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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
Arson causes $30,000 damage to Cottage Grove park playground equipment
Legislative candidates view mental health solutions differently
crime and courts
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
Football: Wolfpack rolls at North in regular season finale
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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WASHINGTON COUNTY TITLE SERVICES
Alice T. Talcott, 89
Roberta Swan, 66
Connie Courtade, 75
Nadine Strong, 85
Jane Crowell, 97
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
July 8, 2013
Washington County adoption trends changing
Adoption trends in Washington County show increased permanency with relatives and more children finding their birth parents through social media.
July 8, 2013 - 12:23pm
Washington County ranks in top 50 healthiest
A recent survey ranked Washington County in the top 50 healthiest counties for children in the country.
July 8, 2013 - 11:53am
July 3, 2013
Short and sweet: Afton Apple's strawberry season abbreviated
The strawberry picking season at Afton Apple Orchard was drastically shortened by a bought of unruly weather during May and June.
July 3, 2013 - 1:18pm
June 28, 2013
Cottage Grove casting agent sentenced for sexual contact with juvenile clients
Matthew D. Feeney, 44, was sentenced Friday by Washington County District Court Judge Gary Schurrer.
News/crime and courts
June 28, 2013 - 3:54pm
June 24, 2013
Washington County veterans' court: Working to repair those returning 'broken'
Washington County law enforcement is among area agencies implementing a separate court for military veterans.
June 24, 2013 - 10:10am
June 19, 2013
St. Paul Park's Alice Robinson named Preservationist of the Year
After 15 years of volunteer service at the Heritage Society, longtime St. Paul Park resident Alice Robinson is honored for her efforts.
June 19, 2013 - 1:10pm
Washington County takes control of welfare fraud
A Washington County program aims to combat public assistance fraud by partnering with law enforcement and conducting ongoing investigations.
June 19, 2013 - 11:37am
June 17, 2013
Businesses invited to display at Washington County Fair
Washington County Fair organizers are accepting applications from area businesses and organizations for booth space for the 2013 fair, July 31-Aug.1, in Lake Elmo. For details, visit www.washingtoncountyfair.org and print out an application under "Vendors," call fair manager Dorie...
June 17, 2013 - 7:02am
June 12, 2013
South Washington County Relay for Life raises $178K
The clouds lifted last week for a celebration. After a week where gloomy weather seemed to be the rule, the cover of gray gave way to a burst of sunshine just as hundreds gathered Friday, June 7, at East Ridge High School for the annual Relay for Life of South Washington County. Woodbury...
June 12, 2013 - 4:31pm
June 5, 2013
Washington County prepares for same-sex marriage licenses
With a few word changes and the deletion of an oath referring to a man and a woman, Washington County has prepared its same-sex marriage license. The county will make available same-sex marriage license applications beginning Thursday, June 6, ahead of the state's Aug. 1 gay marriage...
June 5, 2013 - 11:39am
May 30, 2013
Public survey finds Washington County roads lacking safety
Washington County residents expressed concerns about public transit and road safety in a recently released county survey. County residents are still happy with the overall quality of life, the park system and government services, according to the survey done every five years. The...
May 30, 2013 - 1:19pm
May 22, 2013
Health survey links PFC levels to unfiltered tap water consumption
A state health survey has linked the consumption of unfiltered drinking water to higher PFC concentrations in surveyed residents of Cottage Grove and two other east-metro communities. The results, released recently by the Minnesota Department of Health, generally show that the longer...
May 22, 2013 - 11:49am
May 9, 2013
'Bark for Life' event raises money for Relay for Life of South Washington County
Those who have cancer, along with their friends and family members, strolled Hamlet Park in Cottage Grove on Sunday afternoon to raise money...
May 9, 2013 - 9:21am
May 2, 2013
Dog-walkers take to the park for 'Bark for Life' fundraiser Sunday
To most dog owners, the furry canine is an integral part of family dynamics. A best friend, member of the family. But, for dog owners battling...
May 2, 2013 - 9:12am
April 30, 2013
Washington County sheriff's commander wounded by gunfire in hunting incident
A Washington County Sheriff's Department commander was injured today by gunfire while scouting a hunting site in Wisconsin. Washington County Sheriff Bill Hutton identified the injured man as Washington County Sheriff's Department Cmdr. Jerry Cusick, who was scouting for turkey during...
crime and courts
April 30, 2013 - 2:03pm