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18 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Denmark Township family will be recognized at Farmfest

The Keene family of Denmark Township has been named the Washington County Outstanding Farm Family of the Year 2014 and will be recognized at Farmfest in Redwood Falls, Minn., in August.

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Related Topix: Redwood Falls, MN, Agriculture, Science

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Star Tribune

Washington County forging a new direction with its libraries

Washington County, idling at a digital crossroads and unsure where to turn with its branch libraries, plans to ask its residents for directions.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Woodbury, MN, Mahtomedi, MN, Stillwater, MN

Star Tribune

Washington County police blotter

A resident in the 15000 block of Everton Avenue reported finding four golf balls in his yard.

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Related Topix: Mahtomedi, MN

Star Tribune

Denmark Township school placed on historic register

The listing means the work of fundraising and restoration will be made a little easier for members of the local historical society.

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Related Topix: St. Paul, MN, Afton, MN, Cottage Grove, MN

Thu Jul 10, 2014

St. Cloud Times

DEED receives grant to help long-term unemployed in area

DEED receives grant to help long-term unemployed in area DEED receives grant to help long-term unemployed in area Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/business-quarry/2014/07/10/deed-receives-grant-to-help-long-term-unemployed-in-area/12477439/ Ninety people from Central Minnesota who have been unemployed for at least ... (more)

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TwinCities

Washington County one-room school gets 'historic' status

The Denmark Township Historical Society is celebrating a milestone for the one-room Valley School, which it bought in 2012.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Roseville Review

Rain garden at daycare halts flooding, prompts learning

Nelco Landscaping staff got the kids from Carol Matheys Center for Children & Families involved with planting native plants in the daycare's recently completed rain garden in Oakdale.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Family, Kids, Oakdale, MN, Maplewood, MN

Tue Jul 08, 2014

TwinCities

Woodbury a top 10 city for families, survey says

Woodbury's Central Park connects the YMCA to the Washington County Library. The park has an indoor park with a waterfall, an amphitheater, an indoor playground and cafe.

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Related Topix: Woodbury, MN

Mon Jul 07, 2014

CBS Local

Sheriff: Man Killed In 1-Car Crash In Scandia

A man from Scandia was found dead after a fiery car crash Sunday night north of the Twin Cities, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Scandia, MN

Sun Jul 06, 2014

TwinCities

Man, 40, drowns at beach near Hastings

The 40-year-old man was in a designated swimming area in the St. Croix River with his family when he went under water about 5:05 p.m., according to Washington County Chief Deputy Dan Starry.

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Related Topix: Hastings, MN, Weather

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Star Tribune

Washington County police blotter

A group of 45 or more longboarders were reported on the hill at 45th Street west of St. Croix Trail.

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Related Topix: Lake Elmo, MN

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Roseville Review

Oakdale man accused of brutally assaulting 5-year-old daughter

An Oakdale man charged with assaulting his 5-year-old daughter and causing a traumatic brain injury -- leaving her in a vegetative state with little hope for recovery -- was taken into custody last week.

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Related Topix: Oakdale, MN, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Maplewood, MN

Star Tribune

Convicted murderer sentenced in rampage at Stillwater prison

Derrick D. Brocks had more than eight years tacked on to his life prison term for assaulting six correctional officers.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Hennepin County, MN

TwinCities

Stillwater prison assault extends lifer's sentence

According to a criminal complaint, in January 2013 Brocks assaulted a prison guard, knocking out several of her teeth and leaving her with permanent nerve damage, in addition to assaulting several other prison staff.

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Related Topix: Stillwater, MN, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mon Jun 30, 2014

TwinCities

Oak Park Heights road to close for construction

Construction will begin next week on the 56th Street/Pickett Avenue Connection project in Oak Park Heights, Washington County transportation officials announced Monday.

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Related Topix: Oak Park Heights, MN, Bayport, MN

Sun Jun 29, 2014

Women's eNews

Rosalie Wahl's Push for Libraries Spurred Law Career

The first woman named to the Minnesota Supreme Court, Wahl decided in her 30s to pursue law after she grew tired of "sitting outside of doors, with the doors shut, and them [men] deciding," says Lori Sturdevant in this excerpt from "Her Honor."

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Related Topix: Libraries, Minnesota, Stillwater, MN, Circle Pines, MN

Sat Jun 28, 2014

Star Tribune

East metro communities poised to oooh and ahhh on the Fourth

Cities across Washington County are primed to ignite their annual Independence Day celebrations with picnics, carnivals, running races, parades and, of course, fireworks.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, 4th of July, Forest Lake, MN, Afton, MN

Star Tribune

In Washington County, all eyes are on the rivers

The swollen Mississippi River overwhelmed the levee in Newport, inundating several buildings and homes.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Lake St. Croix Beach, MN, Afton, MN, Cottage Grove, MN

Star Tribune

Briefs: State agency rules Newport violated open meetings law

The Newport City Council violated the state's open meeting law by failing to "provide a summary of conclusions" of City Administrator Deb Hill's job evaluation from a closed session meeting, a state oversight agency has ruled.

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Related Topix: Prison, Libraries

Fri Jun 27, 2014

TwinCities

Stillwater to get first off-leash dog park

Plans for an off-leash dog park -- the city's first -- are expected to be approved by the Stillwater City Council Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Stillwater, MN

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