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Posted on: February 27, 2024

News from the Washington County Board of Commissioners meeting, Feb. 27

Washington County Board of Commissioners

County approves temporary liquor licenses, gambling application at Washington County Fairgrounds

The Washington County Board of Commissioners approved an off-site gambling application and temporary on-sale liquor licenses at its Feb. 27 meeting. The events...

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County Board Agendas and Minutes County News
Posted on: February 20, 2024

Fix-it Clinic at Wildwood Library in Mahtomedi, March 2

A volunteer helps to fix a broken toaster during a fix-it clinic.

Wildwood Library, 763 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi.

Saturday, March 2.

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Last item accepted at 1:30 p.m.

This event is designed to promote the spirit of reuse, reduce unnecessary waste, and empower our community to extend the lifespan of their be...

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Posted on: January 18, 2024

Washington County prepares for 2024 Presidential Primary

Absentee Voting image showing it is open Jan. 19 through March 4

Eligible voters in Washington County may vote during the March 5 Presidential  Primary. The Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, Republican Party, and Legal Marijuana Now Party will participate in this primary. Voters will be required to request a ball...

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County News
Posted on: February 14, 2024

February featured events at Hardwood Creek Library

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Hardwood Creek Library is at 19955 Forest Road North, Forest Lake, MN 5505. Telephone: 651-275-7300. 

All Washington County Library branches will be closed Monday, Feb. 19, for Presidents Day. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 20.&nbs...

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News Flash

Posted on: January 31, 2024

May Township and West Lakeland Township Elections

Township Elections ways to vote early by mail, early in person, on Election Day

The annual elections for May Township and West Lakeland Township will occur simultaneously in 2024. This creates a unique situation, and our highest priority is ensuring that all eligible voters know when and where to vote for each election.

The township e...

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Elections

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IT

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Posted on: April 26, 2023

Washington County Women in IT see progress through the decades

This March, to mark Women’s History Month, the women in IT met to discuss our experiences working in Tech. While we agreed that there is room for improvement in the greater tech industry, things have greatly improved over the decades an...

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IT

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Parks

3 Stories
Posted on: February 6, 2024

Turf trails at Lake Elmo Park Reserve closed to horses and bikes

A man on a bicycle with a dog on a leash biking on the turf trail.

Turf trails at Lake Elmo Park Reserve will be closed to horses and bikes beginning February 6 due to deteriorating trail conditions. Trails will remain open for walking.

Parks
Posted on: January 30, 2024

Horse trails are temporarily closed at Pine Point Regional Park

A person riding a horse on the trail. Text "Equestrian Trail Closure."

With the unseasonably warm temperatures we have seen thaw beginning in the parks. Due to unsafe conditions and trail damage, horse trails are temporarily closing at Pine Point Regional Park. Staff will monitor the conditions and if the ground hardens back...

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Parks
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Ash tree removal occurring on the East and West side trails in Lake Elmo Park Reserve

Image of an emerald ash borer

Ash tree removal is currently occurring on the East and West side trails in Lake Elmo Park Reserve. Ash trees are being removed due to impact of Emerald ash borer and to ensure safety of park users along the trails and borders of the park.

See the trail ma...

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Parks

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Posted on: February 28, 2024

TH 120 (Century Ave/E County Line Road) Reconstruction Project Open House scheduled

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In-Person Open House Information

Washington County, in partnership with Ramsey County, MnDOT, Mahtomedi, and White Bear Lake, has a roadway  improvement project planned for Century Avenue North/East County Line Road from Interstate 694 to County H...

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Posted on: February 28, 2024

County Highway 2 (Broadway Avenue) Rehabilitation Project open house scheduled

County Highway 2 Broadway Ave Open House

In-Person Open House Information

Washington County, in partnership with the City of Forest Lake, has a rehabilitation project planned for County Highway 2 (Broadway Avenue) from the I-35 northbound ramps to Trunk Highway 61 (Lake Street). This project is p...

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Additional Info... Transportation
Posted on: February 22, 2024

Annual Utility Meeting scheduled for March 13

Washington County’s Annual Utility Meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2024. This year’s meeting will be hybrid – in-person at Washington County Public Works at 11660 Myreon Rd N in Stillwater Township, ...

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Transportation
Posted on: February 22, 2024

Spring Weight Restrictions for County Roads begin February 26

Spring weight restrictions will go into effect on Washington County roads at 12:01 a.m. Monday, February 26, 2024. Restrictions will be in effect for eight weeks, unless extraordinary conditions require extending them.  

Any county road without a ...

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Additional Info... Transportation
Posted on: February 13, 2024

County Highway 15 (Manning Avenue) Phase 3 Improvement Project Online Engagement now live

Washington County, in partnership with the City of Lake Elmo, West Lakeland Township and Baytown Township, is hosting an open house to plan for future improvements to County Highway 15 (Manning Avenue) between County Highway 10 (10th Street North) and 30t...

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Additional Info... Transportation