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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Washington County begins reopening to in-person services

Washington County has begun the reopening of some county buildings and in-person services by appointment.

Services that can be provided remotely will still be done remotely; if remote services are not possible, services by appointment may be used. The Gove...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Explore Your Parks Day offers fishing, natural ‘art displays’ June 6

Washington County Parks invites the public to celebrate Explore Your Parks Day Saturday, June 6. Vehicle permits will be waived and all county parks will be free to enter on June 6.

There will be free fishing and “natural art” programs....

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Free produce distribution set for Washington County Fairgrounds June 10

Washington County, local food shelves, and Washington County Agricultural Society will have a large-scale produce distribution 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, at the Washington County Fairgrounds.

The food will be distributed until it is gone.

The eve...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Changes in county services under COVID-19

Washington County is modifying services with the direction that Gov. Tim Walz has provided under "Stay Safe MN."

License and service centers: Washington County license and service centers are providing services by appointment only. See the&nb...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Guided bird hikes in Washington County Parks continue June 13

A rotating schedule of bird hikes throughout Washington County Parks will continue with a hike 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 13, at Lake Elmo Park Reserve.

Hikers should park in the Nordic Center parking lot and meet at the Nordic Center.

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Standup paddleboarding, SUP - Yoga offered at Square Lake Park

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 9 and Saturday morning SUP - Yoga classes starting June 13 at Square Lake Pa...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Outdoor yoga open for summer season at Lake Elmo Park Reserve

Tune into the sights and sounds of nature and release stress through guided yoga sequences designed to improve balance, flexibility, breath awareness, and muscle tone 6-7 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 22 at the North Picnic Pavilion at the Lake Elmo Park Re...

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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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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Washington County launches Beyond Resilience Project to support community well-being

Washington County Public Health and Environment (PHE) is using a dynamic approach to develop community well-being across the lifespan.

The goal of this project is to promote resilience during adversity, and encourage strong, healthy development and vitalit...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Photo contest open for Washington County Park’s annual vehicle permit

The general public who have been snapping photos in Washington County Parks now have the opportunity to submit those photos with the possibility of it being used on the county’s annual 2021/2022 parks pass.

The photo contest from last year highli...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Sheriff's Office will close service window at Law Enforcement Center until June 13

The Washington County Sheriff’s will be extending the closing of its front window at the Law Enforcement Center until June 13.

This modification was made to limit exposure to citizens and staff to COVID-19. This will mean a change in gun permits ...

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