Washington County

Thu
18
Jun

Oakdale man gets 14 years for egregious assault on daughter

An Oakdale man who assaulted his 5-year-old daughter in May 2014, which left her in a permanent vegetative state, has received a prison sentence of more than 14 years.

Wed
17
Jun

Meet Tom Sonnek: North St. Paul’s newest city council member

Tom Sonnek was expected to be sworn into office at the Tuesday, June 16, North St. Paul City Council meeting to serve as the city’s newest council member. He’s lived in North St. Paul for 34 years, both as a child and now as an adult with a young family of his own. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Tom Sonnek was expected to be sworn into office at the Tuesday, June 16, North St. Paul City Council meeting to serve as the city’s newest council member. He’s lived in North St. Paul for 34 years, both as a child and now as an adult with a young family of his own. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

A lot of the Sonnek siblings who grew up in North St. Paul enjoy running. Having run in more than 50 marathons, Joe holds the family record for crossing the most finish lines.

Wed
17
Jun

Washington County Library seeks Maker Fest participants

Washington County Library is seeking makers to participate in its Maker Fest on Saturday, October 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Woodbury Central Park, 8595 Central Park Place.

Wed
17
Jun

Washington County board recognizes family child care providers

The Washington County Board of Commissioners recognized two family child care providers June 9.

Nancy Schmidt, Oakdale, and Sarah Stadler, Cottage Grove, were recognized as Family Child Care Providers of the Year for 2015.

Wed
10
Jun

Public input wanted on Lake Elmo Wedding Ordinance

The Lake Elmo City Council seeks taxpayer input on a zoning text amendment for wedding ceremonies to be conducted areas of the community zoned “rural residential.” The current zoning code only allows such activities in “agriculture” or “rural tran

Wed
10
Jun

Lake Elmo Park Reserve plan amended to add property to park

The Washington County Board of Commissioners amended the Lake Elmo Park Reserve Master Plan June 2 to accommodate including a parcel of land into the park.

Wed
03
Jun

MnDOT will convey portion of Highway 5 to Washington County

The Washington County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement May 26 with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) that will release road authority of a portion Highway 5 to the county.

Wed
03
Jun

End of an era — 3M to close Tartan Park

Tartan Park Golf Course and facility in Lake Elmo will be closing Dec. 18. The 452-acre scenic property has been owned by 3M since 1958. The now 27-hole golf course opened in 1963 to its employees and to the public in 2012. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Tartan Park Golf Course and facility in Lake Elmo will be closing Dec. 18. The 452-acre scenic property has been owned by 3M since 1958. The now 27-hole golf course opened in 1963 to its employees and to the public in 2012. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Former employees reminisce about the park’s good ol’ days
An end of an era looms for the 452-acre Tartan Park recreational area in Lake Elmo.
3M Co. has owned the scenic property since 1958 and first opened the golf course to its employees in 1963.
To help bring in more revenue 3M decided to expand the private golf course’s admission to the public in 2012, but it appears the plan fell short of expectations.

Wed
27
May

Washington County Library summer reading program begins June 6

Washington County Library kicks off “Bookawocky,” its summer reading program for children, teens, and adults, on Saturday, June 6. The program runs through Saturday, August 8.

Wed
20
May

A vibrant transit system is important for Washington County too

Ted Bearth  Washington County Commissioner, District 2
Ted Bearth Washington County Commissioner, District 2

Washington County is a great place to live and do business. People are drawn here because the quality of life in our communities is among the best in this region.

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