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Cottage Grove home damaged in fire
Public comment changes for Newport council meetings
Bus aide charged in molestation case resigns from South Washington County Schools
Perez revels in royal guard gig for Winter Carnival
Operation opioid: Website, other efforts warn about opioid dangers
crime and courts
Wrestling: Woodbury, East Ridge fall in team section semifinals
Gymnastics: East Ridge wins section title
Girls' Basketball: Wolfpack improves streak to three games
Boys' Basketball: Park runs out of steam in two losses
Gymnastics: Park wraps up SEC schedule
Freeze and thank you: Polar Plunge raises $95,000
Splashed ice: Third-annual Polar Plunge will chill and thrill in Woodbury
Moon Glow lights up the night
Hot Air Affair Parade lights up downtown
Fashion show will kick off spring anti-hunger campaign
arts and entertainment
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VCCS INTERIOR REMODEL BID
PN JT PLANNING MET COUN-GCIT
LTD LIABILITY CO-PURE VITALITY
BID FOR NEW CG FIRE STATION
Lyle A. Heuer, 66
Elaine Y. Mann, 59
Terry L. Syverson, 66
Sandra R. Baxter
Viewpoint: Whisper of spring in the air
Letters to the editor: Franke should be straight with constituents; Franke, Jurgens helped provide relief
Letters: Red Rock boondoggle shows county should stick to road planning
Viewpoint: Legislature should recommit to county program aid
Viewpoint: Health care aid law the first step
Real Estate Showcase
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
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