Washington County

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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The Washington County Board of Commissioners has set the county’s property tax levy and budget for 2014. The levy is part of an overall $147.4 million county operating budget for 2014, and a $23.1 million capital expenditures budget. The proposed tax levy will result in the owner of a home valued at $207,000 seeing a [...]

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