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Cottage Grove police launch proactive policing initiative
Washington County reviews groundwater management plan
New MnDOT specs add to cost of Cottage Grove street repairs
School District 833 teachers get amped for Ed Camp
Newport to waive cold-related excess water fees
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Park girls basketball: Wolfpack no match for No. 1 Eastview in final
Park wrestling: Decade of coaching ‘went by extremely fast’ for Jim LaBrosse
Kuemmel's Corner: Spring has sprung
PJ's Perspective: Lauryn Morris to coach at Mankato, East Ridge boys basketball team wins academic state championship, and more
Cottage Grove native Jim Scanlan creating a powerhouse at East Grand Forks
Photo gallery: 2014 Cottage Grove photography contest winners
Carpenter Nature Center hosts 'Masters of the Sky'
'Kumiko' film with south Washington County scenes expected to be shown in Twin Cities this year
Cottage Grove woman featured in National Geographic photo
Cottage Grove Park grad to star in Disney On Ice
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Willard W. Anderson, Jr., 78
Henry "Hank" Baker, 84
James D. Engebretson, 54
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Yvonne L. Mickelson, 74
Viewpoint: Consider alternatives to resolve court case
Analysis: Election-year politics never will be far from legislators
Milking the golden cow
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May 3, 2013
Newport-St. Paul Park Cold Storage plans addition
For the third time since 2008, Newport-St.
May 3, 2013 - 9:22am
April 24, 2013
Kok Funeral Home in Cottage Grove plans expansion
The business of helping families through a loved one's death not only is solemn, but it is growing as well. For nearly five decades, Kok Funeral Home has provided south Washington County communities with end-of-life services at its two locations -- Cottage Grove and St. Paul Par...
April 24, 2013 - 9:29am
April 23, 2013
Cottage Grove's Renewal by Andersen creates a room with views
A new showroom at Renewal by Andersen gives customers two views. They can look at replacement window models and get a glimpse of the manufacturing process in the background. The window manufacturing facility in Cottage Grove's Business Park recently celebrated the remodeling of...
April 23, 2013 - 9:27am
Refinery turnaround to wind down; contractors using Rush parking lot in Cottage Grove
Hundreds of contract workers are using the former Rush Nightclub parking lot along West Point Douglas Road as overflow parking during a large maintenance project at Northern Tier Energy's St. Paul Park refinery. Contractors have been shuttled from the parking lot to the refinery...
April 23, 2013 - 9:24am
April 22, 2013
Court upholds Newport in liquor fight
Newport will have one liquor store for the foreseeable future. A Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the Newport City Council did not abuse its discretion or violate the right to equal protection when it denied Stephen Linn a liquor license last year after he planned to...
business / / news
April 22, 2013 - 3:34pm
April 18, 2013
Auto shop with global reach revs up in Cottage Grove
A new tenant recently drove into the Cottage Grove Business Park and is giving area residents, and the world, a new reason to appreciate the automobile. Modern Automotive Performance quietly made the 45-minute trek east from Plymouth in late January and relocated to a bigger and...
April 18, 2013 - 9:32am
Get sappy: Maple syrup hobby turns into small business for Cottage Grove man
After he retired 30 years ago, Rod Hale wanted something to do in the spring. It's not time to go hunting or fishing or to work on the lawn, he said. So he started tapping a few of the maple trees near the home he shared with the wife, Mary, on the Cottage Grove part of Lower Grey...
April 18, 2013 - 9:24am
April 17, 2013
Home-building burst on horizon in Cottage Grove
Cottage Grove might be on the verge of a small housing boom.With more than 200 detached single-family homes to be built in the proposed Ravine Meadows and Eastridge Woods developments beginning this summer, it is a positive sign, City Engineer Jennifer Levitt said. "The activity...
April 17, 2013 - 9:18am
April 16, 2013
A sunny send-off for Cottage View Drive-In sign
A sign of the times has seen its last days in Cottage Grove as crews on Tuesday dismantled the iconic Cottage View Drive-In sign piece by piece. Along with the drive-in screen and equipment, the sign is being transported south to the Little Log House Pioneer Village in Hastings. "It's...
April 16, 2013 - 2:56pm
April 9, 2013
Housing values see upswing in county
The majority of new housing starts taking place last year came from Woodbury, but Cottage Grove and other Washington County communities saw some positive housing numbers during the year as well. The Washington County Assessor Division released the annual assessment report last week,...
April 9, 2013 - 12:34pm
Cottage Grove Famous Dave's project uncertain as financing plan discussed
Plans to complete the half-finished Famous Dave's at 8479 East Point Douglas Road may have been resurrected. Early last week, Dave Von Rueden, franchise owner and lease holder for the Cottage Grove location, quietly announced via a restaurant voicemail message that the barbecue restaurant...
business / / news
April 9, 2013 - 11:04am
April 4, 2013
April 2013 story: No barbecue joint for Cottage Grove as Famous Dave's plans scrapped
After nearly eight months of sporadic construction, plans to open a Famous Dave's barbecue restaurant in Cottage Grove have been put on hold indefinitely. Dave Von Rueden, franchise owner and lease holder for the Cottage Grove location, quietly announced Monday via answering machine...
April 4, 2013 - 1:50pm
City of Cottage Grove to sell surplus property on eBay
The Cottage Grove Public Works Department has a few too many single axle dump trucks, four-wheel drive pick-ups, and various other heavy duty equipment items in its garage and instead of trading them in, the department decided to put the items up for sale on eBay. The department...
April 4, 2013 - 8:32am
March 29, 2013
Credit union in talks to build in St. Paul Park
A Kentucky-based credit union might fill the vacant lot at the corner of Summit Avenue and St. Paul Park Road in St. Paul Park. The 31,000-square-foot plat, which is in need of landscaping and tree removal, has sat empty since the city acquired the land in 2002.
March 29, 2013 - 9:25am
March 20, 2013
Cottage Grove to give West Point Douglas Road corridor another look
email@example.com The troubled, under-utilized and yet highly visible West Point Douglas Road corridor is getting another look from development-minded city officials. In a recent joint discussion with the city's economic development authority, planning commission and city council,...
March 20, 2013 - 3:38pm