The swimming beach at Big Marine will be closed for a few days this week as officials treat it for swimmer’s itch. Washington County’s Big Marine Park and Reserve will treat the beach from noon on Wednesday, June 24 to noon on Friday, June 26.
A Cottage Grove house caught on fire Saturday morning after a bolt of lightning struck the home. According to Washington County officials, around 6 a.m. a call came in reporting a fire in the 8400 block of Hyde Avenue.
The Washington County Sheriff’s office says a body washed up on the shores of the St. Croix River Friday. The discovery was reported at about 2:30 p.m. near the city of Lakeland Shores. The body has not yet been identified, but it is believed to be that of a man.
A 42-year-old driver is dead after hitting a tree Thursday afternoon in Washington County. The Minnesota State Patrol says the fatal crash happened at about 2:46 p.m. on Highway 95 at Nason Hill Road.
One person has died after a rollover car accident in Washington County late Tuesday evening. According to the accident report, 24-year-old John W. Schmidt, of North St. Paul, was traveling westbound on Highway 96 toward Kimbro Avenue N. when he went around a curve and into oncoming traffic.
More than 150 firefighters from more than a dozen north metro departments responded Wednesday morning to battle a massive fire near Forest Lake that destroyed a greenhouse and damaged two other businesses.
A memorial mass was held Monday morning for a popular teacher and businessman who was shot to death in January. David Frigaard, 46, was killed in Mahtomedi after leaving the bar he owned. Investigators believe 19-year-old Bailey Garcia was the one who shot Frigaard.
The psychological health of Pine Springs man accused of shooting and killing a Cottage Grove teacher last weekend is under evaluation, according to his defense attorney.
A popular high school teacher was shot to death by a teenager early Saturday morning in Mahtomedi. According to the Washington County Sheriff’s office, police received report of a shot fired near Highway 244 and 75th Street North at 3:17 a.m.
The Department of Health is investigating a possible Norovirus outbreak at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in Woodbury.
A 36-year-old former teacher was sentenced to 120 days in Washington County Jail on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to having sex with teenage students at his home.
Sentencing is set for Jan. 16 for a Minnesota man convicted of kidnapping a 14-year-old New York girl he met online.
A woman has been arrested in Washington County on suspicion of driving drunk, which would be her seventh such offense.
Washington County officials say a 36-year-old former teacher from Stillwater, Minn., pleaded guilty to having sex with two students at his home.
The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash involving three vehicles in Washington County Friday morning. Details are limited, but the state patrol says the incident occurred at 5:48 a.m. on eastbound Highway 97 and Iden Avenue in Forest Lake.
Authorities are looking for the driver of a car that hit two bicyclists on a frontage road late Saturday night and left the scene, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The incident happened at about 11:52 p.m. on the 14000 block of 60th Street North in Oak Park Heights.
Three people suffered serious injuries in a three-car crash in Washington County Saturday morning. The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened at about 10:15 a.m. at Highway 97 and Healy Avenue near Forest Lake.
There’s a potentially deadly weed growing in Minnesota. Now, the Department of Agriculture is asking for your help in identifying and eliminating it. It’s called Grecian foxglove and there’s concern the leafy portions could be mistaken for lettuce, and it can be lethal to humans and livestock.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in finding a missing 75-year-old man who has dementia. Clifford Lee was last seen Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. in the city of Grant. He was wearing blue jeans, a gray T-shirt and possibly a navy-colored sweatshirt.
A Cottage Grove man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for a woman’s fatal methadone overdose. Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said Friday that 20-year-old Adam David Wickard pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter. Wickard was immediately sentenced.
A Minnesota man faces serious charges after a missing girl from New York was discovered with him in Landfall, Minn. earlier this week, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office says on May 6 deputies responded to the Landfall residence on a report of a missing child from New York being held there. Upon arrival to the residence — located on 134 Dellwood Square S. — deputies made contact with the resident, identified as 53-year-old Michael Angelo Goerlich.
An early morning fire in Lakeland, Minn. has left one person dead. Crews were called to the 1200 block of Rivercrest Road just before 2 a.m., according to the Washington County Sheriff’s office.
A salt shortage across the upper Midwest has the operations director of Washington County Public Works hoping our frigid weather is over. During a regular winter, Doug Johnson’s department budgets for 10,000 tons of salt, with an additional 2,000 tons on reserve. He’s now down to 1,400 tons, but he’s optimistic it will last.
A 24-year-old woman was convicted Thursday of stealing more than $150,000 from a vulnerable family member, according to the Washington County Attorney’s office. Elaina Lorene Casello was convicted on multiple counts of felony theft and identity theft after stealing money from various bank accounts of an elderly relative. The theft occurred from Feb. 2011 till Dec. 2012, with Casello using the stolen funds to buy several items, in addition to paying her own bills.
Twenty-nine-year-old Adam McCloud died in October of 2012 after he was beaten at a Stillwater bar. Eric Richard was convicted of first-degree assault after punching McCloud at Smalley’s Caribbean Barbeque. According to the criminal complaint, McCloud had spilled Richard’s drink and later refused to pay for it. After McCloud’s death, his family found that they could keep his spirit alive by helping local charities. Supper time at the Odebrecht household brings the family together. But every so often, they can’t help but think of who’s not at the dinner table.