream Parlour is officially no more - at least for the time being, anyway. During a sheriff's sale auction at the Washington County Law Enforcement Center, CorTrust Bank purchased the restaurant, which was in foreclosure, for $746,611.60. Selma's Ice Cream Parlour was...
June 3, 2010 - 8:12am
May 19, 2010
Selma's Ice Cream Parlour hangs up scoop
With Afton's Mayfair quickly approaching, and summer soon to follow, a longtime institution is noticeably absent from town -- Selma's Ice Cream...
May 19, 2010 - 7:58am
May 14, 2010
County Road 18 in Afton will close for a month
Construction on County Road 18 in Afton, from Trading Post Trail to 2,000 feet to the west, will begin May 17, and the roadway will be closed to traffic during the work. Construction is expected to last four weeks. Construction in this area includes moving utilities, installing storm...
May 14, 2010 - 8:02am
April 29, 2010
Wine bar opens in Afton
The Afton House Inn has embarked on a new endeavor with the opening of the new combination wine shop and wine bar Swirl. The store will be located...
April 29, 2010 - 11:17am
February 8, 2010
Weather stops search for missing snowmobiler
Washington County authorities say bad weather may prevent them from resuming the search for a snowmobiler who is believed to have driven his machine into open water on the St. Croix River. "Based on the weather, I'm beginning to seriously doubt that we'll be able to get back out...
February 8, 2010 - 8:55am
February 3, 2010
UPDATED: Alcohol charge filed in connection with deadly crash
Prosecutors allege that a 22-year-old man bought booze for an Afton woman charged in the death of her friend in an alcohol-related car crash. Washington...
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February 3, 2010 - 2:59pm
February 2, 2010
Afton woman charged in deadly crash
A 19-year-old Afton woman who admitted to drinking hours before getting behind the wheel was charged Monday with criminal vehicular homicide in connection with the death of her friend in a car crash. Washington County prosecutors charged Alicia R. Haupert, 14997 Afton Blvd. S., with...
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February 2, 2010 - 12:09pm
December 4, 2009
City offers an old-fashioned holiday celebration
The Afton Area Business Association is offering a chance for people to get away from the holiday craze, forget about finding the hottest toys and get back to the holiday traditions that originally made the season fun. On Dec. 4 to 6 downtown Afton will be transformed into a winter...
December 4, 2009 - 8:00am
August 3, 2009
Afton discusses adopting turbine ordinance
Wind turbines could possibly be blowing into Afton in the near future. During the July 21 meeting of the Afton City Council, it was discussed whether or not the council should look into writing an ordinance that would deal with wind turbines.
August 3, 2009 - 4:59pm
July 14, 2009
Afton takes its turn at turbine talk
Afton already has a controversial tower in their midst, but could another structure beginning with a 'T' be added into the mix? At the July 6 meeting of the Afton Planning Commission, commissioners heard a presentation from Ralph Jacobson, from Innovative Power Systems, about wind...
July 14, 2009 - 12:49pm
July 9, 2009
County to begin work on County Road 18
Road work on County Road/State Highway 18 in Afton is expected to begin soon after the Fourth of July holiday, Washington County officials said at a June 23 county board meeting. At the meeting, county commissioners voted to award a $4.02 million bid to Tower Asphalt to perform the...
July 9, 2009 - 7:51am
June 17, 2009
Festival has bluegrass, red berries
The 127th annual Memorial Lutheran Church, Afton Strawberry Festival, will be held Saturday, June 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church, 15730 Afton...
June 17, 2009 - 7:38am
May 28, 2009
Afton city attorney is a major player in Senate recount
Afton city attorney Fritz Knaak may have his work cut out for him in Afton, but there is another case currently commanding his attention -- Minnesota's...
May 28, 2009 - 4:18pm
May 27, 2009
Afton May Fair is May 30-31
May is almost coming to a close and that means only one thing for Afton residents -- May Fair is almost here. Every year, hundreds of people come out for the annual event that celebrates everything great about spring and summer. The 17th Annual Afton May Fair will be May 30 and...
May 27, 2009 - 11:12am
May 13, 2009
County to start CR-18 project in Afton after Fourth of July
It's a nearly 5-mile stretch of road, that according to county public works officials, is in dire need of repair. And it leads into the heart of downtown Afton. This summer County Road 18 will get much more than a facelift. From Manning Avenue to St. Croix Trail, Washington County...
May 13, 2009 - 9:31am