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Posted on: May 6, 2016

County reentry program works to boost success for inmates returning to community

A notice about RAP in the county jail.

Most inmates in the Washington County Jail will return to the community after completing their sentences. These offenders, once released from incarceration, often have significant unmet medical, housing or employment needs that contribute to ongoing perso...Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2016

County continues household hazardous waste collections, next one in Cottage Grove May 7

Washington County will conduct a number of household hazardous waste collections in communities during 2016, with the next one in Cottage Grove.
Satellite weekend household hazardous waste collections are planned for spring 2016 at: • at Cottage Grove...Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2016

County reminds landowners that they are responsible for controlling weeds on their property

Landowners in Washington County are reminded that state law requires them to control or eradicate noxious weeds on land they own or maintain.
Failure to comply with this general notice may mean that an individual notice can be issued. Failure to comply ...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2016

Get information on being a licensed child care provider in Washington County May 9

Washington County residents interested in becoming a licensed family child care provider in the county may take the first step and attend an upcoming orientation 1 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 9.
Meetings are in Lower Level Conference Room 14 in the Washingt...Read on...

Posted on: May 3, 2016

Where Exactly was Wildwood Amusement Park? at library May 10

Where exactly was The Wildwood Amusement Park? will be the program 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at Wildwood Library in Mahtomedi.
Wildwood Park boomed on the southwest shore of White Bear Lake during the first part of the twentieth century.Sara Mar...Read on...

Posted on: January 20, 2016

Guided fitness hikes underway in county parks, including on Free Tuesdays, next one May 19

Hike on! A rotating schedule of guided fitness hikes throughout the Washington County Parks trail system continues Thursday, May 19, at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve-Nordic Center. Also see the schedule for Free Tuesday hikes.
Participants may take part in ...Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2016

Vendors sought for Washington County’s Victorian Christmas at the Courthouse

Washington County invites vendors to apply for the 24th Victorian Christmas at the Historic Courthouse event Nov.18-20.
This event is a fundraiser for the Historic Courthouse restoration fund and kicks off Stillwater’s “Hometown for the Holidays” Victori...Read on...

Posted on: January 12, 2016

Guided morning bird hikes in Washington County parks May 28 at St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park

A rotating schedule of bird hikes throughout the Washington County Parks system with a hike May 28 at St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park.
Learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix Valley home and contribute to citizen science data collection by com...Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2016

Controlled prairie burns planned in Washington County Parks in April through May

Washington County Parks is planning to conduct controlled prairie burns in April and May at Big Marine Park Reserve, Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park, Lake Elmo Park Reserve, and Square Lake Park.
The controlled burns help preserve prairies and woodla...Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2016

Vendors sought for Washington County Parks Bluegrass Festival

Washington County Parks is accepting applications from vendors for the 15th Annual Washington County Bluegrass Festival, which will be 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the South Picnic Pavilion in Lake Elmo Park Reserve.
This is a free, outdoor mu...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2016

Washington County reports 3 top salaries

According to state statute, counties with more than 15,000 must post the three highest salaries of employees. In Washington County, they are:
County Administrator $165,334
Community Services Director $163,744.88
Deputy County Administrator $156,752,54


Library

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Posted on: April 19, 2016

Rockin’ Out with Stephen Shaskan and Trisha Speed Shaskan at Washington County libraries in May

Join us throughout May, beginning Monday, May 2, from 10:30 to 11:10 a.m. at R.H. Stafford Library, to celebrate Children's Book Week with author/illustrator team Trisha Speed Shaskan and Stephen Shaskan. They’ll be reading their new book Punk Skunks and ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 19, 2016

Where exactly was Wildwood amusement park? Find out May 10 at Wildwood Library

Join us from 6:30 to 8 p.m., on Tuesday, May 10, at Wildwood Library for a presentation about the Wildwood Amusement Park, on the southwest shore of White Bear Lake, during the first part of the twentieth century. Join us as we set the scene with images a...Read on...

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Posted on: April 19, 2016

Learn business start-up basics at R.H. Stafford Library May 11

Entrepreneurs, join us from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, at R.H. Stafford Library to learn about the steps you need to take to launch a start up. You will learn about personal preparation, task management, start up options, legal basics, intellectual...Read on...

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Posted on: April 19, 2016

Harp performance at Oakdale Library May 12

Join us from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12 at Oakdale Library for a harp performance by Heather Cornelius. Come and enjoy the sounds of the harp, as Heather explores music genres from classical to outer space. Heather, a student at the Royal Conse...Read on...

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Posted on: April 19, 2016

Wildwood Library celebrates 50th Anniversary May 14

Join us from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at Wildwood Library to help Washington County Library celebrate 50 years! Enjoy a free concert by The Fugitives.

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Posted on: April 19, 2016

Business concepts class at R.H. Stafford Library May 18

Entrepreneurs, join us from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, at R.H. Stafford Library to learn how to maximize your business plan. This workshop will explain how to frame your dream into business terms in order to maximize feasibility. You will learn abo...Read on...

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Posted on: April 19, 2016

Create a string art masterpiece at Park Grove Library May 19

Join us from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, at Park Grove Library to create a string art masterpiece using hammer, nails, and string. We'll provide some templates, or you can create your own design. Let's Make Stuff is a creative class for adults....Read on...

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Posted on: April 19, 2016

R.H. Stafford Library hosts plant and seed exchange May 21

Gardeners, join us from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at R.H. Stafford Library for a plant and seed exchange.

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Posted on: April 19, 2016

Antique Appraisal with Mark Moran at Hardwood Creek Library May 22

Join us from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, at Hardwood Creek Library to get your heirlooms and treasures appraised by Mark Moran, the author of dozens of antiques reference guides and frequent contributor to PBS' "Antiques Roadshow." Registration i...Read on...

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Posted on: April 19, 2016

STEAM storytime at Valley Library May 23

Join us from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, May 23, at Valley Library for a special STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Storytime. The fourth Monday of each month will be dedicated to a special STEAM storytime at Valley Library. In add...Read on...

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Posted on: April 19, 2016

Learn how to write a marketing plan at R.H. Stafford Library May 25

Join us from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, at R.H. Stafford Library to learn how to write a marketing plan for your start up. Learn about competitive assessment, pricing, sales, messaging, advertising, and public relations.Read on...

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Posted on: April 19, 2016

Photography class at Oakdale Library May 26

Photographers, join us from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, at Oakdale Library to learn how to get a project started, find subjects, keep going in spite of self-doubt, overcome inhibitions, develop a personal style, and edit and exhibit your work. ...Read on...

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