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Cottage Grove police citations for Feb. 20
Cottage Grove home damaged in fire
Public comment changes for Newport council meetings
Bus aide charged in molestation case resigns from South Washington County Schools
crime and courts
Wrestling: Woodbury, East Ridge fall in team section semifinals
Gymnastics: East Ridge wins section title
Girls' Basketball: Wolfpack improves streak to three games
Boys' Basketball: Park runs out of steam in two losses
Gymnastics: Park wraps up SEC schedule
Freeze and thank you: Polar Plunge raises $95,000
Splashed ice: Third-annual Polar Plunge will chill and thrill in Woodbury
Moon Glow lights up the night
Hot Air Affair Parade lights up downtown
Fashion show will kick off spring anti-hunger campaign
arts and entertainment
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LTD LIABILITY CO-PURE VITALITY
BID FOR NEW CG FIRE STATION
Frank A. 'Sonny' Deshler, 77
Lyle A. Heuer, 66
Elaine Y. Mann, 59
Terry L. Syverson, 66
Sandra R. Baxter
Viewpoint: Whisper of spring in the air
Letters to the editor: Franke should be straight with constituents; Franke, Jurgens helped provide relief
Letters: Red Rock boondoggle shows county should stick to road planning
Viewpoint: Legislature should recommit to county program aid
Viewpoint: Health care aid law the first step
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March 6, 2013
South Washington County youths get their Celtic kicks at upcoming Irish dance celebration
email@example.com The soundtrack of traditional Irish music and pounds of heavy clogging are everyday sounds in the homes of Sean Boyles...
March 6, 2013 - 2:15pm
February 13, 2013
District 833 school calendar changes may be ahead
District 833 schools this fall will start, as they always have, on the day after Labor Day. But there might be some changes in 2014, as South Washington County School Board members gave Superintendent Keith Jacobus the go-ahead to consider modifying the school calendar. In the meantime,...
February 13, 2013 - 11:59am
February 6, 2013
Scouts honored: Cottage Grove triplets earn Eagle rank together
It's easy to tell them apart even though they're triplets with different interests, but the Tschida boys have something truly unique in common:...
February 6, 2013 - 1:20pm
January 23, 2013
A long journey back: Cottage Grove's Jaime Anderson recovering from stroke
Her friends, and those she graduated with from Park High School in 2005, will be glad to know that Jaime Anderson hasn't lost her friendly smile...
January 23, 2013 - 11:06am
January 11, 2013
Weather forces postponement of Cottage Grove's 'Skate Night'
Rain and unseasonably warm temperatures have forced Cottage Grove Parks and Recreation to postpone its annual Skate Night. The event at Highlands Park was scheduled for Friday evening, Jan. 11. The city has rescheduled the event for 5-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25.
January 11, 2013 - 10:26am
December 27, 2012
From refugees and royalty: Cottage Grove students reach into their families' past
Kings, presidents, actresses and chiefs are people they never expected to discover they are related to. The wall outside Michelle Jorissen's...
December 27, 2012 - 8:29am
December 4, 2012
Jolly old elf draws a crowd at Cottage Grove Lions' Breakfast with Santa
More than 700 people attended the annual Breakfast with Santa event on Sunday morning. Hosted by the Cottage Grove Lions Club, the event is held...
December 4, 2012 - 1:59pm
November 21, 2012
What we're thankful for: Cottage Grove students open up about family, vets, pets and even cereal
Reed Tschumperlin's fifth-grade class at Crestview Elementary School recently worked in small groups to discuss what they are thankful for. Here...
November 21, 2012 - 8:00am
November 14, 2012
Cottage Grove couple's 'Coats of Kindness' expands in third year
Eric and Karen Wenzel are extending their warmth for the third year with "Coats of Kindness," a campaign to collect new and gently used winter...
November 14, 2012 - 3:36pm
October 30, 2012
Cottage Grove family invites public to Halloween pumpkin display
Ryan and Tami Bertram don't get many trick-or-treaters at their Hadley Avenue home, but they've still got plenty of people stopping by the house...
October 30, 2012 - 4:36pm
September 27, 2012
Hundreds turn out to bid farewell to Cottage View Drive-in (W/VIDEO)
In many ways, the Cottage View Drive-In farewell celebration felt like the theater's early days some four decades ago. Hundreds of people turned...
September 27, 2012 - 9:50pm
Newport Fun Walk set for Saturday
Newport's annual Fun Walk will take place beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, giving area residents a chance to learn about the city's natural amenities from outdoors experts. Pre-registration is not required; just be sure to wear comfortable shoes, organizers say. The walk will begin...
September 27, 2012 - 2:11pm
September 4, 2012
Holiday Train's 10th-annual Cottage Grove stop to pose added challenges
Organizers are beginning to plan for the 10th-annual Canadian Pacific Holiday Train stop in Cottage Grove this December. But they have even more planning to do after it was announced that the festive train and accompanying holiday entertainment will roll through at 5:30 p.m. on a...
September 4, 2012 - 12:54pm
August 7, 2012
Cottage Grove, Newport and St. Paul Park celebrate Night to Unite and National Night Out tonight
Fire up the grill and break out the brats: the annual National Night Out and Night to Unite is here again. Neighbors in Cottage Grove, Newport and St. Paul Park will gather Tuesday, Aug. 7, to celebrate the annual event targeted at fostering community dialogue and building relationships...
crime and courts/Family/News
August 7, 2012 - 12:59pm
August 6, 2012
Cottage Grove couple weds at county fair as man faces terminal cancer
Not knowing how much longer they have together, Betty Joyce and William Smith Sr. ensured they will be by each other's side for eternity. As...
August 6, 2012 - 2:07pm