Archive | May 31, 2013

Saving money has its rewards for several Washington County government agencies. The Board of Commissioners Tuesday approved using $720,000 in savings generated last year to support “mission directed budget” items. Commissioners in February adopted a mission directed budget savings policy identifying a portion of year-end budget savings to use for countywide projects that increase efficiencies [...]

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  The Stillwater girls’ lacrosse team began its Section 4 title defense with a 20-5 victory over upstart Tartan in the Thursday’s quarterfinals at Miller Field. The top-seeded Ponies (12-2) will host Park, a 9-8 quarterfinal winner over White Bear Lake, in the semifinals on Saturday at Stillwater Area High School. Game time is 10 [...]

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  This is a look back at some of the people and teams making news in the St. Croix Valley 10 years ago, as reported in the Stillwater Gazette.   Softball — Stillwater hands Anoka its first (5-2) and second (4-0) losses of the season while storming back through the losers bracket to win the [...]

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A tale of the puma and the prairie dog (Editor’s note: this is a continuation of last week’s column) As I walked up the sidewalk I couldn’t help but notice the immaculate shape of this yard. The trees were trimmed, the grass cut with laser precision, and there wasn’t a weed to be seen. There [...]

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