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Sunday liquor sales, banned since statehood, inches forward in Minnesota
Cottage Grove police citations for Feb. 20
Cottage Grove home damaged in fire
Public comment changes for Newport council meetings
Bus aide charged in molestation case resigns from South Washington County Schools
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Wrestling: Woodbury, East Ridge fall in team section semifinals
Gymnastics: East Ridge wins section title
Girls' Basketball: Wolfpack improves streak to three games
Boys' Basketball: Park runs out of steam in two losses
Gymnastics: Park wraps up SEC schedule
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
Fashion show will kick off spring anti-hunger campaign
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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
Viewpoint: Legislature should recommit to county program aid
Viewpoint: Health care aid law the first step
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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
February 3, 2017
Oil train numbers drop with oil prices
February 3, 2017 - 11:37pm
February 2, 2017
St. Paul Park to outsource staff payroll
St. Paul Park city employee payroll is moving from an in-house paper system to a third-party electronic timesheet.
February 2, 2017 - 3:14pm
February 1, 2017
St. Paul Park City Council applications accepted until Feb. 6
The council seat vacated when Sandi Dingle was appointed mayor will remain open until the end of February, when the council will appoint a new member. The council is asking for applications, which are due to city hall Feb. 6. After applications are in, the council will interview...
February 1, 2017 - 4:24pm
January 23, 2017
Twin Cities regional transit board might dissolve
Washington County and its four partners in a regional transportation co-op took one of the first steps toward disbanding.
January 23, 2017 - 1:12pm
January 13, 2017
South Washington County lawmakers agree on voting change, differ elsewhere
Local lawmakers say they would support efforts to allow voters to physically cast their ballot more than a week ahead of Election Day.
January 13, 2017 - 2:31pm
Cottage Grove sets its legislative priorities
The Cottage Grove City Council has several priority issues in the 2017 legislative session, including water conservation, housing, transportation and funding for the East Metro Regional Health and Emergency Response Occupations Center.
January 13, 2017 - 10:45am