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South Washington County kids compete at duathlon
Space still available for 2016 Woodbury Days business fair
Construction for inclusive playground in Woodridge Park pushed to 2017
Safety Camp teaches kids safety basics
Solar garden sparks controversy; solar moratorium passed
crime and courts
East Ridge Girls Soccer: Raptors dynamic duo eyes next step
Schools remain focused to beat last week's high heat
East Ridge Wrestling: Raptors build youth program from ground up
Magic finish up play at national tournament
East Ridge Legion: Raptors bow out despite stellar showing in playoffs
Mary Poppins opens at Merrill Community Arts Center
Boys and their bubbles
Car show in St. Paul Park may switch days to avoid scheduling conflict
Cottage Grove, Woodbury splash pads endorsed by parenting magazine
Booya bash cooks up funds for Newport Fire Department
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District 833 School Board Viewpoint: Clarification around teacher contract negotiations
Letter to the editor: Night to Unite, help make our communities safe
Viewpoint: County attorneys face wide-ranging work
Viewpoint: Protecting the water we drink
Bulletin editorial: District 833 School Board's pay increase to superintendent was ill-timed
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February 21, 2016
Viewpoint: Number of rights involved when determining competency
You have probably heard news stories about people who won’t face trial because they are not competent to proceed through the legal process. This is a different legal issue than when a jury finds someone not guilty by reason of mental illness or defect. American law, at all levels,...
February 21, 2016 - 8:00am
February 20, 2016
Letter to the Editor: Give Dennis, city chance with River Oaks plan
River Oaks Golf Course has become a hot topic. Being a municipal course, the city must be held accountable for not only its failures but its responsibility to manage the course successfully. This being said, in June 2015 a River Oaks subcommittee was established to discuss ways to...
February 20, 2016 - 8:00am
February 14, 2016
Viewpoint: Clean water is worth the price
Our modern water infrastructure is a miracle that most of us barely even think about. How many times every day do we turn on a faucet, use the water for a hundred different reasons, spill gallons down the drain and never give it a second thought? We take for granted the drinking water,...
February 14, 2016 - 8:00am
February 12, 2016
Letter to the editor: Citizens question system after school bond election
On Nov. 20, 2015, an election recount of the votes cast regarding a $96 million building bond in South Washington County Schools resulted in 18 ballots being challenged. The 18 ballots were wrongfully counted as “challenged ballots” during the recount rather than “no” votes....
February 12, 2016 - 4:42pm
February 7, 2016
Viewpoint: Disability services are everyone's business
Disability is one of the nation’s leading health issues. People with disabilities are the largest minority group in the world, according to a 2011 World Health Organization report. In Minnesota, one in four individuals have a disability; these are staggering statistics. As Minnesota...
February 7, 2016 - 8:00am
February 6, 2016
Cottage Grove sets goals, dreams big
The start of a new year is a good time to look ahead and make plans for the future. In January, the City Council and the city’s leadership team spent two days in a strategic planning retreat creating a roadmap for Cottage Grove’s future. This is something we do every year. However,...
February 6, 2016 - 8:00am
February 3, 2016
Letter: What about equity in choice programs for all families?
I would like to pose a question that many may not have thought about. Where is the equality in choice program schools in our district?
February 3, 2016 - 12:33pm
Letter: Fear of unknown behind some false assumptions about Valley Crossing
As a parent who has chosen to send my children to Valley Crossing, I’d like to clarify some misconceptions about the school.
February 3, 2016 - 12:30pm
Viewpoint: District should tout school’s attributes, not foster an unhealthy dynamic
District 833’s approach to making decisions affecting Valley Crossing Community School has created an unhealthy dynamic among stakeholders in our community, and it ought to be reconsidered. The notion that a new boundary decision demands reconsideration of Valley Crossing’s programming...
February 3, 2016 - 12:29pm
Viewpoint: Boundary decision involved discussion, thought, heartache
Our growth challenges create emotional difficulties for parents when boundaries need to be adjusted to support district space needs. We understand the bonds kids make with their school community.
February 3, 2016 - 12:24pm
January 23, 2016
Letter to the editor: Neither Newport cops, city 'whole' after change
The hypocrisy at Newport City Hall is never-ending. City Hall refused to fill vacant police positions, which forced our officers to work short and without supervision for years. Then trail cameras were hidden in city offices to spy on employees, after which an investigation of the...
January 23, 2016 - 8:00am
Busy 2016 for Washington County
With each new year, there is an opportunity to reflect on the previous year and prepare for the upcoming year. Some of the challenges that need to be addressed in Washington County are the projected population growth that is becoming older and more diverse. The county is projected...
January 23, 2016 - 8:00am
January 17, 2016
Viewpoint: Why did we buy Valley Crossing School?
District 833 spent $21.5 million on Valley Crossing Community School. Superintendent Keith Jacobus stated that we bought the building because we “have and continue to experience capacity issues at the elementary level in the northeast quadrant of our district.” The new attendance...
January 17, 2016 - 8:00am
January 16, 2016
Letter to the editor: Bulletin screwed up 'a fairy tale'
Even the Bulletin can screw up a fairy tale by getting information from people who have no knowledge of the fact. I refer to the Dec. 30 Bulletin. The editorial stated: “Among the litany: Two officers were disciplined for their workplace violations and a third left when faced with...
January 16, 2016 - 8:00am
January 9, 2016
Viewpoint: Salt overuse threatens land, lakes
When the city of Carthage fell at the end of the Third Punic War, 146 BC, victorious Romans pulled Phoenecian ships out of the harbor and set them on fire before moving through the city, house to house, rounding up and selling 50,000 people into slavery. Then they set the city on...
January 9, 2016 - 8:00am