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January 2, 2018
Newport to crack down on odor emitters
January 2, 2018 - 9:01am
December 28, 2017
The city is increasing rates as users go above 6,000 gallons of water a month to encourage conservation efforts. Rates increase after each additional 3,000 gallons used. Courtesy of the city of Cottage Grove
Cottage Grove revamps water, sewer rate structure; rates raise Jan. 1
December 28, 2017 - 4:36pm
December 23, 2017
The Minnesota Capitol looks calm in this July 2017 photo, but under the dome the first year after it reopened following a major renovation was anything but calm. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Commentary: 'New' Minnesota Capitol, enlarged political divide
December 23, 2017 - 8:02am
December 21, 2017
The Washington/ Ramsey Recycling and Energy Center lies in Newport, just off Interstate 494. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia
Waste designation in Washington, Ramsey counties upsets haulers
December 21, 2017 - 5:40pm
December 19, 2017
Newport branching out with parks
December 19, 2017 - 3:22pm
In this file photo, Dr. Ed Ehlinger speaks April 14, 2017, to the media about opiate overdoses. On Tuesday, Dec. 19, Ehlinger resigned as commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health. Robb Jeffries / Forum News Service
Minn. health chief abruptly resigns amid reports that nursing home complaints not investigated
December 19, 2017 - 2:20pm
Council approves Autumn Bluff housing development in Woodbury
December 19, 2017 - 10:14am
December 18, 2017
Washington County, Cottage Grove give legislative agendas
December 18, 2017 - 4:49pm
December 17, 2017
The City Council gave a certificate of appreciation to Bolton and Menk for their inclusive playground donations. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia
Cottage Grove's inclusive playground engineer receives honor
December 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
December 16, 2017
City Engineer Jennifer Levitt showed the city council the award the city won from APWA-Minnesota for Project of the Year in 2017. The award was for the temporary treatment placed on Wells 3 and 10 over the summer to quicken the end to a watering ban. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia
Cottage Grove's PFC mitigation project brings home honor
December 16, 2017 - 10:45am
December 15, 2017
South Washington County cities approve small levy increases
December 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
Hastings fire chief has fallen under past scrutiny
December 15, 2017 - 9:47am
December 13, 2017
Denny McNamara
McNamara secures GOP endorsement for Minnesota Senate special election
December 13, 2017 - 4:55pm
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith tells reporters on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, that she will run for U.S. Senate after her nearly year-long appointment ends next year. Don Davis / Forum News Service
'No one I trust more' than Lt. Gov. Smith in U.S.Senate, Dayton says
December 13, 2017 - 4:53pm
Anne Claflin
Claflin announces bid against Franke for 54A House seat
December 13, 2017 - 8:45am
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