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Park High School art teacher David Frigaard dies in shooting
Refinery, county reach emergency communications agreement
District 833 developing its plan to buy Valley Crossing school
3M-Cottage Grove fined for air violations
City of Cottage Grove weighs buying vacant Home Depot building in bid to jumpstart redevelopment
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Eyes on the prize: Seth Green is focused on Raptors success amid recruiting hoopla
Jets adding Hogan, Heimerdinger to front office
NFLPA instructs Patriots players to 'reserve comment'
NFL-Super Bowl has ways to go in captivating global audience
Local area scores from Friday, Jan 23
St. Paul Park celebrates annual sledding day
The healing powers of art: Cancer survivors' work part of Woodwinds sculpture
Two local art events planned in Cottage Grove
Reeling in the 'Minnesota experience' during Cottage Grove's ice fishing outing
Birds of a feather: Carpenter Nature Center volunteers track avian population
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Mark F. Mulvihill, 66
Doris M. Pinault, 85
Jeanette Lampe, 79
Lucille Mann, 92
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Viewpoint: McNaughton rules outline insanity defense
Letter to the editor: Respect property when snowmobiling
Letter to the editor: Wake up and face realities in District 833
Letter to the editor: Integrity of school district must be restored
Viewpoint: Don't let sun set on Oakwood possibilities
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December 4, 2008
Holiday train crucial to food shelf budget
The number of families relying on St. Paul Park's Friends in Need Food Shelf to get them through lean times the last three years just keeps going...
December 4, 2008 - 7:42am
December 3, 2008
Increase in patient demand means Allina's Cottage Grove clinic will expand
A steady surge in the number of patients at Allina Medical Clinic - Cottage Grove has the nonprofit, Minneapolis-based health care provider expanding...
December 3, 2008 - 7:49am
November 28, 2008
Residents asked to point out favorites
Love that walking trail winding through Highlands Park? Think the old, red Cottage View Drive-In is a city landmark? Is there a great vista your neighbors need to know about? Cottage Grove city officials want to know too.
November 28, 2008 - 7:00am
'Magical Journey' with Disney
Skating with Disney's "Mickey & Minnie's Magical Journey" has also been a magical journey for Jennifer Atkinson of Cottage Grove. Atkinson, who has been on the road skating in Disney productions for two years, will get her chance to play to a hometown crowd when the show comes to...
November 28, 2008 - 7:00am
November 25, 2008
Libraries changing hours next year
Cottage Grove's Park Grove Branch library will be open fewer hours in the coming year. Effective Jan. 2, 2009, the library will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, 12:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursdays, 12:30 to 5 p.m. Fridays and 9:30 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Currently,...
November 25, 2008 - 2:48pm
November 12, 2008
'Now, go make it happen'
For mayor-elect Myron Bailey, and newly elected city council members Justin Olsen and Jen Peterson, the easy part is over -- they're in. Voters delivered the trio to office last Tuesday in an election that candidates had said beforehand would shape the future of Cottage Grove. And...
November 12, 2008 - 8:02am
City agrees to settle with four on traffic circles
The city of Cottage Grove will get thousands of dollars less than planned from businesses that objected to their assessments for the Jamaica Avenue roundabout project. The Cottage Grove City Council members last Wednesday OK'd a settlement with four of the seven businesses that filed...
November 12, 2008 - 8:01am
City loosens restrictions on gambling for charity
Cottage Grove City Council members on Wednesday approved amendments to city code that officials at CGAA Bingo hope will aid their ailing charitable gambling operation. CGAA gambling and bingo hall manager Mary Perren lobbied city officials earlier this autumn for a number of changes...
November 12, 2008 - 8:00am
November 6, 2008
New home construction numbers ahead of '07
In an economy full of mostly doom and gloom, Cottage Grove can look at a slim ray of hope: The city this year has already surpassed 2007's record-low number of new housing starts, proof of at least a faint pulse in the city's housing market. But director of community development...
November 6, 2008 - 8:02am
November 3, 2008
Nov. 11 Prayer Breakfast 'all about community'
The Cottage Grove area's third annual prayer breakfast will take place from 6:45 to 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Mississippi Dunes Golf Course, 10351 Grey Cloud Trail, Cottage Grove. This year's theme is, "A Tribute to the Community." Everyone is invited. Tickets are $20 per person...
November 3, 2008 - 8:09am
October 30, 2008
It started with candy at the front door, moved to the garage, then the driveway and this year, Nightmare Grove will totally surround the house...
October 30, 2008 - 7:41am
October 29, 2008
In their own words: Cottage Grove council, mayoral candidates answer questions
We asked Cottage Grove City Council and mayoral candidates to briefly answer two questions we think are especially important to Cottage Grove voters. Here are the questions and their responses: Which should be a higher economic development priority for the city, attracting living-wage...
October 29, 2008 - 11:00am
Most support community center
In today's troubled economic climate, Cottage Grove can't afford to plan, let alone build, a community center, city council candidate Tom Dippel said last week at the League of Women Voters-sponsored Cottage Grove City Council and Mayor Forum, the lone candidate to stand against the...
October 29, 2008 - 7:50am
Proactive approach or problematic perception?
Meeting with developers one-on-one or stopping in at out-of-town businesses to sell Cottage Grove: it's a practice Myron Bailey says is being proactive. His opponent Fred Luden says it's potentially problematic. The differing views of Cottage Grove's two mayoral candidates on non-public...
October 29, 2008 - 7:48am
October 28, 2008
Stop lights installed at dangerous intersection
Stop lights at the increasingly dangerous 70th Street and Hardwood Avenue intersection should be operational by the first week of November, a Washington County official said last week, an effort to stem the sharp increase in automobile accidents the busy crossing has seen since 2005. County...
October 28, 2008 - 2:44pm