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East Ridge third-graders win championship at Hastings
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Claugherty's hat trick leads Raptors past Royals
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St. Paul Park church to hold artisan fair
Falteisek to perform in holiday concert in Woodbury
A soldier's journey: Cottage Grove officer, veteran shares story in new cable documentary
New Life Academy musical 'Singin' in the Rain' set to make a splash
A Halloween bash: Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest celebrates with 10th annual parade
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TOWN OF GREY CLOUD ISLAND: 1/26/18 Public Test of Voting Equip.
FORECLOSURE- POSTPONEMENT: U.S. Bank vs David R. Wirkus
Croix Chordsmen want to serenade your Valentine
Hotel and restaurant eyed for century-old riverside factory in Hastings
Cottage Grover's online apparel business supports animal non-profits
Twin Cities-based pizza joint declares itself home of 'Minnesota-style' pizza
New Afton boutique offers kids' fashion, parties fit for a princess
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January 2, 2018
Newport to crack down on odor emitters
Newport is reaching across the river to South St. Paul to combat odor emissions from the the most complained about facilities: Sanimax and the...
January 2, 2018 - 9:01am
December 28, 2017
Cottage Grove revamps water, sewer rate structure; rates raise Jan. 1
Municipal water and sewer users will pay higher rates starting Jan. 1 under the city's new tiered utility structure. The new system focuses on...
December 28, 2017 - 4:36pm
December 23, 2017
Commentary: 'New' Minnesota Capitol, enlarged political divide
ST. PAUL—Oh, what a year 2017 was in Minnesota politics. It all started innocently enough, with the state Capitol re-opening after years...
December 23, 2017 - 8:02am
December 21, 2017
Waste designation in Washington, Ramsey counties upsets haulers
Local sanitation companies are raising rates and seeking new locations to haul some waste by Jan. 1 in preparation of new county waste guidelines....
December 21, 2017 - 5:40pm
December 19, 2017
Newport branching out with parks
A master plan is in the works for a riverside park in Newport, along with parks planning for the city's several other parks. The city has purchased several properties north of 16th Street and east of Cedar Lane that they plan to convert into a park on the Mississippi River.
December 19, 2017 - 3:22pm
Minn. health chief abruptly resigns amid reports that nursing home complaints not investigated
ST. PAUL—Minnesota's health commissioner resigned Tuesday, Dec. 19, as his department has been under fire for failing to investigate cases...
December 19, 2017 - 2:20pm
Council approves Autumn Bluff housing development in Woodbury
The second phase in a south Woodbury high-end housing development got the OK from City Council Dec. 13. Developer MJR Woodbury plans to build...
December 19, 2017 - 10:14am
December 18, 2017
Washington County, Cottage Grove give legislative agendas
The Washington County Board and Cottage Grove City Council approved their legislative agendas this month for the 2018 session beginning Feb. 20. Kevin Corbid, deputy Washington County administrator, said some of the initiatives they are asking for have been on their list for several...
December 18, 2017 - 4:49pm
December 17, 2017
Cottage Grove's inclusive playground engineer receives honor
The City Council gave a certificate of appreciation to Bolton and Menk for their inclusive playground donations. The engineering company helped...
December 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
December 16, 2017
Cottage Grove's PFC mitigation project brings home honor
The city received an award from American Public Works Association of Minnesota for their hasty completion of temporary treatment wells in the...
December 16, 2017 - 10:45am
December 15, 2017
South Washington County cities approve small levy increases
South Washington County cities passed 2018 budgets last week with small increases to the levy to fund various projects.
December 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
Hastings fire chief has fallen under past scrutiny
Hastings city officials have questioned its fire chief's leadership for several years. Before Fire Chief Mike Schutt returned to his job this...
December 15, 2017 - 9:47am
December 13, 2017
McNamara secures GOP endorsement for Minnesota Senate special election
Denny McNamara is one step closer to the District 54 Senate special election after securing the GOP endorsement Dec. 12. The Hastings Republican...
December 13, 2017 - 4:55pm
'No one I trust more' than Lt. Gov. Smith in U.S.Senate, Dayton says
ST. PAUL — Mrs. Smith is going to Washington. Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will replace U.S. Sen. Al Franken once he resigns after eight sexual...
December 13, 2017 - 4:53pm
Claflin announces bid against Franke for 54A House seat
With candidates barely announced for the Senate District 54 special election in February, the November 2018 House District 54A race is beginning...
December 13, 2017 - 8:45am