Archive | August 29, 2012

Among the many challenges before the Washington County Community Services Department is the need for more foster parents, according to department director Dan Papin. “We could really use some help with foster care,” he told the Board of Commissioners Tuesday. In fact, Papin asked commissioners for help recruiting families interested in becoming foster care providers. [...]

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Gazette photo by Erik Sandin Seven-year-old Kaylee Jarrard, right, keeps a tight hold on the leash of her 2-year-old whippet, Prudence,” Friday afternoon after showing Prudence during the specialty breed portion of the annual St. Croix Kennel Club dog show at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Dog owners from throughout the U.S. spent last Thursday through [...]

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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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