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Legislative election history may mean little this year in MN
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
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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
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ACCU TEST GREY CLOUD
ORDINANCE NO. 970
Roberta Swan, 66
Connie Courtade, 75
Nadine Strong, 85
Jane Crowell, 97
Diane A. Sherman, 79
Letter to the editor: Lewis not part of establishment
Letter to the editor: Schoen gets work done, gets results
Letter to the editor: Vote on the future of Newport
Letter to the editor: Vote Peterson, Schoen and Jurgens
Letter to the editor: Franke is perfect choice for 54A
Real Estate Showcase
December 26, 2015
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
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