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National Karate moves to larger space
Dog euthanized after ‘horrific’ pack attack at Cottage Grove park
Newport to pursue Verizon tower
Man arrested in Afton in possible hostage situation
2017 plans include road work around Cottage Grove
crime and courts
2016 preview: Swimming and diving teams boast talented returners
2016 preview: New Life Academy boys soccer enters season with high expectations
2016 preview: New Life Academy girls soccer boasts new look in new season
2016 preview: New Life Academy girls tennis ready for plenty of road matches
2016 preview: Park boys soccer returns 10 seniors from '15 squad
Teen already has several "opening credits" in film career
Heritage Days draws crowds with new and old attractions
St. Paul Park Heritage Days parade
More visible location boosts numbers at weekly car show
Garelicks to be Heritage Days parade grand marshals
arts and entertainment
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2017 PAVEMENT MGMT
Georgia M. Christenson, 67
Irving C. Jerry, 87
Melroy Englert, 76
Karen A. Blau, 58
Delores L. Burgmeier, 83
Letter to the editor: Thank you to the kind people in Cottage Grove
Letter to the editor: Sell River Oaks and stop the losses
Letter to the editor: Enjoyed teaching driver's ed
Viewpoint: Cottage Grove positions River Oaks Golf Course for future success
Viewpoint: Find creepy crawlies in Cottage Grove
Real Estate Showcase
April 14, 2016
Cottage Grove begins comprehensive plan update
Cottage Grove, with the help of consulting firm Stantec, will spend the coming months updating its comprehensive plan. The document sets a vision for development and helps guide public and private investments in the area. Putting together the update involves factoring in changes in...
April 14, 2016 - 1:00pm
April 13, 2016
Hadley/95th construction planned
Construction on Hadley Avenue and 95th Street is slated to start this year as the Cottage Grove City Council voted to move forward with the project. Plans include reconstructing Hadley Avenue from 100th to 90th Street, and 95th Street from Mississippi Dunes Boulevard to Hadley Avenue....
April 13, 2016 - 10:00am
April 12, 2016
St. Paul Park compost site closed as city seeks staffer
The St. Paul Park city compost site is closed until further notice as the city looks for someone to staff it. St. Paul Park is hiring a compost site attendant, a seasonal job that ends in mid-November. The position hours run from 1:30-5 p.m. Sundays and Wednesday, and 9 a.m. to 5...
April 12, 2016 - 2:00pm
April 11, 2016
Washington County administrator gets glowing performance review
The Washington County Board is pleased with County Administrator Molly O’Rourke’s performance.
April 11, 2016 - 11:04am
April 5, 2016
Islamic center plan advances in Afton
For the past five years the Islamic Society of Woodbury-East Metro has held worship services in a 2,500-square-foot office space on Commerce...
April 5, 2016 - 4:09pm
March 30, 2016
Four of five Washington County Board seats to be filled this fall
Residents of Washington County’s District 2 will have one more election to vote on this fall. An election will be held to fill the county commissioner seat left vacant by Ted Bearth’s death March 10. Bearth, of Oakdale, was two months into the second year of his four-year term...
March 30, 2016 - 9:00am
March 29, 2016
Washington County $20 million bond sale to fund park, road projects
Washington County is beginning to plan how it will fund a slate of capital improvement projects for this summer. The Washington County Board on March 1 initiated the first steps needed to issue $20 million in capital improvement plan bonds to pay for a portion of five 2016 projects....
March 29, 2016 - 11:57am
March 28, 2016
Stamp of approval: Klobuchar helps Cottage Grove man obtain passport
Barely 48 hours after she returned from a historic trip to Cuba with President Barack Obama, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar was sitting at the kitchen...
March 28, 2016 - 4:17pm
March 25, 2016
Minnesota Legislature eyes presidential primary election
ST. PAUL — Long lines and angry Minnesotans trying to attend March 1 precinct caucuses may lead to the state adopting a presidential primary election. “I don’t think anybody really saw that coming,” Rep. Tim Sanders, R-Blaine, said May 16 about the packed caucuses. “What...
March 25, 2016 - 8:00am
March 24, 2016
Minnesota Legislature: No resolution to debate about patients taking lethal drugs
ST. PAUL — Chester Jacobson sat at a Minnesota Senate committee witness table, reading his wife’s words to legislators: “We should have the right to die peacefully on our own terms.” Bobbi Jacobson of Richfield sat nearby in a wheelchair March 16, unable to talk because she...
March 24, 2016 - 8:27am
Washington County road construction projects start next month
Now that spring has sprung, Minnesotans generally know what comes next: road construction season. And Washington County is ready for the coming months. Like communities and counties around the state, Washington County has a full slate of road construction projects for 2016. In fact,...
March 24, 2016 - 8:00am
March 23, 2016
River Oaks plans take shape
Plans for River Oaks Golf Course are driving forward as the city looks at starting changes with whiskey flight and cigar programs, new food and other upgrades. Council member Steve Dennis, who is serving as general manager as the city temporarily takes over leadership of the municipal...
March 23, 2016 - 8:00am
March 18, 2016
Washington County proposes township zoning, land use changes
Things could get easier for Washington County township residents who want to change the zoning of their properties. Washington County officials are considering a change to give the six townships in the county full authority over land use decisions. Both the county and the townships...
March 18, 2016 - 8:00am
March 16, 2016
Cottage Grove looks to join East Metro Strong
Cottage Grove hopes to join a host of other area cities and organizations as part of East Metro Strong. The organization, a public-private partnership, aims to bring “more and better transit investment” to the east metro area and drive economic development and job growth. Members...
March 16, 2016 - 11:00am
Commissioner Bearth remembered as 'well liked,' caring
Washington County Commissioner Ted Bearth died March 10 after months of illness. Bearth, of Oakdale, was named County Board chairman in January...
March 16, 2016 - 10:00am