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Minnesota roundup: Man injured in Becker County snowmobile accident; Baby found safe after possible abduction
Minnesota students lobby lawmakers on smoking laws
Ex-chief justice takes over stadium board leadership
Cottage Grove RE/MAX Professionals honors 10 associates
School District 833 graduation rates reach new high; achievement gap narrows
crime and courts
Gymnastics: Raptors gain experience at individual state
Gymnastics: Raptors take seventh at team state
Girls' Basketball: Park wraps up regular season with a win
Boys' Hockey: Raptors fall to state-ranked St. Thomas Academy
PWER Alpine Skiing: Fall ends Thompson’s run at state
College students present diverse artwork exhibition
Freeze and thank you: Polar Plunge raises $95,000
Splashed ice: Third-annual Polar Plunge will chill and thrill in Woodbury
Moon Glow lights up the night
Hot Air Affair Parade lights up downtown
arts and entertainment
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Hugh D. "Doug" Carroll Jr., 81
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Bulletin letter to the editor: Setting record straight on Rep. Franke’s bill
Superintendent Keith Jacobus viewpoint: 'It takes a village' just as relevant today
Viewpoint: Whisper of spring in the air
Letters to the editor: Franke should be straight with constituents; Franke, Jurgens helped provide relief
Letters: Red Rock boondoggle shows county should stick to road planning
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September 26, 2016
Newport candidate forum set for Sept. 27
Candidates for Newport City Council and mayor will square off in an election forum this week.
September 26, 2016 - 3:00pm
September 25, 2016
Cottage Grove meeting to address PFC questions
Residents of south Washington County who live in or near areas where groundwater has been contaminated with perfluorochemicals (PFCs) will have an opportunity to ask questions about PFCs and discuss the issue one-on-one with staff from the Minnesota Department of Health, the Minnesota...
September 25, 2016 - 9:00am
September 23, 2016
Newport to move community garden
The community garden in Newport will have a new home soon, on the corner of Fourth and 15th streets. “We talked about needing to move the community garden, so we looked at numerous sites around town, and the preferred site is Fourth and 15th,” City Administrator Deb Hill said...
September 23, 2016 - 4:00pm
September 22, 2016
Traffic signal improvements scheduled at St. Paul Park interchange
Improvements are scheduled this fall to help relieve congestion at the interchange of 70th Street, Summit Avenue and Highway 61 in St. Paul Park. The Washington County Department of Public Works will re-calibrate the timing of the traffic signals on the 70th Street/Summit Avenue...
September 22, 2016 - 4:35pm
If you smell something, say something: Newport study sniffs out odors
Newport residents may finally find the source of the city’s infamous stench. The Ramsey/Washington County Recycling and Energy Board is conducting...
September 22, 2016 - 8:00am
September 21, 2016
New background check standards for volunteers in Newport
The Newport City Council voted to change the background check process for city volunteers and employees who work with children. Under the resolution the council passed 5-0, volunteers and employees must have their fingerprints taken in order to check a national database. The previous...
September 21, 2016 - 4:45pm
County proposes 3.49 percent levy hike
Washington County plans a modest bump in its property tax collections in 2017. The increase is included in the 2017 preliminary budget, which Washington County commissioners unanimously approved Sept. 13. The board proposed a property tax levy of $96.1 million, an increase of 3.49...
September 21, 2016 - 9:16am
September 16, 2016
Cottage Grove steering committee members appointed
Seventeen applicants for the upcoming Future Forward Cottage Grove envisioning committee were accepted: Suzanne Elliot, Sandi Scott, Erik Holtan, Dan Sullivan, Joe Kovarik, Bart Fischer, Michael Laverdure, Eric Radel, Tod Oswald, Jess Davison, Melissa Jungbauer, Nicole Toni, Jessica...
September 16, 2016 - 8:00am
September 14, 2016
City to launch business retention program
The city of Cottage Grove will work with the University of Minnesota Extension Office beginning this fall to complete a business retention and expansion program. “It’s an opportunity for us to speak with the businesses, hear about what their opportunities and challenges are, and...
September 14, 2016 - 4:00pm
September 9, 2016
Heritage Park upgrades delayed; focus shifts to park improvements and fire engine
The St. Paul Park City Council has shifted focus from a Heritage Park building renovation to park repairs and a new fire engine for 2017. Renovations to the Heritage Park building — estimated to cost $560,000 — were pushed from next year’s budget since funding would not be available...
September 9, 2016 - 8:00am
September 2, 2016
Newport's additional building material revised
The Newport City Council voted Aug. 18 to change an ordinance regarding the building materials required for secondary or accessory buildings on residential properties. The ordinance required the accessory building to be built of the same materials as the primary building; it has been...
September 2, 2016 - 5:11pm
September 1, 2016
County seeks more staff to address growing social service caseloads
Washington County officials are requesting more staff next year to address increased caseloads for social service programs. The Washington County Board of Commissioners conducted their second 2017 budget workshop after their Aug. 23 meeting. The board heard budget requests from Community...
September 1, 2016 - 9:18am
August 31, 2016
Cottage Grove City Council narrows 2017 budget
New public safety positions make up the bulk of new spending in Cottage Grove’s preliminary 2017 budget. The Cottage Grove City Council and staff decided Aug. 24 to add four new positions in the Public Safety Department as part of the preliminary budget. The city estimates a 4.99-percent...
August 31, 2016 - 4:35pm
August 30, 2016
Cottage Grove City Council approves new fire station plans
Cottage Grove’s new central fire station is estimated to cost just under $9 million. Designs reveal a two-story fire station on 80th Street...
August 30, 2016 - 2:41pm
August 26, 2016
Newport to pursue Verizon tower
The Newport City Council informally decided in an Aug. 4 workshop to pursue an agreement with Verizon Wireless to construct a cellphone tower in the city. The preliminary plans call for a 65-foot-tall tower near Ford Road under a conditional use permit. Verizon would pay $12,000 rent...
August 26, 2016 - 4:43pm