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Posted on: April 12, 2018

County will conduct household hazardous waste collections in communities next in Mahtomedi April 28

Washington County will conduct household hazardous waste collections in county communities during 2018.

Eight satellite weekend household hazardous waste collections are planned for the year, in spring and fall. Satellite collections bring the services off...

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Posted on: April 17, 2018

Sheriff's Office will have drug collection in Mahtomedi April 28

The Washington County Sheriff's Office will conduct a used drug collection 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the R.I.T.E of Spring event in Mahtomedi.

The collection will be at the Mahtomedi School District Education Center, 1520 Mahtomedi Ave.

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

Celebrate Arbor Day with tree planting in Lake Elmo Park Reserve April 27, 28

Celebrate Arbor Day April 27 and April 28 in Washington County with tree plantings at Lake Elmo Park Reserve.

Tree plantings will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday April 27; people should meet outside the Nordic Center. Another tree planting will be 9 a.m. to 11 ...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

Help identify historic Forest Lake photographs April 28 at Hardwood Creek Library

The Washington County Historical Society recently received a large box of photos from the Barnes County Historical Society in North Dakota, many of which have not been identified. Community members are invited to an open house at Hardwood Creek Library 1 ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

Meditation instruction, practice at Oakdale Library through June 11

Gather for an eight-week series at Oakdale Library to explore the benefits of meditation and learn how to make it part of daily lives Monday evenings through June 11.

Experience simple, yet effective, guided relaxation and meditation techniques to reduce s...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

WIOA Local Plan open for comment until May 25

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The Workforce Development Board of Washington County has developed a local plan for implementationof the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) during program year 2018. This local plan will be attached to a single regional plan which cov...

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

'Refugees 101' will be featured program at Wildwood Library April 30

"Refugees 101" will be a featured program 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 30, at Wildwood Branch of the Washington County Library.

“Refugees 101” is a fact-based presentation aimed to clarify misconceptions and misinformation abo...

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

Public Invited to Celebrate Law Day at Washington County Courthouse May 1

Clear Your Warrant Poster

On Tuesday, May 1, the Washington County Courthouse in Stillwater will open its doors to the public for its 2018 Law Day Open Courthouse event. The event will feature an information fair, the opportunity to clear a warrant, a Minnesota Driver and Vehicle ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

Construction open house on CSAH 15, 14 realignment set at Baytown Community Center May 2

Washington County, in partnership with the City of Lake Elmo and Baytown Township, is hosting an open house to discuss the construction of County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 15 and CSAH 14 realignment from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at the Baytown Communi...

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

County supports community healthy aging projects, will expand to additional communities

Washington County is responding to the growth in the number of older residents, and prioritized their needs, with the Department of Public Health and Environment supporting two community healthy aging projects, FamilyMeans and the Vital Aging Network, thr...

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

Save the date! Washington County celebrating reopening of Cottage Grove park June 22-24

Washington County Parks is planning a number of events to celebrate the reopening of Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park, which has been closed for renovations during the past year.

Visitors to the newly-renovated Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park will be ...

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

Washington County’s draft 2040 comprehensive plan available for review, comment

Washington County residents have an opportunity to review and comment on the draft county 2040 comprehensive plan, which is due to the Metropolitan Council by the end of the year.

To learn more about Washington County’s draft 2040 Comprehensive P...

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Posted on: December 29, 2017

Enjoy next guided fitness hike in Lake Elmo Park Reserve May 3

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, May 3, at Lake Elmo Park Reserve.

The one-hour hikes i...

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

Washington County architecture exhibit planned for Historic Courthouse needs your help

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Do you love architecture? Are you a history buff? The Washington County Historic Courthouse needs your help.

To celebrate county architectural history, the Historic Courthouse in Stillwater is organizing People & Places: Architecture in Washington Coun...

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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Election judges needed for primary election Aug. 14, general election Nov. 6

Washington County needs election judges for the primary election Aug. 14 and general election Nov. 6. Apply at www.mnvotes.org. Judges must be U.S. citizens, 16 years or older, able to read, write and speak English, and complete election judge training.

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