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Minnesota special session wraps up $46 billion budget
Woodbury's Craft Beer and Kitchen to close
Police brief: Server at Cottage Grove's Eagles cited for serving a minor
UPDATE: Inmate apprehended in Minneapolis after prison van taken over
Dispute over trail detours final Minnesota legislative work
crime and courts
Softball: Close win puts Park in section championship game
Where the buffalo roam
Vaulting forward: East Ridge sophomore reaches new heights
Boys' Tennis: Raptors are headed back to state
Boys' Golf: Park gets highest SEC finish in years
The Busby brothers of River Falls
A cure for procrastination: Surgeon combines diverse background in decision-making framework
Body of work: Cottage Grove artists included in Red Wing exhibition
Health briefs: Biking for health in New Richmond; blood donation opportunities
Architect of the past: Newport woman recognized for historical preservation efforts
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Editorial: Honor WWII vets as nation salutes WWI
Viewpoint: Setting PTSD record straight
Editorial: Senate, help those suffering from mental illness
Judge Greg Galler Viewpoint: Numerous possible reasons to seek judge's removal
Sen. Dan Schoen Viewpoint: Fighting to make PTSD a workplace illness
Real Estate Showcase
November 3, 2010
Time for Chavez to be 'in the picture'
George Chavez, the man most people see taking photographs from the sidelines at Park High School sports events, likes to stay in the background. For...
November 3, 2010 - 4:39am
Turning a new page in Newport?
Big changes could be on the way for library patrons in Newport. County library director Patricia Conley met with Newport officials last week to open talks on how library services could change in Newport if cuts to state aid received by the county are even deeper than expected when...
November 3, 2010 - 4:34am
October 29, 2010
Highway 61 fix delayed until next week
A Minnesota Department of Transportation repair on a recently resurfaced stretch of northbound Highway 61 in Cottage Grove has been pushed back until Nov. 1, the department has said. This week's high winds and rain forced the delay, according to a MnDOT release. Department of Transportation...
October 29, 2010 - 7:00am
October 28, 2010
Son of man killed by Woodbury PD charged in alleged gun incident
The son of a Woodbury man killed by police in a shootout earlier this year has been charged with terroristic threats and possessing a gun while using a controlled substance. Prosecutors recently charged Jacob S. Hanson, 20, with a felony and a gross misdemeanor in connection with...
News/crime and courts
October 28, 2010 - 7:29am
October 27, 2010
High winds batter south Washington County, knock out power to school
Wind gusts nearing 50 mph knocked out power to a St. Paul Park elementary school overnight and toppled a pine tree onto a Cottage Grove home. A power outage was reported at Pullman Elementary school in St. Paul Park on Wednesday morning. School officials said power was restored by...
October 27, 2010 - 12:54pm
Grey Cloud flagpole could return to town hall
Grey Cloud Island Township is making plans to return the flagpole at the town hall to active use. The task was prompted after Town Clerk Rich Mullen accepted an American flag at the funeral of Bill Schmitzer, former township road boss and long-time Aggregate Industries employee in...
October 27, 2010 - 11:22am
October 26, 2010
Unexpected lane closure coming on northbound 61
A pavement problem on a recently revamped stretch of Highway 61 will force a lane closure Wednesday through Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said Tuesday. A joint failure on northbound Highway 61 just north of 80th Street will cause the closure of the right lane...
October 26, 2010 - 2:45pm
September 29, 2010
Newport to declare state of emergency as Mississippi rises
Newport's deteriorating levee survived spring's high waters -- but a soaked September has Mississippi River levels rising and city officials on high alert. City Council members will meet Wednesday night to declare a state of emergency, a "precautionary measure," the city administrator...
September 29, 2010 - 2:29pm
September 27, 2010
Carpenter holds raptor release
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 - 10:14am
September 24, 2010
Fall raptor release is Sept. 25 at Carpenter Nature Center
The fall raptor release at Carpenter Nature Center will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25. The program is presented in partnership with The Raptor Center of the University of Minnesota. Rehabilitated birds of prey will be released at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visitors...
September 24, 2010 - 2:50pm
September 23, 2010
Heavy rains but no reports of flooding
Cottage Grove's public works director said Thursday he isn't concerned about localized flooding on city streets despite heavy rains overnight and this morning. South Washington County is under a flood watch from the National Weather Service in Chanhassen as steady rain continues...
September 23, 2010 - 1:02pm
September 22, 2010
Hastings breaks ground on new bridge
The construction phase has officially begun on the new Hastings bridge. Representatives from the city, Mn/DOT, Lunda/Ames and area politicians...
September 22, 2010 - 1:49pm
September 20, 2010
Cottage Grove woman on 'Top Women in Finance' list
A Cottage Grove woman, Sharon Calhoun, has been named to a Twin Cities business publication's 2010 Top Women in Finance list, according to a release. Calhoun, a member of the Vector Wealth Management team since 2000, appears on Finance & Commerce's 210 list that the publication says...
September 20, 2010 - 3:33pm
September 16, 2010
Woodbury resident stars on 'The Apprentice' season debut tonight
Woodbury resident and real estate agent Wade Hanson is one of 16 people from across the country who will compete in the latest installment of the Donald Trump-run television reality series "The Apprentice," which debuts tonight on NBC. Hanson is a 1995 graduate of Woodbury High School....
Life/arts and entertainment
September 16, 2010 - 6:27pm
September 13, 2010
CG to offer tours of public safety facility
The city of Cottage Grove will open its public safety headquarters at city hall to public tours next week as the city ramps up efforts to build support for its project that will construct a new city hall and public safety facility as early as next year. The tours -- scheduled for...
September 13, 2010 - 3:34pm