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Ward to retire from MN House after 2018 session
News briefs: Police seek volunteer reserve officers, Absentee voting begins in Senate District 54
Minn. roundup: Pawlenty says he won't run against Smith for U.S. Senate; Looking for contraband, Stillwater prison unit was in lockdown
Grant funds new sergeant, new task force on sex trafficking
Allwine jury selection begins
crime and courts
Boys' hockey roundup: Raptors pick up SEC win vs. Stillwater
Claugherty's hat trick leads Raptors past Royals
Girls' hockey: Offensive mindset starts to pay off for Wolfpack
Eagles felled by last-second shot
Big second half lifts Royals past Raptors
St. Paul Park church to hold artisan fair
Falteisek to perform in holiday concert in Woodbury
A soldier's journey: Cottage Grove officer, veteran shares story in new cable documentary
New Life Academy musical 'Singin' in the Rain' set to make a splash
A Halloween bash: Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest celebrates with 10th annual parade
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TOWN OF GREY CLOUD ISLAND: 1/26/18 Public Test of Voting Equip.
FORECLOSURE- POSTPONEMENT: U.S. Bank vs David R. Wirkus
Croix Chordsmen want to serenade your Valentine
Hotel and restaurant eyed for century-old riverside factory in Hastings
Cottage Grover's online apparel business supports animal non-profits
Twin Cities-based pizza joint declares itself home of 'Minnesota-style' pizza
New Afton boutique offers kids' fashion, parties fit for a princess
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Letter to the editor: Holly Anderson remembered
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Viewpoint: The importance of career and college readiness
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June 29, 2017
Viewpoint: School district should stop pitting neighborhoods against choice programs
Viewpoint The South Washington County School District has begun the process of redrawing middle school boundaries. Notwithstanding a well-intended framework, the process began to run afoul of fair-minded, democratic principles early on.
June 29, 2017 - 7:38am
June 19, 2017
Viewpoint: Cottage Grove is working to supply water to all
I know that the timing of the city of Cottage Grove's watering ban is difficult. I know that the weather is hot, and the recent lack of rain has many missing the city's splash pad, or have concerns about their lawns and gardens. But I also know that it's important that the city have...
June 19, 2017 - 10:32am
June 12, 2017
Viewpoint: Strict rules about contacting judges
Is it ever a good idea to contact a judge to share information you have about a case that the judge is hearing? Sometimes people send in letters...
June 12, 2017 - 12:00pm
June 11, 2017
Viewpoint: In CDA lawsuit, Newport loses either way
In regards to the Red Rock Corridor TIF issue raised by Mayor Dan Lund, I think some of his points may have merit; the problem is in his timing.
June 11, 2017 - 5:00pm
Letter: Thanks for Franke, Jurgens for tax relief support
Middle-class Minnesotans will finally receive some needed tax relief, and this would not have happened without the strong support provided by...
June 11, 2017 - 12:00pm
June 7, 2017
Viewpoint: Cottage Grove water is safe to drink
When Cottage Grove announced a water sprinkling ban on May 23 some of our residents responded with concerns about cooking, doing laundry and...
June 7, 2017 - 11:37am
June 4, 2017
Editorial: Three branches of government for good reason
Minnesota Miracle? Hardly. Minnesota Nice? Not a chance. Minnesota Mud? That's more like it right now since our state government is mired in...
June 4, 2017 - 8:00pm
June 2, 2017
Editorial: You've graduated: Let lifelong learning begin
The economy appears to be on the rebound, at last reaching the steady employment numbers of 10 years ago — before the Great Recession swelled...
June 2, 2017 - 7:00am
June 1, 2017
Viewpoint: CDA setting up Newport with costly problem
In development, government expenditures are no substitute for market conditions
June 1, 2017 - 11:38am
May 31, 2017
Viewpoint: Newport deserves better than Lund
Newport is one of the oldest Minnesota settlements on the Mississippi River, and, during its long history, the community has underwent many challenges and changes. Growing from a small, frontier river village into a railroad stop and major highway transportation hub for the entire...
May 31, 2017 - 4:27pm
May 25, 2017
Editorial: Honor WWII vets as nation salutes WWI
Come Memorial Day, a few aging but tough World War II veterans will find the fortitude to attend ceremonies at local cemeteries, riverfronts...
May 25, 2017 - 8:00am
May 22, 2017
Viewpoint: Setting PTSD record straight
Sen. Dan Schoen should be commended for his public service and his commitment to his constituencies. In his viewpoint, however — "Fighting to make PTSD a workplace illness," May 17 — he makes a number of incorrect statements. The following information gives a clearer picture...
May 22, 2017 - 2:40pm
May 21, 2017
Editorial: Senate, help those suffering from mental illness
The U.S. House has passed its American Health Care Act of 2017, but the U.S. Senate is writing its own legislation to replace the Affordable...
May 21, 2017 - 8:00am
May 20, 2017
Judge Greg Galler Viewpoint: Numerous possible reasons to seek judge's removal
Every judge has their own unique background and history, including strengths and weaknesses. Can anything be done if someone feels that the assigned...
May 20, 2017 - 8:00am
May 17, 2017
Sen. Dan Schoen Viewpoint: Fighting to make PTSD a workplace illness
Law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics and other public safety officials are faced daily with the worst situations imaginable — situations...
May 17, 2017 - 1:13pm