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Posted on: August 26, 2016

Minnesota Starwatch party planned for Lake Elmo Park Reserve Sept. 2

Washington County Parks will host a Minnesota Starwatch Party 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at Lake Elmo Park Reserve.
This family program is free with a valid park vehicle permit. Minnesota Starwatch Parties are hosted by Mike Lynch of WCCO, who...Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2016

Metro Transit will use the Newport Transit Station as State Fair park-and-ride

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Metro Transit will use the Newport Transit Station as a park-and-ride site for the 2016 Minnesota State Fair.
The transit station is on the southwest corner of Interstate 494 and Highway 61 at 250 Red Rock Crossing in Newport. The Cottage Grove park-and-...Read on...

Posted on: January 20, 2016

Guided fitness hikes underway in county parks with Aug. 25 hike, Sept. 6 Free Tuesday hike

Hike on! A rotating schedule of guided fitness hikes throughout the Washington County Parks trail system continues 9-10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at Lake Elmo Park Reserve. The last Free Tuesday hike for the season will be Sept. 6 at the Historic Courthouse...Read on...

Posted on: August 22, 2016

Guided historic stairs fitness hikes continue Aug. 27 from the Historic Courthouse in Stillwater

Guided, historic stairs fitness hikes will continue 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, from the Washington County Historic Courthouse.
Each hike will be 60 minutes and include a warm-up with fitness challenges and stair climbing along a route offering unique view...Read on...

Posted on: August 22, 2016

Wildwood Library announces call for entries in community art show, due Sept. 26

The Wildwood Library will host a community art show in October, open to residents of the greater Mahtomedi area. Artists and photographers 14 years of age and older are invited to complete an application and submit it to the library by Monday, Sept. 26. ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 22, 2016

Washington County campfire programs continue with bees, bugs Aug. 27

Pollinate Minnesota will present a program on bees during the campfire program at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve.
Bruce the Bug Guy will feature a program on Bugs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park.N...Read on...

Posted on: January 12, 2016

Guided morning bird hikes in Washington County parks Sept. 3 at St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park

A rotating schedule of bird hikes throughout the Washington County Parks system continues with a hike Sept. 3 at St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park.
Learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix Valley home and contribute to citizen science data collec...Read on...

Posted on: August 10, 2016

Keep up to date with Washington County road projects with this map

Keep up to date with Washington County road projects with this map

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Posted on: August 15, 2016

Preparations underway for 15th annual Bluegrass Festival at Lake Elmo Park Reserve Sept. 10

Washington County invites the community to the scenic Lake Elmo Park Reserve 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, for the 15th annual Washington County Bluegrass Festival.
The Bluegrass Festival fuses community, the great outdoors and local musicians. It...Read on...

Posted on: August 17, 2016

Washington County lots ready for State Fair Express from Metro Transit

Parking lots are available in Washington County in Oakdale, Cottage Grove and Newport for State Fair Metro Transit express buses. The Newport and Cottage Grove sites are park-and-ride sites. See more information at the Metro Transit website.

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County Attorney Press Releases

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Posted on: August 24, 2016

HICKSON SENTENCED TO 105 MONTHS IN PRISON

County Attorney Pete Orput today announced that Brian Hickson, 33, of Cottage Grove, was sentenced to 105 months in prison for the October 18, 2015 1st Degree Burglary of a residence with a dangerous weapon. He was sentenced by Washington County District...Read on...


Library

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Posted on: August 17, 2016

Washington County Library closed in observance of Labor Day Sept. 5

Washington County Library branches are closed. Regular hours resume Tuesday, Sept. 6.

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Posted on: August 17, 2016

Author Talk by Frank White at Oakdale Library Sept. 8

Join us from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, at Oakdale Library to hear author Frank White talk about his book, "They Played for the Love of the Game." White's book recounts stories of African American ballplayers in Minnesota, from the 1870s to the ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 17, 2016

Park Grove Library celebrates Washington County Library’s 50th Anniversary Sept. 10

Join us from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Park Grove Library for a WCL 50th anniversary children’s party. Photo Booth, Face Painting, Balloons! Featuring “Back to the Sixties” party games such as Twister, Musical Chairs, Candyland, Sorry!, Old Ma...Read on...

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Posted on: August 17, 2016

Master Gardeners visit Hardwood Creek Library Sept. 13

Join us from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13, at Hardwood Creek Library to learn gardening tips from The Masters Gardeners of Washington County. The Masters Gardeners will give us tips on enhancing our fall gardens with beautiful containers. Re...Read on...

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Posted on: August 17, 2016

Celebrate STEM Saturday at Valley Library Sept. 17

Join us from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Valley Library to explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through hands-on activities and creative projects! Each month the library will have an activity focused on science, technolog...Read on...

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Posted on: August 17, 2016

Writing Great College Application Essays class at R.H. Stafford Library Sept. 17

Join us from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at R.H. Stafford Library to learn how to write a great college application essay. Learn to utilize basic creative writing craft elements – strong characterization, compelling narrative structure, an inter...Read on...

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Posted on: August 17, 2016

Learn how to conduct a successful job search at Oakdale Library Sept. 19

Join us from 5 to 7:45 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, at Oakdale Library to learn what you need to know to conduct a successful job search in this seven-session series. Are you unemployed, employed-but-feel-stuck, changing careers, or just looking to advance i...Read on...

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

Wildwood Library hosts Medicare workshop Sept. 20

Join us from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Wildwood Library for a free Medicare workshop. Questions about Medicare? What are Medicare Parts A, B, C and D? How do I enroll? What are the out-of-pocket costs? Can I get extra help with prescription dru...Read on...

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

What is a Raspberry Pi? Find out Sept. 20 at Park Grove Library

Join us from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Park Grove Library to learn the basics of Raspberry Pis, and try them out yourself. Raspberry Pis are low cost, open source microcomputers. These microcomputers were designed to teach kids how to code, ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

Wildwood Library Artist Group’s Show and Tell Sept. 20

Join us from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Wildwood Library for Wildwood Artist Group's Show and Tell. Bring in some art that you have been working on to share with the group. The Wildwood Artist Group provides local artists with opportunities t...Read on...

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

It’s Big Truck Day at R.H. Stafford Library Sept. 24

Join us from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, for the R.H. Stafford Library's annual Big Truck Day event, featuring large construction and work vehicles from around the metro. With musical guests The Teddy Bear Band, and featuring a couple of our favor...Read on...

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

Learn about Tumblr at Wildwood Library Sept. 24

Join us from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Wildwood Library to learn how to use the social blogging platform, Tumblr, for fun or business. Some of the most interesting people on the Internet make Tumblr their number one destination. Bring your...Read on...

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

Learn about dinosaur fossils at Park Grove Library’s STEM Saturday event Sept. 24

Join us from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Park Grove Library to see, touch and learn about actual fossilized dinosaur poop with local author and scientist Lori Gesh. Lori will share her book Coprolite: A Really Crappy Story! A STEM Saturd...Read on...

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

Writing Great College Application Essays class at Hardwood Creek Library Sept. 24

Join us from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Hardwood Creek Library to work with writers from the Loft Literary Center to learn to utilize basic creative writing craft elements to write the best possible college application essay. Using strong ch...Read on...

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

Hardwood Creek Library hosts Medicare workshop Sept. 27

Join us from 2 to 4 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Hardwood Creek Library for a free Medicare workshop. Questions about Medicare? What are Medicare Parts A, B, C and D? How do I enroll? What are the out-of-pocket costs? Can I get extra help with prescript...Read on...

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Transportation

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Posted on: August 26, 2016

South Frontage Road/60th Street North (County 26) Construction Update

The South Frontage Road/60th Street North (County 26) is now open. However, the road surface will be gravel until August 31, 2016. Please use caution and follow the posted advisory signs. Expect occasional delays through September 23 as the road contracto...Read on...

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Posted on: May 19, 2016

Lake Elmo Avenue (County Highway 17) Construction Update

Construction is now beginning in Lake Elmo on County Highway 17 (Lake Elmo Avenue) and 30th Street. Throughout the construction season, there will be construction activities and road detours. For additional information, visit the project website.

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