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Posted on: September 21, 2016

Understanding Medicare at Hardwood Creek Sept. 27

Questions about Medicare? What are Medicare Parts A, B, C and D? How do I enroll? What are the out-of-pocket costs? Can I get extra help with prescription drug costs? Find out from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Hardwood Creek Library.
Presenters from...Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2016

Washington County Historic Courthouse ‘Nooks and Crannies Tour’ set for Oct. 2

Typewriters are some of the artifacts kept at the Historic Courthouse.

Explore the oldest standing courthouse in the state of Minnesota 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Washington County Historic Courthouse.
The courthouse is at 101 W. Pine St. in Stillwater, at the corner of Third and Pine streets. Free public park...Read on...

Posted on: September 27, 2016

Licensing information for potential adult foster care providers available at meeting Oct. 3

An informational meeting regarding providing adult foster care in Washington County will be 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, in the Lower Level Room 12 in the Government Center in Stillwater.
Washington County requires interested people to attend an information...Read on...

Posted on: September 22, 2016

Washington County Sheriff’s Office confers semi-annual citations

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office conferred citations on staff members and members of the public for exemplary service to the community at a ceremony Sept. 8 at the Washington County Historic Courthouse. Sheriff Bill Hutton presented the awards.
• S...Read on...

Posted on: September 27, 2016

Read a story while taking a stroll in Washington County Parks on a ‘Free Tuesday’ Oct. 4

Stroll along a park path with storyboards telling a story

Read a story while taking a stroll at Washington County Parks on Free Tuesdays. The final one of the season will be Big Marine Regional Park Oct. 4 with “Leaves” by David Ezrea Stein.
The story strolls are free and brought to you in partnership with the ...Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2016

Washington County receives Pollinator Community Award

Dan MacSwain, center, presenting Pollinator Community Award to county commissioners

The Washington County Board of Commissioners received a Pollinator Community Award in early September for its Pollinator Friendly Resolution passed in February 2016.
The award was given by State Auditor Rebecca Otto on behalf of the Washington County bas...Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2016

Hoffman receives award for jail programming

William Hoffman with Washington County Commissioners

Washington County Senior Jail Program Coordinator William “Bill” Hoffman received the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association Jail Programmer of the Year award at the 34th Annual Jail Administrators Conference Sept. 15.
The award is given to those who: ...Read on...

Posted on: January 20, 2016

Guided fitness hikes underway in county parks, next one Oct. 6

A rotating schedule of guided fitness hikes throughout the Washington County Parks trail system continues 9-10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Lake Elmo Park Reserve.
Each fitness hike will be 60 minutes and include a warm-up with fitness challenges along the...Read on...

Posted on: September 27, 2016

Public invited to review improvements planned for Stagecoach Trail Oct. 4

The public is invited to learn about and provide feedback regarding improvements planned for Stagecoach Trail 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the Bayport Public Library.
The library is at 582 Fourth St. N., Bayport.Washington County has initiated...Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2016

Hardwood Creek Library celebrates 50th anniversary of Washington County Library

Hardwood Creek Library will celebrate Washington County Library’s 50th anniversary during October with special events, including:
• Free concert and dance for all ages with popular local rock ‘n’ roll band The Fugitives from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2...Read on...

Posted on: September 27, 2016

Evening hikes part of guided fitness schedule in Washington County parks Oct. 13, 27

Lighted trails at Lake Elmo Park Reserve

Evening hikes along lighted trails Oct. 13 and Oct. 27 are part of the Washington County Parks trail hikes at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve-Nordic Center.
Join a fitness guru for a magical, one-hour night hike on lighted ski trails. Hike includes fitness ch...Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2016

Washington County Public Health and Environment named Breastfeeding Friendly Health Department

The hard work to establish the Washington County Department of Public Health and Environment as Breastfeeding Friendly paid off Sept. 15 when the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) notified the county department that it had been named a gold-level Breas...Read on...

Posted on: September 14, 2016

Living Healthy in Washington County celebrates state’s obesity rate drop

Recent news that Minnesota’s adult obesity rate saw a statistically significant drop between 2014 and 2015 provided an encouraging sign to staff within the Washington County Department of Public Health and Environment for their daily work focusing on redu...Read on...

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Posted on: September 22, 2016

Washington County Library hosts Author Expo featuring author Kao Kalia Yang

Washington County Library invites the community to its Author Expo 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Central Park, 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury.
Washington County Library’s Author Expo will feature the following activities to celebrate local...Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2016

Absentee voting for general election begins Sept. 23

A voting machine used in Washington County

Absentee voting for the statewide general election begins Sept. 23 and continues through Monday, Nov. 7.
Due to state legislative changes that allow for no-excuse absentee voting, a higher voter turnout by absentee ballot is expected. Voters may either v...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2016

Almost 12,000 rides from Newport Transit Station to state fair

Metro Transit officials report that 11,833 transit riders used the Newport Transit Station Park and Ride lot as a state fair park and ride this year.
This is the first year that the transit station was used as a fair park and ride. Preliminary numbers sh...Read on...

Posted on: September 8, 2016

Washington County seeking election judges for the Nov. 8 general election

During the 2016 general elections, approximately 1,000 election judges will be needed to staff polling locations throughout Washington County.
Election judges and election judge trainees are the officials who staff the polling location and ensure that th...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2016

Sheriff's Office seeking applicants for volunteer reserves

The Washington County Sheriff's Office is recruiting for volunteer reserves to assist with lake and river patrols, natural disaster response, traffic and crowd control, water patrol safety presentations, missing person searches and crime scene security. ...Read on...

Posted on: August 31, 2016

Trail lights on for night hiking, running at Lake Elmo Park Reserve

Lighted trails will be available at Lake Elmo Park Reserve starting Sept. 2.

Guests are invited to experience Washington County’s Lake Elmo Park Reserve’s lighted cross-country ski trails for hiking.
Lighted trails are self-guided and accessible from the Nordic Center Trailhead with three routes totaling more than five miles to c...Read on...

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Posted on: January 12, 2016

Guided morning bird hikes in Washington County parks Oct. 22 at Pine Point Regional Park

A rotating schedule of bird hikes throughout the Washington County Parks system continues with a hike Oct. 22 at Pine Point Regional Park.
Learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix Valley home and contribute to citizen science data collection b...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2016

Keep up to date with Washington County road projects with this map

Keep up to date with Washington County road projects with this map

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Posted on: September 23, 2016

East Metro leaders hold seminar on protecting metro youth online

Law enforcement, prosecutors, community and families all share prevention responsibilities

Stillwater – The East Metro Crime Prevention coalition presented a comprehensive seminar on September 22, 2016 on how predators use social media to reach childre...Read on...