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Severe t-storm watch in south Washington County as temps reach high-90s
A second consecutive day of sweltering temps has south Washington County again under an excessive heat advisory through the evening on Friday with strong storms expected to follow. Temperatures reached as high as 97 degrees Friday afternoon with dew points in the 70s and the National...
July 1, 2011 - 3:35pm
June 18, 2011
Music and fireworks still on after rain cancels some Strawberry Fest events
Heavy rains -- with more in the forecast -- forced Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest organizers to cancel a number of events on the third day of the annual festival. But organizers decided to go forward with the fireworks show and live music scheduled for Saturday night. All afternoon...
news / life
June 18, 2011 - 3:36pm
May 25, 2011
Following weekend storms, county tests sirens Wednesday
Washington County conducted a countywide test of its emergency warning system on Wednesday after sirens failed to sound Sunday when a tornado touched down in the northern reaches of the county. The Washington County Sheriff's Office has said an electrical malfunction prevented the...
May 25, 2011 - 1:06pm
May 24, 2011
Washington County in flood disaster declaration
Washington County is among 13 Minnesota counties added to a federal major disaster declaration because of spring flooding. Preliminary damage assessments found $8.1 million in damages to 13 counties and the Red Lake tribal nation in northern Minnesota, the state Department of Public...
May 24, 2011 - 4:57pm
April 19, 2011
Snow predicted for south Washington County
The National Weather Service predicted that up to 3 inches of snow would fall in the Cottage Grove area through Wednesday morning as part of a storm moving through the region. Rain and snow were forecast for Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, with 1 to 2 inches of snow accumulation...
April 19, 2011 - 4:50pm
April 14, 2011
Statewide tornado drills held Thursday
It may not be summer yet, but Minnesota public safety officials want people to think about what they'll do when severe weather strikes. Thursday marks Tornado Drill Day in Minnesota, part of the week-long Severe Weather Awareness week put on by the Minnesota Department of Public...
April 14, 2011 - 1:06pm
April 13, 2011
Township escapes being 'marooned' by flooding
Grey Cloud Island Township officials said this week that it appears Mississippi River flooding will not top County Road 75 that links the township with the mainland in St. Paul Park. "We're not out of the woods yet," said Town Board Chair Dick Adams during the board meeting. "It's...
April 13, 2011 - 1:22pm
April 6, 2011
Washington County in state flood emergency declaration
ST. PAUL -- Streams are rising across Minnesota, so Gov.
April 6, 2011 - 2:42pm
March 31, 2011
Weather assists flood-prone communities as rivers crest
With floodwaters leveling off, Washington County officials have scaled back their emergency response effort. The county's satellite emergency operations center in Lake St. Croix Beach was demobilized Thursday. The office had been set up in anticipation of major flooding along the...
March 31, 2011 - 3:39pm
March 26, 2011
In the bag: Volunteers finish sandbagging early in Cottage Grove
A big turnout of volunteers helped to complete a sandbagging effort in Cottage Grove's River Acres neighborhood a day earlier than planned. Volunteers finished bagging sand and building a dike to protect River Acres resident Sharon Marcotte's home from the rising Mississippi River....
March 26, 2011 - 3:42pm
March 25, 2011
Carpenter team rescues bald eagle from backyard
Living along the shores of the St. Croix River north of Hastings provides homeowners a chance to get up close and personal with all kinds of wildlife. But what one homeowner saw there Wednesday was anything but a welcome sight. In her back yard was an adult bald eagle, covered in...
March 25, 2011 - 1:37pm
Kline inspects Mississippi River flood prep
U.S. Rep. John Kline was in Hastings Friday to get informed on this year's predicted flood. Kline met with Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows, Dakota County Emergency Management Coordinator Dan Carlson, Washington County Sheriff Bill Hutton and two other county sheriffs at the Dakota...
March 25, 2011 - 11:31am
March 24, 2011
Volunteers start sandbagging in Cottage Grove
Flood preparations are under way in the River Acres neighborhood of Cottage Grove as volunteers sandbag around a flood-threatened home. Volunteers started filling and placing sandbags Thursday morning at the River Acres Road home of Sharon Marcotte. The work is expected to continue...
March 24, 2011 - 12:57pm
Latest flood forecast delays river's crest
This week's cold snap has slowed the Mississippi River's rise and may have granted homeowners in south Washington County's flood-prone neighborhoods a temporary reprieve. The river's crest has been pushed back to sometime next Thursday, according to the latest forecast from the National...
March 24, 2011 - 9:10am
March 23, 2011
Winter storm: Sleet, snow, crashes and spinouts
The icy, snowy mess that hit south Washington County late Tuesday and into Wednesday wreaked havoc for drivers on local highways and on side streets in and around Cottage Grove. Cottage Grove police and emergency workers responded to nearly 30 reports of minor-damage crashes, vehicle...
March 23, 2011 - 3:26pm