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Dominium breaks ground for Legends of Cottage Grove
Liberty keeps it local: Family business keeps on growing
Oasis lifestyle: Sheppard busy as a chiropractor, new Chamber president
Minnesota Senate District 54 candidate Q/A: Leilani Holmstadt
Minnesota Senate District 54 candidate Q/A: Dan Schoen
crime and courts
Football: Wolfpack rolls at North in regular season finale
Football: Royals upset Raptors in regular season finale
Adapted Soccer: Thunderbolts get season's first shutout
Girls Soccer: Bunnell, Raptors break out in section championship game
Girls Tennis: Schurhamer team advances to section finals
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
ACCU TEST GREY CLOUD
ORDINANCE NO. 970
Roberta Swan, 66
Connie Courtade, 75
Nadine Strong, 85
Jane Crowell, 97
Diane A. Sherman, 79
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
Letter to the editor: Vote Peterson, Schoen and Jurgens
Letter to the editor: Franke is perfect choice for 54A
Real Estate Showcase
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
August 9, 2015
Viewpoint: Culture of VA needs to change
Through their service and sacrifice our veterans have protected our nation and deserve a government that fulfills the promise of quality care. There are well more than 300,000 employees at Veterans Administration facilities nationwide and undoubtedly many are dedicated to providing...
August 9, 2015 - 8:00am
August 8, 2015
Viewpoint: Heavy rains wreak havoc on streams, stormwater systems
In the wake of heavy rains last month, local communities inventoried the damage to streams, stormwater systems and construction sites caused by 4-7 inches of rain falling in less than 24 hours. Some weather stations in southeastern Washington County reported 6 inches of rain on July...
August 8, 2015 - 8:00am
August 2, 2015
Viewpoint: Child protection services receives boost
Child protection services is a core function of county government. Making sure children are safe and receiving proper care is a top priority for all members of the Washington County Board of Commissioners. Quickly implementing additional safeguards and adding staff to handle increasing...
August 2, 2015 - 8:00am
August 1, 2015
Viewpoint: Educating children a collaborative journey
Organizations are inherently complex. The nature of complexity makes it hard to predict with certainty the outcome of an event because of the many elements that interact with the change that may vary the outcome. The complexities of moving a school system forward exceed the capabilities...
August 1, 2015 - 8:00am
July 24, 2015
Viewpoint: Budget work critical to city’s future
Every year around this time, the Cottage Grove City Council and staff engage in our annual budget process. Over the course of many long meetings between now and September, we pore over the city budget line by line and department by department with the intent of ensuring prudent use...
July 24, 2015 - 7:00am
June 19, 2015
Viewpoint: Take in some history while making pecan muffins
Unlike many cookbooks, the one recently published by the Cottage Grove Advisory Commission on Historic Preservation has something special for readers. Available during regular hours at City Hall and at Strawberry Fest this weekend, the book is only $15 and would make a lovely gift...
June 19, 2015 - 8:00am
June 7, 2015
Viewpoint: Clarifying the role of police in society
During the recent unrest in Baltimore, some expressed astonishment when the police seemingly stood by and watched while crimes were being committed. This surprise demonstrates a misunderstanding of the role of police in our society. A tragic and disturbing case from 1981, Warren vs....
June 7, 2015 - 8:00am
May 31, 2015
Viewpoint: Community support made Soup-er Bowl a success
This year Stone Soup’s seventh-annual Soup-er Bowl was held April 18. The final figures are in: $40,000 was raised. What impressive community support. We could not do it without you. The Stone Soup Thrift Shop board, staff and myself want to say thank you to our community for the...
May 31, 2015 - 8:00am
Viewpoint: With deal, city can move forward on Home Depot
There has been a great deal of media attention over the past few weeks regarding a development deal between the city of Cottage Grove and Home Depot that had appeared to fall apart. I thought there would be value in clarifying the existing situation. Since May 12, when our Economic...
May 31, 2015 - 8:00am
May 30, 2015
Viewpoint: Acknowledging all manner of student successes
“We’re Number One!” is a chant often heard at athletic events. We strive to be the best in all that we do and work to instill the inner motivation in our students to reach for the stars. We are rightfully proud of their outstanding achievement and highlight our top students...
May 30, 2015 - 8:00am
May 24, 2015
VIEWPOINT: Public ownership now best option for RRT in Newport
The Ramsey/Washington County Resource Recovery Project Board, which oversees the relationship both counties have with Resource Recovery Technologies (RRT) in Newport, is in the midst of deciding whether to purchase the facility or continue the private/public partnership. I am a member...
May 24, 2015 - 8:00am