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The big chew: Goats deployed to Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park to eat invasive shrubs
Residents upset over BNSF parking lot plan
Legislative election history may mean little this year in MN
Dominium breaks ground for Legends of Cottage Grove
Liberty keeps it local: Family business keeps on growing
crime and courts
MN state parks to be free on day after Thanksgiving
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Football: Wolfpack rolls at North in regular season finale
Football: Royals upset Raptors in regular season finale
Adapted Soccer: Thunderbolts get season's first shutout
Crowd gathers to support Oktoberfest for Friends in Need Food Shelf
Bailey Nurseries chairman wins conservation award
Banking on Oktoberfest: Oct. 16 fundraiser in Cottage Grove helps Friends in Need Food Shelf's bottom line
Films in Five Festival gets "bigger and better"
Fans flock to Films in Five Festival in Cottage Grove
arts and entertainment
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc vs Kritzky
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Forum Communications Co. editorial endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
Letter to the editor: Lewis not part of establishment
Letter to the editor: Schoen gets work done, gets results
Letter to the editor: Vote on the future of Newport
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Real Estate Showcase
June 8, 2016
Cottage Grove's 80th/Hadley improvements called 'expensive' but worthwhile
To those who believe the west side of Cottage Grove is neglected: Beautification is on the way — at a cost.
June 8, 2016 - 11:32am
June 3, 2016
Cottage Grove gives up on Business Enterprise Center venture, will close facility
The city of Cottage Grove is shutting down its unsuccessful small-business incubator.
June 3, 2016 - 8:14am
June 2, 2016
Jim Shiely, longtime St. Paul Park city attorney retiring
Jim Shiely didn’t plan on becoming a city attorney working with St. Paul Park. “It just kind of happened,” he said. After graduating from...
June 2, 2016 - 3:00pm
May 31, 2016
Sieben reflects on 14 years as lawmaker
It’s all about relationships. That’s how Sen. Katie Sieben views the Minnesota Legislature, where she is ending her 14-year tenure. “It’s...
May 31, 2016 - 8:00am
May 27, 2016
River Oaks menu revamp underway
Cottage Grove City Council members tested out the new River Oaks Golf Course menu items last week. Members traveled to Sysco Test Kitchens on Thursday afternoon to try out foods for the menu at The Eagles at River Oaks, the new name for the bar and grill at the municipal golf course....
May 27, 2016 - 3:15pm
Washington County: Child protection changes increase caseload
State funding will allow Washington County to hire three more child protection workers, but officials say there is no additional funding to process those cases through the legal system. Washington County Community Services has received grant funding of $222,758 from the state to hire...
May 27, 2016 - 8:00am
May 25, 2016
Eating at The Eagles: New name approved for River Oaks restaurant
The restaurant at River Oaks Golf Course is getting a branding makeover. As part of efforts by the Cottage Grove City Council to steer the municipal...
May 25, 2016 - 3:00pm
Time for an 'upgrade': Cottage Grove advances plans for new fire station
Cottage Grove’s Fire Station 2 has served the city well for the past few decades, but it’s time for an upgrade, Fire Chief Rick Redenius...
May 25, 2016 - 11:24am
May 23, 2016
Tick tock, tick tock: The Legislature's chaotic final minutes
Shouts, desperate attempts to make last-minute changes and general chaos ended late Sunday attempts to increase Minnesota transportation and...
May 23, 2016 - 7:47am
Transportation, bonding fail at end of Minnesota Legislature
Minnesota legislators came to St. Paul with hopes to pass a good many bills, but they failed to approve two major issues, transportation and...
May 23, 2016 - 7:40am
May 21, 2016
Parks, libraries score high in Washington County survey
Washington County residents say they enjoy an exceptional quality of life, but rapid growth of the suburban county is a leading concern, and...
May 21, 2016 - 11:49am
May 20, 2016
County, state work to find safer route to Cottage Grove Elementary School
Getting to school by foot or bike might get easier for some Cottage Grove students, thanks to a Washington County project. The county was selected to conduct a pilot program for the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School program. Cottage Grove Elementary...
May 20, 2016 - 8:00am
May 15, 2016
Washington County conducts staff security training
Washington County is implementing a large-scale security training program in all county offices. The county’s security training is based on the national security training program that goes by the acronym ALICE — for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate — and is being led...
May 15, 2016 - 8:00am
May 13, 2016
Washington County eyes higher levy increase in 2017
Washington County may raise its property tax levy in 2017, higher than the 3.49-percent increases of the past two years. The county budget is based on principles including focusing spending on core functions, not relying on one-time funding for ongoing costs and making strategic investments...
May 13, 2016 - 8:00am
May 11, 2016
A place to call home: Senior housing complex gets OK in Cottage Grove
A new senior housing development is well on its way to building in Cottage Grove. Plymouth-based Dominium is planning a 184-unit apartment...
May 11, 2016 - 9:33am