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Posted on: August 4, 2020

In-person absentee voting now available for primary

Direct absentee balloting for the Aug. 11 primary begins Aug. 4.

In-person absentee voting may be done at:

  • Washington County Government Center, 14949 62nd St. N., Stillwater;
  • Cottage Grove Service Center, 13000 Ravine Parkway, Cottage Grove;
  • Headwaters Servic...
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Posted on: July 22, 2020

Washington County Parks to feature Full Moon SUP Aug. 4, Sept. 2

Washington County Parks will offer two opportunities for Full Moon Standup Paddleboarding at Square Lake Park, one program Aug. 4 and one program Sept. 2.

Full Moon SUP will be 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, and 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2.

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

News from the Aug. 4 County Board meeting

The following actions were taken at the Aug. 4, 2020, Washington County Board of Commissioners meeting at the Government Center in Stillwater, Minnesota

Washington County board begins review of 2021 county budget

The Washington County Board of Commissioners...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Washington County has CARES Act funds for small businesses, homeowners

Financial relief available for Washington County homeowners

Homeowners in Washington County who have experienced a reduction in income because of the COVID-19 pandemic may apply for one-time grants of up to $10,000 to help make housing payments.

A separate ...

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

70th Street between Granada, Meadows Grass Avenue closed Tuesday through Thursday

The City of Cottage Grove will be closing County Highway 22, or 70th Street, between Granada and Meadow Grass Avenues at Granada Avenue in Cottage Grove starting Tuesday, Aug. 4, through Thursday, Aug. 6, as crews complete water main work beneath the road...

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

Prescribed grazing tour scheduled in Washington County Parks beginning of August

Goats are back again this year to assist with vegetation management at Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park and Lake Elmo Park Reserve and residents are invited to learn about their tasks during tours.

Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park, through a partnershi...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

Public input invited for Norell Avenue North improvement project

Washington County is seeking public input on its proposed County Highway 3, or Norell Avenue North, improvement project.

Due to COVID-19, this will be an online engagement event. For those residents who wish to participate in-person, the project team will ...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Washington County WIC celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

With the world in the midst of a global pandemic, it is a good time to recognize the important role breastfeeding plays in protecting babies from germs all across the planet.

The Washington County WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program is celebrating Mi...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Vendors sought for 2020 Christmas at the Courthouse

The Washington County Historic Courthouse is now accepting vendor applications for the 28th Annual Christmas at the Courthouse event Nov 22-24.

Changes for 2020 include the extension of the Holiday Bazaar to 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, in lieu of the trad...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

Guided bird hikes in Washington County Parks continue Aug. 8

A rotating schedule of bird hikes throughout Washington County Parks will continue with a hike 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park.

Hikers should park in the playground parking lot and meet at the trailhead kiosk.

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Get information on being licensed child care provider in Washington County Aug. 12

Washington County residents interested in becoming a licensed family child care provider in the county may take the first step and view a Web-Ex meeting 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Registration is required by Aug. 5. Registration is possible on the ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Washington County Parks feature fishing program Aug. 13

Washington County Parks will feature fishing programs at several county parks throughout the summer.

Programs include Family Fly Fishing at Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13. The program is free with a vehicle permi...

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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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