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Cottage Grove City Council narrows 2017 budget
Junction 70 Grille in Cottage Grove breaks ground, eyes spring opening
A fence for freedom: Cottage Grove family receives gift to build fence
Cottage Grove City Council approves new fire station plans
Hofmann joins Cottage Grove Middle School as assistant principal
crime and courts
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
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
May 17, 2015
Viewpoint; Juba taught players and assistant coaches alike
About 14 years ago, Greg Juba, Park High math teacher, asked me to come to River Oaks Golf Course to "see what's going on with the girls golf program." When he asked me to check out the girls golf program, he already knew I played the game. I'm a strong advocate of girls' programs. When...
May 17, 2015 - 8:00am
April 26, 2015
Viewpoint: Focus is on crafting a responsible state budget
With just over one month remaining in the 2015 legislative session, the work at the Capitol is focused on responsibly balancing the state’s budget. This task is made easier by the $1.86 billion surplus resulting from increased economic activity in Minnesota. Minnesota continues...
April 26, 2015 - 8:00am
April 15, 2015
Viewpoint: Volunteering does the soul good
Volunteering is often a thankless job. Hours spent on behind-the-scenes work, cold calling sponsors and getting used to leaving voicemails, coordinating and attending meeting after meeting, participating in myriad of fundraising events. And for what? Volunteers aren’t paid. However,...
April 15, 2015 - 12:59pm
April 12, 2015
Viewpoint: GOP says $7 billion is free money, but our kids pick up the tab
Rep. Denny McNamara recently wrote a viewpoint on the Republican transportation plan that he described as “common sense.” I appreciate that the Republicans have said this is a serious issue that deserves a serious investment, but I’d like to share the facts on what the House...
April 12, 2015 - 8:00am