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Missing St. Croix River boater found alive, Minn. authorities say
Farmers promote sustainability during Earth Day
Minn. Senate votes to limit local power on minimum wage, related issues
Body Works to host 5K
CNC to host Hastings Area Birding Festival April 22
crime and courts
Softball: Young's homer lifts Park past Woodbury
Baseball: Park slips by Woodbury with Alt no-hitter
Boys' Hockey: Vogelgesang is hired as East Ridge head coach
Prep baseball: Pitch count rule was a matter of time
Boys' Lacrosse: Raptors continue work on new systems
Health column: You don't want to see me unless you have to
In musician's hands, vintage oil cans become electric guitars
Bexell was 'Cottage Grove's pastor'
Tao of Thao: Cottage Grove artist mixes the spiritual with the everyday
Blues from Brazil on tap Wednesday in Newport
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Letters to the editor: Legislative session, transit funding
Viewpoint: Busy construction season ahead for south Washington County
Editorial: Brexit hits closer to home than you think
Keith Jacobus viewpoint: Recognizing key people in our system
Rep. Tony Jurgens viewpoint: House budget has $1.35B in tax relief
Real Estate Showcase
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 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
March 27, 2016
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 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 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
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
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 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
February 7, 2016
Viewpoint: Disability services are everyone's business
Disability is one of the nation’s leading health issues. People with disabilities are the largest minority group in the world, according to a 2011 World Health Organization report. In Minnesota, one in four individuals have a disability; these are staggering statistics. As Minnesota...
February 7, 2016 - 8:00am
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