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New Richmond, Wis., man charged with kidnapping two women in Afton
Many merchants still swiping long after deadline to switch to new credit, debit card technology
National Karate moves to larger space
Dog euthanized after ‘horrific’ pack attack at Cottage Grove park
Newport to pursue Verizon tower
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Swimming and diving: Raptors lead conference relays
New Life Academy girls soccer: Eagles drop opener to Visitation
New Life Academy tennis: Eagles fare well in tournaments
Park girls soccer: Wolfpack kick off season with pair of wins
Park boys soccer: Wolfpack compete well against state's top teams
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
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BOARD SUM 8-18-2016
Beneficial Loan and Thrift Co. vs Honeyman
Reverse Mortage Funding vs Judy R Bracci Mortgage Foreclosure
2017 PAVEMENT MGMT
Georgia M. Christenson, 67
Donna Reynolds, 83
Irving C. Jerry, 87
Melroy Englert, 76
Karen A. Blau, 58
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
March 26, 2016
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
March 19, 2016
Letter: Unconscionable horse trading in the GOP House
Shameful. Unbelievable. Unthinkable. What do these words have in common with the start of the new Minnesota House session? On opening day, the Republican House majority refused to extend Iron Range unemployment benefits for laid-off miners miners unless they were given $272 million...
March 19, 2016 - 8:00am
March 13, 2016
Viewpoint: Jury selection an overlooked, complex process
An overlooked aspect of the jury trial process is the method by which jurors are chosen. Many believe that juror names are randomly pulled from a box and then the trial begins. The process is actually more complex and can sometimes seem a bit tedious — which is why it is rarely...
March 13, 2016 - 8:00am
March 11, 2016
Viewpoint: State surplus should help middle class
There’s good news from the Capitol as Minnesota’s February state budget forecast once again shows a positive balance. For lawmakers, a surplus is good news as it means we don’t have to agonize over budget cuts as we would if Minnesota faced a deficit. The economic experts project...
March 11, 2016 - 8:00am
March 5, 2016
Viewpoint: Washington County prepares to serve its aging population
It is natural for individuals to age — it is not natural for entire populations to age. Understanding the difference and preparing the community for this major demographic change is part of the Washington County strategic plan. Recently, the county has been examining the public...
March 5, 2016 - 8:00am
March 2, 2016
Bulletin editorial: Be transparent with River Oaks work
Cottage Grove City Council members described their temporary management of River Oaks Golf Course as “unique” and “unusual,” and both seem apt. It’s rare that elected officials provide direct oversight of a city operation. In this case, the council is acting as the municipal...
March 2, 2016 - 5:00am
February 28, 2016
Viewpoint: FoodShare campaign part of the excitement at Friends in Need Food Shelf
Exciting things are happening at the Friends in Need Food Shelf. The Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign happens in March. The money, toiletries and food that we receive during the month of March are partially matched by Minnesota FoodShare. As most of you know, money is always best...
February 28, 2016 - 8:00am
February 27, 2016
Viewpoint: We are a district of 'one' student
My last plane trip had me thinking about the engineering and design elements of the passenger seats. I wondered if anyone was comfortable sitting in these seats for any length of time. I focused on the singular perspective of comfort. I have no doubt designers spent countless hours...
February 27, 2016 - 8:00am
League encourages caucus participation
The League of Women Voters—Woodbury/Cottage Grove reminds voters to attend their precinct caucus Tuesday evening, March 1. Minnesota is one of the states where this grassroots process works well and allows citizens to have their voices heard. Going to a caucus is a great way to...
February 27, 2016 - 8:00am
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