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New Richmond, Wis., man charged with kidnapping two women in Afton
Many merchants still swiping long after deadline to switch to new credit, debit card technology
National Karate moves to larger space
Dog euthanized after ‘horrific’ pack attack at Cottage Grove park
Newport to pursue Verizon tower
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Park swimming and diving: Wolfpack take fifth in SEC relays
Swimming and diving: Raptors lead conference relays
New Life Academy girls soccer: Eagles drop opener to Visitation
New Life Academy tennis: Eagles fare well in tournaments
Park girls soccer: Wolfpack kick off season with pair of wins
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
BOARD SUM 8-18-2016
Beneficial Loan and Thrift Co. vs Honeyman
Reverse Mortage Funding vs Judy R Bracci Mortgage Foreclosure
2017 PAVEMENT MGMT
Donna Reynolds, 83
Irving C. Jerry, 87
Melroy Englert, 76
Georgia M. Christenson, 67
Karen A. Blau, 58
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
October 27, 2015
District 833 School Board candidate viewpoint: Ron Kath
I am Ron Kath, a current School Board member. First of all, thank you for electing me in the past. I am very humbled that the voters elected me to be a steward of this great school district. For those who do not know me, here are some quick facts. I have lived in Cottage Grove...
October 27, 2015 - 4:07pm
District 833 School Board candidate viewpoint: Patricia Driscoll
I am running for the South Washington County School Board because I want to serve my community. I have been successful in seeing my dreams come to fruition and I want to help young people in my community do the same. I believe strongly that the way to achieve their dreams begins with...
October 27, 2015 - 4:02pm
District 833 School Board candidate viewpoint: Dean Barton
We generally invest time, energy and money in things we value and often expect a positive return from that investment. When we invest money, we expect it to grow in value. We want to feel our investment of energy served a purpose of benefit to someone and our investment of time was...
October 27, 2015 - 4:00pm
October 17, 2015
Viewpoint: Reasonable aid required in Good Samaritan Law
Minnesota has a law entitled the "Good Samaritan Law." It places a legal duty on people to provide reasonable assistance to others that have been exposed to or are in peril of grave physical harm.
October 17, 2015 - 9:00am
October 14, 2015
Tim Geraghty viewpoint: Timing right for Newport law enforcement contracting talk
As your mayor, I feel it necessary to clarify some of the misinformation being circulated regarding the city contracting with the Washington County Sheriff's Office for police services.
October 14, 2015 - 4:17pm
September 26, 2015
Keith Jacobus Viewpoint: Things to know about school referendum
In November a very important decision is facing our school community. Three funding questions will be on the ballot. As a result, many of us at the district have been working to ensure an informed community going to the polls on Nov. 3 through community meetings and the development...
September 26, 2015 - 8:00am
September 25, 2015
Justin Olsen and Steve Dennis Viewpoint: ‘Shop Cottage Grove’ not just a catchphrase
One of the common pieces of feedback we receive as City Council members from area residents is: “The city should put (name your business) at (name your location)” or “What we need in Cottage Grove is (name your business).” It’s a regular occurrence on social media as well....
September 25, 2015 - 9:00am
September 20, 2015
Viewpoint: Gold Line moving forward — with your help
The Gateway Corridor Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project is making great progress on environmental work, conceptual design and refinement of the route. In order to create the best transit service possible for this corridor between St. Paul and Woodbury/Lake Elmo, we need your...
September 20, 2015 - 8:00am
September 13, 2015
Viewpoint: How you can make a difference for Stone Soup Thrift Shop
At the urging of local clergy and service agencies, Basic Needs Action Team (including many community agencies) was formed May 1996 to determine a better way to meet the needs of disadvantaged and low-income community members. It was decided they would best be served by a community-based...
September 13, 2015 - 8:00am
September 12, 2015
Viewpoint: Starting school with more options
As students and teachers around the state head back to school, I am reminded of the significant investments we made in education programs during this past legislative session. By choosing to invest in our children, and with the support of Gov. Mark Dayton, the Legislature directed...
September 12, 2015 - 8:00am
September 6, 2015
Viewpoint: Appellate process looks at errors of fact, law
Trial court judges hear testimony, review evidence and apply the law in making decisions. Sometimes one side or another believes that the trial judge erred either in analyzing the evidence or in applying the law. Our judicial system allows for people to appeal to the Court of Appeals...
September 6, 2015 - 8:00am
August 30, 2015
Viewpoint: Cottage Grove City Hall saving up from a rainy day
Driving along Lamar Avenue through Old Cottage Grove is like touring through the land that time forgot. On summer evenings, families gather at Lamar Fields for adult league softball games and you can still get darn cheap beer at the Boondock’s Bar. Most of the homes were built around...
August 30, 2015 - 8:00am
August 29, 2015
Viewpoint: A new school year brings new optimism
Welcome to the 2015-16 school year. It is such an exciting time of the year and is one filled with great traditions. Many students will be starting a brand new phase of their educational career whether it’s kindergarten, sixth grade, ninth grade or off to their first year in college....
August 29, 2015 - 8:00am
August 23, 2015
Viewpoint: Land of 10,000 buffers
If you canoe or kayak on rivers, you quickly find that you spend more of your time prepping supplies and equipment, loading and unloading, and shuttling between the put-in and the take-out, than you ever do paddling on the water. So, it was no surprise to me last Friday that my friend...
August 23, 2015 - 8:00am
August 16, 2015
Viewpoint: Discovery process lifts curtain in civil case
Have you ever heard about something called “discovery” in relation to civil lawsuits? Discovery is the process by which each side can discover the basis of the other party’s claims and allows each side to see almost all of the evidence that the other side will use in the case. Discovery...
August 16, 2015 - 8:00am