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Cottage Grove City Council approves new fire station plans
Hofmann joins Cottage Grove Middle School as assistant principal
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New Richmond, Wis., man charged with kidnapping two women in Afton
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Park swimming and diving: Wolfpack take fifth in SEC relays
Swimming and diving: Raptors lead conference relays
New Life Academy girls soccer: Eagles drop opener to Visitation
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Park girls soccer: Wolfpack kick off season with pair of wins
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Heritage Days draws crowds with new and old attractions
St. Paul Park Heritage Days parade
More visible location boosts numbers at weekly car show
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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
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
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