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October 3, 2015
Caleb Karnitz excitedly checks out the portable toilet delivered to his home as his family and friends look on. Karnitz, who turns 8 Sunday, for several months has had a fascination with the Jimmy's Johnnys portable toilets. The interest in a seemingly random item is a characteristic of Caleb's autism, his parents said. A family friend organized the delivery. (Bulletin photo by Scott Wente)
Biffy gift nifty for Cottage Grove boy
October 3, 2015 - 1:03pm
August 4, 2015
Gerald Gerlach accepts the Outstanding Senior Citizen award July 31 at the Washington County Fair.  The emcee of the ceremony was Dan Dolan, president of the Washington County Agricultural Society. (Bulletin photo by William Loeffler)
Pulling his weight: Cottage Grove's Gerlach recognized for fair, 4-H support
August 4, 2015 - 12:05pm
June 17, 2015
Robbi Stumne fills her tray with ripe strawberries while picking at Afton Apple Orchard Friday morning. The 7-year-old was picking with her mother, Jeannie Stumne of south Minneapolis. (Bulletin photo by Scott Wente)
Berry bliss at Afton Apple: Parents offer tips on strawberry picking with children
June 17, 2015 - 8:17am
June 6, 2015
Bryan and Megan Vargas of Cottage Grove and their children were among area residents who visited Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park Saturday during Washington County’s Explore Your Parks event. Here, Eli Vargas, 3, handles a small sunfish with help from his dad. (Bulletin photo by Scott Wente)
Dip a line, explore a park: Washington County hosts regional park activities
June 6, 2015 - 2:57pm
March 31, 2015
Grace Faletti, 5, of Cottage Grove gets her picture taken by her father, John, with Disney’s “Frozen” princesses Elsa (left) and Anna during the 11th-annual Daddy Daughter Dance at Park High School. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)
Partying like a princess at annual Daddy Daughter Dance in Cottage Grove
March 31, 2015 - 1:44pm
March 29, 2015
Alex Vanderbeek, 3, of Woodbury gets ready to give the Easter bunny “five” during his turn to sit for pictures. (Bulletin photo by Scott Wente)
Families fill up VFW for Lions' 'Breakfast with the Easter Bunny'
March 29, 2015 - 10:13pm
March 25, 2015
Children’s literature author David LaRochelle (left) and illustrator Mike Wohnoutka read their book “Moo!” during a program Saturday at Park Grove Library in Cottage Grove. (Bulletin photo by Scott Wente)
A Mooving story: Children's author, illustrator visit Park Grove Library
March 25, 2015 - 10:13am
December 22, 2014
Samantha Tufenk (from left), Brandon Lutscher and Logan Deden organize donated Christmas presents Saturday at the National Guard Armory in Cottage Grove. The gifts went to 467 families — 866 kids — in south Washington County as part of the Friends in Need Food Shelf’s Share the Joy program, said co-organizers Kris Richard and Kari Parrish. (Bulletin photo by Scott Wente)
Share the Joy program helps over 400 families in south Washington County
December 22, 2014 - 8:00am
December 7, 2014
M’lain Soley, 6, and 3-year-old brother Tucker look over their Christmas lists while sitting with Santa at the Cottage Grove Lions Club’s Breakfast with Santa event Sunday at the VFW Red Bard. The Soleys are from Hudson but have a family friend in the Lions Club. (Bulletin photo by Scott Wente)
PHOTOS: Breakfast with Santa in Cottage Grove
December 7, 2014 - 11:21am
August 27, 2014
Laurie Houle, CEO of Metro Gravel in Newport, and her family participated in the 2012 St. Paul Park Heritage Days parade, but now use the annual event to dole out white envelopes promoting a pay-it-forward message. (Submitted photo)
Newport CEO carries on husband’s ‘generous’ legacy at Heritage Days
August 27, 2014 - 10:00am
August 20, 2014
Kathryn "Kate the Great" McAllister, 5, plays with a toy Friday while her parents Stacy and Alan, and brother, Leland, 6, marvel at the new room Special Spaces built for Kate. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)
Room fit for a princess: St. Paul Park girl gets Special Spaces room renovation
August 20, 2014 - 10:00am
July 30, 2014
When she’s not playing with her monster trucks or singing to “Frozen,” Kathryn “Kate the Great” McAllister can be found outside swinging on her playset. McAllister, 5, has amassed a loyal following of supporters encouraging her through her journey with Pfeiffer syndrome. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)
Celebrating similarities: St. Paul Park family embraces life with daughter with Pfeiffer syndrome
July 30, 2014 - 9:00am
July 17, 2014
Twelve-year-old Tyler Kostelecky, of Cottage Grove, says the skills he has learned while in the Boy Scouts helped him save his young cousin from drowning last summer. Two weeks before the incident, Kostelecky earned his swimming merit badge. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)
Cottage Grove Scout’s daily ‘good turn’ saved a life
July 17, 2014 - 9:00am
June 3, 2014
Park High School grad Nate Jones, 23, is taking up archery training full time in the hope of reaching his lifelong dream of being an archer on the U.S. Olympic team. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)
Olympic hopes: Park grad shoots his way to top regional archer
June 3, 2014 - 3:39pm
April 29, 2014
Tajudin Belayneh (middle) thanks the dozens of area volunteers who helped build his home while his wife, Radiya Tolla, smiles and listens to remarks Saturday. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)
First Cottage Grove Habitat for Humanity project dedicated
April 29, 2014 - 12:42pm