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Farmers promote sustainability during Earth Day
Minn. Senate votes to limit local power on minimum wage, related issues
Body Works to host 5K
CNC to host Hastings Area Birding Festival April 22
How much? Anonymous $8,000 donation will help Park High School finance theater trip
crime and courts
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
Softball: New Life Academy loses slugfest to Concordia Academy
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
Blues from Brazil on tap Wednesday in Newport
arts and entertainment
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Letters to the editor: Legislative session, transit funding
Viewpoint: Busy construction season ahead for south Washington County
Editorial: Brexit hits closer to home than you think
Keith Jacobus viewpoint: Recognizing key people in our system
Rep. Tony Jurgens viewpoint: House budget has $1.35B in tax relief
Real Estate Showcase
December 4, 2016
Minnesota reports state budget surplus, but with federal uncertainty
A new president and a stronger Republican Congress are expected to make major changes in the federal budget, which Minnesota state budget writers...
December 4, 2016 - 9:40pm
December 2, 2016
Newport appointment applications accepted until Dec. 19 for council and commission seats
With Newport City Council member Dan Lund taking the mayor’s seat in January, a council seat will be open for a new member to be filled by appointment. Those interested in the seat must write a letter of interest to the city council detailing the reason they are interested and...
December 2, 2016 - 8:30am
November 30, 2016
Funding shortage could stall some park upgrades in Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park
Plans are being finalized for improvements in and around Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park, but some work is in jeopardy as funding slips a...
November 30, 2016 - 8:00am
November 29, 2016
Rural Minnesota residents face economic challenges, opportunities
Rural Minnesotans are happy, to a point. They are optimistic, to a point. They see local jobs available, to a point.
November 29, 2016 - 1:42pm
November 18, 2016
Chronic illnesses drive soaring health insurance costs in Minnesota
Chronically ill Minnesotans are driving up health insurance premiums so much that state officials are rushing to deal with the problem.
November 18, 2016 - 10:28am
November 10, 2016
Split council affirms TIF support: Work on development area to move ahead in Newport
Newport will work with Washington County on a major redevelopment project after all. The City Council on Thursday approved a county-led TIF (tax...
November 10, 2016 - 4:00pm
November 9, 2016
Trump heads for White House after stunning defeat of Clinton
Republican Donald Trump stunned the world by defeating heavily favored rival Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's presidential election, ending eight...
November 9, 2016 - 8:36am
November 8, 2016
Sheriffs, law enforcement catch flak for sending officers to pipeline protest
A number of officials outside North Dakota are facing criticism for sending law enforcement officers to help tamp down protests of the Dakota...
November 8, 2016 - 10:04am
November 3, 2016
Accessory building ordinance to be amended in St. Paul Park
The St. Paul Park City Council voted Oct. 17 to hold public hearings to change ordinances for accessory buildings and detached garages due to conflicting language in the ordinance. “There’s somewhat of a conflicting clause that’s resulted in a couple of variance requests recently,”...
November 3, 2016 - 4:00pm
November 2, 2016
Land acquired for Grey Cloud bridge: County, watershed to build bridge on County Road 75
The Washington County Board approved the acquisition of right-of-way on three parcels surrounding a stretch of County Road 75 above the Mississippi...
November 2, 2016 - 4:00pm
Well water watch underway in city: City to implement 10-year well monitoring program
Water in Cottage Grove is being watched. The second stage in an EPA-required wellhead program is being drafted by the city and Stantec Consulting...
November 2, 2016 - 8:30am
October 28, 2016
Newport City Council votes to leave salary as is
The Newport City Council passed on raising council stipends. The council on Thursday voted 4-1, with council member Tom Ingemann being the only vote in favor of the raise. The council stipend has not been increased in 10 years. The ordinance proposed increasing the mayor’s salary...
October 28, 2016 - 8:00am
October 27, 2016
Cottage Grove and St. Paul Park change firefighter retirement programs
Volunteer firefighters in Cottage Grove and St. Paul Park will have a new retirement program starting January 2017 under the statewide Public...
October 27, 2016 - 8:30am
October 26, 2016
Newport City Council rejects TIF vote, new vote set for Nov. 3
The second heated Newport City Council redevelopment discussion this month ended with a guarantee of future debate. Following the controversial...
October 26, 2016 - 8:31am
Newport City Council to fast-track Red Rock Village TIF district
The Newport City Council was presented Thursday with two TIF-supported development options — one a partnership with Washington County and the...
October 26, 2016 - 8:30am