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5K race makes strides against bullying
Cottage Grove 22-mile run/walk draws attention to veteran suicides
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Letter to the editor: Country can't afford bloated military
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May 16, 2012
Cottage Grove plans 'Night to Unite" picnic Thursday
Cottage Grove Public Safety is hosting a Night to Unite informational picnic Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Kingston Park for residents interested in captaining their own neighborhood gathering this August. Dozens of Cottage Grove neighborhoods now host Night to Unite block parties since...
crime and courts / Family
May 16, 2012 - 10:34am
March 27, 2012
2012 South Washington County roundup of Easter activities and egg hunts
South Washington County families may choose from a variety of Easter activities this year ranging from traditional dramatic productions at Light the Way Church and New Life Church of Woodbury and moving to a visit with the Easter Bunny at Valley Creek Mall Saturday and Breakfast with...
Family / religion
March 27, 2012 - 11:36am
December 23, 2011
'Dad!' -- Cottage Grove Air Force father surprises kids after deployment (with video)
Nick Frazer has looked at hundreds of videos on the Internet of family members being surprised at work or school by soldiers returning from Afghanistan...
News / Family
December 23, 2011 - 8:03am
December 7, 2011
Up close with Santa Claus in Cottage Grove
The first Sunday in December traditionally is the day when Santa greets local children to hear what they want for Christmas while parents and...
December 7, 2011 - 12:45pm
November 24, 2011
Cottage Grove couple carries on kindness after cancer battle
Eric and Karen Wenzel were surrounded by support of family and friends during a prolonged maedical fight, and are carrying forward that kindness...
business / Family
November 24, 2011 - 6:52am
November 9, 2011
Judy Spooner: Pumba, Park Grove Pet Hospital's well-known 'Clinic Cat,' dies
Pumba made more friends in 13 years than most people have in a lifetime. Just a garden variety American tabby male cat and the star of the show...
Family / opinion
November 9, 2011 - 12:46pm
September 15, 2011
South Washington County apple orchards ripe for good season
Area apple growers are excited about this fall's bounty. The crop in the St. Croix Valley is "excellent," according to Charlie Johnson, owner...
Family / Food / business
September 15, 2011 - 9:33am
August 23, 2011
Rescued bald eagle to be release at Carpenter Nature Center on Wednesday
A bald eagle rescued during a snowstorm in March will be released at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Carpenter Nature Center in Hastings. The eagle was injured in what was believed to be a territorial dispute. Three Carpenter Nature Center staff members and volunteers drove to the...
News / events / Family
August 23, 2011 - 10:34am
June 24, 2011
South Washington County Weekend Planner: Outdoor events for the family
This weekend in south Washington County families can choose from campfire programs, Shakespeare outside, safety day at the mall or Boomsite Day in Stillwater. For adults, there's a benefit motorcycle ride. The Washington County Parks Department is hosting two separate campfire programs,...
June 24, 2011 - 8:20am
June 3, 2011
Opening of 'Miracle Field' in south Washington County delayed
A field for children with disabilities to play baseball was one step closer to reality when it hit a bump in the long road it's been on for the past four years. The Jeff Hanson Miracle Field was scheduled to be ready for the new East Metro Miracle League by July, but contractors...
outdoors / Family
June 3, 2011 - 11:16am
May 25, 2011
Cottage Grove girl's leukemia fight inspires Relay for Life participation
After Brianna Wukawitz started treatment for her leukemia, the teenager's family decided to organize a team for this year's Relay for Life of...
May 25, 2011 - 9:12am
April 10, 2011
Lots of bargains at ECFE garage sale in Cottage Grove
The annual Early Childhood and Family Education garage sale drew lots of bargain-hunting parents to Cottage Grove Middle School on Saturday. The...
education / Family
April 10, 2011 - 2:58pm
March 24, 2011
Supporting and socializing: Cottage Grove club a resource for moms
Jen Blomberg has a good sense of humor about her job as a stay-at-home mother and wanted to socialize with other moms who are coping with the...
education / Family
March 24, 2011 - 9:53am
September 29, 2010
Taking care of 'family'
Bill Schmitzer, who died recently at age 76, was buried last week in the Grey Cloud Island Township Cemetery.
Family / Life
September 29, 2010 - 8:14am
September 8, 2010
A century of living
SUPERIOR, Wis.--Nina Rivard grew up in the horse and buggy days. Her mother cooked on a wood stove and her neighborhood - Superior's Butler Park area - was checkered with farms. "At one time everybody out here had small animals, manure piles, hay barns," Rivard said. "It was all...
September 8, 2010 - 9:43am