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  By David Fabio, Gazette Columnist Break out the cameras — it’s happening. We all knew it would happen. The question was when. Between last week and the weekend, the ice started to disappear from the lakes and rivers. It didn’t take long once the stronger sunlight started penetrating the softened ice structure. In a [...]

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The Lake Elmo City Council voted to place a hold on the Inwood Avenue Trunk Water Main project until the plans for Inwood Booster Station project are completed and funding sources can be found. City engineer Jack Griffin presented the completed plans for the $2.2 million water main project that would run along Inwood Avenue [...]

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The Washington County Board of Commissioners approved agreements with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), Oak Park Heights and Bayport April 15 to oversee roadway construction that will realign connections to Highway 95 in those cities. The project is part of the roadways being built around the new St. Croix River crossing. The county, in [...]

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The Lake Elmo city council narrowly moved forward on the Lake Elmo Avenue Trunk Water Main project despite concerns over project funding. In order to remain on schedule, the city will advertise for bids from contractors to complete the project in November 2014. The cost of the two-and-a-half-mile water main project that runs alongside Lake [...]

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Washington County Parks is planning to conduct prescribed prairie burns in Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park, Pine Point Park, Square Lake Park, and St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park between April 22 and May 20. The controlled burns will take approximately one to four hours to accomplish and will occur on a weekday between 9 a.m. [...]

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