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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
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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
Royals, Park compete in last-chance meet
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
December 26, 2012
Tossin' that Christmas tree? Here are some recycling options in south Washington County
South Washington County residents have a few options when recycling their Christmas trees and wreaths: n Cottage Grove: Rumpca Companies, Inc., 9600 Glendenning Road -- open to all residents. Open Jan. 5-6, and Jan. 12-13. Hours: Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $2 per...
December 26, 2012 - 2:41pm
Cottage Grove Walmart deal sealed; road project planned near store
The Cottage Grove City Council has approved a development agreement with discount retail giant Walmart and ordered plans be drawn up for a proposed road project that would widen a short stretch of road in front of the planned store next year. The proposed $2.2 million project would...
December 26, 2012 - 12:14pm
December 6, 2012
St. Paul Park man helps make businesses visible on Google Maps
Paul Lampland wants to make small businesses visible -- and visibly appealing -- on a really large map. Lampland, a St. Paul Park resident,...
December 6, 2012 - 9:42pm
Cottage Grove housing permits lagging but new subdivisions on the horizon
The Twin Cities housing market is perking up in 2012, industry figures show. So, what about Cottage Grove?
December 6, 2012 - 9:26pm
Afton Alps to be sold to Vail Resorts
Afton Alps is being purchased by the operators of one of North America's most well-known skiing destinations, officials announced today. According to a news release, Vail Resorts, Inc., has entered into agreements to buy Afton Alps and a ski resort in Michigan for a combined $20...
December 6, 2012 - 4:52pm
November 30, 2012
CherryBerry frozen yogurt shop prepares for Cottage Grove opening
A new frozen yogurt shop is ready to serve Cottage Grove. CherryBerry, which offers self-serve frozen yogurt and toppings, plans to open Tuesday,...
November 30, 2012 - 1:24pm
November 27, 2012
Cottage Grove road upgrades for Walmart project near approval
A multi-million-dollar road and utilities improvement project needed to pave the way for Cottage Grove's first Walmart store is closer to city...
November 27, 2012 - 7:27am
November 26, 2012
Cottage Grove, Woodbury-area shoppers find Black Friday bargains and buddies
Cody Becker drove to the Woodbury-area Best Buy on Wednesday, Nov. 21, from Hastings expecting to find unbeatable deals on electronics. What...
November 26, 2012 - 1:07pm
November 19, 2012
Cottage Grove city officials start over after failed Home Depot redevelopment plan
A developer's plan to redevelop Cottage Grove's largest vacant retail space fell apart last week, dealing a setback to city efforts to rehabilitate...
November 19, 2012 - 10:20am
November 2, 2012
Deadline nears as developer scrambles to save Cottage Grove Home Depot redevelopment
A commercial developer is scrambling to save a plan to redevelop Cottage Grove's largest vacant retail property. Stonehenge USA, the development...
November 2, 2012 - 10:18pm
October 23, 2012
Grey Cloud Island Town Board says 'boo' to paranormal investigation
Grey Cloud Island Town Board members nixed an offer to investigate whether there are spirits in the township cemetery. Cory Miller, director of Twin Cities Paranormal Investigations, said the company wants to film a documentary to determine the validity of a story about 12 nuns...
October 23, 2012 - 4:50pm
October 16, 2012
Cottage Grove foreclosure rate still high but trending downward
The rate of home foreclosures in Cottage Grove is slowing, city officials have said, a positive sign in a local housing market that has been battered since 2007. From January through July -- the latest figures available -- the city had identified 95 new home foreclosures in 2012....
October 16, 2012 - 11:57am
Franken emphasizes jobs at Renewal in Cottage Grove, literacy at Crestview
October 16, 2012 - 9:38am
October 15, 2012
Franken to tour Cottage Grove schools and manufacturer Monday
U.S. Sen. Al Franken will tour two Cottage Grove school programs and a window manufacturer on Monday, a day after he visited town to support DFL candidate. Franken will visit Crestview Elementary School Monday afternoon to learn about its literacy programs and Nuevas Fronteras to...
October 15, 2012 - 10:46am
October 11, 2012
3M moves forward with manufacturing building addition at Cottage Grove facility
3M will build a large addition to a manufacturing building at its facility along the Mississippi River in south Cottage Grove. The company last week received Cottage Grove City Council approval for a needed variance for the 89-foot-high, 93,500-square-foot addition to Building 1...
October 11, 2012 - 12:11pm