Archive | June 6, 2013

I attended a Tea Party event hosted by Congresswoman Michele Bachmann the day before the Republican National Convention in Florida last year. I observed the following: Wearing a tri-corner hat in proximity to the Caribbean makes you look like a pirate. Which pretty much sums up the Tea Party crowd: historically inaccurate, attached to the [...]

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The 2013 Legislative session has ended, and although there is much work yet to do sorting out the complexities of the new education bill, the bottom line is some good news for Stillwater Area Public Schools. For the first time in many years, the state made broad investments in education by providing early childhood scholarships, [...]

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The Washington County Historical Society hosts a presentation and book signing by local author Gloria VanDemmeltraadt, left, at 2 p.m. June 16 at the Warden’s House Museum. VanDemmeltraadt discusses her new book, “Memories of Lake Elmo,” that chronicles the city’s history. VannDemmeltraadt did extensive research through historic documents and interviewed more than 100 long-time area [...]

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County to register Government Center title, boundaries An application to register the title and boundaries of the Washington County Government Center to reduce nearly 30 separate abstract parcels of land was approved Tuesday by the Board of Commissioners. The move comes after the County Surveyor’s Office recently completed a survey of the entire center boundary. [...]

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Contracts for three Washington County road paving projects and inspection of a new bridge and an application for state funds to maintain cross-country ski trails in county parks were approved Tuesday by the Board of Commissioners. The largest contract, $1.4 million, was awarded to Valley Paving, Inc., for three of the county’s 2013 pavement preservation [...]

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