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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
crime and courts
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
arts and entertainment
ACCU TEST GREY CLOUD
ORDINANCE NO. 970
Roberta Swan, 66
Connie Courtade, 75
Nadine Strong, 85
Jane Crowell, 97
Diane A. Sherman, 79
Forum Communications Co. editorial endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
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
Real Estate Showcase
January 8, 2011
McNamara: DNR chief pick a 'strong appointment'
ST. PAUL -- The new Minnesota Department of Natural Resources commissioner wants to make sure the agency does not appear arrogant. "I will not stand for arrogance," Tom Landwehr said, shortly after new Gov.
January 8, 2011 - 1:32pm
January 1, 2011
Afton Alps co-founder dies
Paul Augustine, a co-founder of the Afton Alps ski area, died Saturday. He was 79. Augustine had been living at the Afton Care Center for about...
January 1, 2011 - 2:49pm
December 10, 2010
New river rules raise concerns in Newport
New state rules proposed for a Mississippi River critical area that includes Newport could place a heavy burden on city officials and restrict what riverfront homeowners can do with their own properties. City Council members recently approved a "strongly worded" letter expressing...
December 10, 2010 - 9:52am
November 22, 2010
(Update) Deer numbers down in Pierce County, up in west-central Wisconsin
Preliminary totals of the first two days of the gun-deer season show a slight decline in harvest totals for Pierce County but a slight uptick in harvest numbers across the west-central part of the state. According to the west-central office of the DNR, the 19-county west central...
November 22, 2010 - 1:01pm
November 4, 2010
Bow hunting ordinance off-target?
Should bow hunters be allowed to take aim in Newport to help control what city officials say is a growing deer population? City council members recently said yes, giving the OK for licensed hunters to practice their sport in rural residential neighborhoods on the north and east fringes...
November 4, 2010 - 5:11pm
October 19, 2010
Take a hike
Whether walking the family dog, exercising daily, biking or just walking off a large piece of pumpkin pie during the holidays, Cottage Grove residents can choose from more than 45 miles of trails and sidewalks. The newest addition is an .89-mile paved trail south of existing Hamlet...
October 19, 2010 - 3:54pm
October 18, 2010
Going to the dogs
The WAG Farms Dog Park was open to Cottage Grove dogs on Saturday.
October 18, 2010 - 8:24am
September 27, 2010
Thousands watch as eight raptors are released into the wild
More than 2,000 area residents turned out Saturday to watch eight birds of prey released back into the wild at the Carpenter Nature Center along...
September 27, 2010 - 11:45am
September 1, 2010
More butterflies take flight this summer
They seem to be everywhere this summer -- small yellow butterflies flitting around farm fields and colliding with car windshields on a regular basis. The Clouded Sulfur butterfly is common in these northwestern parts of Wisconsin, but this year's population appears to have spiked. According...
September 1, 2010 - 8:47am
August 11, 2010
Mr. Big Shot
With 1,000 pairs of eyes on him, he sets the shotgun to his shoulder. On his command the clay pigeons zip into the air. A quiet instant passes...
August 11, 2010 - 12:25pm
Officials consider fish passageway at Lock and dam in Red Wing
Since the construction of U.S. Lock & Dam No. 3 near Red Wing, only the strongest fish have been able to force their way past the dam's gates. A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan, however, proposes a first-of-its kind project for the upper Mississippi River: a passageway for other...
August 11, 2010 - 9:39am
Northern pike rule proposed
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is taking public comment and holding two public meetings on a proposal that would require anglers on Sallie and Melissa lakes in Becker County to release all northern pike 24-36 inches in length. The 24-inch limit would be replaced with...
August 11, 2010 - 9:35am
Dog Days could be best summer fishing
Ah yes, the "Dog Days" of summer. Some look at this period of angling instability as an easy scapegoat for poor fishing. During a season like this, where the predictable patterns that typically accompany an average year are unreliable, the "Dog Days" may prove to be some of the best...
August 11, 2010 - 9:32am
Engagement ring, lost for more than a month in Green Lake, found
WILLMAR, Minn. -- Tiffany Koltes of Eden Prairie was liberated from her engagement ring July 4 while swimming in Green Lake. She didn't notice the ring, worth several thousand dollars, was missing until later so finding it in a lake as big as Green seemed unlikely. Later that day...
August 11, 2010 - 9:31am
July 27, 2010
Asian carp threatens most of Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Fast-growing and destructive Asian carp could take over most Minnesota streams and lakes if the federal government does not act soon, a U.S. senator, the state attorney general and conservationists warn. Only the small part of Minnesota drained by the north-flowing Red...
July 27, 2010 - 11:46am