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Mediation planned for South Washington County Schools teachers union contract
Klobuchar speaks at Cottage Grove Memorial Day ceremony
Sieben reflects on 14 years as lawmaker
River Oaks menu revamp underway
Afton resident part of Pulitzer-winning AP reporting team
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New Life Academy Baseball: Eagles open sections in style
Park Baseball: Wolfpack stay alive with win
East Ridge Baseball: Longmuir’s dominance leads to Raptors victory
Park Softball: Wolfpack now a win away from state tournament berth
East Ridge Softball: Raptors end season with loss to Eagan in sections
Banner of bravery: Cottage Grove veteran cherishes state flag he flew in Vietnam
Entries sought for second annual Films in 5 Festival
5K race makes strides against bullying
Cottage Grove 22-mile run/walk draws attention to veteran suicides
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Viewpoint: Competency-based learning intriguing
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Letter to the editor: Country can't afford bloated military
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Real Estate Showcase
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,...
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...
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...
March 20, 2013 - 3:38pm
March 19, 2013
Cottage Grove's Business Enterprise Center to get its first tenants
For mere pennies on the dollar, local start-up businesses can move into the Business Enterprise Center, formerly the Cottage Grove City Hall, and begin their journey toward entrepreneurial success. Following the business accelerator model which has become a nationally recognized...
March 19, 2013 - 3:28pm
Walmart land deal near; Cottage Grove soon to approve related East Point Douglas Road reconstruction
Nearly a year after Walmart submitted blueprints to build a 177,000-square-foot store on the former Cottage View Drive-In property, plans to close on a real estate agreement are on the horizon. The Cottage Grove Economic Development Authority briefly discussed the update last we...
March 19, 2013 - 1:50pm
March 4, 2013
After delay, Famous Dave's plans March opening for Cottage Grove location
Don't stock up on wet naps and Porky the Pig bibs just yet. Cottage Grove-area residents will have to wait a little longer for a Famous Dave's...
March 4, 2013 - 10:22am
February 27, 2013
Hound Around Resort to offer dog daycare and boarding in Cottage Grove
Anita Conrade was in marketing but wanted to make a change and do something completely different. Her volunteer efforts with the Wags and Whiskers...
February 27, 2013 - 1:19pm
February 13, 2013
Hidden Harbor marina withdraws zoning change in St. Paul Park
The St. Paul Park City Council was prepared to resume a public hearing last week on a zoning change for the Hidden Harbor Marina to allow owners to rent a former boat sales building to two businesses when the owners withdrew their application. The change was opposed by the Minnesota...
February 13, 2013 - 12:38pm
February 12, 2013
New Woodbury grocery store planned near Cottage Grove
Plans for a shopping center at a new southern development in Woodbury are expected to become reality this August. United Properties, along with project partner Jerry's Enterprises, Inc., announced Thursday, Feb. 7, that it will develop Bielenberg Gardens, a grocery-anchored shopping...
February 12, 2013 - 12:33pm
February 5, 2013
Tight-lipped film crew shoots movie scenes in Cottage Grove
Perhaps the only people who were happy on the coldest day of the season last week were in Old Cottage Grove shooting exterior shots for a movie. An...
February 5, 2013 - 12:12pm
February 4, 2013
Cottage Grove launches online survey asking residents about local retail, business offerings
Cottage Grove city officials want to know what local shoppers want. The city has launched an online survey asking residents to share what businesses, shops or restaurants they would like to see in Cottage Grove.
February 4, 2013 - 9:52am
January 31, 2013
PFC level drops in Mississippi River but remains higher near 3M-Cottage Grove plant
The presence of a 3M-produced chemical has declined in the Mississippi River southeast of St. Paul but the pollutant was found at significantly higher rates downstream of the company's Cottage Grove plant. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced this week that it detected...
January 31, 2013 - 9:13am