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Revised ordinance passed for some vendors
Cities set preliminary levies
Residential property makes up 80 percent of tax base in Cottage Grove, county higher
Sparks fly in Newport candidate forum
Conservative group faults Minnesota tax law
crime and courts
Football: Park stays in district hunt with homecoming win
Rydberg calls it a career
Girls Soccer: Woodbury controls play in 2-0 win vs. Park
Boys Soccer: Wolfpack, Royals battle to 2-2 tie
Volleyball: Raptors win five-set battle vs. Rosemount
Two local veterans will receive advocacy award Sept. 11
The gift of writing: local author recognized, donates royalties
Holiday Train plans Cottage Grove return
Newport and St. Paul Park team up for movie night
Senior dining program expanding to include all ages
arts and entertainment
ACORN MINI STORAGE NOTICE OF SALE
CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME LASKAS GARDENS
CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME TOP VALUE FLOORING
SOUTH WASHINGTON COUNTY SCHOOLS PROPOSALS FOR INSURANCE
COTTAGE GROVE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
Jean Ekern, 91
Phyllis M. Hagness, 74
Terry 'Mario' Weierke, 60
Mary M. Thurmes, 101
David H. Conrad, 69
Letter to the editor: Holmstadt will spend how we would to repair roads, not on light rail projects
Viewpoint: Goals for Cottage Grove include growth, housing, amenities
Viewpoint: Negligence law recognizes duty to behave
Letter to the editor: Peterson well-suited for House seat
Letter to the editor: Old barn gone but memories linger
Real Estate Showcase
June 11, 2016
Letter to the editor: Cottage Grove VFW supported students for Louisville competition
On June 20, five students from Northeast Metro 916 Career and Technical Center will travel to Louisville to participate in the SkillsUSA National Competition. Their events will include: criminal justice, community involvement and first aid/CPR. Their performance at the state competition...
June 11, 2016 - 7:00am
June 5, 2016
Letter to the editor: District's Valley Crossing plans should be questioned
Last month, District 833 sold bonds to use a lease levy purchase option to fund the purchase and remodel of Valley Crossing Community School. The South Washington County School Board had just heard an update with the proposed blueprint of the remodeled building. I found it interesting...
June 5, 2016 - 8:00am
May 27, 2016
Letter to the editor: Country can't afford bloated military
The May 11 issue of City Pages has an article about U.S. Rep. John Kline’s proposed legislation that would exempt many federal defense contractors seeking government contracts in excess of a half-million dollars from disclosing labor law violations. There is speculation that the...
May 27, 2016 - 8:00am
May 20, 2016
Letter to the editor: Don't gripe, don't gloat; see who'll vote
So you just received your property tax bill and you have a substantial increase. Well, don’t gripe about it because a very small percentage of eligible voters in the South Washington County School District approved the $96 million bond referendum. Odds have it you didn’t even...
May 20, 2016 - 8:00am
April 30, 2016
Letter to the editor: Twenty-two a day 22 too many
Entirely too often, we hear reports from the media that another military veteran committed suicide. On a micro level, citizens are taking a direct approach to combat this trend. Specifically, a Cottage Grove resident and Army National Guard soldier has organized an event called “22...
April 30, 2016 - 8:00am
April 16, 2016
Letter to the editor: Don't flush 'flushable' wipes
If you talk with anyone who works in a city public works department, they will likely tell you unbelievable stories of items they have found stuck in sewer pipes. Many of these things had no business being near a toilet, yet the decision was made to flush them away and inevitably...
April 16, 2016 - 8:00am
Letter to the editor: Support District 833 teachers
South Washington County Schools is the sixth-largest district in the state, serving the communities of Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, Woodbury, Afton and Denmark and Grey Cloud Island townships, and yet teachers’ salaries lag behind a majority of districts in the state,...
April 16, 2016 - 8:00am
April 10, 2016
Letter to the editor: YMCA would be good for community
I wanted to follow up the March 23 letter to the editor by Jane Zimmerman about turning the Home Depot building into a YMCA with a pool. She is absolutely right. I’ve said this myself since Home Depot moved out and even when the other fitness outfit was supposedly coming to that...
April 10, 2016 - 8:00am
April 2, 2016
Letter to the editor: Legislators share their views at League brunch
The League of Women Voters Woodbury-Cottage Grove hosted all six area legislators at the yearly legislative brunch March 5 at River Oaks Golf Club. Sen. Susan Kent and Reps. Kelly Fenton, Denny McNamara and Joanne Ward are all running for re-election in November. Second-term Rep....
April 2, 2016 - 8:00am
March 26, 2016
Letter to the editor: Turn empty Home Depot into a YMCA with a pool
I currently go to the YMCA in Woodbury and half my class is from Cottage Grove and that’s just one class. A local YMCA would benefit our community in so many ways: People who are recovering from surgery Something for the kids during summer break, and Our seniors who want quality...
March 26, 2016 - 8:00am
Letter to the editor: GOP should follow principle on Supreme Court nomination
I consider myself a conservative Republican, but I also try to put principles above politics. I find it necessary at times to speak against my own party when I feel it is wrong. The controversy over naming a new U.S. Supreme Court justice to replace the late, great Antonin Scalia...
March 26, 2016 - 8:00am
March 19, 2016
Letter: Unconscionable horse trading in the GOP House
Shameful. Unbelievable. Unthinkable. What do these words have in common with the start of the new Minnesota House session? On opening day, the Republican House majority refused to extend Iron Range unemployment benefits for laid-off miners miners unless they were given $272 million...
March 19, 2016 - 8:00am
February 27, 2016
League encourages caucus participation
The League of Women Voters—Woodbury/Cottage Grove reminds voters to attend their precinct caucus Tuesday evening, March 1. Minnesota is one of the states where this grassroots process works well and allows citizens to have their voices heard. Going to a caucus is a great way to...
February 27, 2016 - 8:00am
February 20, 2016
Letter to the Editor: Give Dennis, city chance with River Oaks plan
River Oaks Golf Course has become a hot topic. Being a municipal course, the city must be held accountable for not only its failures but its responsibility to manage the course successfully. This being said, in June 2015 a River Oaks subcommittee was established to discuss ways to...
February 20, 2016 - 8:00am
February 12, 2016
Letter to the editor: Citizens question system after school bond election
On Nov. 20, 2015, an election recount of the votes cast regarding a $96 million building bond in South Washington County Schools resulted in 18 ballots being challenged. The 18 ballots were wrongfully counted as “challenged ballots” during the recount rather than “no” votes....
February 12, 2016 - 4:42pm