Archive | August 1, 2012

Recent developments might have some Minnesotans questioning the level of support for high-speed rail in the Midwest and Minnesota. First, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, not always a fan of high-speed rail, was re-affirmed by Wisconsin voters in the recall election. Then, the Anoka County Board voted to leave the coalition of governments looking into development [...]

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ST. PAUL — Students leaving for out-of-state colleges and Minnesotans traveling south for the winter should check their driver’s license expiration date before leaving the state and consider early renewal to ensure their license status remains active, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS). Drivers whose licenses [...]

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  The carnival opens at 2 p.m. today and fair-goers can enjoy five rides for $10. All rides are reduced by one coupon from 2 p.m. to close. Other Wednesday highlights include free weddings and wedding vow renewals at 5:30 p.m. and the opening day parade at 6 p.m. Visit www.washingtoncountyfair.org for a complete schedule.

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ST. PAUL — Department of Public Safety Commissioner Mona Dohman has appointed Richard Hodsdon of Stillwater and reappointed Patricia Moen, James Hessel and Steven Wohlman to the Minnesota Private Detective and Protective Agent Services Board. Hodsdon and Moen represent the public. Hessel represents licensed private detectives and Wohlman represents members of the Minnesota licensed protective [...]

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    Tourism was center stage at the Stillwater City Council meeting Tuesday with Tiki Oswald, the president of the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB) presenting the CVB’s annual report and a new multi-person tour cycle business seeking a license approval. Oswald reported that in the past year, visitor numbers have increased by 14.8 percent in [...]

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