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Girl identified who died in apparent drowning in central Minnesota
From an A to 'Incomplete': How N.D., Minn. political leaders grade Trump's first 100 days
Cottage Grove Arts Commission appoints new member
Hy-Vee and watershed granted sustainable city award in Cottage Grove
St. Paul Park Police reports for April 28
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Softball: Young's homer lifts Park past Woodbury
Baseball: Park slips by Woodbury with Alt no-hitter
Boys' Hockey: Vogelgesang is hired as East Ridge head coach
Prep baseball: Pitch count rule was a matter of time
Boys' Lacrosse: Raptors continue work on new systems
Park puppeteers put death through its paces for 'Addams Family' musical
Health column: You don't want to see me unless you have to
In musician's hands, vintage oil cans become electric guitars
Bexell was 'Cottage Grove's pastor'
Tao of Thao: Cottage Grove artist mixes the spiritual with the everyday
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Keith Jacobus Viewpoint: The secret of success — great teachers
Sen. Dan Schoen Viewpoint: The House majority and transit for our district
Letter to the editor: House funding plans negatively impact local communities
Letters to the editor: Legislative session, transit funding
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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
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