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Sparks fly in Newport candidate forum
Conservative group faults Minnesota tax law
St. Paul Park Refining to increase production
River Oaks restaurant set for Oct. 5 soft opening
Washington County prosecutor Karin McCarthy a candidate for district judgeship
crime and courts
Volleyball: Park sweeps rival Woodbury
Boys Soccer: Raptors’ winning streak grows to six games
Girls Soccer: Raptors put weather aside to defeat Roseville
Adapted Soccer: Thunderbolts roll in home opener
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Two local veterans will receive advocacy award Sept. 11
The gift of writing: local author recognized, donates royalties
Holiday Train plans Cottage Grove return
Newport and St. Paul Park team up for movie night
Senior dining program expanding to include all ages
arts and entertainment
ACORN MINI STORAGE NOTICE OF SALE
CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME LASKAS GARDENS
CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME TOP VALUE FLOORING
SOUTH WASHINGTON COUNTY SCHOOLS PROPOSALS FOR INSURANCE
COTTAGE GROVE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
Jean Ekern, 91
Phyllis M. Hagness, 74
Terry 'Mario' Weierke, 60
Mary M. Thurmes, 101
David H. Conrad, 69
Letter to the editor: Holmstadt will spend how we would to repair roads, not on light rail projects
Viewpoint: Goals for Cottage Grove include growth, housing, amenities
Viewpoint: Negligence law recognizes duty to behave
Letter to the editor: Peterson well-suited for House seat
Letter to the editor: Old barn gone but memories linger
Real Estate Showcase
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
April 5, 2015
Viewpoint: Testing season and what it means for student achievement
As we enter the spring testing season, I wanted to explain how our state and district testing systems provide us with data we use to determine how students are progressing based on the standards we are trying to reach.
April 5, 2015 - 8:00am
March 29, 2015
Viewpoint: Three common ways to protect your loved one’s financial, personal well-being
In our aging society many family members wonder about how they can insure their aging loved one’s quality of life while still protecting that person's financial and personal well-being. Three of the more common ways are through guardianships, conservatorships and powers of attorney. In...
March 29, 2015 - 8:00am
March 25, 2015
Viewpoint: Save the dates – It’s a busy time ahead for Washington County
As your Washington County commissioner, it is essential to get your feedback on important projects in our district. I also know that our calendars in the spring and summer start to fill up quickly. There are a lot of events happening in south Washington County that I wanted you all...
March 25, 2015 - 10:47am
March 22, 2015
Viewpoint: New research shows human effects on local aquifers
Have you seen any good movies lately? How about the one where a little camera slowly descends into a well several hundred feet deep in Afton State Park? You can see water and rocks and, well, it sure captivated a room full of science geeks. With funding from the Metropolitan Council,...
March 22, 2015 - 8:00am
March 17, 2015
Analysis: Urgent bills the only legislative product at halfway point
The Minnesota Legislature is more than halfway through its 2015 session, with little to show for it. As usual. In roughly 10 weeks under lawmakers’ belts, committees discussed hundreds of bills from 1,533 House members have introduced and 1,447 that have come from senators. Some...
March 17, 2015 - 7:00pm
March 15, 2015
Viewpoint: Budget surplus is good news for Minnesota
State economists released our latest budget projection on Feb. 27, and the news is very good. Minnesota is projected to see a nearly $1.9 billion surplus for the 2016-17 budget cycle. The outlook is positive for fiscal year 2018-19 as well, as we are currently on pace to see a $3.1...
March 15, 2015 - 8:00am
March 8, 2015
March a month of matches at 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 and the Feinstein Foundation. As most of...
March 8, 2015 - 8:00am
March 2, 2015
Viewpoint: Balancing educational opportunity and budgets
I started my column in January with this statement: We have a lot to be proud of in the South Washington County School District. After a difficult month of conversations around the topic of budget reductions, I have been reminded of another reason for that pride: our community. Throughout...
March 2, 2015 - 8:00am
February 18, 2015
Viewpoint: As long-ago Bulletin intern, Carr's talent was evident early on
David Carr returned to his native Minnesota in 2012 to address a ballroom full of “my people,” as he would refer to us in a playfully fraternal way. Carr, a New York Times media columnist, was a keynote speaker for a newspaper convention and kept the roomful of reporters in rapt...
February 18, 2015 - 9:12am
February 15, 2015
Viewpoint: A busy start as new county commissioner
My first month as Washington County commissioner has been a busy one. I have been meeting with county staff and learning as much about my new role as possible. We truly have some of the most dedicated and hardworking employees at Washington County. As residents, we should all be...
February 15, 2015 - 8:00am
February 8, 2015
Viewpoint: Courtroom success starts with simple preparation
Judges hear disputes dealing with some of the most important aspects of people’s lives. We hear child custody disputes, restraining order requests, disagreements about contracts and estates, and a variety of other matters. With so much at stake I am frequently surprised at how unprepared...
February 8, 2015 - 8:00am
January 31, 2015
Viewpoint: 2015-16 budget planning leads to need for reduction
We have a lot to be proud of in South Washington County Schools. Over time we have developed outstanding programs and opportunities for our students. We have become the district of choice for the metropolitan area’s east side and we want to maintain and enhance our tradition of...
January 31, 2015 - 8:00am
January 25, 2015
Viewpoint: McNaughton rules outline insanity defense
People sometimes get frustrated with our criminal court system when a person charged with a horrific crime enters a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity. There seems to be a common belief that this is a legal loophole that routinely allows guilty people to escape responsibility...
January 25, 2015 - 8:00am