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Sunday liquor sales, banned since statehood, inches forward in Minnesota
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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VCCS INTERIOR REMODEL BID
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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
Real Estate Showcase
July 30, 2012
Grass fed beef: Described by diners as 'the way beef used to taste'
CANNON FALLS - Since 2003, Thousand Hills Cattle Company in Cannon Falls, Minn., has experienced slow and steady growth. That just changed. In...
July 30, 2012 - 12:49pm
July 18, 2012
New program provides more produce to St. Paul Park food shelf
Produce is plentiful this year at the Friends in Need Food Shelf. A new program at the St. Paul Park food shelf is both offering a bountiful...
July 18, 2012 - 2:56pm
July 12, 2012
Book Report: 'Birdseye' look at frozen food, more
Mark Kurlansky astounded the reading world several years ago when he wrote "Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World." Later he did...
July 12, 2012 - 2:11pm
June 21, 2012
Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest 'Top Chef' winners recognized
Grace Rogers, a student at Cottage Grove Middle School, got interested in cooking when she was 5 years old. Rogers was recovering from heart...
June 21, 2012 - 10:42am
March 22, 2012
'Pink slime' beef school lunches? Not in District 833
South Washington County Schools' student lunches do not contain a beef product known as "pink slime," the district said. The meat product, called lean finely textured beef, is made of beef trimmings treated with ammonia-based chemicals for decontamination. The school district's...
March 22, 2012 - 4:39pm
February 24, 2012
St. Paul Park church's food program marks a year of helping low-income mothers, seniors
South Washington County is home to a number of food programs and one of them is marking a year helping local residents. Community United Church...
February 24, 2012 - 11:30am
February 23, 2012
Discount grocery program to start in Cottage Grove
For Jen Peterson, a trip to the grocery store is no quick chore, not with the coupon clipping and comparison shopping that come with stocking her family's fridge and cupboards. "It's a huge time commitment, doing that," said Peterson, a Cottage Grove City Council member.
February 23, 2012 - 11:37am
January 6, 2012
Update: Contaminant found in Pepin Height's Honeycrisp cider
If you have Pepin Heights' Honeycrisp 100 Percent Fresh Pressed Apple Cider, don't drink it if the "use by" date reads Feb. 9. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Pepin Heights Orchards are advising consumers to avoid the cider after department laboratory tests found some...
January 6, 2012 - 3:20pm
November 22, 2011
If kids were the cooks: Cottage Grove students share their Thanksgiving recipes
Cottage Grove Elementary School second-grade teachers Jean Aimonetti, Kirsten Bergherr, Michelle Jorissen and Sue Sershen selected these recipes from the ones their students wrote last week. Students were asked to get recipes from their families and teachers helped them by showing...
November 22, 2011 - 9:38am
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...
September 15, 2011 - 9:33am
July 13, 2011
Cottage Grove restaurant reaches 50-year milestone
Cottage Grove was not Tom Moy's destination when he left China for the United States in 1939, but it would became home to him -- and his namesake...
July 13, 2011 - 12:47pm
June 24, 2011
Farmers market open for season in Cottage Grove
South Washington County area residents have started visiting local food vendors at the weekly farmers market in Cottage Grove. The market, which...
June 24, 2011 - 3:12pm
April 8, 2011
Your plot, city's lot: Newport starts community garden
Green thumbs in Newport will have a new place to dig this spring. The Newport City Council recently approved the creation of the city's first community garden, a place where residents can secure a spot to grow flowers and vegetables of their own on a piece of unused city land. "It's...
April 8, 2011 - 5:10pm
March 4, 2011
Cottage Grove couple opens Hispanic grocery store
When Victor and Claudia Velasco first moved to Cottage Grove nine years ago, they noticed there weren't many others in this growing suburb that...
March 4, 2011 - 10:08am
November 21, 2010
Thanksgiving baskets to feed families
The work took just a matter of minutes, but the results will feed more than 150 families this Thanksgiving. Dozens of volunteers turned out...
November 21, 2010 - 8:11am