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Hastings native seeks to unseat Smith
Judge dismisses TIF case
Ward to retire from MN House after 2018 session
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Boys' hockey roundup: Raptors pick up SEC win vs. Stillwater
Claugherty's hat trick leads Raptors past Royals
Girls' hockey: Offensive mindset starts to pay off for Wolfpack
Eagles felled by last-second shot
Big second half lifts Royals past Raptors
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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TOWN OF GREY CLOUD ISLAND: 1/26/18 Public Test of Voting Equip.
FORECLOSURE- POSTPONEMENT: U.S. Bank vs David R. Wirkus
Croix Chordsmen want to serenade your Valentine
Hotel and restaurant eyed for century-old riverside factory in Hastings
Cottage Grover's online apparel business supports animal non-profits
Twin Cities-based pizza joint declares itself home of 'Minnesota-style' pizza
New Afton boutique offers kids' fashion, parties fit for a princess
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December 17, 2017
Cottage Grove's inclusive playground engineer receives honor
The City Council gave a certificate of appreciation to Bolton and Menk for their inclusive playground donations. The engineering company helped...
December 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
December 16, 2017
Cottage Grove's PFC mitigation project brings home honor
The city received an award from American Public Works Association of Minnesota for their hasty completion of temporary treatment wells in the...
December 16, 2017 - 10:45am
December 15, 2017
South Washington County cities approve small levy increases
South Washington County cities passed 2018 budgets last week with small increases to the levy to fund various projects.
December 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
December 14, 2017
Light the night: Cottage Grove tree lighting celebration fights the winter chill
A crowd young and old braved the chilly winds to witness the tree lighting before retreating inside to warmth and treats inside City. The tree...
December 14, 2017 - 8:30am
December 13, 2017
Police arrest man Cottage Grove strangulation, kidnapping case
Police say a man broke into a Cottage Grove woman's home and assaulted her while holding her hostage for several hours.
December 13, 2017 - 3:38pm
Four teens arrested for car thefts in Cottage Grove
Police arrested three juveniles and one 18-year-old for motor vehicle theft, and they are also suspected in multiple other vehicle tampering...
December 13, 2017 - 8:39am
December 12, 2017
Don't go it alone: Local Church hosts Christmas dinner
No plans for Christmas dinner? You’re invited to Rose of Sharon Lutheran Church. The Happy Wanderers at Rose of Sharon Lutheran Church are hosting their second annual dinner beginning noon Dec. 25. Even for couples, the holidays can accentuate feelings of loneliness, organizer Lois...
December 12, 2017 - 12:29pm
December 8, 2017
New Cottage Grove development targeted to young homeowners
The planning commission is considering Cottage Grove's latest housing development, Kingston Fields, near the northern edge of the city. Kingston...
December 8, 2017 - 10:45am
December 7, 2017
That's the ticket: 15th Cottage Grove Holiday Train stop will be Slusser's last as lead
Mary Slusser's life has always involved trains. Growing up in LaCrosse, Wis., she lived about two blocks from the nearest train tracks, and many...
December 7, 2017 - 9:24am
December 5, 2017
Wintery mix backs drivers up for hours in south Washington County
Traffic on Highway 61 northbound and Interstate 494 was backed up nearly to St. Paul Park Tuesday morning after an overnight snow and ice storm...
December 5, 2017 - 12:30pm
November 29, 2017
Hastings council member Tina Folch to run for MN House seat
Hastings City Council member Tina Folch is running for a Minnesota House seat. Folch will run as a DFLer in House District 54B next year. She's...
November 29, 2017 - 10:12am
November 28, 2017
Koerner, Rinzel vie for Cottage Grove public safety director
Cottage Grove police captains Pete Koerner and Greg Rinzel have been named the two finalists for the new public safety director. City council...
November 28, 2017 - 2:54pm
Cottage Grove watches state-3M lawsuit closely
New filings in the state of Minnesota's lawsuit against 3M alleging perfluorochemical water pollution caught Cottage Grove's attention. The new...
November 28, 2017 - 1:15pm
Festival of Trees adds new twist to Cottage Grove Holiday Train festivities
The arts will be a part of the Holiday Train festivities like never before. The Cottage Grove Arts Commission is launching a new program called...
November 28, 2017 - 8:45am
November 26, 2017
Stage dive: Park High School's fall play 'Metamorphoses' goes deep
When Tracy Caponigri says "Everybody out of the pool!" she's not working as a lifeguard. She's a theater director at Park High School. The English...
November 26, 2017 - 8:00pm