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Cottage Grove police citations for Feb. 20
Cottage Grove home damaged in fire
Public comment changes for Newport council meetings
Bus aide charged in molestation case resigns from South Washington County Schools
Perez revels in royal guard gig for Winter Carnival
crime and courts
Wrestling: Woodbury, East Ridge fall in team section semifinals
Gymnastics: East Ridge wins section title
Girls' Basketball: Wolfpack improves streak to three games
Boys' Basketball: Park runs out of steam in two losses
Gymnastics: Park wraps up SEC schedule
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
Fashion show will kick off spring anti-hunger campaign
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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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
December 4, 2016
Minnesota reports state budget surplus, but with federal uncertainty
A new president and a stronger Republican Congress are expected to make major changes in the federal budget, which Minnesota state budget writers...
December 4, 2016 - 9:40pm
December 2, 2016
Minnesota expects $1.4 billion budget surplus
ST. PAUL—Minnesota policymakers should have a $1.4 billion available when they start to draw up a two-year state budget in a month, state officials announced Friday, Dec. 2. "Minnesota's budget and economic outlook remains stable, despite continued slow economic growth," Minnesota...
December 2, 2016 - 10:23am
September 21, 2016
County proposes 3.49 percent levy hike
Washington County plans a modest bump in its property tax collections in 2017. The increase is included in the 2017 preliminary budget, which Washington County commissioners unanimously approved Sept. 13. The board proposed a property tax levy of $96.1 million, an increase of 3.49...
September 21, 2016 - 9:16am
August 31, 2016
Cottage Grove City Council narrows 2017 budget
New public safety positions make up the bulk of new spending in Cottage Grove’s preliminary 2017 budget. The Cottage Grove City Council and staff decided Aug. 24 to add four new positions in the Public Safety Department as part of the preliminary budget. The city estimates a 4.99-percent...
August 31, 2016 - 4:35pm
August 25, 2016
Newport may close rink and warming house, add public works position
Newport may close a city ice rink and warming house due to lack of use. During a budget workshop on July 21, city staff and council members discussed closing the ice rink and warming house at Loveland Park, in addition to adding a new public works position. “Staff has noticed attendance...
August 25, 2016 - 2:00pm
August 12, 2016
Cottage Grove Public Safety requests three firefighter paramedics, one officer in '17 budget
Cottage Grove Public Safety is looking for several new positions and pieces of equipment for 2017, including three additional firefighter paramedics and an additional police officer. During the Aug. 3 budget workshop at City Hall, Public Safety Director Craig Woolery requested the...
August 12, 2016 - 8:15am
August 5, 2016
Public Works requests new radio system
The Cottage Grove Public Works Department is seeking a new radio communication system in a 2017 budget request that also includes a bump in streetlight repair funds and other requests focusing mostly on worker safety. The current low band radio system in public works vehicles is...
August 5, 2016 - 1:00pm
August 4, 2016
Cottage Grove Parks and Rec. seeks parks manager as parks system grows
Cottage Grove parks staff say they need someone to manage the city’s growing park system. The Parks and Recreation Department is asking the City Council to approve a new parks manager position, in addition to other equipment and personnel requests reviewed during a July 27 budget...
August 4, 2016 - 10:00am
June 20, 2016
No more budget cuts this year for South Washington County Schools
There is a projected surplus of $204,913.
June 20, 2016 - 10:42am