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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Washington County Attorney’s Office decline charges against police in Forest Lake fatal shooting

STILLWATER, MN --- Officers involved in the shooting death of an armed Forest Lake man last November will not be charged, the Washington County Attorney’s Office announced.

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

Washington County Attorney’s Office Announces Celebration of Life for Pete Orput

Pete Orput, long-serving Washington County Attorney, passed away at the age of 66 on April 3, 2022, after a brief battle with cancer. On behalf of the family, the Washington County Attorney’s Office shares in the announcement of a Celebration of...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Eastbound Highway 36 Closure this Weekend

Eastbound Highway 36 will be closed between Highway 61 and I-694 from 9 p.m. Friday, May 20 through 5 a.m. Monday, May 23. Please use the posted Eastbound Highway 36 detour to access the Eastbound County Highway 12 detour during the weekend closure.

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

County will have household hazardous waste collection in Stillwater May 21

Washington County will conduct a household hazardous waste collection in Stillwater May 21.

The collection will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Lily Lake Ice Arena, 1208 S. Greeley St. Stillwater;

Satellite collections bring the services offered at...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Washington County Library kicks off summer programs for all ages June 1

Washington County Library’s summer programs for children, teens, and adults begin Wednesday, June 1, and continue through Saturday, Aug. 20. 

Summer is traditionally a busy time at libraries, where extra activities while school is out ca...

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County
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Photo contest open for Washington County Park’s annual vehicle permit

Members of the general public who have been snapping photos in Washington County Parks now have the opportunity to submit those photos with the possibility of one being used on the county’s annual 2023/2024 parks pass.

This year, Washington Count...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Standup paddleboarding, SUP - Yoga offered at Square Lake Park

Experience three different SUP paddle options at Square Lake County Park north of Stillwater this summer.

Square Lake is a locally-known gem famous for its clear water, picturesque views, and wildlife. Class size is limited, and registration is required fo...

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County
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Outdoor evening yoga opening for summer season at Lake Elmo Park Reserve June 2

Tune into the sights and sounds of nature and release stress through guided yoga sequences designed to improve balance, flexibility, breath awareness, and muscle tone 6-7 p.m. Thursdays June 2 through Aug. 25 at the North Picnic Pavilion at the Lake Elmo ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2022

Park Grove Library has featured events for May

Park Grove Library will have featured events for May. 

The library is at 7900 Hemingway Ave. S. in Cottage Grove.

Contraption Club, 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 19. Explore and learn how to use new technology to make almost anything. Participants will...

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County
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Hardwood Creek Library will have featured events for May

Hardwood Creek Library,  19955 Forest Road N,, Forest Lake, will have featured events in May.

Meditation: A Vacation from Stress, 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 19. Join Nirav Sheth to enhance your health and reduce stress with meditation. There will b...

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County
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Washington County Historic Courthouse invites visitors for tours in May

The Washington County Historic Courthouse offers guided public tours, self-guided tours, and a variety of themed tours throughout the year. The spring tour seasonThe spring tour season includes Scenic Broadway History Strolls May  28.

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County
Posted on: April 6, 2022

Controlled burns planned in Washington County parks

Washington County is planning to conduct controlled burns throughout the park system April through November, with most burns occurring in May. Burns are planned at Big Marine Park Reserve, Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park, Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Pine P...

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County
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Washington County adds 'dashboard' to track COVID-19 in county

The Washington County data dashboard includes case information, demographic data, and likely exposure data for confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Washington County. The dashboard includes city-level data for communities with more than 10 positive cases.

The da...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Construction in Lake Elmo Park Reserve & St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park

Notice: Lake Elmo Park Reserve Projects and Impacts

  • Note that construction and possible noise will occur due to the Central Greenway Trail project beginning in mid-August and go through late October. Work hours are expected to be Monday - Friday from 8 a.m...
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Posted on: May 11, 2022

County Highway 38 Trail Online Engagement live through May 25

Washington County, in partnership with the City of Newport, is hosting an open house regarding a proposed off-road trail along CSAH 38 from the intersection of Maxwell Avenue and 21st Street to the pedestrian bridge over Trunk Highway 61 at 20th Street an...

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