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Cottage Grove Middle named Emerging Minnesota School of Character
Pierce County Sheriff's blotter: Stolen vehicle; Possible EHS threat
Cottage Grove police reports: Thefts, vandalism, suspicious activity
Minnesota leaders promise school safety funds
Capitol Chatter: End-of-session questions go unanswered
crime and courts
Softball: Raptors homer past Royals in softball finale
Softball: Park, Woodbury track stars win multiple titles
Softball: Park tops Rangers to win share of SEC softball crown
Baseball: East Ridge relies on defense to defeat Park
Girls Golf: Woodbury, East Ridge, Park compete at Tanners Brook
St. Paul Park church to hold artisan fair
Falteisek to perform in holiday concert in Woodbury
A soldier's journey: Cottage Grove officer, veteran shares story in new cable documentary
New Life Academy musical 'Singin' in the Rain' set to make a splash
A Halloween bash: Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest celebrates with 10th annual parade
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STORAGE SALE 6/20/18: Acorn Mini Storage, Cottage Grove, MN
CITY OF COTTAGE GROVE: 5/29/18 Public Hearing
CITY OF COTTAGE GROVE: 5/29/18 Sale of Realty to MWF Properties, LLC.
CITY OF COTTAGE GROVE: 5/29/18 Sale of Real Property
CITY OF COTTAGE GROVE: 5/29/18 Sale of Real Property
St. Paul Park refinery sold with company to Marathon
3rd Act Brewery celebrates groundbreaking in Woodbury
Merchants Bank in the Twin Cities Helps Organization to Another Record Year; Advisory Board Reappointed
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Names Todd Seidl
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Janet L. Yost
Norma J. Kirchner
Bernice M. Sumner
Helen M. Petrowske
Margaret M. Owen
Tina Folch for House Representative
Throwing Away $122 Million of Our
Despite Family Threats, Denny McNamara Stood Up For Us
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Letter to the Editor: Yo-Yo economics, not tax cuts
Letter to the editor: Thank Lewis for supporting the Financial Choice Act
Viewpoint: Together we are SoWashCo
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January 29, 2018
Column: Building a district of one student --18,600 times
This month we celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. If Dr. King were alive today he would be 89 years old.
January 29, 2018 - 7:49am
December 21, 2017
Column: Endorsement letters are advertisements
Frankly, our opinion pages have been used and some would say abused by campaigns to promote candidates and political events. Many of the letters read like advertisements because they are advertisements. That is why, effective today, RiverTown will charge for letters endorsing candidates....
December 21, 2017 - 10:38am
December 8, 2017
Vehicle venison: A roadkill philosophy
A Duluth, Minn., man I know was returning from the Twin Cities recently when he came upon a car pulled off to the side of Interstate 35. The...
December 8, 2017 - 7:32am
October 14, 2017
Wild Side column: Sweetness attracts stingers
Our apple crop last year was near zero because the blossoms were killed by late-spring frosts. This year our orchard produced an abundance of...
October 14, 2017 - 2:45pm
August 26, 2017
Be careful - yellow jacket season has arrived
It was a beautiful late-summer evening, and we were grilling up some venison brats and sitting down to enjoy a cookout on the deck washed down with a couple of cold Samuel Adams Octoberfests. The arrival of Sam's Octoberfest is an anticipated event on the calendar because it's yet...
August 26, 2017 - 8:02pm
March 11, 2017
Minding our Elders: Can weather and lunar activity affect people living with dementia?
Dear Carol: My mother lives in an assisted living facility. She has arthritic pain and is in the early stages of Alzheimer's, but she usually...
March 11, 2017 - 5:00pm
August 1, 2013
Book Report: Not a waste to read poet’s letters
Twenty years ago, when I was made book review editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, I wrote a column in which I described to my readers what kind of books and authors I liked and didn’t care for, so they would know my prejudices from the get-go. In one paragraph, I mentioned...
August 1, 2013 - 10:06am
May 16, 2013
Book Report: The choice is yours: Lovely poems, exploding tourism
University of Iowa Press has just re-issued a book of poetry by Philip Levine, winner both the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book...
May 16, 2013 - 4:36pm
April 11, 2013
Book Report: Another word on former presidents; waxing poetic on the death of a fly
Three American presidents lead off this week's roster of books: Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. You could fill libraries...
April 11, 2013 - 1:53pm
April 4, 2013
Book Report: A new Scandinavian thriller takes the stage
I'm way behind in my coverage of the Scandinavian thriller surge in world publishing, not having even read a Stieg Larsson thriller, so I'll...
April 4, 2013 - 4:28pm
March 22, 2013
Book Report: Indiana, no, make that Wisconsin Jones
When I was a kid in a small Wisconsin grade school, one of my favorite subjects was Wisconsin history, taught to me by my sixth-grade teacher,...
March 22, 2013 - 12:33pm
March 14, 2013
Book Report: Glowing endorsements for new poet
River Falls poet Thomas R. Smith writes that Kristin Laurel's new book of poetry will "burn itself on your memory." Minnesota poet Deborah Keenan...
March 14, 2013 - 9:45am
February 25, 2013
Book Report: The dirt: Even Puritans didn't always come clean
I have ancestors who came to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the 17th century, so I'm always on the lookout for books, movies or plays about...
February 25, 2013 - 3:12pm
February 21, 2013
Book Report: Court documents reveal historical truths
I have ancestors who came to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the seventeenth century, so I'm always on the lookout for books, movies or plays...
February 21, 2013 - 9:44am
February 14, 2013
Book Review: Diary entries sum up tales of rich and famous
"October 27, 1940, Sunday -- Went to chapel all day as usual. Our big meeting next Sunday. Gwilym Rees will be preaching. "October 29, 1940,...
February 14, 2013 - 12:23pm