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Lake Elmo Teen Drowns In St. Croix River

A dive team is currently in a recovery mission as they search the St. Croix River for a Lake Elmo teen who went under water early Monday evening.

06/18/2012

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Babysitter Accused Of Sexual Contact With Teen

A Cottage Grove, Minn. woman has been charged with having sex with a teenage boy she used to babysit.

06/04/2012

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Cops: Brooklyn Park Man Kidnapped And Threatened To Kill Wife, Child

A court appearance is set for Monday for a Brooklyn Park man charged with kidnapping his wife and embarking on a dramatic six to seven hour ride of terror before getting arrested in Washington County.

05/18/2012

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Lightning Sparks House Fires In Oakdale

Lightning struck two separate Oakdale homes on Saturday, sparking fires in both.

05/05/2012

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Arrest Made In Washington Co. Deputy Assault

The man suspected of assaulting a Washington County Sheriff’s deputy last Thursday is now behind bars.

04/08/2012

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2 More Democrats Move To Challenge Bachmann

A businessman from the Stillwater area says he is seeking the Democratic endorsement to challenge U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in November.

03/22/2012

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Utility Worker Trapped In Car Amid Power Lines

A scary and potentially deadly situation was avoided after a boom truck got tangled up in some live power lines Wednesday morning.

02/15/2012

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Finding Minnesota: St. Croix Chocolates For Valentine’s

Never does chocolate get as much attention as it does right now — the days leading up to Valentine’s Day.

02/05/2012

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Program Seeks To Keep Vets Mentally Healthy And Free

For former Army ranger Hector Matascastillo the stresses of 13 military deployments finally took a toll. On Jan. 24, 2004, Matascastillo suffered a horrible flashback at his Lakeville home.

01/30/2012

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Man Pleads Guilty To Breaking Infant’s Ribs

A South St. Paul man has pleaded guilty to assaulting a then 6-week-old child, breaking nearly all of the infant’s ribs.

01/12/2012

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Washington Co. Closes 3 Libraries, Cuts Hours At 6 Others

The Washington County Library System is starting off 2012 with three fewer branches, and the six remaining library branches are now closed two days a week to save money.

01/03/2012

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Report: DWI Attorney Arrested For DWI

A Stillwater DWI attorney found himself in jail early Friday morning after being arrested for allegedly drinking and driving, authorities said.

12/09/2011

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Minn. Citation Payment System Logs Over 1M Calls

A cost-saving service that helps Minnesotans pay their traffic tickets and other citations by phone has now logged over 1 million calls.

12/07/2011

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1 Man Arrested After 6-Hour Standoff In Newport

A six-hour standoff ended shortly before midnight in Newport.

10/24/2011

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Schools And Government Team Up In Stillwater

In a sign that schools are looking for even more ways to shave expenses, Stillwater Area Schools started meeting this fall with the city of Stillwater and Washington County to find ways to share services and equipment, local leaders said.

10/09/2011

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