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Washington County event celebrates state's oldest standing courthouse
Minnesota special session wraps up $46 billion budget
Woodbury's Craft Beer and Kitchen to close
Police brief: Server at Cottage Grove's Eagles cited for serving a minor
UPDATE: Inmate apprehended in Minneapolis after prison van taken over
crime and courts
Softball: Close win puts Park in section championship game
Where the buffalo roam
Vaulting forward: East Ridge sophomore reaches new heights
Boys' Tennis: Raptors are headed back to state
Boys' Golf: Park gets highest SEC finish in years
The Busby brothers of River Falls
A cure for procrastination: Surgeon combines diverse background in decision-making framework
Body of work: Cottage Grove artists included in Red Wing exhibition
Health briefs: Biking for health in New Richmond; blood donation opportunities
Architect of the past: Newport woman recognized for historical preservation efforts
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Frank P. "Egg" Schaeppi, 86
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Richard L. "Dick" Kampmeyer, 79
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Editorial: Honor WWII vets as nation salutes WWI
Viewpoint: Setting PTSD record straight
Editorial: Senate, help those suffering from mental illness
Judge Greg Galler Viewpoint: Numerous possible reasons to seek judge's removal
Sen. Dan Schoen Viewpoint: Fighting to make PTSD a workplace illness
Real Estate Showcase
May 27, 2016
Viewpoint: District prioritizes uniformity in VCCS plan
During the mid-1990s, educators and lawmakers, including U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone, collaborated to research and design a visionary school that was unique and purposefully different. With great excitement for the future, the innovators who planned the school resisted pressure to construct...
May 27, 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 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 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