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Louie Tinucci built a restaurant that lasted — and the family to carry it on
School District 833 to buy Bailey Nurseries property for new Oltman Middle School
Cottage Grove K-9 Blitz calls it quits
Mediation planned for South Washington County Schools teachers union contract
Klobuchar speaks at Cottage Grove Memorial Day ceremony
crime and courts
New Life Academy Baseball: Eagles open sections in style
Park Baseball: Wolfpack stay alive with win
East Ridge Baseball: Longmuir’s dominance leads to Raptors victory
Park Softball: Wolfpack now a win away from state tournament berth
East Ridge Softball: Raptors end season with loss to Eagan in sections
Banner of bravery: Cottage Grove veteran cherishes state flag he flew in Vietnam
Entries sought for second annual Films in 5 Festival
5K race makes strides against bullying
Cottage Grove 22-mile run/walk draws attention to veteran suicides
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arts and entertainment
Jane M. Hennen, 78
H. Byron Robinson, 93
Edward F. Rodd, 86
Kathleen A. Cognetta, 71
Louis R. Tinucci, Jr. 87
Viewpoint: Competency-based learning intriguing
Viewpoint: District prioritizes uniformity in VCCS plan
Letter to the editor: Country can't afford bloated military
Letter to the editor: Don't gripe, don't gloat; see who'll vote
Viewpoint: Miranda warning often misunderstood
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January 8, 2009
Washington County commissioners elect Peterson as board chair
The Washington County Board of Commissioners took care of some of their "first-meeting-of-the-year" business Tuesday, Jan. 6. Commissioners...
January 8, 2009 - 12:00am
January 6, 2009
Washington County looking for volunteers
Washington County is looking for citizens to fill a number of openings available on various volunteer advisory committees, boards, and commissions. Citizens must be a resident of a district to apply for a specific district committee, but may apply for an "at large" committee if...
January 6, 2009 - 11:45am
December 22, 2008
Board allocates CTIB funds to bus routes, I-94 study
Throughout the year Washington County commissioners took time during their weekly board meetings to discuss the merits of a contentious quarter-cent transit sales tax increase they approved in April on a 3-2 vote. Several months later, the debate over that decision was actually...
December 22, 2008 - 12:00am
December 18, 2008
Stealth tower raised -- finally
Afton's "stealth" tower -- one that masquerades as a pine tree -- has finally taken root in Afton. The radio communications tower, which hasn't...
December 18, 2008 - 12:00am
December 12, 2008
Afton man arrested for alleged criminal sexual conduct with minor relative
An Afton man is being held in the Washington County jail over the weekend for allegedly committing criminal sexual conduct against one or more female relatives who are also minors. Washington County deputies arrested Richard Allen Balsimo, 62, at his Afton residence Thursday, Dec....
December 12, 2008 - 12:00am
November 24, 2008
Washington County completes U.S. Senate recount
Last week, Kevin Corbid predicted it would take three to four days for Washington County to conduct a hand recount of more than 137,000 ballots in the U.S. Senate race. His timetable was right on. Recount teams assembled at the Washington County Government Center in Stillwater began...
November 24, 2008 - 12:00am
November 19, 2008
Weik begins term on county board
Newly-elected Washington County Commissioner Lisa Weik hit the ground running Tuesday as she was sworn in before her first county board meeting. Traditionally,...
November 19, 2008 - 1:30pm
October 23, 2008
Middle school transition gets the thumbs-up
Spontaneous applause broke out at the School District 833 board meeting Thursday, as members voted unanimously in favor of the middle school transition plan. As a result of the decision, South Washington County's four junior highs will become middle schools with eight-period days,...
October 23, 2008 - 9:35pm
'Bolts kick off '08 season
After losing some key players in the offseason and with a lower number of kids coming out for the team this year, the South Washington County Thunderbolts adapted soccer team didn't know what to expect when it played its first game on Tuesday at Park High School. However, if the...
September 23, 2008 - 3:00pm
July 18, 2008
Klobuchar fits into Washington scene
WASHINGTON - It's a steamy summer morning on Capitol Hill, but dozens of Minnesota visitors have found a cool spot for an unusual breakfast. They pack into a reception area in Sen. Amy Klobuchar's office to nibble on local treats - an Iron Range pastry and meats from a central Minnesota...
July 18, 2008 - 12:00am
July 16, 2008
Seven file for Washington County Board elections
How do seven people fit into three seats? That's a question Washington County voters will decide regarding the respective races for three commissioner seats on the Washington County Board. Seven contenders for the three spots emerged from July 15's filing deadline. The November...
July 16, 2008 - 12:00am
July 2, 2008
County board races see early activity
Three of the five commissioner seats on the Washington County Board of Commissioners are up for election this November, and so far two of those three seats have challengers. District 5 The District 5 election will feature at least two candidates. Former Woodbury City Council member...
July 2, 2008 - 12:00am
June 7, 2008
A grand opening
The Washington County Board of Commissioners and a whole bunch of youngsters dug the grand opening of Big Marine Park Reserve in May Township Saturday. With shovels in hand, the commissioners, along with keynote speaker and local television meteorologist Sven Sundgaard, officially...
June 7, 2008 - 12:00pm
April 24, 2008
BOUNDARY MEETING RESULT: Board members have picked blue elementary/middle school plan and high school plan C
The verdict is in: South Washington County Schools board has picked its boundary plans. At elementary/middle school level, the blue plan was voted in, with one amendment, which permits children living in rural Woodbury, Cottage Grove and Afton neighborhoods (W65-68, C33-34 and A2-3)...
April 24, 2008 - 12:00am
February 6, 2008
South Washington Watershed District
SOUTH WASHINGTON WATERSHED DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE The Washington County Board of Commissioners is now accepting applications for the South Washington Watershed District Board of Managers. Applicants must reside in the Watershed District. Cities included in the South Washington...
February 6, 2008 - 10:00am