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Legislative election history may mean little this year in MN
Dominium breaks ground for Legends of Cottage Grove
Liberty keeps it local: Family business keeps on growing
Oasis lifestyle: Sheppard busy as a chiropractor, new Chamber president
Minnesota Senate District 54 candidate Q/A: Leilani Holmstadt
crime and courts
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Football: Wolfpack rolls at North in regular season finale
Football: Royals upset Raptors in regular season finale
Adapted Soccer: Thunderbolts get season's first shutout
Girls Soccer: Bunnell, Raptors break out in section championship game
Crowd gathers to support Oktoberfest for Friends in Need Food Shelf
Bailey Nurseries chairman wins conservation award
Banking on Oktoberfest: Oct. 16 fundraiser in Cottage Grove helps Friends in Need Food Shelf's bottom line
Films in Five Festival gets "bigger and better"
Fans flock to Films in Five Festival in Cottage Grove
arts and entertainment
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc vs Kritzky
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WASHINGTON COUNTY TITLE SERVICES
Alice T. Talcott, 89
Roberta Swan, 66
Connie Courtade, 75
Nadine Strong, 85
Jane Crowell, 97
Forum Communications Co. editorial endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
Letter to the editor: Lewis not part of establishment
Letter to the editor: Schoen gets work done, gets results
Letter to the editor: Vote on the future of Newport
Letter to the editor: Vote Peterson, Schoen and Jurgens
Real Estate Showcase
May 20, 2016
Letter to the editor: Don't gripe, don't gloat; see who'll vote
So you just received your property tax bill and you have a substantial increase. Well, don’t gripe about it because a very small percentage of eligible voters in the South Washington County School District approved the $96 million bond referendum. Odds have it you didn’t even...
May 20, 2016 - 8:00am
May 14, 2016
Viewpoint: Miranda warning often misunderstood
“You have the right to remain silent, anything you say can and will be used against you . . .” So begins the famous “Miranda warnings” that so many of us first learned about while watching TV shows growing up. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s...
May 14, 2016 - 8:00am
May 13, 2016
Viewpoint: House GOP inaction leads to uncertainty for Minnesotans
We’ve been very busy lately at the Legislature, but I wish I could say we’re busy passing important measures for the state of Minnesota like a bonding bill, fixing our transportation infrastructure or complying with Real ID requirements for airplane travel. Unfortunately, we’ve...
May 13, 2016 - 8:00am
May 7, 2016
Viewpoint: Make state more competitive
Thank you, delegates of Senate District 54, for taking time out of your busy schedules to attend the district endorsing convention. All of us have a part to play in Minnesota and fulfilling the duty of a delegate is an important one. I’m looking forward to meeting the citizens of...
May 7, 2016 - 8:00am
May 6, 2016
Viewpoint: REAL ID, buffer legislation moves forward
Recently, the Minnesota House of Representatives approved legislation that would allow Minnesota to prepare for the implementation of REAL ID, which is necessary in order to allow residents to enter federal buildings and board a commercial airplane beginning in 2018. Currently, Minnesota’s...
May 6, 2016 - 8:00am
April 30, 2016
Letter to the editor: Twenty-two a day 22 too many
Entirely too often, we hear reports from the media that another military veteran committed suicide. On a micro level, citizens are taking a direct approach to combat this trend. Specifically, a Cottage Grove resident and Army National Guard soldier has organized an event called “22...
April 30, 2016 - 8:00am
April 27, 2016
Viewpoint: Robotics program an example of District 833's mission in action
Our high school robotics teams recently competed in the Minnesota North Star Regional competition. All of our high school teams have enjoyed various successes in the past. This year East Ridge took first place and is moving on to national competition. If you have never attended a...
April 27, 2016 - 10:05am
April 20, 2016
Viewpoint: It's 'day to day' for Judy Spooner
Working the Bulletin’s booth at the Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Business Showcase can yield good story tips. People approached...
April 20, 2016 - 5:00pm
April 17, 2016
Viewpoint: 'Counties Matter' theme apparent in all that counties provide
It can be as simple as the water you drink, the path you take to the mailbox, the driver’s license in your wallet. The beauty of county government is that it is easy to explain and appreciate – county government touches residents’ lives throughout their day, which is a good...
April 17, 2016 - 8:00am
April 16, 2016
Letter to the editor: Don't flush 'flushable' wipes
If you talk with anyone who works in a city public works department, they will likely tell you unbelievable stories of items they have found stuck in sewer pipes. Many of these things had no business being near a toilet, yet the decision was made to flush them away and inevitably...
April 16, 2016 - 8:00am
Letter to the editor: Support District 833 teachers
South Washington County Schools is the sixth-largest district in the state, serving the communities of Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, Woodbury, Afton and Denmark and Grey Cloud Island townships, and yet teachers’ salaries lag behind a majority of districts in the state,...
April 16, 2016 - 8:00am
April 10, 2016
Letter to the editor: YMCA would be good for community
I wanted to follow up the March 23 letter to the editor by Jane Zimmerman about turning the Home Depot building into a YMCA with a pool. She is absolutely right. I’ve said this myself since Home Depot moved out and even when the other fitness outfit was supposedly coming to that...
April 10, 2016 - 8:00am
April 9, 2016
Viewpoint: Time to plan future of libraries
Libraries are a huge asset to a community. They bring people together to learn something new, children to be exposed to the wonders of reading, students to complete research for a school project, and the community to have access to information. We know that the ways libraries operate...
April 9, 2016 - 8:00am
April 3, 2016
Viewpoint: Stormwater pollution prevention the work of many entities
A sweep of updates to federal laws in 1972, commonly known as the Clean Water Act, set into motion decades’ worth of work since to nurse our nation’s polluted waterways back to good health and protect those that are still pristine from harm. The first step was to regulate industries...
April 3, 2016 - 8:00am
April 2, 2016
Letter to the editor: Legislators share their views at League brunch
The League of Women Voters Woodbury-Cottage Grove hosted all six area legislators at the yearly legislative brunch March 5 at River Oaks Golf Club. Sen. Susan Kent and Reps. Kelly Fenton, Denny McNamara and Joanne Ward are all running for re-election in November. Second-term Rep....
April 2, 2016 - 8:00am