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Construction for inclusive playground in Woodridge Park pushed to 2017
Safety Camp teaches kids safety basics
Solar garden sparks controversy; solar moratorium passed
Mediation leads to new tentative agreement between teachers union, South Washington County Schools
Supper club planned for River Oaks
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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January 1, 2016
Letter to the Editor: Remember Newport police vote in November 2016 election
Well, after talking for the last two months about how much money the city would save by getting rid of the Newport Police Department, Mayor Tim Geraghty and City Council members Bill Sumner and Dan Lund voted just that way, to get rid of the Newport Police Department. To their credit...
January 1, 2016 - 8:00am
December 31, 2015
Bulletin editorial: Newport policing decision may prove to be the right call
When Newport residents call 911 or need law enforcement help in the new year, it most likely will be a sheriff’s deputy, not a cop, who responds. That’s a big change after more than 100 years of primary law enforcement service by the city’s own police department. But contracting...
December 31, 2015 - 8:00am
December 26, 2015
Letter to the editor: School District 833 bond bites taxpayers
Anyway the coin is flipped the taxpayer bites the bullet. I hope everyone is aware the attorneys for the district are paid for with your tax dollars. I certainly agree funding is essential for our schools, but has anyone given thought to the seniors on fixed incomes? We will receive...
December 26, 2015 - 8:00am
Letter to the editor: What is true agenda of Newport policing change?
The city of Newport is on the potential threshold of destroying a long and honorable history of law enforcement within its borders, to save around $5 per person a year. That sounds so penny wise and dollar foolish. A friend of a friend who is a retired Ramsey County deputy sheriff...
December 26, 2015 - 8:00am
December 24, 2015
Poem: Merry Christmas to all
Every year brings sadness and cheer As we all call to mind our families so dear. For it’s truly a time of reflection for all As we laugh and we cry and often recall. For many of us the year has been bad Leaving us anxious and sometimes quite sad. But for others they’re...
December 24, 2015 - 8:00am
December 19, 2015
Viewpoint: Tax relief should be top priority with surplus
On Dec. 3, Minnesota’s budget officials passed along some welcome news: Our state is projected to have a $1.8 billion state budget surplus for the 2016-17 budget cycle. According to Minnesota’s economists, the fiscal news is due to higher than expected revenue collections and...
December 19, 2015 - 8:00am
December 17, 2015
Letter to the editor: The Blame Game
I don’t believe anyone is personally attacking our patrol officers. However, the Newport City Council, mayor and city administrator are being bad-mouthed for the sake of a personal vendetta. I don’t see the relationship to the seriousness of the police issues. The blame game does...
December 17, 2015 - 8:00am
December 12, 2015
Letter to the editor: Bond opponents need to move on
Beginning in elementary school, we are taught to take multiple choice exams by filling in the ovals. How is it possible that an adult could not know how to apply this skill in the voting booth? Should we change the election rules and count their ballots? Will we also do this for those...
December 12, 2015 - 8:00am
Letter to the Editor: City has lacked leadership
Newport resident Paul Hanson has spoken publicly in support of the recent contract with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, citing the expertise the county will bring to our police department. I agree. The county certainly has the skill and training necessary to provide the...
December 12, 2015 - 8:00am
December 5, 2015
Letter to the editor: Almar Village traffic fix proof of promise kept
As of Nov. 23 motorists can once again make left-hand turns from Jorgensen Lane onto 70th Street in Cottage Grove. This result corrects a decision made in 2013 to restrict access to the Almar Village shopping center and adjacent homes by allowing right-hand only entrance and exit...
December 5, 2015 - 8:00am
Letter to the editor: Legislature should listen to voters, support schools
School referendums have become familiar to most in District 833, and we are not alone. Across Minnesota, schools have to ask their communities for funding. The Minnesota Legislature sets a two-year education budget. In 2009, then-Gov. Tim Pawlenty changed the payment schedule for...
December 5, 2015 - 7:00am
November 21, 2015
Viewpoint: The next steps after referendum
It has been a short time since approval of two questions on the Nov. 3 ballot. As a system and community, the passage of the operating referendum question will increase our general fund revenue by $10.3 million each year for the next 10 years. The increased funding will be allotted...
November 21, 2015 - 8:00am
November 19, 2015
Viewpoint: Home Depot purchase opens doors for Gateway North redevelopment
The Cottage Grove City Council is committed to growing our local economy, including quality development and redevelopment, and supporting our businesses. For nearly a decade work has been done to try and redevelop the Gateway North shopping district, which includes the vacant Home...
November 19, 2015 - 9:00am
Letter to the editor: Humbled by School Board re-election
I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for re-electing me to the South Washington County School Board. I am truly humbled to be given the opportunity to serve another four-year term. I will continue to listen to both sides and be objective when decisions come forward....
November 19, 2015 - 8:57am
Letter to the editor: Where is mayor, council as local business gets destroyed?
Let me see if I understand this correctly: Hy-Vee, an Iowa-based company, comes into Cottage Grove and decides to buy the old Rainbow Foods store. Their initial plan was to only buy the grocery store and after the fact, decided to buy much of the rest of the shopping center. Just...
November 19, 2015 - 8:55am