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Legislative candidates view mental health solutions differently
Speaker demands health insurance action or will ask Dayton to resign
The big chew: Goats deployed to Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park to eat invasive shrubs
Minnesota roundup: Family of 4 found safe, but parents arrested; Biden to make campaign stop in northern Minnesota
Newport City Council rejects TIF vote, new vote set for Nov. 3
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Volleyball: Park sweeps Highland Park to start section tournament
MN state parks to be free on day after Thanksgiving
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Football: Wolfpack rolls at North in regular season finale
Football: Royals upset Raptors in regular season finale
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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Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc vs Kritzky
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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
October 1, 2012
Garbage truck hits, kills Cottage Grove woman
RUSHMORE, Minn. -- A Cottage Grove woman was killed when her car was struck by a garbage truck Friday morning in southwest Minnesota. According to the Nobles County Sheriff's Office, Jean Marie Mesner, 57, died at the scene of the accident that occurred about 6:30 a.m. near Rushmore,...
October 1, 2012 - 9:31am
September 7, 2012
Sept. 2012 story: Hastings High School student, 16, killed in car crash
A 16-year-old Hastings High School student, Madeline Rose Sake, was killed Thursday evening in a two-vehicle crash just south of Hastings. The three people in the second vehicle were transported to Regina Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. According to the Dakota...
crime and courts/accidents/News
September 7, 2012 - 11:16am
August 30, 2012
Driver crashes, thrown from vehicle after drag-racing in Cottage Grove
The two young drivers were drag-racing, their vehicles zipping down a Cottage Grove road at high speeds. Then one car suddenly left the road...
crime and courts/accidents
August 30, 2012 - 10:45pm
August 3, 2012
UPDATED: Speed, alcohol believed to be factors in Cottage Grove rollover that trapped woman
Police say criminal charges are pending after a one-vehicle rollover last week left a Cottage Grove woman hospitalized with injuries sustained...
crime and courts/accidents/News
August 3, 2012 - 11:25pm
May 30, 2012
Cottage Grove man involved in fatal crash on I-94
A Cottage Grove man was behind the wheel of an empty school bus that was involved in a fatal four-vehicle crash Wednesday morning on Interstate 94 in St. Paul, the Minnesota State Patrol said. The chain-reaction crash occurred just before 9:30 a.m. when the school bus, driven by...
May 30, 2012 - 4:46pm
May 8, 2012
Cottage Grove baby critically injured in Woodbury crash
A 24-year-old Cottage Grove woman and her three children were injured Monday in a Woodbury highway crash. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Jamie Norris was driving a minivan southbound at 4:24 p.m. on Interstate 494 at Valley Creek Road when she swerved to the right shoulder,...
crime and courts/News/accidents
May 8, 2012 - 10:54am
May 7, 2012
One injured when truck goes down embankment on Highway 61 near Hastings bridge
A crash Monday morning on Highway 61 immediately north of the Hastings bridge injured one person and snarled traffic in both directions. Southbound...
crime and courts/accidents
May 7, 2012 - 9:13am
March 13, 2012
Cottage Grove teen injured in crash
A Cottage Grove teen was injured Sunday when her car collided with a truck in the town of Oak Grove in western Wisconsin. Sarah L. Lewerer, 18, of Cottage Grove, was eastbound on Highway 10, approaching County Road QQ, when a southbound truck driven by Connor D. Loutsch, 18, of Prescott,...
March 13, 2012 - 12:08pm
January 5, 2012
Update 3:35 p.m.: Prairie Island Nuclear Plant terminates alert
The alert declared by operators at the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant as a result of a chemical spill this morning was terminated at...
January 5, 2012 - 7:15am
December 9, 2011
Rollover crash temporarily closes Hwy. 61 at Hastings bridge
The Highway 61 bridge in Hastings was closed for a time Friday morning following a rollover crash. The crash occurred just north of the bridge. The...
December 9, 2011 - 9:12am
September 23, 2011
Driver who caused fatal Hastings crash in 2010 charged with felony; he was traveling almost 90 mph
The driver who caused the fatal crash just north of the Hastings bridge on May 3, 2010, has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide. The...
September 23, 2011 - 8:43am
September 5, 2011
UPDATE: Woman who died on Barn Bluff identified
One person died after falling on Barn Bluff Monday afternoon, the Red Wing Fire Department reported. Mavis Knudson, 75, of Edina, Minn., was hiking on the north trail coming back from the west overlook when she fell shortly before noon. She was pronounced dead at the scene, the...
September 5, 2011 - 4:34pm
July 28, 2011
Motorcycle deaths up in 2011; two so far in Washington County
Washington County is among a handful of counties with multiple motorcycle fatalities through the first half of 2011, contributing to a death rate above 2010 levels. There were two fatal crashes in Washington County between January and July; only Scott County had a higher total at...
July 28, 2011 - 4:42pm
April 29, 2011
Cottage Grove man's vehicle hits stranded motorist crossing highway
A stranded motorist was struck and injured by a Cottage Grove man's car Thursday as he tried to cross Highway 61 in St. Paul to get help. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, motorist Joseph McCallister, 23, of St. Paul, exited his stalled vehicle on northbound Highway 61 at...
April 29, 2011 - 10:27am
February 22, 2011
Cottage Grove man's passion for Harley cut short
Maurice "Frenchy" Fugere loved riding his Harley Davidson so much that the Cottage Grove man brought the bike with him when he spent winters...
February 22, 2011 - 8:29am