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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
crime and courts
Eyes on the prize: Seth Green is focused on Raptors success amid recruiting hoopla
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
East Ridge Boys Basketball: Green drops 29 as the Raptors drop Mounds View
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
arts and entertainment
Mark F. Mulvihill, 66
Doris M. Pinault, 85
Jeanette Lampe, 79
Lucille Mann, 92
Shirley J. Smith, 91
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
Letter to the editor: McElwee-Stevens should resign
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October 3, 2008
Suspect in Cub Foods TCF Bank robbery arrested
Cottage Grove Police arrested a Hastings man in connection with the robbery of the TCF Bank at Cub Foods in Cottage Grove. David Michael Cheney, 25, was arrested at about 3 p.m. Thursday at 319 Third St. W. in Hastings after Cottage Grove Police and the FBI executed a search warrant...
October 3, 2008 - 10:16am
Tattoos are empowering, shop owner says
"It will look nice when I'm wearing high heels," said Sue Bilder, of Cottage Grove, as Myk Kehr, tattoo artist, filled in the tattoo on top of...
October 3, 2008 - 7:48am
October 2, 2008
Parks and rec coordinator recovering
Cottage Grove Parks and Recreation coordinator Molly Pietruszewski learned her cancer was gone while overseeing safety camp in July, through a call from her doctor. It was good news, but she wasn't off the hook. She had four more rounds of chemotherapy over eight weeks to make sure...
October 2, 2008 - 7:52am
October 1, 2008
3M plant grew along with its home city
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing, better known as 3M, was out of space on St.
October 1, 2008 - 7:53am
September 24, 2008
Local resident surprised by star treatment
Cottage Grove's Paula Christensen expected to return home from an early September vacation to New York City with the pictures, souvenirs and memories typical of a trip to the Big Apple. What she didn't expect was a $600 haircut, snappy new threads or a national television appearance....
September 24, 2008 - 7:58am
Construction dust clears, complaints remain
The dust has nearly cleared: Cottage Grove's extensive 2008 Pavement Management project stands under-budget and under a month from completion, city officials said recently. But that doesn't mean residents, or city council members, are without concern. Council members last week...
September 24, 2008 - 7:49am
September 22, 2008
Water management organization dissolution could mean fairer billing for residents
Some residents' wallets may welcome the likely dissolution of the Lower St. Croix Water Management Organization within a few months. That was the message that came out of a presentation at Afton City Council's Sept.
September 22, 2008 - 7:45am
September 19, 2008
Portion of Ideal Avenue closed Saturday
Major street paving will close a portion of Ideal Avenue in Cottage Grove Saturday as part of the summer-long 2008 Pavement Management Project. The final asphalt placement on Ideal, between 76th and 80th streets, will begin with the road closure at 7 a.m., city engineer Jennifer...
September 19, 2008 - 10:53am
Wasps harass city hall entrance
Thousands of wasps are wearing out their welcome around the entrance to Cottage Grove City Hall, although most people think they are bees. There has been a line of yellow caution tape surrounding the landscaped area to the right of the sidewalk at the entry for two weeks. Nearly...
September 19, 2008 - 7:50am
September 17, 2008
Olsen plans 'Meet the candidate' event
Cottage Grove City Council candidate Justin Olsen will hold a "Meet the Candidate" event from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 24 at the American Motorsports Bar and Grill in Cottage Grove. The event is intended as an opportunity for the public to meet Olsen, ask questions and learn about his...
September 17, 2008 - 9:13am
Inver Hills says 'not yet' to satellite campus
A push to bring back an Inver Hills Community College satellite campus to Cottage Grove has stalled, but one city council member behind the effort says the city won't call it quits in the quest to lure a post-secondary education training option to town. Inver Hills officials said...
September 17, 2008 - 7:48am
September 11, 2008
Candidates introduce themselves at chamber breakfast
Election season kicked off in Cottage Grove Wednesday at the Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Candidates Forum Breakfast, a chance for Cottage Grove and Newport mayoral and city council candidates to introduce themselves to the business community. With just more...
September 11, 2008 - 9:21am
September 10, 2008
Update: Mayoral, council filings, Thomas Johnson withdraws
Tuesday evening marked the deadline for residents interested in running for public office in Cottage Grove or Newport to file for November's elections. The following have filed for office: In Cottage Grove, city council candidates are Tom Dippel, Derrick Lehrke, Justin Olsen, Jen...
September 10, 2008 - 11:41am
August 29, 2008
Selling through eBay pays off for city
You can find just about anything you want on eBay, the giant worldwide marketplace where millions of users outbid one another for anything from old Homer Hankies to iPhones to a Cleveland duplex. In the market for a 12-year-old tractor? Cottage Grove hopes so. City public works...
August 29, 2008 - 7:50am
Writing isn't history for former editor
When Fred Johnson left his job as sports editor in 1983 at the South Washington County Bulletin after 13 years, he just kept on writing, but not about high school basketball. "Even ahead of sports, my first love is history," said Johnson, at the Cottage Grove home that he shares...
August 29, 2008 - 7:48am