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Posted on: June 14, 2018

Markings will be repaired on roundabout on County Road 14 June 20

Washington County, through a contractor, will be repairing lane markings at the roundabout on County Highway 14 (34th Street N) in Lake Elmo, currently planned to start Wednesday, June 20, weather permitting.

East-west traffic will be maintained through th...

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Washington County WorkForce Center will have Job Fair at Woodbury June 20

The Washington County WorkForce Center will conduct a Job Fair for the public 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at the Woodbury WorkForce Center.

The WorkForce Center is at 2150 Radio Drive, Woodbury.

Participating employers include:

  • First Student – ...
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Posted on: June 15, 2018

It’s ready for visitors! Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park will open for visitors June 19

Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park

Washington County Parks is ready to invite visitors in to see the renovated Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park Tuesday, June 19.

The park, now with an entrance on Keats Avenue in southern Cottage Grove, has been under renovation for more than a year. The p...

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

News from the June 19 Washington County Board of Commissioners meeting

The following actions were taken at the June 19, 2018, Washington County Board of Commissioners meeting at the Government Center in Stillwater, Minnesota

County Board approves comments on draft comprehensive plans for cities of Hugo, Lakeland Shores

The Was...

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Posted on: June 13, 2018

Get a Mini-Masters in Library Science at Hardwood Creek June 20

Do you love the library? Do you want to be a librarian? Come to Hardwood Creek Library and learn about all the different things that we do 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 20.

Participants will rotate between stations to try out all the different tasks that lib...

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Posted on: June 14, 2018

Story Stroll: Ten Pigs: An Epic Bathtime Adventure at Mahtomedi education center June 20

Enjoy “Ten Pigs: An Epic Bathtime Adventure” by Derek Anderson on a stroll at the Mahtomedi District Education Center June 20. The guided story stroll and snacks will be at 10 a.m. The stroll is available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Maht...

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Posted on: June 14, 2018

Life Long Learning at Your Library: E-Books, E-Audiobooks and More at R.H. Stafford June 21

Life Long Learning at Your Library: E-Books, E-Audiobooks and More will be featured 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at the R.H. Stafford Library.Do library downloads have you stumped? Get an overview of the various download services that are a...

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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 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 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 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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