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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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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
Royals, Park compete in last-chance meet
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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Frank P. "Egg" Schaeppi, 86
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Richard L. "Dick" Kampmeyer, 79
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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
Real Estate Showcase
March 13, 2017
Transit board's breakup delayed by Dakota County objections
Washington County is caught in the middle of a messy divorce.
March 13, 2017 - 3:13pm
March 8, 2017
St. Croix County veterinarian sentenced in Minn. sex-trafficking case
A western Wisconsin veterinarian accused of shuttling unwitting sex workers was sentenced Wednesday in Minnesota to prison on two felonies, including...
March 8, 2017 - 2:04pm
March 6, 2017
Washington County Sheriff Bill Hutton will step down to lead state sheriffs' group
Washington County Sheriff Bill Hutton will step down midterm to be the next executive director of the Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association.
News/crime and courts
March 6, 2017 - 4:53pm
March 2, 2017
Washington, other counties may blaze their own transit funding route
Frustrated with a lack of state transit funding, Washington and four other counties are expected to dissolve their nine-year transit partnership Friday.
March 2, 2017 - 9:07am
Washington County warns about cost of records law changes
A proposed change to the state's records retention law has Washington County officials concerned.
March 2, 2017 - 6:00am
February 24, 2017
First Newport TIF update shows slow, steady progress
The Washington County Community Development Agency, the organization overseeing the TIF (tax increment financing district) near Highway 61 and...
February 24, 2017 - 8:30am
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 17, 2017
Probation ordered in Cottage Grove man's underage prostitution case in Woodbury sting
A Cottage Grove man nabbed in an underage prostitution sting must spend three years on probation.
News/crime and courts
February 17, 2017 - 10:06am
70th Street to be repaved in Cottage Grove; closures begin in May
As soon as the snow melts away, construction equipment will appear on 70th Street for a full repaving project from Highway 61 to Hinton Avenue....
February 17, 2017 - 8:30am
Working on bat time: Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park work timeline driven by threatened species concern
The possible presence of a threatened species means that a small part of the Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park capital improvement project must...
February 17, 2017 - 8:00am
February 10, 2017
Cutting the cord: SWCTC leader Fran Hemmesch to retire
When she first started at the South Washington County Telecommunications Commission, Fran Hemmesch worked at a typewriter that sat on a folding...
February 10, 2017 - 1:47pm
February 6, 2017
Letters: Red Rock boondoggle shows county should stick to road planning
As a resident of Cottage Grove, I went to the October Red Rock Corridor Commission meeting to catch up on how the planning was coming. I learned...
February 6, 2017 - 8:00am
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
February 1, 2017
DNR amends river rules
The Department of Natural Resources has strengthened rules regarding Mississippi River shoreline use, and metro river towns are now expected...
February 1, 2017 - 4:03pm
January 23, 2017
Twin Cities regional transit board might dissolve
Washington County and its four partners in a regional transportation co-op took one of the first steps toward disbanding.
January 23, 2017 - 1:12pm