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Cottage Grove City Council approves new fire station plans
Hofmann joins Cottage Grove Middle School as assistant principal
Olson to lead South Washington County Schools' Transportation Department
New Richmond, Wis., man charged with kidnapping two women in Afton
Many merchants still swiping long after deadline to switch to new credit, debit card technology
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Park swimming and diving: Wolfpack take fifth in SEC relays
Swimming and diving: Raptors lead conference relays
New Life Academy girls soccer: Eagles drop opener to Visitation
New Life Academy tennis: Eagles fare well in tournaments
Park girls soccer: Wolfpack kick off season with pair of wins
Teen already has several "opening credits" in film career
Heritage Days draws crowds with new and old attractions
St. Paul Park Heritage Days parade
More visible location boosts numbers at weekly car show
Garelicks to be Heritage Days parade grand marshals
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BOARD SUM 8-18-2016
Beneficial Loan and Thrift Co. vs Honeyman
Reverse Mortage Funding vs Judy R Bracci Mortgage Foreclosure
2017 PAVEMENT MGMT
Georgia M. Christenson, 67
Donna Reynolds, 83
Irving C. Jerry, 87
Melroy Englert, 76
Karen A. Blau, 58
Letter to the editor: Thank you to the kind people in Cottage Grove
Letter to the editor: Sell River Oaks and stop the losses
Letter to the editor: Enjoyed teaching driver's ed
Viewpoint: Cottage Grove positions River Oaks Golf Course for future success
Viewpoint: Find creepy crawlies in Cottage Grove
Real Estate Showcase
January 16, 2016
Letter to the editor: Bulletin screwed up 'a fairy tale'
Even the Bulletin can screw up a fairy tale by getting information from people who have no knowledge of the fact. I refer to the Dec. 30 Bulletin. The editorial stated: “Among the litany: Two officers were disciplined for their workplace violations and a third left when faced with...
January 16, 2016 - 8:00am
January 1, 2016
Letter to the Editor: Remember Newport police vote in November 2016 election
Well, after talking for the last two months about how much money the city would save by getting rid of the Newport Police Department, Mayor Tim Geraghty and City Council members Bill Sumner and Dan Lund voted just that way, to get rid of the Newport Police Department. To their credit...
January 1, 2016 - 8:00am
December 26, 2015
Letter to the editor: School District 833 bond bites taxpayers
Anyway the coin is flipped the taxpayer bites the bullet. I hope everyone is aware the attorneys for the district are paid for with your tax dollars. I certainly agree funding is essential for our schools, but has anyone given thought to the seniors on fixed incomes? We will receive...
December 26, 2015 - 8:00am
Letter to the editor: What is true agenda of Newport policing change?
The city of Newport is on the potential threshold of destroying a long and honorable history of law enforcement within its borders, to save around $5 per person a year. That sounds so penny wise and dollar foolish. A friend of a friend who is a retired Ramsey County deputy sheriff...
December 26, 2015 - 8:00am
December 24, 2015
Poem: Merry Christmas to all
Every year brings sadness and cheer As we all call to mind our families so dear. For it’s truly a time of reflection for all As we laugh and we cry and often recall. For many of us the year has been bad Leaving us anxious and sometimes quite sad. But for others they’re...
December 24, 2015 - 8:00am
December 17, 2015
Letter to the editor: The Blame Game
I don’t believe anyone is personally attacking our patrol officers. However, the Newport City Council, mayor and city administrator are being bad-mouthed for the sake of a personal vendetta. I don’t see the relationship to the seriousness of the police issues. The blame game does...
December 17, 2015 - 8:00am
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