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National Karate moves to larger space
Dog euthanized after ‘horrific’ attack at Cottage Grove park
Newport to pursue Verizon tower
Man arrested in Afton in possible hostage situation
2017 plans include road work around Cottage Grove
crime and courts
Girls soccer: Raptors knock off No. 9 Eastview
Coyotes triumph, take home league championship
Ragnar Relay sends thousands of runners through Cottage Grove
Eggert finally lives out childhood dream
Raptors dynamic duo shines at next level
Teen already has several "opening credits" in film career
Heritage Days draws crowds with new and old attractions
St. Paul Park Heritage Days parade
More visible location boosts numbers at weekly car show
Garelicks to be Heritage Days parade grand marshals
arts and entertainment
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2017 PAVEMENT MGMT
Irving C. Jerry, 87
Melroy Englert, 76
Georgia M. Christenson, 67
Karen A. Blau, 58
Delores L. Burgmeier, 83
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
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
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 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
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
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
November 1, 2015
Vote 'yes' for bright future for students
Nov. 3 marks an important election for our schools. School District 833 needs our help. They are asking for additional funds to help maintain vital educational programming and retain high-quality teachers. As legislators who represent Woodbury and Cottage Grove, and equally important...
November 1, 2015 - 8:00am
October 31, 2015
Why you should vote for me: District 833 School Board candidates in their own words
The Bulletin gave the seven candidates for South Washington County School Board the opportunity to make their pitch to voters. Here are their...
October 31, 2015 - 11:00am
Newport loses control by outsourcing police
Outsourcing police service to Washington County means Newport loses control over our public safety budget. We will instead be billed every six months and if the bill gets too high our only recourse will be to cut the level of service we contract for. The county cannot deliver 24/7...
October 31, 2015 - 8:00am
October 27, 2015
District 833 School Board candidate viewpoint: Michelle Witte
My husband Eric and I have two daughters, and we’ve been part of nine different school communities in both Cottage Grove and Woodbury due to boundary changes and curriculum choices. We’ve been fortunate to experience the richness of opportunities within District 833. My primary...
October 27, 2015 - 4:19pm
District 833 School Board candidate viewpoint: Joe Slavin
Families of District 833, my name is Joe Slavin and I am the blessed father of three daughters, all of whom attend south Washington County schools. My wife Darcy and I have been residents of the district for over 13 years and our family has grown up in our community. In my work life,...
October 27, 2015 - 4:17pm
District 833 School Board candidate viewpoint: Andrea Mayer-Bruestle
As a mother of four children, I understand the need for a quality education and understand how to make and keep to a budget. When my children were small, our neighborhood was on a list of proposed boundary changes. We called board members and petitioned, but our pleas went unheard--there’s...
October 27, 2015 - 4:14pm
District 833 School Board candidate viewpoint: Molly Lutz
Thirteen years ago, I moved back to Minnesota with my husband and two daughters and chose District 833 to educate our children and immediately became an active volunteer. I have seen the great opportunities our district has to offer. However, I've also seen the challenges that can...
October 27, 2015 - 4:11pm