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My Future Cottage Grove celebration includes report presentation, task force sign up
Summer of sinkholes: Cottage Grove stormwater employees hustle to keep up with growing repair needs
Missing Hastings woman found in River Falls unharmed
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New bridge at Belwin Conservancy connects students to nature
Volleyball: Raptors top Stillwater, then claim SEC title with win over Forest Lake
Boys' soccer: Raptors top Wolfpack to advance to section semfinal
Adapted soccer: Thunderbolts stretch undefeated streak to six games
Girls' soccer: Raptors top St. Paul Central in overtime, advance to section semifinal
Seven seniors present BFA thesis exhibitions at UW-River Falls
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Hastings natives' 'Lunch Ladies' to show at renowned horror festival
'Sisterhood' offers empathetic ear following cancer diagnosis
Park High School students "test" themselves onstage this weekend
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July 25, 2012
Safety Camp thrills Cottage Grove kids
As the three-day annual safety camp entered its 18th year, there was a twist on one of the traditions. Every year, Cottage Grove firefighters...
July 25, 2012 - 8:12am
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...
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...
November 24, 2011 - 6:52am
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...
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...
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
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.
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
September 2, 2010
100 years and counting
Luella Knudsen always believed that she would live to be 100 years old. However, as her 100th birthday approached on Aug. 28, she said she didn't know why she wanted to live to be a centenarian. "It's not something I would wish on anybody," Knudsen said while sitting in her room...
September 2, 2010 - 7:00am
October 21, 2009
Talking through tough times
When cancer strikes a young child, it's devastating. "You do a lot of crying the first week," said Anne Pedersen. "Then you get busy." And, if you're lucky, you find a support group that understands what it means to have a young child with cancer. Five-year-old Paige Pedersen...
October 21, 2009 - 7:58am
October 2, 2009
Interest up in joining 4-H, leader says
County funding cuts to 4-H haven't hurt local recruitment efforts, said Washington County 4-H District Representative Liz Dietsche. In fact,...
October 2, 2009 - 8:06am
August 3, 2009
Kids stay safe at camp
For more than 10 years, Safety Camp has been a high point of the summer for kids in south Washington County. Hosted by the Cottage Grove...
August 3, 2009 - 8:10am
July 27, 2009
Carpenter Nature Center: A place of fun, peace and learning
Carpenter Nature Center is one of those places that holds new sights each day for visitors. No matter how many times a person visits, there's always something more, something new, to see. What started as a story about summer programs coming up, quickly turned into a look-at-that,...
July 27, 2009 - 7:51am