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City applies for programs to help fill business park
Cottage Grove: Skeleton-faced ski mask burglar sentenced
Newport open bowhunting dates revised for 2016 season
St. Paul Park joins driver diversion program
80 homes with higher PFC levels to get bottled water
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Coyotes triumph, take home league championship
Ragnar Relay sends thousands of runners through Cottage Grove
Eggert finally lives out childhood dream
Raptors dynamic duo shines at next level
Local teams open season with practices on Monday
Teen already has several "opening credits" in film career
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St. Paul Park Heritage Days parade
More visible location boosts numbers at weekly car show
Garelicks to be Heritage Days parade grand marshals
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Letter to the editor: Enjoyed teaching driver's ed
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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
January 4, 2015
Viewpoint: Stow away the salt and heels
One night recently, I had an experience that most women will be familiar with: a fashion crisis. I was scheduled to be a panelist at a roundtable discussion the next day and struggling to find an outfit that would be professional, look good and yet still allow me to wear flat boots...
January 4, 2015 - 8:00am
December 31, 2014
Viewpoint: Police blotter ripe with funny fodder
Crime usually is no laughing matter, but when you review hundreds of police reports sometimes you can’t help but snicker. Not at the reports documenting assaults or other crimes in which people are harmed or property is severely damaged, of course, but at the head-scratching complaints...
December 31, 2014 - 8:00am