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GOP amplifies moves to increase punishment for highway protests
Minnesota roundup: Man charged in connection with fatal meth overdose of his 'buddy'; jogger struck by car, killed in St. Paul
Senators celebrate Sunday liquor sales on social media
UPDATE: Blizzard warning issued for Goodhue County; likely snowfall adjusted
Washington County hires MnDOT for Gold Line transit impact study
crime and courts
PWER Alpine Skiing: Fall ends Thompson’s run at state
Park Volleyball: Johnson brings new perspective to Park volleyball
Nordic Skiing: Marien, Schiferl wrap up seasons at state
Girls' Basketball: Woodbury hands East Ridge a blow to SEC hopes
Boys' Hockey: Second period goals push Park past Hastings
College students present diverse artwork exhibition
Freeze and thank you: Polar Plunge raises $95,000
Splashed ice: Third-annual Polar Plunge will chill and thrill in Woodbury
Moon Glow lights up the night
Hot Air Affair Parade lights up downtown
arts and entertainment
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VCCS INTERIOR REMODEL BID
PN JT PLANNING MET COUN-GCIT
LTD LIABILITY CO-PURE VITALITY
BID FOR NEW CG FIRE STATION
Frank A. 'Sonny' Deshler, 77
Lyle A. Heuer, 66
Elaine Y. Mann, 59
Terry L. Syverson, 66
Sandra R. Baxter
Viewpoint: Whisper of spring in the air
Letters to the editor: Franke should be straight with constituents; Franke, Jurgens helped provide relief
Letters: Red Rock boondoggle shows county should stick to road planning
Viewpoint: Legislature should recommit to county program aid
Viewpoint: Health care aid law the first step
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February 2, 2011
Public comment period extended on 3M wastewater permit
Under pressure from residents still concerned about the contamination of southeast metro area groundwater by 3M Co.-manufactured chemicals, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Wednesday announced it would extend the public comment period on a draft permit that regulates wastewater...
February 2, 2011 - 4:42pm
January 11, 2011
Woodbury named a top city in national list
A national website listed Cottage Grove's neighbor to the north as No. 5 in its list of best places to buy a home in 2011. Walletpop.com called Woodbury the best place to raise kids among its top-10 list unveiled Dec. 31. "There are so many great places to raise kids, but this suburb...
January 11, 2011 - 1:26pm
December 29, 2010
Picture perfect: Woman wins Hallmark contest
Diane Johnson's creativity and interest in sweepstakes proved a winning combination. A neat old photograph helped, too. Johnson recently won...
December 29, 2010 - 12:33pm
December 20, 2010
Snow piles up in south Washington County
Break the shovels back out -- south Washington County is getting more snow. The area and the rest of the Twin Cities metro was under a winter...
December 20, 2010 - 10:46am
December 17, 2010
Snow clearance on Newport trails slow going
Newport Public Works crews have plowed a portion of the city's trails since the major blizzard that struck the area last weekend, but deep, drifting snow has slowed efforts, the city's public works supervisor said Friday. The pair of pedestrian bridges that cross Highway 61 are already...
December 17, 2010 - 1:53pm
December 15, 2010
Investigation concludes at Veterans Home in Hastings
The two administrators at the Minnesota Veterans Home who were recently put on leave will not be going back to their old positions.
December 15, 2010 - 4:28pm
December 10, 2010
LATEST: Big snowstorm continues into Saturday, another foot or more expected
This time, it seems, the weather experts didn't cry wolf. Up to seven inches of snow had already fallen by Saturday morning in some places -- and another foot or more could be on the way today as one of the largest snowstorms in years batters south Washington County and much of central...
December 10, 2010 - 6:40pm
Despite snow, Holiday Train still a go
Despite predictions of heavy snowfall Friday and Saturday, the Canadian Pacific Railway's Holiday Train will make its scheduled stop in Cottage Grove on Saturday between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., just south of the 80th Street/Sieben Bridge in Cottage Grove. "The Holiday Train stop...
December 10, 2010 - 10:48am
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
December 9, 2010
New refinery owner plans 'business as usual'
The new owner of the St. Paul Park refinery says it expects no job cuts and wants the ownership transition to be seamless. It also plans no major changes to newly acquired SuperAmerica service stations and the SuperMom's food brand. Northern Tier Energy's $935 million acquisition...
December 9, 2010 - 7:11am
December 8, 2010
'Model' Holiday Train has big impact on local food shelf
The Canadian Pacific Railway's Holiday Train chugs into Cottage Grove Saturday evening. For Michelle Rageth, executive director of the Friends...
December 8, 2010 - 12:48pm
December 7, 2010
Cottage Grove takes a green step
The city of Cottage Grove is aiming to get a little greener by seeking an energy-efficient designation from a state-run program. Cottage Grove City Council members last week OK'd the city to apply for the GreenSteps Cities designation from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
December 7, 2010 - 7:11am
December 6, 2010
Cities flooding ice rinks
Sharpen your ice skates -- outdoor ice rinks in the area are set to open for the season. All of the city of Cottage Grove's outdoor ice rinks should be flooded and frozen by the end of the week, the city's park and recreation director said. Skating rinks at two Cottage Grove parks...
December 6, 2010 - 2:05pm
December 3, 2010
Snow's flying, winter storm warning in effect
A winter storm warning is in effect until 6 a.m. Saturday for the Twin Cities metropolitan area, including south Washington County, with up to...
December 3, 2010 - 4:03pm
More snow headed for south Washington County, Twin Cities
Between five to eight inches of snow could be on the ground in south Washington County by Saturday morning, the National Weather Service predicts. It's not yet officially winter, but the second major snowstorm in less than a month is set to blow through the area around midday, with...
December 3, 2010 - 5:20am