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Minnesota students lobby lawmakers on smoking laws
Ex-chief justice takes over stadium board leadership
Cottage Grove RE/MAX Professionals honors 10 associates
School District 833 graduation rates reach new high; achievement gap narrows
South Washington County lawmakers on Sunday alcohol sales: Yes, yes, undecided
crime and courts
Gymnastics: Raptors experience at individual state
Gymnastics: Raptors take seventh at team state
Girls' Basketball: Park wraps up regular season with a win
Boys' Hockey: Raptors fall to state-ranked St. Thomas Academy
PWER Alpine Skiing: Fall ends Thompson’s run at state
College students present diverse artwork exhibition
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
arts and entertainment
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Hollis "Luke" Lucas, 87
Frank A. 'Sonny' Deshler, 77
Lyle A. Heuer, 66
Elaine Y. Mann, 59
Bulletin letter to the editor: Setting record straight on Rep. Franke’s bill
Superintendent Keith Jacobus viewpoint: 'It takes a village' just as relevant today
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
Real Estate Showcase
February 23, 2017
Washington County hires MnDOT for Gold Line transit impact study
Three properties on the proposed Gold Line bus-rapid transit route will be assessed to determine if they are historically significant, and therefore...
February 23, 2017 - 9:00am
February 22, 2017
Newport plans redevelopment of old public works site
The old public works site may get a fresh look as a residential lot in the coming years. The Newport City Council voted 5-0 on Feb. 16 to approve...
February 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
City pay study on hold; Council split over $38,500 cost
The city won't move forward at this time with an employee compensation and classification study after the city council moved to table a vote that would have ended in a tie.
February 22, 2017 - 8:30am
February 21, 2017
Ex-opioid addict: Doctors only want to prescribe 'pills, pills, pills, pills'
Cindy Woldstad lived in pain, then became hooked on opioid painkillers.
February 21, 2017 - 9:33pm
Cottage Grove council conducts Stevens’ performance evaluation
The Cottage Grove City Council conducted a closed-door performance evaluation of City Administrator Charlene Stevens Feb. 15. New administrators’ performances are reviewed by the city council in closed workshops after six months on the job, and again at one year. Stevens had been...
February 21, 2017 - 12:11pm
February 18, 2017
Public comment changes for Newport council meetings
The Newport City Council will add a time limit for public comment on future city council agendas. Speakers will be limited to three minutes under the new rule. The policy is based on a combination of policies from Washington County and the city of Cloquet. “There’s been some...
February 18, 2017 - 10:45am
February 17, 2017
Working on bat time: Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park work timeline driven by threatened species concern
The possible presence of a threatened species means that a small part of the Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park capital improvement project must...
February 17, 2017 - 8:00am
February 16, 2017
Newport launches odor report system
The city of Newport is taking odors into its own hands. A new feature launched on the city website last week allows residents to submit information about odors they detect, including the where, when, wind direction, type and intensity of smell.
February 16, 2017 - 3:12pm
U.S. Bank Stadium chairwoman resigns
The woman who leads the U.S. Bank Stadium governing board has resigned after she became the center of a controversy about allowing friends and...
February 16, 2017 - 10:23am
February 15, 2017
Newport finds new consultant for county-led TIF
The city of Newport has hired a new financial advisor regarding the TIF (tax increment financing) district created by the Washington County Community Development Agency for redevelopment in Newport.
February 15, 2017 - 4:19pm
Cottage Grove and Woodbury agree to advance HERO Center
The Cottage Grove and Woodbury city councils agreed to move forward with the HERO (health and emergency response occupations) Center, but the...
February 15, 2017 - 8:34am
February 14, 2017
Governing neighbors meet in south Washington County
The mayors and town chairs of Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park, Newport, Grey Cloud Island and Denmark Township met last week with Washington County Commissioner Karla Bigham to discuss each municipality. Bigham said she holds a meeting like this every year, as an “opportunity to touch...
February 14, 2017 - 4:00pm
February 13, 2017
Changing the channel: Martinez to lead South Washington County Telecommunications Commission
A new top dog will occupy the administrator's office at the South Washington County Telecommunications Commission.
February 13, 2017 - 7:00am
February 10, 2017
Cutting the cord: SWCTC leader Fran Hemmesch to retire
When she first started at the South Washington County Telecommunications Commission, Fran Hemmesch worked at a typewriter that sat on a folding...
February 10, 2017 - 1:47pm
February 3, 2017
Oil train numbers drop with oil prices
February 3, 2017 - 11:37pm