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Posted on: January 16, 2018

Nominations open for 2018 Community Involvement Awards until Feb. 23

Community Involvement Awards provide an opportunity for the Washington County Board of Commissioners to recognize how volunteers contribute to the strength of the community. Nominations are open until Feb. 23.

The Community Involvement Awards were develope...

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

Washington County Library, Parks host snowshoe story stroll at Lake Elmo Park Reserve Feb. 24

Join the Washington County Library and Washington County Parks for a snowshoe story stroll starting at the Nordic Center at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24. Hot cocoa and s’mores will be served following this family frien...

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Posted on: February 16, 2018

For What It's Worth: An Antique Appraisal Event at Hardwood Creek Feb. 24

Mark Moran, appraiser of antiques and fine art for more than 20 years, will be at the Hardwood Creek Library 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, to examine and appraise antiques and collectibles from around the area.

A contributing editor for Antique Trader mag...

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Residents invited to view plans on Woodbury Drive corridor improvements Feb. 26

Community residents are invited to attend an open house on corridor improvements along Woodbury Drive, or County State Aid Highway 19, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at Woodbury City Hall.

City Hall is at 8301 Valley Creek Road in Woodbury. The open house...

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Wagenius named Outstanding Member of the Year by county officers association

Jennifer Wagenius with County Board

Jennifer Wagenius, director of the Washington County Department of Property Records and Taxpayer Services, was honored by the Minnesota Association of County Officers (MACO) with the Outstanding Member of the Year Award Feb. 14. The award was given in rec...

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Posted on: December 29, 2017

Enjoy winter with a guided fitness hike in Pine Point Park March 1

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, March 1, at Pine Point Park.

The one-hour hikes involv...

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Smartphone basics, security at Park Grove Library Feb. 26

Mobile devices are a serious investment as well as a storehouse of personal data and online activity, so they’ve become an essential part of our lives. But they are also targets of hackers and thieves. There are options for providing better smar...

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Community input sought on Valley Library building project March 12

The Washington County Library invites residents, patrons, and other members of the public to share their thoughts about Valley Library as part of a community engagement program 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Afton-Lakeland Elementary School Monday, March 12.The gather...

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

The following actions were taken at the Feb. 20, 2018, Washington County Board of Commissioners meet

County Board will conduct a hearing March 20 to fill District 4 vacancy

The Washington County Board of Commissioners set a public hearing Feb. 20 for March 20 to consider an appointment to fill the vacancy in county commissioner District 4.

County Commissio...

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

Seeking interested individuals for interim county commissioner District 4 County Board member

The Washington County Board of Commissioners invites Commissioner District 4 residents who are interested in serving as an interim board member to submit a letter of interest to the county administrator by Wednesday, March 7, 2018. 

The county boa...

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

Read to Me totes offer useful resources for new and expectant parents

Read to Me tote

New and expectant parents using Washington County’s Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program will receive a tote bag full of useful resources to help build their child’s language skills. The program aims to get every baby in the county ready to read.

The ...

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

Practice Tai Chi Chih at Oakdale Library Saturdays through February

Practice Tai Chi Chih 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Saturdays from Jan. 6 through Feb. 24 at the Oakdale Library. All levels of experience and skill are welcome.

T’ai Chi Chih is a slow-moving meditation that is easy, and enjoyable to learn and do. ...

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

Washington County posts 3 top salaries for employees

Minnesota state law – Chapter 156 of the Session Laws of 2005 (State Statute 471.701)- requires that a city or county with a population of more than 15,000 must annually notify its residents of the positions and base salaries of its three highes...

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