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Family displaced by Cottage Grove house fire
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Smaller crowd greets Holiday Train in Cottage Grove, but fundraising gathering late steam
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'Two from Galilee' musical opens at Light the Way Church in Cottage Grove
Holiday Train makes 14th-annual stop Friday in Cottage Grove
PHOTO GALLERY: See the Cottage Grove holiday lights contest winners and nominees
Sugar rush: Annual cookie sale draws a large crowd in St. Paul Park
‘Ugly Christmas Sweater’ run/walk Sunday in Cottage Grove for hungry students
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February 1, 2010
St. Luke restores some funding to synod, ELCA
St. Luke Lutheran Church members voted Sunday to restore some funding to the Saint Paul Area Synod, which they quit giving to after the parent denomination decided to allow openly gay clergy last August. The church council proposed a compromise of sending half the money to the synod...
February 1, 2010 - 8:03am
April 6, 2009
New church feels 'like home'
The natural wood paneling, the tables set for a meal, the chairs in a circle and the flowers all give a feeling of home to the tiny church known...
April 6, 2009 - 1:14pm
March 16, 2009
Thieves stole $50K in equipment from church
Leaders of a church in Woodbury discovered Sunday morning that a trailer it uses to store nearly $50,000 of electronic equipment was stolen. Woodbury...
March 16, 2009 - 10:02am
February 11, 2009
Scouts serve up chili to raise money
February 11, 2009 - 4:00pm
December 23, 2008
New minister aims to turn church focus outward
Pastor Mike Hanson has been called to Zion Lutheran Church, Cottage Grove, to lead a transformation, he said. "My goal is to spend 50 percent of my time in evangelism, bringing others into a relationship with Jesus Christ in more of a community sense," Hanson said. And, he plans...
December 23, 2008 - 8:12am
December 10, 2008
A million-light holiday idea
It's a holiday lights display that is getting attention from folks around the Twin Cities, and for good reason. The "Holiday Lights in the Park"...
December 10, 2008 - 12:00am
November 15, 2008
November 15, 2008 podcast: CrossRoads Church, Phil Print
For this week's podcast, I interviewed Phil Print, senior pastor of CrossRoads Church, which is holding it's grand opening of its building in Woodbury Nov. 22 and 23. This week's podcast also includes a news summary. To subscribe to this podcast, search for "South Washington County...
November 15, 2008 - 3:33pm
November 3, 2008
Council pushes ahead on '09 and '11 street work
Concern for the size of assessments that could hit St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church plus the impact of River's Edge development on Pullman Avenue made City Council members hesitate before ordering a feasibility report and preliminary assessment rolls for 2009 and 2011 street rehabilitation...
November 3, 2008 - 8:10am
September 25, 2008
Stories of quiet dedication, sadness
Fifty liturgical stoles are on display through Monday, Oct. 20, at Community United Church of Christ in St. Paul Park. All the stoles -- part of the larger Shower of Stoles project -- have one mission: to end religious discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender...
September 25, 2008 - 7:35am
August 20, 2008
Letter: Cemetery looks better now
We used to have a cabin up north and went to another church in the summer, but we always tried to keep up with what was going on at our "home church." St. Thomas Aquinas' bulletin is on the church's Web site, one can be picked up at the church office Monday through Friday, it can...
August 20, 2008 - 10:00am
August 6, 2008
Old-fashioned revival recalls years of past glory
Newport resident Howard Buttery easily slides into the role of John Wesley, early leader of the Methodist church. After all , the two men are both British and were born within 23 miles of each other -- though hundreds of years apart. But it's Buttery's English accent and acting expertise...
August 6, 2008 - 7:48am
August 1, 2008
South of the border
Teenager Bethany Pawlik was moved by what she experienced on a trip to Mexico with CrossRoads Church. She saw a child dying of leukemia in a Mexican orphanage, and found a quiet place on the playground to pray for him. Another of the boys in the orphanage sat by her. She held onto...
August 1, 2008 - 7:35am
July 31, 2008
Charge dropped against mother of autistic churchgoer
Carol Race will not face criminal charges for allegedly bringing her severely autistic 13-year-old son, Adam, to St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Bertha, Minn., on Mother's Day in violation of a restraining order. The church requested that a citation issued against her May 15 be dismissed,...
July 31, 2008 - 12:00am
July 30, 2008
Church ready to go green for God
A wind turbine and solar panels popping up in a quiet Cottage Grove neighborhood wouldn't seem so far-fetched in these days of skyrocketing energy prices -- but on a church? All Saints Lutheran Pastor Jules Erickson doesn't see the problem, though. In fact, to her it makes perfect...
July 30, 2008 - 7:45am