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80 homes with higher PFC levels to get bottled water
Rahm, Lund to square off for mayor; seven running for council
Bailey to run unopposed; Six to vie for two council seats
Charges filed against family friend in kidnapping, murder of 5-year-old
Green garden winners
crime and courts
Coyotes triumph, take home league championship
Ragnar Relay sends thousands of runners through Cottage Grove
Eggert finally lives out childhood dream
Raptors dynamic duo shines at next level
Local teams open season with practices on Monday
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
Hauling trash, helping the community: Tennis Sanitation honored as Business of the Year
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2017 PAVEMENT MGMT
Dennis M. Johnson, 63
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Karen A. Blau, 58
Delores L. Burgmeier, 83
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
Letter to the editor: Concerned about River Oaks plan
Letter to the editor: Supper club a ‘poor idea’
Real Estate Showcase
May 6, 2016
Viewpoint: REAL ID, buffer legislation moves forward
Recently, the Minnesota House of Representatives approved legislation that would allow Minnesota to prepare for the implementation of REAL ID, which is necessary in order to allow residents to enter federal buildings and board a commercial airplane beginning in 2018. Currently, Minnesota’s...
May 6, 2016 - 8:00am
April 30, 2016
Letter to the editor: Twenty-two a day 22 too many
Entirely too often, we hear reports from the media that another military veteran committed suicide. On a micro level, citizens are taking a direct approach to combat this trend. Specifically, a Cottage Grove resident and Army National Guard soldier has organized an event called “22...
April 30, 2016 - 8:00am
April 27, 2016
Viewpoint: Robotics program an example of District 833's mission in action
Our high school robotics teams recently competed in the Minnesota North Star Regional competition. All of our high school teams have enjoyed various successes in the past. This year East Ridge took first place and is moving on to national competition. If you have never attended a...
April 27, 2016 - 10:05am
April 20, 2016
Viewpoint: It's 'day to day' for Judy Spooner
Working the Bulletin’s booth at the Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Business Showcase can yield good story tips. People approached...
April 20, 2016 - 5:00pm
April 17, 2016
Viewpoint: 'Counties Matter' theme apparent in all that counties provide
It can be as simple as the water you drink, the path you take to the mailbox, the driver’s license in your wallet. The beauty of county government is that it is easy to explain and appreciate – county government touches residents’ lives throughout their day, which is a good...
April 17, 2016 - 8:00am
April 16, 2016
Letter to the editor: Don't flush 'flushable' wipes
If you talk with anyone who works in a city public works department, they will likely tell you unbelievable stories of items they have found stuck in sewer pipes. Many of these things had no business being near a toilet, yet the decision was made to flush them away and inevitably...
April 16, 2016 - 8:00am
Letter to the editor: Support District 833 teachers
South Washington County Schools is the sixth-largest district in the state, serving the communities of Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, Woodbury, Afton and Denmark and Grey Cloud Island townships, and yet teachers’ salaries lag behind a majority of districts in the state,...
April 16, 2016 - 8:00am
April 10, 2016
Letter to the editor: YMCA would be good for community
I wanted to follow up the March 23 letter to the editor by Jane Zimmerman about turning the Home Depot building into a YMCA with a pool. She is absolutely right. I’ve said this myself since Home Depot moved out and even when the other fitness outfit was supposedly coming to that...
April 10, 2016 - 8:00am
April 9, 2016
Viewpoint: Time to plan future of libraries
Libraries are a huge asset to a community. They bring people together to learn something new, children to be exposed to the wonders of reading, students to complete research for a school project, and the community to have access to information. We know that the ways libraries operate...
April 9, 2016 - 8:00am
April 3, 2016
Viewpoint: Stormwater pollution prevention the work of many entities
A sweep of updates to federal laws in 1972, commonly known as the Clean Water Act, set into motion decades’ worth of work since to nurse our nation’s polluted waterways back to good health and protect those that are still pristine from harm. The first step was to regulate industries...
April 3, 2016 - 8:00am
April 2, 2016
Letter to the editor: Legislators share their views at League brunch
The League of Women Voters Woodbury-Cottage Grove hosted all six area legislators at the yearly legislative brunch March 5 at River Oaks Golf Club. Sen. Susan Kent and Reps. Kelly Fenton, Denny McNamara and Joanne Ward are all running for re-election in November. Second-term Rep....
April 2, 2016 - 8:00am
March 27, 2016
Viewpoint: The importance of conversation
I simultaneously live my professional life in three timeframes. I am focused on predicting the future, while maintaining a solid footing in the present to ensure we are providing the very best education for our current students as we analyze data and think about past practices. It...
March 27, 2016 - 8:00am
March 26, 2016
Letter to the editor: Turn empty Home Depot into a YMCA with a pool
I currently go to the YMCA in Woodbury and half my class is from Cottage Grove and that’s just one class. A local YMCA would benefit our community in so many ways: People who are recovering from surgery Something for the kids during summer break, and Our seniors who want quality...
March 26, 2016 - 8:00am
Letter to the editor: GOP should follow principle on Supreme Court nomination
I consider myself a conservative Republican, but I also try to put principles above politics. I find it necessary at times to speak against my own party when I feel it is wrong. The controversy over naming a new U.S. Supreme Court justice to replace the late, great Antonin Scalia...
March 26, 2016 - 8:00am
March 20, 2016
CSA is the way for fresh produce and local food knowledge
Fifty years ago, most farms in the upper Midwest produced a diverse array of foods — multiple vegetables and grains, a few different types of livestock, a handful of chickens for eggs, and a couple of cows for milking. The majority of farms today are specialized to raise one or...
March 20, 2016 - 8:00am