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Cottage Grove watering ban to end Aug. 1
'She could feel her foot in its mouth': Minn. girl bitten 25 times in lake, possibly by muskie
‘Most challenging dive to date’: Vehicle submerged in 1976 pulled from Mississippi River
New trail segment in Hastings completes 10-mile scenic circuit
County secures $6K for courthouse security
crime and courts
Legion Baseball: St. Paul Park, East Ridge, Woodbury survive to Friday
Rogotzke wrestling for Team USA
Bulletin sports briefs: Summer basketball camp; Hall of Fame fundraiser
That's 'base ball' — two words
Baseball: Wins keep Cottage Grove Coyotes in first place
St. Paul Park gathers to honor life of Kendrick Jordan Jr.
St. Paul Park man flies singing English grandson to Minnesota
'The signs were all there': Teen speaks out about diabetes diagnosis
The show doesn't stop: Woodbury Community Theatre presents 'Legally Blonde'
Check out the comedy 'Play On!' in Hudson
arts and entertainment
Local Presenter of the Shen Yun Show
Lakeview Loan Servicing vs Joseph Haugan
South Wash Sch District snow removal bid
FORECLOSURE: U.S. Bank, NA vs Jay. C. Kortus, et al.
Bid for Woodbury Middle Sch Remodel
Michael Freeman, 68
Doris D. Hanson, 76
Donald B. Wareberg, 75
Angela "Bonnie" Melland
Ronald F. Urban, 84
Editorial: Our sense of community is changing
Bailey: Watering ban is approaching an end, but your help is still needed
Letter: Celebrating student achievement
Viewpoint: School district should stop pitting neighborhoods against choice programs
Viewpoint: Cottage Grove is working to supply water to all
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February 28, 2017
Cottage Grove paves way for food trucks, breweries
All manner of brew pub, winery and food trucks are now welcome in Cottage Grove. The city council voted to approve an amended ordinance regarding...
February 28, 2017 - 2:52pm
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