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Posted on: April 23, 2014

County State Aid Highway 6/Stillwater Boulevard in Oakdale to close April 25-May 2

County State Aid Highway 6/Stillwater Boulevardd between Stillwater Way and Hemmingway Avenue in Oakdale will be closed starting April 25 through May 2.
Koch Pipeline will be performing maintenance to the pipeline located... Read on...

Posted on: April 24, 2014

Osgood Avenue intersection in Oak Parks to have 6-day partial closure starting April 28

The north side of the Highway 36/Osgood Avenue intersection will close from April 28 to May 3 between Highway 36 and the North Frontage Road, weather permitting, for utility work and to repave the intersection.
• Northbound... Read on...

Posted detour
Posted on: April 19, 2014

Washington County supports National Severe Weather Awareness Week, tornado drill Thursday

Because severe weather can threaten the lives and property of Minnesotans at any time, April 21-25 is designated as Severe Weather Awareness Week. This week is intended to increase awareness and education about steps... Read on...

National Weather Service info on radios
Posted on: April 16, 2014

Prescription drug 'take back' event set for April 26

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the county’s Department of Public Health and Environment, will have a Prescription Drug “Take Back” event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Main... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: April 19, 2014

R.H. Stafford library will host book sale April 25, 26, 27

A Big Book Sale will be at the R.H. Stafford branch of the Washington County Library Friday, April 25, Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27.
The library is at 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury.Friday, April 25, and... Read on...

Posted on: April 23, 2014

New study at the Minnesota Department of Health on perfluorochemicals needs response

The Minnesota Department of Health needs help. Health officials are recruiting participants for a project that will measure levels of perfluorochemicals (PFCs) in East Metro residents.
One thousand randomly selected homes... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: April 21, 2014

County will conduct household hazardous waste collections in communities, starting in Hugo April 26

Washington County Board will conduct household hazardous waste and electronics collections in communities throughout the county during 2014.
Seven satellite weekend household hazardous waste and electronics collections are... Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2014

Free program: Click, Clap, and Clunk with the Minnesota Percussion Trio at Hardwood Creek April 26

A free program, Click, Clap, and Clunk with the Minnesota Percussion Trio, will be at Hardwood Creek Library April 26.
The program will start at 1 p.m. The library is at 19955 Forest Road N., Forest Lake.A five-gallon... Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2014

Healthcare Job Fair April 29 hosted by Washington County WorkForce Center in Woodbury

The Washington County WorkForce Center will host a healthcare job fair 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at the WorkForce Center.
The WorkForce center is at 2150 Radio Drive in Woodbury.Participating employers will be... Read on...

Registration
Posted on: April 21, 2014

A Writer’s Workshop for Kids: Write Your Own Silly Story will be at county libraries April 26

Silly stories are fun to read and write. Come practice developing writing skills by crafting some silly stories of your own, based on your school, friend, and family experiences.
These workshops are for children in grades... Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2014

Meet Your Local Heroes at Historic Courthouse May 4

Meet Your Local Heroes and raise awareness about Stillwater Beyond the Yellow Ribbon at an event noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at the Washington County Historic Courthouse.
The event is hosted by Youth Service Bureau and... Read on...

Posted on: April 19, 2014

Controlled burns planned in Washington County parks

Prairie burn at Lake Elmo Regional Park Reserve in 2013

Washington County Parks is planning to conduct prescribed prairie burns in Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park, Pine Point Park, Square Lake Park, and St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park between April 22 and May 20.
The... Read on...

Posted on: April 16, 2014

Washington County announces septic system replacement loan program

Washington County announces the launch of the Washington County Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS) Low Interest Loan Program, to assist homeowners with replacement of noncompliant septic systems.
The county is using... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: April 16, 2014

Volunteers invited to plant trees on Arbor Day to restore critical greenway

Great River Greening invites the public to spend their 2014 Arbor Day afternoon planting trees South Washington Conservation Corridor.
More than 100 volunteers will gather noon to 4 p.m. Friday, April 25, on an 80-acre... Read on...

Information, registration
Posted on: April 7, 2014

Washington County getting new voting equipment

New voting equipment

Washington County will replace its optical scan voting system with new equipment, and voters are invited to experiment to see how it works.
The county’s existing voting system is 15 years old, and is showing signs of wear... Read on...

Posted on: March 27, 2014

Celebrate the Month of the Military Child at Washington County Library

During April, Washington County Library is celebrating the Month of the Military Child with Purple Up! events planned for branch libraries throughout the county. Why Purple Up? Because purple is the color used to represents... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: February 21, 2014

Raingarden Classes: Design, Build, Restore

Learn how to design and build a raingarden or give new life to an existing raingarden in free classes sponsored by the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District, Blue Thumb, the cities of Maplewood and Shoreview, East Metro... Read on...


County Attorney Press Releases

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Posted on: April 22, 2014

PETE ORPUT ANNOUNCES CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR FOUNDATION WILL HOST A FREE TRAINING FOR EDUCATORS

County Attorney Pete Orput today announced that on April 30, 2014, the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation will host a free training for local educators at the Historic Courthouse in Stillwater. This training will... Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2014

Eckberg Sentenced in Lumberjack Days Case

County Attorney Pete Orput today announced that David Eckberg, 62, of Stillwater was sentenced in connection with the 2011 controversy over the Lumberjack Days Festival in Stillwater. Eckberg, the organizer of the event... Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2014

Murder charges in Newport stabbing

County Attorney Pete Orput today announced that his office issued charges of Murder in the
2nd Degree against Gregorio Maso Ramirez, 57, of St. Paul, in the February 13, 2014, incident in Newport.The State requested and... Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2014

Eckberg pleads guilty in Lumberjack Days case

County Attorney Pete Orput today announced that David Eckberg, 61, of Stillwater, entered a guilty plea to Felony Issuance of Worthless Checks in connection with the 2011 controversy over the Lumberjack Days Festival in... Read on...

Posted on: January 2, 2014

Major Drug Dealer Sent to Prison

County Attorney Pete Orput today announced that Danielle Jae Brand, 26, of Oakdale was sentenced to 84 months in prison upon conviction for 1st Degree Violation of Controlled Substance Laws. Brand was sentenced by... Read on...


Library

6 Stories
Posted on: April 23, 2014

R.H. Stafford Library Issues Call for Teen Volunteers

On the Library's "Teens" page, find the link “R.H. Stafford Library Teen Volunteer Program/2014.” Read about the volunteer program and what you need to do to apply.

Submit your application online; visit the... Read on...

About volunteering/how to apply
Posted on: April 15, 2014

Washington County Library announces a new service -- Your Next Read

Visit the library’s web pages at www.co.washington.mn.us/library and type the words “your next read” in the County website search box. Voilà! A form comes up for you to fill in. Answer a few questions about your reading... Read on...

Posted on: March 26, 2014

2014 Annual Action Plan available for public comment March 26 through April 25

Copies of the draft 2014 Annual Action Plan will be available for review at the Washington County Government Center, Community Services, Room 200, at each county library and available on our website at http://www.co... Read on...

DRAFT 2014 Annual Action Plan
Posted on: March 12, 2014

Help celebrate April's Month of the Military Child...

During April, Washington County Library is celebrating the Month of the Military Child with Purple Up! events planned for branch libraries throughout the county. Why Purple Up? Because purple is the color used to represent... Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2014

Library Chat with Library Woman

Library Woman

Save your words!

The other day I was going through my computer files and I came across a letter I had written to my daughter, away at college. It was a wonderful discovery. The letter immediately brought the time and... Read on...

Posted on: March 26, 2014

Don't miss the artwork of Alexandra Sherman...

on display through the end of April at R.H. Stafford Library. Alex combines color and comic style to create fantasy artwork. Using illustration markers and pens, she creates characters inspired by Japanese animation and manga. Enjoy!


Transportation

2 Stories
Posted on: April 21, 2014

Road Closure - County State Aid Highway 6

County State Aid Highway 6/Stillwater Blvd between Stillwater Way and Hemmingway Ave will be closed starting after 9:00 a.m. on April 25th thru May 2nd. Koch Pipeline will be performing maintenance to the pipeline located... Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2014

Information about spring road weight restrictions

Spring road weight restrictions will go into effect on Washington County roads at 12:01 a.m. on March 14, 2014. Restrictions will be in effect for eight weeks, unless extraordinary conditions require extending them.

All... Read on...

2014 Spring Weight Restrictions