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City applies for programs to help fill business park
Cottage Grove: Skeleton-faced ski mask burglar sentenced
Newport open bowhunting dates revised for 2016 season
St. Paul Park joins driver diversion program
80 homes with higher PFC levels to get bottled water
crime and courts
Coyotes triumph, take home league championship
Ragnar Relay sends thousands of runners through Cottage Grove
Eggert finally lives out childhood dream
Raptors dynamic duo shines at next level
Local teams open season with practices on Monday
Teen already has several "opening credits" in film career
Heritage Days draws crowds with new and old attractions
St. Paul Park Heritage Days parade
More visible location boosts numbers at weekly car show
Garelicks to be Heritage Days parade grand marshals
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Letter to the editor: Enjoyed teaching driver's ed
Viewpoint: Cottage Grove positions River Oaks Golf Course for future success
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Letter to the editor: Concerned about River Oaks plan
Letter to the editor: Supper club a ‘poor idea’
Real Estate Showcase
January 5, 2016
Cottage Grove Hallmark to close
Brad Boogren and his employees at Borgstrom’s Hallmark get to know their customers pretty well as they help them pick out cards and gifts for...
January 5, 2016 - 12:09pm
December 31, 2015
Afton Alps turns to youth with latest upgrades
Afton Alps recently celebrated the grand reopening of its Children’s Learning Center in the Meadow’s Chalet following a renovation to enhance...
December 31, 2015 - 8:00am
December 28, 2015
Merchants Bank donates to Friends in Need Food Shelf
Merchants Bank’s “Swipe Out Hunger” Facebook giveaway has concluded with a donation of $989 to the Friends in Need Food Shelf, St. Paul...
December 28, 2015 - 11:51am
December 22, 2015
Hotel bids arriving for Cottage Grove property
At least one hotel company is eyeing Cottage Grove for development. One response to the city’s request for proposals to build a hotel was submitted as of last Wednesday, and the city held open the deadline because it was expecting one more, staff said. The request for proposals...
December 22, 2015 - 8:00am
December 18, 2015
Five Cottage Grove businesses fail underage alcohol sale compliance
Five Cottage Grove businesses failed a recent alcohol compliance check by selling to a minor. Employees at Las Margaritas, Ruby Tuesday, Cottage Grove VFW, Carbone’s Pizza and Top Ten Wine & Spirits sold alcohol to a 19-year-old who was working with a compliance officer, according...
December 18, 2015 - 3:38pm
December 15, 2015
Killey joins Bulletin as staff writer
Danielle Killey has joined the South Washington County Bulletin as a staff writer. Killey covers Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport government, as well as general news and other assignments. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Killey worked for about five years as a reporter at...
December 15, 2015 - 3:20pm
Former Bulletin publisher Steve Messick to retire
The bitter cold of South Dakota prompted Steve Messick to seek shelter. All he wanted, he said, was something indoors and something warm. Messick ended up finding a job in advertising sales at a newspaper and never really left the industry. Now, after 38 years with the same group...
December 15, 2015 - 3:14pm
Gardenworld makes progress on move
Wholesale gardening company Gardenworld is on its way to making its new home in Cottage Grove. The Economic Development Authority moved the project forward Dec. 8, holding a public hearing, authorizing the land sale and approving tax increment financing plans. The EDA will cover...
December 15, 2015 - 2:12pm
December 9, 2015
Groundbreaking set for new Friends in Need Food Shelf in St. Paul Park
Ceremonial shovels will briefly replace heavy equipment next week when officials celebrate construction of a new Friends in Need Food Shelf ...
December 9, 2015 - 4:50pm
December 8, 2015
Police report: Shovel used in mom-on-son assault in Cottage Grove
A Cottage Grove woman allegedly hit her adult son with a shovel and threatened him with a knife, according to police. The 38-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of terroristic threats and domestic assault following an altercation with her 18-year-old son Dec. 3 at a home in the...
December 8, 2015 - 1:48pm
November 30, 2015
All set for ALDI: Grocer begins work on Cottage Grove store
The bold black OfficeMax letters from the 9010 Jamaica Ave. building fill a large trash container out front as ALDI starts construction on the...
November 30, 2015 - 2:07pm
November 25, 2015
A return home: DeMori's restaurant eyes Cottage Grove location
After almost a decade away, DeMori’s is looking to return home to Cottage Grove. The Italian and American restaurant has filed paperwork with the city for a conditional use permit and liquor license, Mayor Myron Bailey said Wednesday. It’s planning to open its doors to offer...
November 25, 2015 - 5:12pm
November 24, 2015
Bakery plans to bring sweet treats to Cottage Grove
An area bakery hopes to offer locals lots of ways to satisfy their sweet tooth soon. Rivertown Cakes plans to open at 7750 Harkness Ave. in Cottage Grove early next year, owner Heather Carey said. “If everything goes as planned, hopefully by the end of January we should be open,”...
November 24, 2015 - 12:25pm
November 19, 2015
Buoying the BEC
Could a public-private partnership be the way to turn around the struggling Business Enterprise Center? That’s what the city of Cottage Grove is exploring as it weighs the future of the BEC, located in the former City Hall building on 80th Street. The program started in 2012...
November 19, 2015 - 11:00am
November 18, 2015
Stopping the buck: Shopping locally gets spotlight at business summit
The Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce hopes that as shoppers see neon green banners touting community pride pop up throughout town, they...
November 18, 2015 - 1:34pm