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Newport amends library borrowing policies
Smaller crowd greets Holiday Train in Cottage Grove, but fundraising gathering late steam
Merry Netflix: 40 holiday movies to watch in December
South Washington County Telecommunications Commission amends voting policy
Cottage Grove police reports for Dec. 9: Drunken driving, theft, drugs
crime and courts
Wrestling: Park is building with new roster of wrestlers
Gymnastics: Park vaults past visiting Mounds View
Boys' Hockey: Park falls to Mounds View on late goal
Boys' Hockey: Raptors keep it close with Stillwater
Girls' Hockey: Raptors bounce back with two SEC wins
'Two from Galilee' musical opens at Light the Way Church in Cottage Grove
Holiday Train makes 14th-annual stop Friday in Cottage Grove
PHOTO GALLERY: See the Cottage Grove holiday lights contest winners and nominees
Sugar rush: Annual cookie sale draws a large crowd in St. Paul Park
‘Ugly Christmas Sweater’ run/walk Sunday in Cottage Grove for hungry students
arts and entertainment
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Editorial: Do what you can during this giving season
Viewpoint: Judges decide based on facts of each case
Bulletin Editorial: State your case through Truth-in-Taxation
Viewpoint: Enjoy nature's changes happening all around
Viewpoint: Enrich student thinking through empathy
Real Estate Showcase
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
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