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Posted on: April 15, 2015

Potential improvements to East Metro trash processing discussed at open houses, first one April 20

The Ramsey/Washington County Resource Recovery Project will conduct five open houses in April about ideas under consideration to get more value from trash, while protecting the environment and taxpayers, and growing jobs.... Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2015

Green grass, smart sprinkling workshop at Woodbury Central Park April 21

Join the City of Woodbury and East Metro Water for a free evening devoted to lawn care 6 to 8 p.m. April 21 at Woodbury's Central Park.
Learn how to care for your lawn while keeping children, pets and wildlife safe and... Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2015

Guided fitness hikes begin in Washington County parks April 23

Hike on! A rotating schedule of guided fitness hikes throughout the Washington County Parks trail system will begin Thursday, April 23, at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve-Nordic Center, and continue through fall.
Participants... Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2015

Twins, fire, police on deck for Washington County Whole Community Public Safety Expo May 2

See fire and police demonstrations, go to a mini boot camp with a Marine, and brush up on your hitting and fielding skills at the free Washington County Whole Community Public Safety Expo May 2.
The Washington County... Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2015

Exchange your polluting gas can with a new one at Environmental Center starting April 21

Did you know your old gas can is causing air pollution?
That’s why the Washington County Environmental Center is offering to exchange that old gas can for a new, vent-free, no-spill gas can.Old, conventional gas cans... Read on...

Posted on: March 24, 2015

Guided morning bird hikes begin in Washington County parks, next hike April 25

Guided bird tour

A rotating schedule of bird hikes throughout the Washington County Parks system will feature the next hike Saturday, April 25, at the Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park..
Learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix... Read on...

Posted on: April 19, 2015

One County, One Book: “Silent Impact” April 25 at R.H. Stafford Library

Meet Joe Schmit, KSTP TV sports director and author of “Silent Impact: Stories of Influence Through Purpose, Persistence, & Passion" at a "One County, One Book" event 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the R.H... Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2015

Interactive Poetry with Laura Purdie Salas will be April 23 at Oakdale Library

Interactive Poetry with Laura Purdie Salas will be 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23 at Oakdale Library.
Celebrate National Poetry Month with local poet and author Purdie Salas. Her special interactive poetry... Read on...

Posted on: April 3, 2015

Celebrate National County Government Month

April is National County Government Month. See a video from the National Association of Counties on "Why Counties Matter."

Watch 'Why Counties Matter'
Posted on: April 2, 2015

Controlled prairie burns planned in Washington County April 6 through May 22

Prairie burn at Lake Elmo Park Reserve

Washington County Parks is planning to conduct controlled prairie burns in Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park, and Pine Point Regional Park between April 6 and May 22.
The controlled burns will take... Read on...

Posted on: April 3, 2015

SMRLS will have in-person intake hours at the Washington County Law Library

Every Wednesday afternoon from 1:30-4:30 p.m., an attorney from Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS) will have in-person intake hours for people seeking legal representation for certain kinds of family law... Read on...


County Attorney Press Releases

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Posted on: April 17, 2015

Man Charged in Death of Oak Park Heights Resident

County Attorney Pete Orput announced that 2nd Degree Intentional Murder charges were filed late yesterday against Nathan Nigel Anthony Eldredge, 24, of Stillwater in the April 11th death of Nils Johnson, 39, of Oak Park... Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2015

National Crime Victims' Rights Week - April 19-25

Washington County Attorney' Office Celebrates National Crime Victims' Rights Week - April 19-25

County Attorney Pete Orput wants to remind citizens that every April, the Office of Victims of Crime (OVC) helps lead communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week... Read on...


Library

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Posted on: April 1, 2015

Microsoft Word Basics Part 1 class at Hardwood Creek Library April 21

Join us from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m on Tuesday, April 21, at Hardwood Creek Library in Forest Lake to learn the basics Microsoft Word. This two-part course will teach students how to create, format and save documents. The... Read on...

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Posted on: April 1, 2015

Essential Computer Basics for Job Skills Part 1 class at Wildwood Library April 22

Join us from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 22, at Wildwood Library in Mahtomedi to learn computer skills that are used daily in the workplace and will prepare you for a new job. Learn to use the mouse and keyboard,... Read on...

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Posted on: April 1, 2015

Interactive Poetry with Laura Purdie Salas at Oakdale Library April 23

Local poet and author Laura Purdie Salas will present a special interactive poetry program from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, at Oakdale Library. The program will include poems, rhymes, stories, and movement.

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Posted on: April 1, 2015

Learn@the Library: Container Garden Design at Park Grove Library April 25

Join us from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, at Park Grove Library in Cottage Grove for an enthusiastic presentation by Washington County Master Gardener Bonnie Frain. Excited to get your hands in the dirt but need a... Read on...

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Posted on: April 1, 2015

Washington County Library celebrates ‘One County, One Book’ program with Joe Schmit April 25

In celebration of Washington County Library’s “One County, One Book” program, award-winning broadcaster Joe Schmit will share stories and discuss his book, “Silent Impact: Stories of Influence Through Purpose, Persistence,... Read on...

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Posted on: April 1, 2015

Wildwood Library presents writing workshop with local author Erin Hart starting April 27

The Wildwood branch of Washington County Library will host a writing workshop titled “History Makers: Writing from Memory.” Local author Erin Hart will present this six-part workshop from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. April 27 and 30,... Read on...

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Posted on: April 1, 2015

Microsoft Word Basics Part 2 class at Hardwood Creek Library April 28

Join us from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, at Hardwood Creek Library in Forest Lake for Part 2 of the basics of Microsoft Word. Learn how to create and modify tables, copy information from other programs into Word... Read on...

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Posted on: April 1, 2015

Essential Computer Basics for Building Job Skills Part 2 at Wildwood Library April 29

Join us from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 29, at Wildwood Library in Mahtomedi for Part 2 of this skill-building computer class. This class is for current Windows users who want to develop a better understanding of... Read on...

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Posted on: April 1, 2015

Minnesota's Gangster Past program at Oakdale Library April 29

Join us from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, at Oakdale Library to learn about Minnesota's Gangster Past. Put on your zoot suit and follow in the footsteps of America’s most infamous gangsters as they turned... Read on...

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