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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Washington County celebrates re-opening of Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park with events June 22-24

Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park has new paths

Washington County will celebrate the re-opening of the renovated Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park with activities throughout the weekend of June 22-24 at the park.

The park is at 9653 Keats Ave. S. in Cottage Grove. Park renovations include a new park ci...

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Posted on: June 18, 2018

Campfire programs continue with Reptiles & Amphibians, Camping Hacks: Trash Your Trash June 23

Washington County Parks continues its summer campfire programs with programs with the Carpenter Nature Center at Lake Elmo Park Reserve and Leave No Trace at St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park June 23.

The Carpenter Nature Center will present “Reptil...

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Posted on: June 16, 2018

Art Styles with the Masters: Pablo Picasso, the Cubist Movement featured at Oakdale Library June 23

Art Styles with the Masters: Pablo Picasso and the Cubist Movement will be a featured program 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Oakdale Library.

The cubists are known for analyzing objects or images, breaking them into their most basic shapes, and reas...

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

Work on Osgood Avenue near the Government Center will cause delays

Traffic on Osgood Avenue north of Highway 36 will be moved to the far east side of the road beginning on Saturday, June 23.

The traffic shift is necessary to construct a temporary road on the west side of Osgood. The temporary road will accommodate traffic...

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Posted on: June 18, 2018

Pop Up Library brings materials, technology to Arts in the Park series in Forest Lake

Washington County Library Pop Up Art in the Park

Washington County Library will set up temporary shop at the Forest Lake Arts in the Park with its Pop Up Library this summer, June through August. Arts in the Park is a free summertime community event which takes place every Tuesday from 5 – 9 p...

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

Spot spraying for noxious weeds to begin in Washington County June 19

Washington County staff will begin spot spraying noxious weeds in the more than 220 miles of rural roadsides June 19 through October.

This is being done to help comply with the Minnesota State Noxious Weed law administered by the Minnesota Department of Ag...

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Posted on: June 12, 2018

County residents may find help for their careers at CareerForce

CareerForce logo

Washington County residents will be able to find help to advance their careers at the county’s WorkForce centers, which will be rebranded CareerForce in the fall.

The county has three WorkForce centers, in Woodbury, Cottage Grove, and Forest Lake...

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Standup paddleboarding, SUP - Yoga offered at Square Lake Park

Paddleboarders lined up

Standup paddleboarding (SUP) is water recreation and total body fitness opportunity that will be offered in Washington County Parks this summer, with sunset classes starting June 12 and Saturday morning SUP - Yoga classes starting June 16 at Square Lake P...

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Posted on: December 29, 2017

Enjoy next guided fitness hike in Lake Elmo Park Reserve June 28

Explore the Washington County Parks trail system with guided fitness hikes in 2018. The one-hour hikes involve a warm-up and fitness challenges along the way.The next one will be 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, June 28, at Lake Elmo Park Reserve.

The one-hour hikes...

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Underwater photos of St. Croix on display at Valley Library

Underwater photographs of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway will be on display at Valley Library in Lakeland through the end of June. 

“Under the Surface” is a collection of underwater photos from Wisconsin’s mos...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Washington County Parks offering ‘Passport to Parks’ for summer fun

Washington County Passport to Parks

The passport, available at all Washington County Parks offices, has a map of those parks, along with “scavenger hunt” type questions about each of the major parks and trails in the county. Participants may receive a prize by completing...

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Willernie Man Pleads Guilty To Second Degree Murder in Infant Death

County Attorney Pete Orput today announced that Jonathon David Wierstad, 29, 0f Willernie, Minnesota, today pleaded guilty to Second Degree Felony Murder in the May 11, 2017, death of a 16 month old child. He was sentenced immediately to 300 months (25 ye...

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