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2 sisters, 2 bridges: Sisters who went to Stillwater Lift Bridge opening look forward to completion of new bridge
Bayport swears in new officer
Published June 19, 2017 at 7:13 am
Bear sightings reported in Bayport and Stillwater
Published June 12, 2017 at 6:12 pm
Bayport police are advising residents there have been several bear sightings in the past week. A bear has been seen in the area of Third Street South, Lakeside Park, Point Road and the Andersen Window Corporation property. Police say the solo bear appears to be an adolescent that is curious and/or...
No-wake zone expected on St. Croix beginning May 24
Published May 23, 2017 at 11:56 am
The St. Croix River in Stillwater is predicted to exceed 683 feet above Sea Level early morning on Wednesday, May 24, triggering a no-wake zone from Taylors Falls to the Mississippi River in Prescott, Wis., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office is telling the public. As of 11:45 a.m. May...
Washington County has drug take back event April 29
Published April 28, 2017 at 5:06 pm
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington County Department of Health and Environment will be partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) again in 2017 for the annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The Washington County Prescription Drug Take Back events...
Authorities frustrated in wake of weekend boat crash near Bayport
Published April 27, 2017 at 3:37 pm
Authorities are frustrated with the case of a single-boat crash on the St. Croix River near Bayport over the weekend. Both occupants of the boat were located safely, but not until after emergency personnel spent extensive time and effort searching the river with divers, sonar, drag equipment and a...
2 safe after boat accident near Bayport over weekend
Published April 24, 2017 at 11:43 am
Two boaters involved in a boat accident on the St. Croix River April 23 are safe, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Shortly before 3 a.m. April 23, the sheriff’s office responded to a single-boat accident near the city of Bayport and determined one adult male and one...
Local fire departments train with Jaws of Life
Published April 20, 2017 at 7:00 am
Permits to carry a handgun spiked in 2016 in Washington County
Published April 12, 2017 at 7:00 am
Sheriff says politics and violence in the news drive increases The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) reported that 73,880 permits to carry a handgun were issued by county sheriffs in 2016 — the highest number of permits in a single year since the Minnesota Legislature implemented...
Bayport man charged in Mille Lacs County home invasion
Published January 23, 2017 at 3:22 pm
By Jeffrey Hage ECM Publishers A Bayport man is a suspect in a home invasion and robbery Thursday, Jan. 12, that resulted in a sheriff’s deputy shooting dead a robbery suspect. Tommy Thomas Corrales, 31, of Bayport, was formally charged Jan. 18 in Mille Lacs County District Court with four counts...
Bayport man arrested in Mille Lacs County home invasion that left one dead
Published January 13, 2017 at 3:12 pm
A Bayport man was arrested after allegedly participating in a Mille Lacs County home invasion that left one suspect dead Jan. 12. Tommy Thomas Corrales, 31, of Bayport was arrested and booked into the Mille Lacs County Jail on assault, burglary and robbery charges, according to the Minnesota Bureau...