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Jeff Dayton strums along during a songwriting workshop at Hillside Elementary School. Pictured with Dayton are Brandon Hanson, Marcus Mitchell, Dylan Koutz, Julian Stauner and Angel Garcia (from left) and Hunter Groskopf and A.J Kennedy (rear). Reading recovery teacher Diane Bezdicek organized the event by obtaining a music education grant from the St. Croix Valley Foundation. William Loeffler/RiverTown Multimediaplay button
Hillside Elementary students learn A-B-Cs of songwriting
9 hours 44 min ago
May 18, 2017
A first place medal before it was stolen. Photo courtesy of Cottage Grove United Soccer Club
Reward offered after racial note left in place of stolen medals at Cottage Grove soccer tournament
May 18, 2017 - 3:46pm
Former Hudson man convicted of child battery charged again in Minnesota with new crime
May 18, 2017 - 3:12pm
Shepard Farm community gardens open in Cottage Grove
May 18, 2017 - 3:02pm
Ricky Arlen Turner Jr. and Brittany Marie Harenza
Charges: Minnesota couple operated ‘large-scale’ sex trafficking enterprise; arrest made in Woodbury
May 18, 2017 - 12:43pm
The City Council and the Parks and Recreation Department's Molly Pietruszewski and Zac Dockter stand with kids breaking ground on the Woodridge Park Inclusive Playground. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia
Playing in the dirt: Ground breaks on inclusive playground at Woodridge Park
May 18, 2017 - 12:01pm
Cassie Swoboda started as the Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce office manager last month. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia
New Cottage Grove Chamber office manager 'gets creative'
May 18, 2017 - 8:30am
May 17, 2017
Newport police reports for May 17
May 17, 2017 - 1:11pm
Holocaust survivor and author Fred Amram describes his childhood in Nazi Germany to students at Park High School. The photo in the background show Jews being forced to scrub the streets while others, including a child, do nothing but watch. “They’re literally standing by,” Amram said. “I ask you, what would you do?” William Loeffler/RiverTown Multimedia.
Holocaust survivor to students: beware the bystander
May 17, 2017 - 12:28pm
Cottage Grove police reports for May 17
May 17, 2017 - 10:55am
Eugene "Bud" Schmidt was named 2017 volunteer of the year for Cottage Grove. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia
Schmidt takes on taxes, Medicare to earn Cottage Grove's Volunteer of the Year title
May 17, 2017 - 8:30am
May 16, 2017
An early morning lightning strike caused a   hosue fire on the 9400 block of Wentlock Road in Woodbury Tuesday, May 16. Photo by Woodbury Public Safety via Twitter.
Lightning causes early-morning Woodbury fire
May 16, 2017 - 12:44pm
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Historical society receives state award
May 16, 2017 - 12:00pm
The Cottage Grove City Council members, along with Fire Chief Rick Redenius (center) and Washington County Commissioner Karla Bigham (far right) announce the groundbreaking of the new Central Fire Station. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia play button
Sparking the new station: Ground breaks on new central fire station in Cottage Grove
May 16, 2017 - 10:29am
May 15, 2017
Fire crews from Cottage Grove, Woodbury, St. Paul Park and Newport were on the scene of the fire Sunday. Photo courtesy of Cottage Grove Public Safety
Mother's Day fire quickly knocked down in Cottage Grove
May 15, 2017 - 4:39pm
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