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July 19, 2011
SEVERE WEATHER: Warning issued as powerful storm hits south Washington County
Storms that may pack winds of up to 70 miles per hour and hail 1- to 2-inches in diameter are cutting across the metro area toward south Washington County, the National Weather Service reports. Soutwestern Washington, Dakota, southern Ramsey and southeastern Hennepin counties are...
July 19, 2011 - 12:09pm
July 18, 2011
Kids stay cool in Cottage Grove
Kids attending the park program at Cottage Grove's Highlands Park tried their best to stay cool on Monday afternoon as temperatures crept toward...
July 18, 2011 - 4:17pm
July 1, 2011
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
March 24, 2011 - 12:57pm