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'Most promising' possibility yet for new hotel in Cottage Grove
St. Paul Park police reports: Garage break-in; fighting
Philharmonic convergence: Minnesota Orchestra performs at East Ridge High School
Police: Stranger asked young girl for Cottage Grove home's garage door code
Colorful weekend headed to Afton
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Football: Academy Force drops home game against Mound Westonka
Football: Park drops rematch with Apple Valley
Football: East Ridge holds off Roseville for a win on homecoming
Girls' swimming and diving: Wolfpack have season's best meet vs. Raptors
Versatile Majewski commits to Miami
Westfields cardiac rehab program receives certification; Mesothelioma Awareness Day is Sept. 26: Health briefs
Cottage Grove family rallies around teen’s cancer fight
Historic home tour planned Sept. 24 in Red Wing
Inhuman being: Woodbury High School grad gets role in Marvel television series
Head injuries and fall sports: How to protect young athletes
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State of MN vs Steven Radke in Condemnation
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Letters: Citizens organize against BNSF plan; juniors encouraged to apply for page program
Letters: Be cynical about GOP claims of public school support; Money, regulations don't solve problems
Letter: Jason Lewis is dangerous, not protesters
Viewpoint: Washington County is open to business
Letter: Wishing Woodbury families and educators a great school year
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February 6, 2017
Letters: Red Rock boondoggle shows county should stick to road planning
As a resident of Cottage Grove, I went to the October Red Rock Corridor Commission meeting to catch up on how the planning was coming. I learned...
February 6, 2017 - 8:00am
February 5, 2017
Viewpoint: Legislature should recommit to county program aid
It may be safe to assume most Washington County residents have not heard of county program aid. Yet, it is important to take a glimpse into this key funding resource and learn how the Legislature's attention to this topic could reduce your property tax bill. Property taxes have,...
February 5, 2017 - 9:00am
January 30, 2017
Viewpoint: Health care aid law the first step
In visiting with many residents throughout the district last summer, the most consistent complaint I heard centered on rising health care co...
January 30, 2017 - 1:00pm
Viewpoint: Ease growing tax burden this session
When our state has a large budget, it's time to look for ways to provide tax relief for hardworking Minnesotans. It's been years since we've...
January 30, 2017 - 8:00am
January 29, 2017
Letters to the editor: School boundaries, District 833 referendum
Link neighborhoods in grade school boundaries
January 29, 2017 - 12:05am
January 28, 2017
Viewpoint: District 833 working to create design thinkers
As educators, we understand how to deliver content, but teachers don't always have an extended period of time to learn and reflect, which demands a different approach for the training and new learning to be effective. Capitalizing on the concepts of design thinking is one of the ways...
January 28, 2017 - 11:59pm
January 15, 2017
Viewpoint: Much accomplished in past eight years
I am ever grateful for being blessed with this opportunity for two terms. I appreciate the confidence and trust bestowed upon me by the voters...
January 15, 2017 - 9:00am
January 13, 2017
Letter to the editor: Big strides in Legislature’s first week
As a first-term legislator, I wanted to deliver on my priorities early in my term. I spoke with numerous residents around the district, and was hopeful I could represent their views at the Capitol. On the first day bills could be heard, I was proud to hit the ground running by helping...
January 13, 2017 - 9:52am
Letter to the editor: Appointment shows Dan Lund pushing his own agenda
It is really sad that when the Newport City Council needed to appoint a new member to the Council to fill the void that was created when Dan Lund was elected mayor, the appointment went to the person less qualified and who had the least impressive interview of all of the candidates...
January 13, 2017 - 9:51am
January 9, 2017
Editorial: Get involved in District 833 southern elementary attendance boundary discussion
The district is developing new boundaries for elementary schools in Cottage Grove, and it's reached the step when parent input is most helpful...
January 9, 2017 - 7:00am
December 31, 2016
Viewpoint: A successful 2016 for the county; a busy 2017 ahead
Another great year is coming to an end in south Washington County, with more improvements on the way for 2017. The leadership and staff continue to focus efforts on providing for a county that continues to grow in population as it becomes older and more diverse.
December 31, 2016 - 9:00am
December 30, 2016
Viewpoint: Council service has been a gratifying labor of love
My second term as a member of the Cottage Grove City Council will soon come to an end. While I look forward to spending more quality time with my family and friends, I will most definitely miss the work. Serving our shared community as a council member has been a true labor of love....
December 30, 2016 - 2:00pm
Editorial: These outgoing local officials deserve thanks
It would be difficult to find a year when south Washington County residents saw more of their local elected officials leave office than in 2016. It’s not just the number of local politicos stepping out of the scene this year that caught our attention. It’s their more than 70 combined...
December 30, 2016 - 9:00am
December 24, 2016
Letter to the editor: Sieben appreciated opportunity to serve
As my time in elected office comes to an end, I want to thank you for your support, input and collaboration over the past 14 years. It has been a great privilege to serve in the Minnesota Legislature and to represent you in St. Paul.
December 24, 2016 - 8:00am
December 18, 2016
Viewpoint: Extensive power in a presidential pardon
Pardons are like many governmental actions. Those who agree with them believe they represent a wise use of presidential authority. Those who disagree often believe that they represent an abuse of power.
December 18, 2016 - 8:00am