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Minnesota roundup: Searchers looking for missing canoeist on Leech Lake; Woman who didn't trust banks loses $224,000 life savings in home theft
Cottage Grove and St. Paul Park change firefighter retirement programs
Cottage Grove police reports for Oct. 27: Assault, drunken driving, alcohol offense
Arson causes $30,000 damage to Cottage Grove park playground equipment
Legislative candidates view mental health solutions differently
crime and courts
Volleyball: Eagles cruise past St. Paul Harding
Volleyball: Park sweeps Highland Park to start section tournament
MN state parks to be free on day after Thanksgiving
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Football: Wolfpack rolls at North in regular season finale
Crowd gathers to support Oktoberfest for Friends in Need Food Shelf
Bailey Nurseries chairman wins conservation award
Banking on Oktoberfest: Oct. 16 fundraiser in Cottage Grove helps Friends in Need Food Shelf's bottom line
Films in Five Festival gets "bigger and better"
Fans flock to Films in Five Festival in Cottage Grove
arts and entertainment
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc vs Kritzky
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WASHINGTON COUNTY TITLE SERVICES
Alice T. Talcott, 89
Roberta Swan, 66
Connie Courtade, 75
Nadine Strong, 85
Jane Crowell, 97
Forum Communications Co. editorial endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
Letter to the editor: Lewis not part of establishment
Letter to the editor: Schoen gets work done, gets results
Letter to the editor: Vote on the future of Newport
Letter to the editor: Vote Peterson, Schoen and Jurgens
Real Estate Showcase
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
October 9, 2012
Cottage View Drive-In to play its last movies this weekend in Cottage Grove
This is it, drive-in fans. The Cottage View Drive-In will play its final movies this weekend. The drive-in will show films on Friday and Saturday,...
October 9, 2012 - 11:09am
October 8, 2012
Liquor license approved for soon-to-open Famous Dave's in Cottage Grove
The Cottage Grove City Council has approved an on-sale liquor license for a soon-to-open Famous Dave's barbecue restaurant. Approval last week of the license to sell beer and liquor on-site was the restaurant's final hurdle at Cottage Grove City Hall.
October 8, 2012 - 3:16pm
September 27, 2012
Hundreds turn out to bid farewell to Cottage View Drive-in (W/VIDEO)
In many ways, the Cottage View Drive-In farewell celebration felt like the theater's early days some four decades ago. Hundreds of people turned...
September 27, 2012 - 9:50pm
Cottage Grove native part of Washington County's Farm Family of 2012
Gary and Lori Swanson's farm in Afton embodies the "family farm." Gary Swanson spent his childhood on the farm, which his family bought in...
September 27, 2012 - 3:57pm
Mural artist's latest work on St. Paul Park building
Richard Hubal leaves his art on public display everywhere he works. He has no easel or canvas and the pictures can't be seen in art galleries...
September 27, 2012 - 2:23pm
September 25, 2012
Habitat for Humanity plans three-year Cottage Grove townhome project
Cottage Grove's location makes it ideal for an affordable housing project. That's the assessment of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, which...
September 25, 2012 - 3:28pm
Cottage Grove to celebrate Cottage View Drive-In at Thursday farewell party
After almost five decades of summer nights under the stars at the Cottage View Drive-In, the city of Cottage Grove will hold a farewell party...
September 25, 2012 - 7:33am
September 22, 2012
Hope Glen in Cottage Grove to rent out for weddings, events
It should have occurred to Michael and Paula Bushilla that good things would happen to them because the historic farm they own is called "Hope...
September 22, 2012 - 8:41am
September 21, 2012
Afton celebrates 34th-annual Art in the Park this weekend
The 34th-annual Art in the Park, sponsored by the Afton Area Business Association, will be Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22.-23, in Afton's Old Village. Roughly 70 to 80 art vendors will set up around Afton's Town Square Park selling a variety of items including jewelry, stained glass,...
September 21, 2012 - 6:06am