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New Cottage Grove commissioners appointed
Grand jury indicts Cottage Grove's Allwine on first-degree murder
Minnesota roundup: Jury convicts Blaine driver who hit man standing by mailbox
Man wanted on felony found with methamphetamine in Cottage Grove
Hy-Vee preparation includes sewer improvements in Cottage Grove
crime and courts
Girls' Soccer: Bunnell gets his shot as head coach
A good call: Cottage Grove man gives kidney to fellow umpire
Adapted Floor Hockey: Thunderbolts finish fourth at state
Women's Basketball: Park’s Lamberty is ready for the Big Dance
Boys' Basketball: MSA basketball season ends on a high note
Daughter inspires Woodbury dad to create book and costume combo for wee ones
Beads and bingo: St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church Mardi Gras a hit with kids and adults alike
College students present diverse artwork exhibition
Freeze and thank you: Polar Plunge raises $95,000
Splashed ice: Third-annual Polar Plunge will chill and thrill in Woodbury
arts and entertainment
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Viewpoint: State parks, trails need boost from users, taxpayers
Editorial: Lawmakers, don't be too quick to hit delete
Minding our Elders: Can weather and lunar activity affect people living with dementia?
Letter to the editor: You can help with FoodShare campaign
Bulletin letter to the editor: Setting record straight on Rep. Franke’s bill
Real Estate Showcase
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
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