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Dominium breaks ground for Legends of Cottage Grove
Liberty keeps it local: Family business keeps on growing
Oasis lifestyle: Sheppard busy as a chiropractor, new Chamber president
Minnesota Senate District 54 candidate Q/A: Leilani Holmstadt
Minnesota Senate District 54 candidate Q/A: Dan Schoen
crime and courts
Football: Wolfpack rolls at North in regular season finale
Football: Royals upset Raptors in regular season finale
Adapted Soccer: Thunderbolts get season's first shutout
Girls Soccer: Bunnell, Raptors break out in section championship game
Girls Tennis: Schurhamer team advances to section finals
Crowd gathers to support Oktoberfest for Friends in Need Food Shelf
Bailey Nurseries chairman wins conservation award
Banking on Oktoberfest: Oct. 16 fundraiser in Cottage Grove helps Friends in Need Food Shelf's bottom line
Films in Five Festival gets "bigger and better"
Fans flock to Films in Five Festival in Cottage Grove
arts and entertainment
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ORDINANCE NO. 970
Roberta Swan, 66
Connie Courtade, 75
Nadine Strong, 85
Jane Crowell, 97
Diane A. Sherman, 79
Viewpoint: Friends in Need gets ready for 2016 holiday season
Letter to the editor: Jurgens promises to work for us
Letter to the editor: Lund: I stand by comments at forum
Letter to the editor: Peterson has courage, work ethic to get job done
Letter to the editor: Jurgens would be excellent leader
Real Estate Showcase
October 16, 2016
Viewpoint: Friends in Need gets ready for 2016 holiday season
The Friends in Need Food Shelf is kicking off its Share the Joy program. Here are the details: Thanksgiving and/or Christmas helpCome to the food shelf on one of the following dates to sign up for Share the Joy: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20; 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24; or 1-3 p.m. Wednesday,...
October 16, 2016 - 7:00am
October 3, 2016
Viewpoint: Students demonstrate service-based learning in many ways
I was fortunate to attend We Day Minnesota with 300 of our students who have been part of service-based learning projects throughout our school district. This is the fourth year Minnesota has hosted a We Day event. In 1995, a 12-year-old boy named Craig Kielburger decided he needed...
October 3, 2016 - 8:10am
September 24, 2016
Viewpoint: Goals for Cottage Grove include growth, housing, amenities
As a city council member, I was recently asked to define my vision for Cottage Grove over the next five years. The following is a compilation of my goals and those identified as needs expressed by our community members (in no particular order): 1. Fulfill 100-percent occupancy of...
September 24, 2016 - 8:00am
September 11, 2016
Viewpoint: Negligence law recognizes duty to behave
There has been a lot in the news recently about the idea of negligence. Negligence is a fancy way of saying that someone has fallen below an expected standard of behavior. The law often refers to it as a “standard of care.” The word negligence has the same origin as the word neglect....
September 11, 2016 - 8:00am
August 20, 2016
Viewpoint: Cottage Grove positions River Oaks Golf Course for future success
Earlier this year, the Cottage Grove City Council took a unique approach to the management of the River Oaks Golf Course. In an attempt to improve our financial position, the council stepped in to act as board of directors and appointed me in the role of general manager where I have...
August 20, 2016 - 7:00am
August 14, 2016
Viewpoint: Find creepy crawlies in Cottage Grove
“And this, my little friends, is a leech!” Despite the collective chorus of “ewws,” every kid in the group rushed forward to get a better look at the wriggling creature I held out in my plastic spoon. We were standing on a path near Meadowgrass Avenue in Cottage Grove where...
August 14, 2016 - 7:00am
July 30, 2016
Viewpoint: South Washington County should be part of regional transit equation
As a fast-growing county, we need to work together to meet the demands this growth presents. According to the Metropolitan Council, Washington County is expected to add 100,000 residents by 2040. As a region, we need to prepare for that growth responsibly. In the 2016 Washington County...
July 30, 2016 - 6:00am
July 25, 2016
District 833 School Board Viewpoint: Clarification around teacher contract negotiations
The School Board of South Washington County Schools would like to thank our employees for working together with us to pass our operating levy and to delay contract negotiations until November. We are very proud of our success in achieving much-needed funding to prevent layoffs and...
July 25, 2016 - 8:15am
July 17, 2016
Viewpoint: County attorneys face wide-ranging work
When I was practicing law part of my work included representing a number of cities and townships. One day a man called and asked if I was the city attorney for a certain city. I told him that I was. He then began to tell me about a problem that he had with a car that he had recently...
July 17, 2016 - 3:00pm
July 10, 2016
Viewpoint: Protecting the water we drink
In November, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources approved a five-year plan for managing groundwater resources in the north and east metro in an area that includes all of Washington and Ramsey counties, plus portions of Anoka County (southeast) and Hennepin County (east of...
July 10, 2016 - 9:00am
June 25, 2016
Viewpoint: No student should be invisible
We want each student to be connected and to shine. We will work to eliminate shadows of invisibility.
June 25, 2016 - 8:00am
June 12, 2016
Viewpoint: Watershed district prepares for new challenges of development
There are 11 residential developments currently under construction in Woodbury and another eight being built in Cottage Grove. Tractors are rolling, wood frames going up — signs advertise new restaurants, retail shops and a school for the people coming here to live. Managing the...
June 12, 2016 - 7:00am
June 4, 2016
Viewpoint: Tax relief highlights conclusion to 2016 legislative session
Coming into the 2016 legislative session, the Legislature knew it would have to address many important issues — one being a $900 million budget surplus. At the conclusion of the session the House and Senate, with strong bipartisan support, voted to send a good portion of that money...
June 4, 2016 - 8:00am
May 28, 2016
Viewpoint: Competency-based learning intriguing
I was recently listening to a presentation on the benefits and importance of competency-based learning. The group was asked a question: What would schooling look like if we designed a system where success was the only option? I found the question compelling in light of our work to...
May 28, 2016 - 8:00am
May 27, 2016
Viewpoint: District prioritizes uniformity in VCCS plan
During the mid-1990s, educators and lawmakers, including U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone, collaborated to research and design a visionary school that was unique and purposefully different. With great excitement for the future, the innovators who planned the school resisted pressure to construct...
May 27, 2016 - 8:00am