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Construction Set for Point Douglas Regional Trail Link in Washington County

Point Douglas Park is along the St. Croix River. - Photo: Washington County Parks Department

The Point Douglas Regional Trail off Highway 61 in Washington County is becoming reality.

Earlier this month, the Washington County Board approved a resolution to purchase a 1.45 acre piece of property for $66,500. It was the final piece needed to construction a 2 1/2 mile trail in 2016, which begins at Point Douglas Park on the east end.

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Expect Extra DWI Enforcement this Super Bowl Weekend

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is reminding people to find a sober ride this Super Bowl Sunday.

Officials from DPS along with former Minnesota Viking Chuck Foreman held a news conference Thursday to warn drivers that there will be extra DWI patrols on Minnesota roads this weekend.

Aldi to Hire at Metro Locations, Host Job Fairs

Aldi is hiring 50 new workers for its Twin Cities locations. The low-cost grocery chain is looking for store associates, shift managers and manager trainees.

Aldi will hold three hiring fairs on Thursday, Feb. 5:


10 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Best Western Plus, Ridge 3450 Washington Drive.


Teacher Shooting Suspect Suffers from 'Serious Psychiatric Issues,' Lawyers Say

Nineteen-year-old Bailey Jordan Garcia of Pine Springs -

Lawyers for the man accused of killing a Cottage Grove teacher say he’s suffering from serious psychiatric issues.

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Woodbury Looks for Residents' Feedback with Survey

Woodbury City Hall - Photo: Wikipedia.com

Some Woodbury residents should be getting a survey in the mail to rate city services and the quality of life in the city.

About 1,500 residents were randomly selected to receive the mailing from the city at the end of January. Those who choose to take the 150 question survey can also weigh in on some specific issues and potential projects.

Teen Faces Charges for Having Prescription Narcotics at Park High School

A 17-year-old St. Paul Park teen is facing charges after he was found with prescription narcotics at a Cottage Grove high school earlier this month.

On Jan. 16, the boy was found at Park High School with five Adderall pills that were not prescribed to him, according to Cottage Grove police.

The case has been forwarded to the Washington County Attorney’s Office.

EPA Report: Minn. Businesses Lead the Nation in Pollution Prevention

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A new report shows that Minnesota businesses are doing a great job when it comes to pollution prevention.

The recently-released U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report says Minnesota businesses cut down on nearly 1 million pounds of toxic pollutant releases from 2012 to 2013. The data comes from the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory program.