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Cottage Grove and St. Paul Park change firefighter retirement programs
Cottage Grove police reports for Oct. 27: Assault, drunken driving, alcohol offense
Arson causes $30,000 damage to Cottage Grove park playground equipment
Legislative candidates view mental health solutions differently
Speaker demands health insurance action or will ask Dayton to resign
crime and courts
Volleyball: Eagles cruise past St. Paul Harding
Volleyball: Park sweeps Highland Park to start section tournament
MN state parks to be free on day after Thanksgiving
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
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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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
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Real Estate Showcase
Viewpoint: The importance of conversation
I simultaneously live my professional life in three timeframes. I am focused on predicting the future, while maintaining a solid footing in the present to ensure we are providing the very best education for our current students as we analyze data and think about past practices. It...
March 27, 2016 - 8:00am
March 26, 2016
Letter to the editor: Turn empty Home Depot into a YMCA with a pool
I currently go to the YMCA in Woodbury and half my class is from Cottage Grove and that’s just one class. A local YMCA would benefit our community in so many ways: People who are recovering from surgery Something for the kids during summer break, and Our seniors who want quality...
March 26, 2016 - 8:00am
Letter to the editor: GOP should follow principle on Supreme Court nomination
I consider myself a conservative Republican, but I also try to put principles above politics. I find it necessary at times to speak against my own party when I feel it is wrong. The controversy over naming a new U.S. Supreme Court justice to replace the late, great Antonin Scalia...
March 26, 2016 - 8:00am
March 20, 2016
CSA is the way for fresh produce and local food knowledge
Fifty years ago, most farms in the upper Midwest produced a diverse array of foods — multiple vegetables and grains, a few different types of livestock, a handful of chickens for eggs, and a couple of cows for milking. The majority of farms today are specialized to raise one or...
March 20, 2016 - 8:00am
March 19, 2016
Letter: Unconscionable horse trading in the GOP House
Shameful. Unbelievable. Unthinkable. What do these words have in common with the start of the new Minnesota House session? On opening day, the Republican House majority refused to extend Iron Range unemployment benefits for laid-off miners miners unless they were given $272 million...
March 19, 2016 - 8:00am
March 13, 2016
Viewpoint: Jury selection an overlooked, complex process
An overlooked aspect of the jury trial process is the method by which jurors are chosen. Many believe that juror names are randomly pulled from a box and then the trial begins. The process is actually more complex and can sometimes seem a bit tedious — which is why it is rarely...
March 13, 2016 - 8:00am
March 11, 2016
Viewpoint: State surplus should help middle class
There’s good news from the Capitol as Minnesota’s February state budget forecast once again shows a positive balance. For lawmakers, a surplus is good news as it means we don’t have to agonize over budget cuts as we would if Minnesota faced a deficit. The economic experts project...
March 11, 2016 - 8:00am
March 5, 2016
Viewpoint: Washington County prepares to serve its aging population
It is natural for individuals to age — it is not natural for entire populations to age. Understanding the difference and preparing the community for this major demographic change is part of the Washington County strategic plan. Recently, the county has been examining the public...
March 5, 2016 - 8:00am
March 2, 2016
Bulletin editorial: Be transparent with River Oaks work
Cottage Grove City Council members described their temporary management of River Oaks Golf Course as “unique” and “unusual,” and both seem apt. It’s rare that elected officials provide direct oversight of a city operation. In this case, the council is acting as the municipal...
March 2, 2016 - 5:00am
February 28, 2016
Viewpoint: FoodShare campaign part of the excitement at Friends in Need Food Shelf
Exciting things are happening at the Friends in Need Food Shelf. The Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign happens in March. The money, toiletries and food that we receive during the month of March are partially matched by Minnesota FoodShare. As most of you know, money is always best...
February 28, 2016 - 8:00am
February 27, 2016
Viewpoint: We are a district of 'one' student
My last plane trip had me thinking about the engineering and design elements of the passenger seats. I wondered if anyone was comfortable sitting in these seats for any length of time. I focused on the singular perspective of comfort. I have no doubt designers spent countless hours...
February 27, 2016 - 8:00am
League encourages caucus participation
The League of Women Voters—Woodbury/Cottage Grove reminds voters to attend their precinct caucus Tuesday evening, March 1. Minnesota is one of the states where this grassroots process works well and allows citizens to have their voices heard. Going to a caucus is a great way to...
February 27, 2016 - 8:00am
February 21, 2016
Viewpoint: Number of rights involved when determining competency
You have probably heard news stories about people who won’t face trial because they are not competent to proceed through the legal process. This is a different legal issue than when a jury finds someone not guilty by reason of mental illness or defect. American law, at all levels,...
February 21, 2016 - 8:00am
February 20, 2016
Letter to the Editor: Give Dennis, city chance with River Oaks plan
River Oaks Golf Course has become a hot topic. Being a municipal course, the city must be held accountable for not only its failures but its responsibility to manage the course successfully. This being said, in June 2015 a River Oaks subcommittee was established to discuss ways to...
February 20, 2016 - 8:00am
February 14, 2016
Viewpoint: Clean water is worth the price
Our modern water infrastructure is a miracle that most of us barely even think about. How many times every day do we turn on a faucet, use the water for a hundred different reasons, spill gallons down the drain and never give it a second thought? We take for granted the drinking water,...
February 14, 2016 - 8:00am