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Newport assistant to city administrator position open
Accused sex trafficker faces additional charges in Hennepin County
Watering ban affects Cottage Grove Parks’ summer fun
Teen driver crash rates remain above average in Minnesota and Wisconsin
After budget veto, Minnesota Senate plans to shut down in July; House in September
crime and courts
Park trapshooting team is headed to MSHSL state tournament on Saturday
Track and Field: Sieffert earns spot on U of M track and field team
Track and Field: Weiss, coaches recall tough road to triple jump state title
Temi Ogunrinde goes to nationals and beyond
Baseball: Eagles fall one-run short in section championship
Minn. State Fair cheese curd legend to appear at Cheese Curd Festival
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Best of the Fest: Talent show draws singers, dancers to Strawberry Fest
Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest ambassadors selected
Sights from the Strawberry Fest 5K
arts and entertainment
Notice of Public Auction 071917
Amend ORD 981 REDUCE GRASS CUTTING NOISE
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE: Robert P. Schnaar
Freedom Mortgage Corp vs Kaufenberg MN170054
MF JOHNSON MN 170041
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LeeVal F. "Val" Brantner, 75
Paul McCauley, 78
Susan J. Krech, 69
Vernold J. Derichs, 79
Viewpoint: Cottage Grove is working to supply water to all
Viewpoint: Strict rules about contacting judges
Viewpoint: In CDA lawsuit, Newport loses either way
Letter: Thanks for Franke, Jurgens for tax relief support
Viewpoint: Cottage Grove water is safe to drink
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May 27, 2017
Minnesota special session wraps up $46 billion budget
ST. PAUL—Gov. Mark Dayton often says that Minnesota voters sent a politically divided government to St. Paul, creating the basis for conflict....
May 27, 2017 - 1:00am
May 26, 2017
Dispute over trail detours final Minnesota legislative work
ST. PAUL—A gentle harmonica concert by Rep. Bob Loonan did not provide quite enough calm late Thursday, May 25, as a relatively minor issue...
May 26, 2017 - 10:53am
May 24, 2017
Another day, another missed Minnesota legislative deadline
ST. PAUL—Minnesota legislators missed their second deadline in two days Wednesday morning, May 24, leaving much of the state's $46 billion,...
May 24, 2017 - 9:00am
May 11, 2017
Legislature slows budget work as senator heads to ill father
ST. PAUL — Work on the Minnesota state budget slowed Wednesday, May 10, to allow a senator to be with her dying father. House members pressed...
May 11, 2017 - 9:30am
May 10, 2017
MN Legislature moves on budget, without governor deal
ST. PAUL—Republicans who control the Minnesota Legislature are moving their budget plan over Democratic claims that their actions are illegal....
May 10, 2017 - 8:59am
May 5, 2017
Minnesota Senate sends abortion bills to governor who plans to veto them
ST. PAUL—Minnesota senators are sending a pair of abortion restriction bills to the governor, who promises to veto them. A mostly Republican...
May 5, 2017 - 5:00pm
May 3, 2017
Minn. budget reaction shows negotiation difficulty
ST. PAUL — Complaints that are pouring in about funding the Republican-controlled Minnesota House and Senate propose give an insight into...
May 3, 2017 - 10:40am
May 2, 2017
Lawmakers move on budget, House shows bonding bill
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislative negotiators powered through some of their proposed $46 billion, two-year budget Monday, May 1, afternoon...
May 2, 2017 - 10:53am
April 21, 2017
Minn. Senate votes to limit local power on minimum wage, related issues
ST. PAUL—Minnesota communities could not regulate wages, benefits or employee scheduling under legislation that appears headed to Gov. Mark Dayton. Bill sponsor Sen. Jeremy Miller, R-Winona, said that it would not hamper local control, as critics say. "I am all for local control...
April 21, 2017 - 3:00pm
April 20, 2017
Widow of accident victim makes last-minute plea for Minn. transportation funding
ST. PAUL—Beth Hodgman pleaded that southern Minnesota's U.S. 14 be made safer. "Drivers make mistakes, but they shouldn't be life sentences,"...
April 20, 2017 - 2:00pm
March 29, 2017
Early-childhood education money in dispute
ST. PAUL—Additional funding proposed by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton would extend classes for 4 year olds to nearly 200 additional school...
March 29, 2017 - 2:00pm
March 28, 2017
Economic aid in legislative spotlight
ST. PAUL—Minnesota legislators are debating how to best help the state economy with ideas ranging from aiding an industry expand to building...
March 28, 2017 - 1:00pm
March 21, 2017
Minn. GOP proposes $1.35 billion in tax cuts
ST. PAUL—Minnesota lawmakers plan to figure out their state budget plans in the next two weeks. With that deadline in mind, House Republicans...
March 21, 2017 - 10:30am
January 25, 2017
Dayton wants 10 percent budget hike
ST. PAUL — Raising Minnesota's next two-year budget nearly 10 percent is Gov. Mark Dayton's ask. "We must wisely invest and use our resources,"...
January 25, 2017 - 8:56am
January 3, 2017
Legislative forecast: Cloudy with a chance of disputes
ST. PAUL — 2017 dawned on the Minnesota Capitol with bright sun Sunday, Jan. 1, illuminating the newly renovated building. But the sparkle...
January 3, 2017 - 9:27am