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St. Paul Park police reports for Oct. 27: Drugs, theft, drunkenness
All Saints Lutheran Church's Pastor Helker arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography
Minnesota roundup: Searchers looking for missing canoeist on Leech Lake; Woman who didn't trust banks loses $224,000 life savings in home theft
Cottage Grove and St. Paul Park change firefighter retirement programs
Cottage Grove police reports for Oct. 27: Assault, drunken driving, alcohol offense
crime and courts
Girls Soccer: Raptors offense can’t connect in state loss to Andover
Volleyball: Eagles cruise past St. Paul Harding
Volleyball: Park sweeps Highland Park to start section tournament
MN state parks to be free on day after Thanksgiving
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Crowd gathers to support Oktoberfest for Friends in Need Food Shelf
Bailey Nurseries chairman wins conservation award
Banking on Oktoberfest: Oct. 16 fundraiser in Cottage Grove helps Friends in Need Food Shelf's bottom line
Films in Five Festival gets "bigger and better"
Fans flock to Films in Five Festival in Cottage Grove
arts and entertainment
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc vs Kritzky
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Forum Communications Co. editorial endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
Letter to the editor: Lewis not part of establishment
Letter to the editor: Schoen gets work done, gets results
Letter to the editor: Vote on the future of Newport
Letter to the editor: Vote Peterson, Schoen and Jurgens
Real Estate Showcase
Gun permits on pace to double in Washington County
Washington County continues to see all-time high requests for permits to carry handguns, according to county officials.
June 28, 2013 - 2:12pm
December 27, 2012
John Kriesel biography picked for Washington County reading event
John Kriesel has represented Cottage Grove-area communities in the Minnesota House the past two years, and now Washington County residents are being encouraged to read about his military history. Kriesel's biography, "Still Standing," was chosen for the Washington County Library...
December 27, 2012 - 3:11pm
March 7, 2012
County to take lead on major Newport redevelopment project
Washington County will take the lead in redeveloping the area around a planned transit station near the junction of Interstate 494 and Highway...
March 7, 2012 - 12:29pm
February 23, 2012
Discount grocery program to start in Cottage Grove
For Jen Peterson, a trip to the grocery store is no quick chore, not with the coupon clipping and comparison shopping that come with stocking her family's fridge and cupboards. "It's a huge time commitment, doing that," said Peterson, a Cottage Grove City Council member.
February 23, 2012 - 11:37am
Commissioner stands against watershed reappointments
A Washington County Commissioner this week opposed the reappointment of a pair of longtime watershed board members, saying their continued presence on the board was preventing others from serving on the water management council. Commissioner Autumn Lehrke, who represents south Washington...
March 23, 2011 - 6:22pm
March 22, 2011
Commissioners blast House proposal to siphon transit money
Washington County commissioners volleyed criticism Tuesday at legislation advancing in the Minnesota House that would redirect millions of dollars from a sales tax for new light rail, commuter rail and bus rapid transit projects to cover deep cuts to existing bus service in the Twin...
March 22, 2011 - 4:34pm
October 25, 2010
Fewer mandates tops county's legislative wish list
Washington County officials hope this is the time it will happen. The county is preparing its wish list for when state lawmakers return to St. Paul next year, and the item at the top of the list hasn't changed for several years: Either provide more funding for state services that...
October 25, 2010 - 3:55pm
December 4, 2009
Royal Raptors shut out Tartan
Three goals from three different scorers combined with 27 saves by goaltender Jessica Taplin made for a shutout victory for the South Washington...
December 4, 2009 - 2:25pm
November 25, 2009
SWC slammed at White Bear Lake
The South Washington County girls hockey team incurred its first loss of the season Tuesday night as host White Bear Lake handed the Royal Raptors...
November 25, 2009 - 10:46am
November 23, 2009
A good start for Royal Raptors
A brand-new era in District 833 hockey began in triumphant -- if not slightly sloppy -- manner as the South Washington County girls team kicked...
November 23, 2009 - 11:53am
April 29, 2009
'Taste of' extravaganza returns
It's that time of year again, when District 833 families get the chance to taste a bit of everything South Washington County has to offer. The South Washington County Schools Education Foundation's Taste of South Washington County Extravaganza will come to Woodbury High School on...
April 29, 2009 - 6:39am
April 28, 2009
County health officials watching swine flu issue closely
Washington County Public Health officials provided an update to commissioners Tuesday on the latest news on the swine flu outbreak that has surfaced in several states across the country. As of Tuesday morning, about 40 cases have been confirmed in Texas, New York, California, Kansas...
April 28, 2009 - 4:18pm
County may get help for I-94 corridor transit study funding
Washington County got some good news from Washington D.C. this past week. Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-St. Paul) informed county officials that her office is submitting a request for $4 million in federal funding for a planned I-94 corridor transit alternatives study. The funds...
April 28, 2009 - 1:25pm
Daily jail bookings for Tuesday
According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, the following people were booked into the Washington County Jail between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday: Risper M. Mayaka, 25, of Woodbury, on theft charges. Gabrielle M. Nielsen, 19, of Woodbury, on a charge of third-degree...
April 28, 2009 - 8:13am
April 22, 2009
Busskohl gets plea deal for charges related to alleged murder plot
The Woodbury teenager accused of plotting to kill a stranger last August will not serve any prison time according to a plea agreement reached...
April 22, 2009 - 11:19am