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'Most promising' possibility yet for new hotel in Cottage Grove
St. Paul Park police reports: Garage break-in; fighting
Philharmonic convergence: Minnesota Orchestra performs at East Ridge High School
Police: Stranger asked young girl for Cottage Grove home's garage door code
crime and courts
Wolfpack work on converting scoring chances into goals
Football: Academy Force drops home game against Mound Westonka
Football: Park drops rematch with Apple Valley
Football: East Ridge holds off Roseville for a win on homecoming
Girls' swimming and diving: Wolfpack have season's best meet vs. Raptors
Westfields cardiac rehab program receives certification; Mesothelioma Awareness Day is Sept. 26: Health briefs
Cottage Grove family rallies around teen’s cancer fight
Historic home tour planned Sept. 24 in Red Wing
Inhuman being: Woodbury High School grad gets role in Marvel television series
Head injuries and fall sports: How to protect young athletes
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State of MN vs Steven Radke in Condemnation
Acorn Mini Storage 101817 auction
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Editorial: No more 'one for the road'
Letters: Citizens organize against BNSF plan; juniors encouraged to apply for page program
Letters: Be cynical about GOP claims of public school support; Money, regulations don't solve problems
Letter: Jason Lewis is dangerous, not protesters
Viewpoint: Washington County is open to business
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October 8, 2016
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
Letter to the editor: Supper club a ‘poor idea’
Seriously, now we want to spend more money at River Oaks Golf Course to open a supper club? Also, we are going to spend thousands on a remodel? Who approved all of this and when do the citizens get to have a say in this? I helped open River Oaks with Bruce Anderson. We made money...
August 13, 2016 - 7:00am
August 6, 2016
Letter to the editor: First tentative contract agreement was not fair
I am writing in response to the letter placed on the South Washington County School District website from the School Board members. The letter is written as facts about the teacher negotiations. The letter insinuates that the teachers are not telling the truth about what has been...
August 6, 2016 - 3:00pm
July 23, 2016
Letter to the editor: Night to Unite, help make our communities safe
We’re sure you’ve heard that Night to Unite is a time for neighbors to get together and give crime a going away party. But what does that really mean? When neighbors know and look out for one another their neighborhoods are safer. When citizens feel connected to their community...
July 23, 2016 - 6:00am