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Dandl named firefighter of the year in Cottage Grove
Lund: Newport TIF district illegal; Mayor’s comments conflict with city position
Showcase local: Cottage Grove area business showcase held
MPCA fines Gerdau $110,000 for regulatory violations
State opinion: Woodbury police improperly withheld data
crime and courts
Softball: Young's homer lifts Park past Woodbury
Baseball: Park slips by Woodbury with Alt no-hitter
Boys' Hockey: Vogelgesang is hired as East Ridge head coach
Prep baseball: Pitch count rule was a matter of time
Boys' Lacrosse: Raptors continue work on new systems
Park puppeteers put death through its paces for 'Addams Family' musical
Health column: You don't want to see me unless you have to
In musician's hands, vintage oil cans become electric guitars
Bexell was 'Cottage Grove's pastor'
Tao of Thao: Cottage Grove artist mixes the spiritual with the everyday
arts and entertainment
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Michael R. Fournelle, 68
Thomas G. Yetter, 68
Loretta M. Mailand, 89
Andrea J. Sonnee, 59
Joyce Rogers, 76
Letters to the editor: Legislative session, transit funding
Viewpoint: Busy construction season ahead for south Washington County
Editorial: Brexit hits closer to home than you think
Keith Jacobus viewpoint: Recognizing key people in our system
Rep. Tony Jurgens viewpoint: House budget has $1.35B in tax relief
Real Estate Showcase
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
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