Category: County Insight

Learn where the Youth Service Bureau moved to in Woodbury.

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On this edition of County Insight, County Commissioner Lisa Weik talks to new Library Director Keith Ryskoski. Citizens gave input on a the Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park and Central Greenway Trail Master Plan, learn about the new County Sheriff’s app, the Park Grove Library held a story walk program and we see the Youth Service Bureau’s new location in Woodbury.

Citizens were able to add ideas and learn about improvements to 70th street in Cottage Grove.

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Cathy Wurzer was the speaker this year at the Annual Washington County Historical Society meeting.

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During the winter and early fall Wetland Habitat Restorations was out at Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park removing blackthorn.

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On Monday April 27th the community officially celebrated the grand opening of the Newport Transit Station.

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The Sheriff's Water Recovery Team is part of the Water, Parks, and Trails Unit. The Unit is responsible for the underwater search and recovery operations that have been directed or requested by the Sheriff. The Recovery Unit covers the entire county and because it is a joint team with St Croix County, Wisconsin, the team covers St Croix County as well.

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Learn about the 2015 summer reading programs going on at your library.

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On this edition of County Insight, County Commissioner Karla Bigham talks to HRA Director Barb Dacy during the Newport Transit Station Grand Opening. Washington County Historical Society celebrated there annual meeting. We learn about the upcoming summer library programs. Washington County Water Recovery Team performed an under water recovery drill. There was a 70th Street Open House and Buckthorn was removed from Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park

Community Circles, also known as Peacemaking Circles, are a community-directed process most commonly used for addressing issues surrounding local incidents of crime and conflict. Sentencing Circles in Washington County are created in partnership with the justice system, and create a respectful space to support victims, develop sentences with and for clients, and empower all interested community members to work toward preventing future occurrences of conflict.

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The Washington County SWAT Team is a multi-jurisdictional part-time team that serves the citizens of Washington County in high risk situations. All local law enforcement agencies within Washington County are represented on the team.

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On this edition of County Insight, County Commissioner Lisa Weik talks to the newest County Commissioner Karla Bigham. The Washington County SWAT Team performs a training drill, learn about Washington County Community Circles, the County celebrates 25 years of hazardous waste collection and we see what happens when you call 911.

The Hay Lake School was constructed in 1896. This was rural school district #2 and that district was organized in Washington County in 1855. In 1974 the Washington County Historical Society took over the schoolhouse and in 1978 the Society purchased the school from the Forest Lake School District. The log house was constructed in 1868 by Johannes Erickson and his thirteen year old son Alfred. The Erickson Log House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 17, 1976.

The Park Grove Library Play and Learn Space promotes childhood literacy and learning through play. It provides children and their parents with an interactive opportunity to practice the five building blocks of literacy: singing, talking, reading, writing and playing.

On this edition of County Insight, County Commissioner Lisa Weik talks to the new County Veterans Service Officer Ryan Carufel. We get an update on the Gateway Corridor, explore a wetland area in South Washington County, and we take a tour of a Historic Log House & School museum.

This video is about the volunteer Washington County Mounted Patrol. Mounted Patrol members are concerned citizens who volunteer their time to assist the Sheriff's Office in search and rescue. Members may also participate in parades, safety fairs, Night to Unite, county park events and patrolling the Gateway Trail system. Mounted Patrol members will not actively engage in enforcement activities of any kind.

This is an update of what is going on with the South Washington Watershed District. The Watershed District manages water and related resources in cooperation with our citizens and communities.

The Washington County Historical Society's vintage base ball club, the St. Croixs, wear 1860s uniforms and play by 1860s rules. They are unique in bringing a piece of the past to the present for people to view.

On this edition of County Insight, County Commissioner Lisa Weik talks to Washington County Library Partners Board President Ken Stone. We see what is going on with the South Washington County Watershed District, learn about the County Mounted Patrols, join some summer reading programs and go back in time with some old time baseball.

This video goes inside the Warden's House Museum in Stillwater Minnesota.

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