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Liberty keeps it local: Family business keeps on growing
Oasis lifestyle: Sheppard busy as a chiropractor, new Chamber president
Minnesota Senate District 54 candidate Q/A: Leilani Holmstadt
Minnesota Senate District 54 candidate Q/A: Dan Schoen
Minnesota House District 54B candidate Q/A: Don Slaten
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Football: Wolfpack rolls at North in regular season finale
Football: Royals upset Raptors in regular season finale
Adapted Soccer: Thunderbolts get season's first shutout
Girls Soccer: Bunnell, Raptors break out in section championship game
Girls Tennis: Schurhamer team advances to section finals
Crowd gathers to support Oktoberfest for Friends in Need Food Shelf
Bailey Nurseries chairman wins conservation award
Banking on Oktoberfest: Oct. 16 fundraiser in Cottage Grove helps Friends in Need Food Shelf's bottom line
Films in Five Festival gets "bigger and better"
Fans flock to Films in Five Festival in Cottage Grove
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Viewpoint: Friends in Need gets ready for 2016 holiday season
Letter to the editor: Jurgens promises to work for us
Letter to the editor: Lund: I stand by comments at forum
Letter to the editor: Peterson has courage, work ethic to get job done
Letter to the editor: Jurgens would be excellent leader
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September 16, 2016
East Ridge students create post-it murals
An art installation at East Ridge High School involved 16 students, one day of work and thousands of Post-its. The team collaborated with 3M...
September 16, 2016 - 1:17am
September 13, 2016
School District 833 to resume tests for lead in water
South Washington County Schools will pay an environmental consulting firm to test for lead in its school water systems.
September 13, 2016 - 8:31am
September 7, 2016
School District 833 ACT scores dip as more students test
Local scores follow broader trend, but remain higher than state and national average.
September 7, 2016 - 9:25am
September 6, 2016
Back to the books: Students return to class in School District 833
District 833 students return to class this week.
September 6, 2016 - 12:24pm
September 1, 2016
South Washington County School Board ratifies teachers contract after successful union vote
District 833 teachers might start the new school year with a new contract.
September 1, 2016 - 10:09pm
New Park High School principal keen to start school year
New faces at Park High School this year include the principal. Ginger Garski is looking forward to her first day of school Sept. 6. And if she...
September 1, 2016 - 9:23am
August 30, 2016
Hofmann joins Cottage Grove Middle School as assistant principal
Timothy Hofmann is a new assistant principal at Cottage Grove Middle School. Hofmann returns to School District 833, where he worked from 2002 to 2001. He taught at Park High School and served as an AVID program teacher and coordinator. He spent the past five years in St. Paul Public...
August 30, 2016 - 1:00pm
Olson to lead South Washington County Schools' Transportation Department
Carrie Olson, the new transportation director for School District 833, is no stranger to the department. Olson has worked in the transportation department since 2006 and became assistant director in June 2014. In this role, she assigns, supervises and evaluates the work of the department’s...
August 30, 2016 - 11:46am
August 2, 2016
MCA Test results show modest gains in reading
New standardized test scores indicate that literacy continues to be the strong suit in South Washington County Schools. But math scores were flat, science scores dipped slightly and achievement gaps persist at some schools with a high number of black, Hispanic and low-income students,...
August 2, 2016 - 2:44pm
Larger teacher pay increases in new tentative contract between union, School District 833
School District 833 Teachers would receive higher pay increases, and a contentious policy to determine how teaching spots are filled would undergo...
August 2, 2016 - 9:54am
July 27, 2016
Mediation leads to new tentative agreement between teachers union, South Washington County Schools
South Washington County Schools has a tentative contract agreement with its teachers union.
July 27, 2016 - 12:51pm
July 21, 2016
District 833, teachers head to mediation
South Washington County Schools and its teachers union head to mediation next week, but a new contract is not expected to be settled before fall. District and union negotiators will meet with a state-appointed mediator Monday, July 25, but the two sides acknowledge that even if they...
July 21, 2016 - 3:00am
July 11, 2016
Cottage Grove, Woodbury kids make the grade in national skills contest
Three local students earned honors at a national vocational competition last month in Louisville, Ky. The annual SkillsUSA Championships, held June 22-23, featured more than 6,000 students from around the country. The workplace olympiad required contestants to demonstrate their mastery...
July 11, 2016 - 3:00pm
July 4, 2016
Demonstrating robotics: School District 833's regional champs, feeder program show their stuff
The District 833 School Board recognized a couple of local robotics teams and enjoyed a demonstration by the TermiRaiders and East Ridge Robotic...
July 4, 2016 - 7:00am
July 1, 2016
School District 833 reaches contract agreement with office support specialists
School District 833 has agreed on a new contract with its district office support specialists.
July 1, 2016 - 3:00pm