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At 3:13 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Egg Lake Road and Goodview Avenue in Hugo. A dump truck collided with a pickup truck. The intersection was temporarily closed until the vehicles were removed …

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The Hugo Fire Department (HFD) responded to the area of Elmcrest Avenue, just north of Frenchman Road, for a horse that got its hoof stuck in a hay enclosure. With assistance from the family’s vet for sedation, HFD was able to use tools to free the horse without any injuries. This is the sec…

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At 1:45 a.m. March 3 the Hugo Fire Department (HFD) was dispatched to a structure fire in Hugo Estates Mobile Home Park, 15057 Forest Blvd. A mobile home caught fire; the cause of the fire remains under investigation. No one was in the unit at the time the fire broke out and there were no in…

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WHITE BEAR LAKE — The district's 2018-2019 school year general fund budget is expected to come in $3.2 million higher than the preliminary budget the district set before school began last summer.

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The Minnesota Senate Education Finance Committee heard a number of bills the first week of February that would improve student reading proficiency in Minnesota, including a bill authored by Republican Sen. Roger Chamberlain, who represents the Lino Lakes, Hugo, North Oaks and northern White …

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HUGO — The Hopkins Schoolhouse committee has designed a marketing brochure approved by the city to drum up interest in leasing the historic building. 

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STILLWATER — The walls of the Washington County Courthouse judicial chambers are lined with portraits of former judges, most of them white and male. There are no black judges pictured, but once Judge Juanita Freeman’s photograph is added to the collection, there will be.

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HUGO — Hugo Mayor Tom Weidt and the Hugo City Council issued a proclamation Jan. 17 to honor and celebrate local resident Marcella (Marcy) Cheeseman.

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Around 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, the Hugo Fire Department was called to an address on Harrow Avenue to assist a horse that fell on an icy pasture. Thirteen members responded to the call, four of which took a large animal rescue course in September. The training came in handy, and the departmen…

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In the Jan. 17 issue of The Citizen, we asked for your help to photograph the peacock seen in various people’s backyards over the summer. Here are all the sightings that were reported to us. Patrick lives with his family near the Hugo Public Works Building.

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Willernie bar owner Ken Lohr should make his 40-year goal. He thought he had sold The Flame last summer, falling a year short of his goal, but the deal fell through.

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A new online tool should help target efforts to test for radon. The odorless, colorless gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States yet only 1 percent of properties are tested every year. An interactive map from the state Department of Health shows wide variations in …

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HUGO — Residents who live in a three- or four-level home can sleep a little more soundly at night knowing that firefighters will be able to reach them.  

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CENTERVILLE — Another business has come forward expressing interest in building on Commerce Drive.

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There are few citizen science projects as longstanding and thorough as the Audubon Christmas Bird Count, a tradition stretching back more than 100 years. More than 50 citizens took part in the Northeast Suburban Audubon Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 29, 2018. 

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During a time when most kids are thinking about the gifts they will receive and how many presents are under the tree, the boys of Lincoln Chapter, Order of DeMolay in White Bear Lake, were busy helping other families celebrate the holiday. On the Sunday before Christmas, the boys spent a few…

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As each year comes to an end, it is a tradition of The Citizen to take a look back at some of the most memorable stories from the year. Some of 2018's highlights included: businesses expanded and celebrated anniversaries, the White Bear Lake Area High School Drumline performed for Super Bowl…