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New Thanksgiving weekend 5K race in Cottage Grove ruffles feathers in local Hale to the Bird event
Newport public safety reports: Teens spotted in backyard; Lawn ornaments broken
St. Paul Park police reports: Garage tampered with; Money taken from teacher's desk
Cottage Grove man sentenced for raping teen girl in Woodbury
Minnesota House members must take harassment prevention training or lose committees
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Wolfpack athletes prepare to play in college
Three Raptors sign letters of intent
East Ridge, Woodbury, Park individuals qualify for state
Volleyball: Eagles soar to fifth at state
Volleyball: Eagles win to advance to fifth-place game
St. Paul Park church to hold artisan fair
Falteisek to perform in holiday concert in Woodbury
A soldier's journey: Cottage Grove officer, veteran shares story in new cable documentary
New Life Academy musical 'Singin' in the Rain' set to make a splash
A Halloween bash: Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest celebrates with 10th annual parade
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MN Board of Pardons Thomas Just
Dakota Supply Group vs Greg Hoffman Plumbing
US Bank National Assoc. vs Tracy Reitmann
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Alvina M. Kirchner
Thomas "Tom" Henschell
Alvin J. Martin
Lev J. Dyadkin
Rollie H. Dohrn Sr.
Letter to the editor: Congrats on School Board victory, and thanks for support
Letters to the editor: Lots of questions remain about BNSF plans
Editorial: Veterans have earned twice the thanks
Viewpoint: With REAL ID extension granted, next fix must be MNLARS
Letters to the editor: Referendum needed for our kids; Vote 'yes' to keep District 833 strong
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October 15, 2016
Letter to the editor: Peterson a consensus builder
I am writing in support of House District 54A state representative candidate Jen Peterson. Peterson understands the needs of our district and will work hard to find common sense solutions to address the major issues facing our state. She has a long history of working for the greater...
October 15, 2016 - 8:00am
October 9, 2016
Letter to the editor: Jurgens for accountability, responsibility
I've reviewed the numerous pieces of literature from Don Slaten compared with two from Tony Jurgens. One thing is apparent to me. Jurgens advocates for fiscal responsibility both as an individual and for government. And, he has experience with money matters. He has served as an insurance...
October 9, 2016 - 8:00am
October 8, 2016
Franke will be strong voice for district
As the former mayor of Cottage Grove and a retired District 833 teacher, I know how important it is that our east metro district has a strong voice in the Minnesota Legislature. Keith Franke will be that voice. He will speak up and fight hard for his constituents, including children...
October 8, 2016 - 8:00am
Letter to the editor: Holmstadt will fight for us
What happened to the Minnesota we once knew where jobs were plentiful? We have a strong work ethic and are some of the best-educated people in the country and yet we rank 30th in job creation and 32nd in income growth. High taxes, high cost of health care and high food prices are...
October 8, 2016 - 8:00am
October 7, 2016
Letter to the editor: Lund lacks the character to be mayor
The League of Women Voters' forum for Newport candidates brought into sharp focus the top issue facing Newport. It's not the police issue or property taxes or economic development. It's character. Dan Lund, who ran in 2014 on the promise of supporting our local police and then broke...
October 7, 2016 - 3:16pm
October 3, 2016
Letter to the editor: Holmstadt vote will help take back Senate
Referring to Leon Moe’s letter to the editor (“Holmstadt will spend how we would to repair roads, not light rail projects, Sept. 21): Sen. Ron Latz, DFL-St. Louis Park, sent a tweet out at the end of the last legislative session: “No light rail funding, no bonding bill. When...
October 3, 2016 - 5:00pm
Letter to the editor: Grateful for ‘genuine humanity’ after dog’s death
In times when unkindness often makes the news, Cottage Grove resident Jim Holum deserves praise for his extraordinary compassion to our family, going beyond professionalism. Somehow our beloved dog slipped the knot on his tether, charged Holum's truck and was fatally struck. Holum...
October 3, 2016 - 3:00pm
Letter to the editor: Franke is the right person to represent us
I have known Keith Franke for over 25 years. Over that time I have seen him mature into an adult leader who speaks his mind, follows his values, works hard, is aware of the needs of the citizens in the area and understands working well with others offers opportunities for success....
October 3, 2016 - 8:11am
September 24, 2016
Letter to the editor: Holmstadt will spend how we would to repair roads, not on light rail projects
At the close of the 2016 session, the Minnesota Legislature passed a tax bill that provided $260 million in tax relief, but Gov. Mark Dayton allowed the bill to fail by pocket veto. Also, the Legislature failed to pass a bonding bill at the end of the session that would have provided...
September 24, 2016 - 8:00am
September 10, 2016
Letter to the editor: Peterson well-suited for House seat
I want to talk about Jen Peterson for a bit. When she ran for Minnesota House in 2010, the state House Republican Campaign Committee spent $32,800 for her opponent. She was smeared for her support for public financing for a new Cottage Grove City Hall. She was called a crony even...
September 10, 2016 - 8:00am
Letter to the editor: Old barn gone but memories linger
Bill Lambrecht had a farm on North Lamar Street in Old Cottage Grove with his wife and three daughters. One daughter is currently 92. She told me that the lower part of the barn had 16 stalls for their 16-cow dairy herd. She also remembers that in the 1930s, the barn also had stalls...
September 10, 2016 - 8:00am
August 28, 2016
Letter to the editor: Thank you to the kind people in Cottage Grove
My husband David was driving through your community on Monday, Aug. 8, and hit a tree at Grange Boulevard and Grenadier Avenue around 7 p.m. I was told that neighbors immediately ran to his aid and pulled him from his truck and started CPR. Unfortunately, David lived with an undiagnosed...
August 28, 2016 - 8:29am
Letter to the editor: Sell River Oaks and stop the losses
After reading recent letters, I can tell there are others with feelings of frustration about the city-owned golf course.
August 28, 2016 - 8:28am
August 21, 2016
Letter to the editor: Enjoyed teaching driver's ed
Thank you to all the students and parents of District 833 whom I’ve had the privilege to work with over the past 29 years. It has been a rare opportunity for someone, just by luck, to fall into an opportunity where I was qualified, available and wise enough to accept the opportunity....
August 21, 2016 - 7:00am
August 13, 2016
Letter to the editor: Concerned about River Oaks plan
As a lifelong resident of the area and homeowner in Cottage Grove for almost 20 years, I am certainly in favor of anything to make River Oaks self sufficient. I have golfed the course more times than I can count and wish them nothing but success. However, as I have been in the hospitality...
August 13, 2016 - 7:00am