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Window and door maker Andersen Corporation is planning an $18 million expansion project to their Bayport manufacturing facility that is expected to create 100 full-time jobs. The facility will be outfitting an existing building in the complex with upgrades and new machinery. “We had been producing our 100 series window product at a plant in [...]

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Although homelessness is an increasing problem in Washington County, several organizations are stepping up to help. Over the past three years two churches in the area have decided to help those who are dealing with homelessness, and the nonprofit Canvas Health is working to start a host home program for youth. St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church [...]

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Homelessness is a force that significantly affects and shapes the lives of those who experience it, especially when it comes to children, youth and their parents. “(Homelessness) could go on for months and months and months,” said Cynthia Fredericks, Emergency Fund Resource Manager for Valley Outreach in Stillwater. “A lot of it has to do [...]

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This story is part one of a three-part look at local homelessness Homelessness in Washington County may not be at the forefront of many people’s minds, but the county and several other service organizations say it’s a problem on their radars. Low incomes and lack of transportation and affordable housing play a role. In response [...]

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A lot can change in 40 years, but Mary Wihren and Sue Peterson know they’ve been in the right place since they started at Lakeview Hospital as young nurses in 1974. The pair reached their 40 year employee anniversary mark at Lakeview early this month. They currently work in the oncology department of the hospital. [...]

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