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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
crime and courts
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
arts and entertainment
ACCU TEST GREY CLOUD
ORDINANCE NO. 970
Roberta Swan, 66
Connie Courtade, 75
Nadine Strong, 85
Jane Crowell, 97
Diane A. Sherman, 79
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
Real Estate Showcase
October 19, 2016
Chamber President's Award winner: Pylkas got involved, stayed involved
When Bruce Pylkas applied on a whim to get involved in the Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, he did not anticipate leading the organization....
October 19, 2016 - 5:03pm
School District 833 bond refinance sale saves $5 million
Future school property taxes will be reduced by nearly $5 million following a bond refinance. The South Washington County School Board on Thursday...
October 19, 2016 - 11:36am
Kristi Yamaguchi visits Cottage Grove Elementary School
Author and Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi was practically on home ice Monday when she dropped in at Cottage Grove Elementary School to...
October 19, 2016 - 10:17am
October 17, 2016
Schroeder moving on: Oltman principal to resign at end of school year
Oltman Middle School Becky Schroeder will resign at the end of the 2016-17 school year.
October 17, 2016 - 1:18pm
District 833's middle school design phase proceeds
The proposed additions at Cottage Grove and Lake middle schools have entered a design development phase, and District 833 officials are completing a package on which construction companies can bid in January. Bids will be combined in hopes of saving money on the work, which will be...
October 17, 2016 - 6:00am
October 14, 2016
Hitting the right notes: Park High School's Storm recognized as Educator of the Year
During his first day teaching classes this fall at Park High School, band director Tom Storm got a surprise visit from principal Ginger Garski....
October 14, 2016 - 12:07am
October 6, 2016
District breaks ground for new Oltman Middle School
A big dig got underway Oct. 5 as South Washington County leaders, school officials and residents broke ground on the new Oltman Middle School....
October 6, 2016 - 3:25pm
District breaks ground for new Oltman Middle School
A muddy, 57-acre field may seem like an odd place to throw a party — unless the celebration is the official groundbreaking for the new Oltman...
October 6, 2016 - 3:10pm
October 5, 2016
School District 833 teacher, coach face allegations, possible discipline
A District 833 teacher and an East Ridge High School coach are facing unspecified allegations and possible discipline.
October 5, 2016 - 10:21am
Crestview Elementary staff member, student recognized for life-saving efforts
Their quick actions helped a student who was choking.
October 5, 2016 - 10:17am
September 30, 2016
Sea of gray: Groutfit Day and other spirit themes grow popular at East Ridge
Erin Donarski accidentally learned the definition of groutfit last year. "I wore all gray one day — gray shirt, gray pants, I think I...
September 30, 2016 - 2:56pm
September 21, 2016
South Washington County Schools proposes flat levy for 2017
South Washington County Schools is seeking the maximum-allowed property tax levy for 2017, but the proposal still is less than what is being collected this year. More referendum revenue due to higher enrollment coupled with increased state aid and other factors contributed to a 0.63...
September 21, 2016 - 3:00pm
School District 833 debt refinance could save $4 million
Refinanced debt could save School District 833 taxpayers more than $4 million.
September 21, 2016 - 10:58am
September 19, 2016
Employees' overnight scramble saves East Ridge school lunch
Some District 833 Nutrition Services employees pulled an overnight shift last week to ensure East Ridge High School students would have lunch despite a hot water shortage in the building.
September 19, 2016 - 12:34pm
September 16, 2016
Park band director named educator of the year
For putting the “oomph” back in the oompah of the Park High School marching band, director Thomas Storm will receive the Educator of the...
September 16, 2016 - 12:27pm