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Girl identified who died in apparent drowning in central Minnesota
From an A to 'Incomplete': How N.D., Minn. political leaders grade Trump's first 100 days
Cottage Grove Arts Commission appoints new member
Hy-Vee and watershed granted sustainable city award in Cottage Grove
St. Paul Park Police reports for April 28
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Softball: Young's homer lifts Park past Woodbury
Baseball: Park slips by Woodbury with Alt no-hitter
Boys' Hockey: Vogelgesang is hired as East Ridge head coach
Prep baseball: Pitch count rule was a matter of time
Boys' Lacrosse: Raptors continue work on new systems
Park puppeteers put death through its paces for 'Addams Family' musical
Health column: You don't want to see me unless you have to
In musician's hands, vintage oil cans become electric guitars
Bexell was 'Cottage Grove's pastor'
Tao of Thao: Cottage Grove artist mixes the spiritual with the everyday
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Keith Jacobus Viewpoint: The secret of success — great teachers
Sen. Dan Schoen Viewpoint: The House majority and transit for our district
Letter to the editor: House funding plans negatively impact local communities
Letters to the editor: Legislative session, transit funding
Viewpoint: Busy construction season ahead for south Washington County
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January 12, 2017
St. Paul Park police contract approved
The city approved a two-year contract for 2017 and 2018 with LELS, Inc. Local 334 Police Union that will give police officers a 3 percent increase in wages each year. “It’s a great new agreement for the next two years,” council member Jeff Swenson said. The union’s former...
January 12, 2017 - 1:20pm
January 11, 2017
Johnson joins Newport City Council on split vote
Rozlyn Johnson was appointed to Newport City Council Jan. 5, joining newly-elected Mayor Dan Lund and council members Kevin ChapdeLaine and Bill...
January 11, 2017 - 10:32am
January 10, 2017
Taking the oath: Washington County commissioners sworn in
The Washington County Board of Commissioners began the new year with the swearing in of three members who won re-election to their respective...
January 10, 2017 - 6:50pm
January 6, 2017
New Cottage Grove council ready for a 'very busy' year
Mayor Myron Bailey started his third mayoral term by welcoming newcomers Wayne Johnson and La Rae Mills to the Cottage Grove City Council Jan....
January 6, 2017 - 2:38pm
December 29, 2016
Sieben appointed to Public Utilities Commission
Sen. Katie Sieben will move from elected to appointed office. Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday announced he was appointing Sieben to the Minnesota...
December 29, 2016 - 6:11pm
Griffith leaves Cottage Grove Police Department with 'fond memories'
d that being a Cottage Grove public safety officer was what she wanted. Griffith came to Cottage Grove to drill with her National Guard unit,...
December 29, 2016 - 9:00am
December 28, 2016
No pay hike for Washington County commissioners in 2017
Washington County commissioners denied themselves a pay raise for 2017. At their Dec. 20 meeting, commissioners voted to keep annual 2016 salaries of $52,713 unchanged for next year. That figure has remained the same since 2009, Commissioner Karla Bigham said. “I made a commitment...
December 28, 2016 - 2:00pm
Partners in time: Peterson, Olsen leave Cottage Grove City Council after eight years
They arrived together and will leave together. Elected to Cottage Grove City Council in 2008 and re-elected in 2012, Jen Peterson and Justin...
December 28, 2016 - 9:00am
December 21, 2016
Firefighters tell of PTSD struggles at Schoen roundtable
Minnesota Legislature Angela Eder said she saw the extreme toll post-traumatic stress disorder can play on emergency workers when her firefighter...
December 21, 2016 - 2:46pm
December 19, 2016
Schoen to convene roundtable on public safety worker PTSD
Rep. Dan Schoen will lead a meeting Tuesday, Dec. 20, on public safety workers who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Schoen, DFL-St....
December 19, 2016 - 7:33am
December 15, 2016
St. Paul Park adopts 2017 budget
The 2017 budget has been set in St. Paul Park, showing that property owners will pay about $14 more in city taxes in 2017 than 2016. The city budget is increasing 2 percent. The increase will help fund an electronic records management system, a replacement squad car, water meter replacements,...
December 15, 2016 - 4:00pm
Cottage Grove levy increases 4.99 percent
The Cottage Grove City Council adopted the 2017 budget Dec. 7, with a 4.99 percent increase over 2016. City taxes per capita will be $419. General...
December 15, 2016 - 8:30am
December 14, 2016
St. Paul mayor opens governor run
ST. PAUL — Mayor Chris Coleman of St. Paul is running for Minnesota governor. He filed paperwork on Tuesday, Dec. 13, to run in the 2018 election...
December 14, 2016 - 6:00am
December 13, 2016
Lund fined for campaign violation; other complaints against Newport mayor-elect dismissed
Mayor-elect Dan Lund was fined $500 for violating state campaign law and cleared of two other complaints brought by a political adversary.
December 13, 2016 - 9:05am
December 9, 2016
South Washington County Telecommunications Commission amends voting policy
The South Washington County Telecommunications Commission has amended the joint powers agreement with Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park, Newport, Grey Cloud Island and Woodbury for the first time in 20 years in order to give more representation with greater population. Each city’s vote...
December 9, 2016 - 4:00pm