Archive | August 29, 2012

The two Washington County agencies at the forefront of dealing with the health and safety of county residents face the dual challenges of changing regulations and a struggling economy that has more residents seeking help, the Board of Commissioners were told Tuesday. Community Services Director Dan Papin and Department of Public Health and Environment Director [...]

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About 100 people attended Monday’s town hall meeting about Lily Lake, but many left with more questions than answers after telling the panel of officials the public needed to be informed about Naeglaria Fowleri, the amoeba that lives in freshwater lakes and took the lives of two area children in the past two years. “There [...]

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A busy Stillwater intersection would be one of 10 federal tests of a new mini-roundabout design, a Washington County Public Works official told the Board of Commissioners Tuesday. Traffic Engineer Joe Gustafson said the Owens-Myrtle streets intersection was one of two intersections in Minnesota cities picked by the Federal Highway Administration to the project. The [...]

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Hot, breezy and dry conditions the next two days has southern Minnesota, including Washington County, under a National Weather Service fire danger watch until Thursday night. A high-pressure ridge over the state with result in highs in the lower 90s the next two days, 15 to 20 degrees above normal for late August, according to [...]

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Elk River remains the last team to defeat Stillwater in a girls’ swimming and diving dual meet, but it didn’t happen on Tuesday night as the Ponies recorded a 93-85 nonconference victory at Stillwater Junior High School. The Ponies have now won 91 in a row since that loss to Elk River to start the [...]

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