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Legislative candidates view mental health solutions differently
Speaker demands health insurance action or will ask Dayton to resign
The big chew: Goats deployed to Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park to eat invasive shrubs
Minnesota roundup: Family of 4 found safe, but parents arrested; Biden to make campaign stop in northern Minnesota
Newport City Council rejects TIF vote, new vote set for Nov. 3
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Volleyball: Park sweeps Highland Park to start section tournament
MN state parks to be free on day after Thanksgiving
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Football: Wolfpack rolls at North in regular season finale
Football: Royals upset Raptors 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
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Letter to the editor: Lewis not part of establishment
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August 31, 2016
Cottage Grove City Council narrows 2017 budget
New public safety positions make up the bulk of new spending in Cottage Grove’s preliminary 2017 budget. The Cottage Grove City Council and staff decided Aug. 24 to add four new positions in the Public Safety Department as part of the preliminary budget. The city estimates a 4.99-percent...
August 31, 2016 - 4:35pm
August 23, 2016
Rahm, Lund to square off for mayor; seven running for council
Filings for Newport city races nearly reached double digits as two incumbents filed to run for mayor and seven people will seek two council seats....
August 23, 2016 - 2:48pm
August 17, 2016
Newport fire station, city hall problems get attention
Recent inspections of Newport’s Fire Hall 1 have revealed problems that led the Newport City Council to create a committee to discuss possible solutions for fire hall. The discussion will include the possibility of rebuilding, possibly with other city buildings attached. “The...
August 17, 2016 - 4:53pm
August 15, 2016
Growth prompts new staff requests at Cottage Grove City Hall
As Cottage Grove continues to grow, the city’s Community Development Department is asking for additional personnel for 2017 to keep up with the increased workload. Positions requested at the Aug. 3 budget workshop include an entry-level associate planner position, a seasonal building...
August 15, 2016 - 3:00pm
August 13, 2016
Newport's Catherine Drive could be developed
Newport residents may see a change around Catherine Drive in the coming years, as surrounding parcels are being considered for development by...
August 13, 2016 - 10:17am
August 11, 2016
Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park, Newport join other cities in opting out of ‘drop home' law
After the Temporary Family Health Care Dwelling law was passed this spring by the state Legislature, many cities in the metro area are considering...
August 11, 2016 - 8:45am
August 8, 2016
Lund and Rahm to face off for mayor; seven challengers step into council race
Voters will have at least six options for two Newport City Council seats in the fall election. The filing period closed Tuesday at 5 p.m., with...
August 8, 2016 - 3:24pm
August 3, 2016
Bailey to run unopposed for mayor; Six council candidates to run in election
Six candidates have filed for Cottage Grove City Council seats since the filing period opened Aug. 2. The filing period closed Tuesday at 5 p.m....
August 3, 2016 - 12:04pm
July 26, 2016
Geraghty bows out as Newport mayor; Rahm set to run
Newport Mayor Tim Geraghty has decided to bow out of city politics, opting against re-election this fall. Council member Tracy Rahm has decided...
July 26, 2016 - 10:18am
July 20, 2016
Bailey to seek third term as mayor
Mayor Myron Bailey will be the only incumbent on the ballot for Cottage Grove city races this fall. Bailey said he intends to run for mayor again,...
July 20, 2016 - 8:00am
Newport adopts new pay system
The Newport City Council has approved a pay grid system for full-time non-union city employees. The system will take full effect in January 2017, when all employees will be officially paid using the grid. The grid was created by members of city council after St. Paul-based company...
July 20, 2016 - 4:15am
July 14, 2016
Newport adopts surveillance resolution
The Newport City Council has passed a resolution reserving the right to use audio and video recordings on public premises in Newport. The resolution...
July 14, 2016 - 8:00am
November 3, 2010
Lehrke, Thiede headed to CG City Council
Derrick Lehrke was the runaway winner in Tuesday's Cottage Grove City Council election, easily winning one of the two available seats by 1,000...
November 3, 2010 - 4:03am
February 26, 2010
Candidate in '08 will run again in '10
An unsuccessful candidate for Cottage Grove City Council in 2008 announced Friday he would seek office again in 2010. Tom Dippel finished fourth...
February 26, 2010 - 4:21pm
February 19, 2010
Viewpoint: Mayor on Cottage Grove's incinerator stance
In 1970, the City Council of Cottage Grove, a community of about 10,000 persons at the time, issued a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to allow the 3M Company to build and operate a hazardous waste incinerator on their Cottage Grove plant site. That incinerator received a significant...
February 19, 2010 - 12:35pm