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Cottage Grove's Mark Mason named to RE/MAX Hall of Fame
Newport Dollar Store closes
South Washington County kids compete at duathlon
Space still available for 2016 Woodbury Days business fair
Construction for inclusive playground in Woodridge Park pushed to 2017
crime and courts
East Ridge Girls Soccer: Raptors dynamic duo eyes next step
Schools remain focused to beat last week's high heat
East Ridge Wrestling: Raptors build youth program from ground up
Magic finish up play at national tournament
East Ridge Legion: Raptors bow out despite stellar showing in playoffs
Mary Poppins opens at Merrill Community Arts Center
Boys and their bubbles
Car show in St. Paul Park may switch days to avoid scheduling conflict
Cottage Grove, Woodbury splash pads endorsed by parenting magazine
Booya bash cooks up funds for Newport Fire Department
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Cottage Grove Police Department Auction
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Viewpoint: South Washington County should be part of regional transit equation
District 833 School Board Viewpoint: Clarification around teacher contract negotiations
Letter to the editor: Night to Unite, help make our communities safe
Viewpoint: County attorneys face wide-ranging work
Viewpoint: Protecting the water we drink
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December 12, 2015
Letter to the editor: Bond opponents need to move on
Beginning in elementary school, we are taught to take multiple choice exams by filling in the ovals. How is it possible that an adult could not know how to apply this skill in the voting booth? Should we change the election rules and count their ballots? Will we also do this for those...
December 12, 2015 - 8:00am
Letter to the Editor: City has lacked leadership
Newport resident Paul Hanson has spoken publicly in support of the recent contract with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, citing the expertise the county will bring to our police department. I agree. The county certainly has the skill and training necessary to provide the...
December 12, 2015 - 8:00am
December 5, 2015
Letter to the editor: Almar Village traffic fix proof of promise kept
As of Nov. 23 motorists can once again make left-hand turns from Jorgensen Lane onto 70th Street in Cottage Grove. This result corrects a decision made in 2013 to restrict access to the Almar Village shopping center and adjacent homes by allowing right-hand only entrance and exit...
December 5, 2015 - 8:00am
Letter to the editor: Legislature should listen to voters, support schools
School referendums have become familiar to most in District 833, and we are not alone. Across Minnesota, schools have to ask their communities for funding. The Minnesota Legislature sets a two-year education budget. In 2009, then-Gov. Tim Pawlenty changed the payment schedule for...
December 5, 2015 - 7:00am
November 19, 2015
Letter to the editor: Humbled by School Board re-election
I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for re-electing me to the South Washington County School Board. I am truly humbled to be given the opportunity to serve another four-year term. I will continue to listen to both sides and be objective when decisions come forward....
November 19, 2015 - 8:57am
Letter to the editor: Where is mayor, council as local business gets destroyed?
Let me see if I understand this correctly: Hy-Vee, an Iowa-based company, comes into Cottage Grove and decides to buy the old Rainbow Foods store. Their initial plan was to only buy the grocery store and after the fact, decided to buy much of the rest of the shopping center. Just...
November 19, 2015 - 8:55am
October 29, 2015
Bulletin letters to the editor: District 833 referendum, School Board race
Recent letters to the editor: Vote 'yes' for our community As a parent of young children in District 833, I will be voting 'yes' for the referendum because I want our district to continue being the thriving, positive place that attracted us to this area. Our district continues...
October 29, 2015 - 10:00am
October 23, 2015
Bulletin letters to the editor: 833 levy; School Board endorsements; road project costs
Highway robbery My wife and I are now owners of 1.2 percent of Grey Cloud Trail. Actually, my 47 neighbors and I own 45 percent of the road. Grey Cloud Trail was recently repaved at a cost of $675,000. A “special benefit assessment” was conducted and each resident’s assessed...
October 23, 2015 - 9:00am
October 16, 2015
School buses need adult supervision
No one can completely protect their child while riding the bus to and from school. As a parent, I can bring awareness to what I think is broken. We cannot be present on the bus, which I think should change. I believe there are many parents willing to volunteer to make sure kids are...
October 16, 2015 - 10:00am
School referendum is good for our community
When some people hear the phrase “school referendum,” it has a negative connotation and they think about their taxes going up. But supporting our schools is a positive thing. Good public schools are the key to a successful future and it’s in our best interest to support them....
October 16, 2015 - 10:00am
October 15, 2015
Where to find the truth
There seems to be a lot of inaccurate information being spread around Newport about the proposed merger of the Newport Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. This is deliberately done to confuse the facts and stir up the citizens by clouding the issues. Everyone,...
October 15, 2015 - 10:00am
October 13, 2015
Letter to the editor: Scare tactics on police issue are reprehensible
It is appalling that former members of our political entourage would stoop to low name calling. This barbaric tactic only divides our community and distorts facts. We the people can make an intelligent decision based on the researched facts. Possibly a voter referendum is the answer...
October 13, 2015 - 3:22pm
September 25, 2015
Charity pig roast marks 17th year
On Aug. 8, the Community Charity Pig Roast held its 17th-annual event at St. Rita Catholic Church in Cottage Grove, attaining net proceeds of just over $6,000 and achieving a 17-year total of almost $110,000. Those proceeds have been divided between the Friends in Need Food Shelf,...
September 25, 2015 - 5:00pm
Schools benefitted from 2015 session
With Hastings and south Washington County schools open for business once again, I thought I’d take this opportunity to highlight a number of investments, reforms and changes that were made to Minnesota’s K-12 education system during the 2015 legislative session. Locally, school...
September 25, 2015 - 10:00am
September 19, 2015
Letter to the editor: We appreciate police officers’ service
To the police officers serving us and all over the country: I want you to know “we the people” appreciate what you’re doing on the streets protecting us. The small percentage of the nutheads out there are not what average John Doe Citizen thinks. Please know we have your back,...
September 19, 2015 - 8:00am