Washington County

The Washington County Board of Commissioners has requested funding from the Minnesota Department of Transportation for local 2016 road projects. Proposed projects for fiscal year 2016 funding include construction of a single-lane roundabout at CSAH 15 (Manning Avenue North) and Highway 97 in Scandia; construction of center left-turn lanes and right-turn lanes at Highway 61 [...]

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Washington County has launched a new low-interest loan program to help homeowners replace noncompliant septic systems. Funds will be available to any property that is not connected to city sewer services, including businesses. Loans will be made on a first-come, first-served basis, with no income or asset restrictions. The failing systems must meet certain criteria [...]

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Washington County voters are invited to see how the county’s new voting equipment works. The new system will debut throughout the county for this year’s primary and general elections. State law requires counties with new voting equipment to make the system available to the public for 60 days prior to using it in an election. [...]

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Rent in Washington County costs too much, and the problem is only expected to get worse, according to a recent study by Minneapolis-based Maxfield Research.

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Where Washington County Road 91 (Lofton Avenue) meets Minnesota State Highway 97 (Scandia Trail), neither road is a straight line. Highway 97 primarily runs east from Forest Lake to Minnesota State Highway 95 (St. Croix Trail), but just west of Lofton it curves northward before heading east again at Meadowbrook Avenue. Lofton Avenue runs mostly [...]

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