2 hrs ago
Commissioner buys Newport bar in transit development area
In her public role, Autumn Lehrke influences policy and spending in Newport. In her business role, she bought a bar in a project zone.
6 hrs ago
Schools program aims to bridge generational gap in South Washington County
For more than 40 years, a sewing program offered at South Washington County Schools has been working to foster intergenerational communication.
10 hrs ago
Washington County to be part of global book giveaway
Looking to get outdoors this winter? Snowshoe lessons are available at Lake Elmo Park Reserve on Jan. 5. Registration is required and there is a cost of $5 per person.
10 hrs ago
Washington County commissioners OK 2014 budget, levy
A rendering shows the proposed plaza area at the renovated Lake Elmo Reserve Park.
10 hrs ago
On the road with a Washington County deputy and his K-9 Zeke
For a while, it's silent as a lamb. Then the scene turns to chaos. That's how it goes at the Sheriff's Office, a night of unpredictable events.
Thu Dec 19, 2013
Tax base rebound helps Lake Elmo balance budget
With a 4-0 vote, the Lake Elmo City Council approved next year's tax levy at its Dec. 3 meeting with no increase from 2013, while increasing debt service payments, which were covered by last year's surplus, said city staff.
Wed Dec 18, 2013
Woodbury man charged with fraud over 'lost' ring insurance claim
A Woodbury man has been charged with insurance fraud and theft by swindle after collecting $25,942 from his insurer for an engagement ring that wasn't actually lost.
Tue Dec 17, 2013
Washington County board approves higher levy, lower taxes
The Washington County budget and property tax levy will be slightly higher next year, but will not result in a tax increase on the average home.
Twin Cities weather: Early morning warmth gives way to cold temps
If you like it warm, get outside early today -- the high 32 degrees happened before sunrise.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
Minn. Cities Defer Large Purchases Awaiting 2014 Sales Tax Break
In just a matter of weeks local governments will get big savings on their purchases.
Sat Dec 14, 2013
City leaders in Hugo hope to someday shut off the tap
Hugo, a city of lakes, has a grand water conservation plan to end its dependency on wells and instead tap its abundant stormwater for irrigation and, someday, treat it for indoor use.
Washington County judge throws out Lily Lake wrongful death lawsuit
A Washington County judge has dismissed a A grieving father's lawsuit contending that government should have warned of biological dangers in Stillwater 's Lily Lake.
They live in Oakdale, and they want to farm
Tucked between clusters of houses and an Oakdale nature preserve, there's a family with a small farm and big ideas.
Fri Dec 13, 2013
Oakdale: Tartan High student stabbed in altercation between two boys
An altercation between two male Tartan High School students resulted in one of them stabbing the other in the leg during a walk home from school Friday afternoon, Oakdale police said.
Met Council suggests cheaper alternative for Gateway Corridor transit
The Metropolitan Council and Minnesota Department of Transportation have ruffled a few feathers by suggesting a less-expensive transit option for the east metro.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
St. Cloud Times
Minnesota man sentenced in fatal bar fight
A Minnesota man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for a bar fight that led to a man's death.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Reward offered in Lake Elmo Market Thanksgiving Day burglary
In surveillance video, three people with their faces covered steal cigarettes and cash from Lake Elmo Market early Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28. The manager is offering a $2,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction.
Bachmann Gives Lake Elmo Clinic a New Name
The Lake Elmo Clinic owned an operated by Marcus Bachmann with his wife, Rep. Michele Bachmann, has changed its name.
Lake Elmo group wants more young people in town
Lake Elmo has managed to retain much of its rural charm. Here's a scene near the intersection of Lake Elmo Avenue and 14th Street.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Washington County school briefs: Stillwater schools awarded federal fitness funds
The Stillwater School District secured a federal grant this fall to begin instilling in its students a passion for physical fitness.