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Boys' Hockey: Royals score four straight in win vs. East Ridge
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Boys' Hockey: Raptors keep it close with Stillwater
'Two from Galilee' musical opens at Light the Way Church in Cottage Grove
Holiday Train makes 14th-annual stop Friday in Cottage Grove
PHOTO GALLERY: See the Cottage Grove holiday lights contest winners and nominees
Sugar rush: Annual cookie sale draws a large crowd in St. Paul Park
‘Ugly Christmas Sweater’ run/walk Sunday in Cottage Grove for hungry students
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August 27, 2008
Throw away vs. repair
Many have remarked that we live in a disposable society, but few have seen the effects so concretely as vacuum repairman Arlo Johnson. For Johnson, the evidence is in the dwindling number of people bringing their vacuum cleaners in for repairs. "You'd be surprised how many people...
August 27, 2008 - 7:56am
'09 budget: public works, public safety doing more with less
Cottage Grove's police can't quit patrolling and the city's public works department can't stop patching the roads. So when the directive came down from city hall that 2009 wouldn't be the year to ask for much in the way of budget growth, public safety director Craig Woolery and...
August 27, 2008 - 7:47am
August 21, 2008
Green garden award-winners chosen
Cottage Grove City Council members on Wednesday handed out the city's second annual Green Garden Awards to commercial winners Cottage Grove Animal Hospital and residential winners Richard Voita and Linda Strachota. Cottage Grove's summer landscape architecture interns judged the...
August 21, 2008 - 7:54am
August 20, 2008
Man releases pain of past with poems
At an age when most kids dread reading the stuff, let alone compose a few stanzas of it, Sheka Mansaray turned to poetry. In sixth grade the 19-year-old Park graduate began to pour his soul onto the pages of dozens of spiral-bound notebooks, letting the ink tell a story so painful,...
August 20, 2008 - 7:55am
City creates 'green team' to seek new ways, means
File this one under: Peer pressure done good. The city of Cottage Grove has watched a handful of other metro area cities seriously discuss conservation, a response to budgetary and environmental concerns, watched its residents try to drive less in an effort to save gas as prices...
August 20, 2008 - 7:53am
Speaking his piece, in words and drawings
Longtime Cottage Grove resident Justin Gall has been an Internet radio personality on TalkRadioX for over a year now. Gall, who is also the Bulletin's cartoonist, talked with us about his various creative pursuits. When did you start doing your Internet Radio show? It started more...
August 20, 2008 - 7:49am
August 18, 2008
Local couple helps bring some light to Tanzanian village
The Lutheran minister in Mogomi, Tanzania, can now read after the sun goes down. His church, office and reception area also have light thanks to solar-powered lights brought to them by nine members of Salem Lutheran Church in West St. Paul. Mary Lou and J.R.
August 18, 2008 - 7:35am
August 14, 2008
Local doctor arrested for DWI
A Cottage Grove doctor was arrested early Wednesday morning on charges -- now pending -- of test refusal, fourth-degree DWI, obstructing the legal process and traffic violations. Walid A. Mikhail, 47, of Cottage Grove, was arrested at 8136 East Point Douglas Road, outside the Cottage...
August 14, 2008 - 4:23pm
United Church of Christ marks 150 years
Once upon a time in Old Cottage Grove there was "the English church" and "the German church." It has been awhile, 45 years, since those churches straddled either side of Lamar Avenue, but Bev Gross still remembers it well. And this month, she's helping others remember, too, as the...
August 14, 2008 - 7:53am
August 12, 2008
Monday night car break-in starts fire
Three teenagers admitted to breaking into nine vehicles and starting one on fire in and around the 8700 block of Ironwood Avenue in Cottage Grove Monday night, according to police. The teens, all 16-year-olds entering their junior year at Park High School, said they tried to steal...
August 12, 2008 - 5:07pm
August 6, 2008
Utility rate hike in CG budget proposal
Under the preliminary 2009 budget discussed by City Council members and staff last week, utility rates for Cottage Grove water and sewer will jump for the fourth consecutive year. The price of city water is set to rise 3 percent and sewer 7 percent, as the city aims to avoid a public...
August 6, 2008 - 7:53am
City putting off large purchases until economy turns around
Cottage Grove residents will see an average $15 drop in taxes paid to the city under the preliminary 2009 property tax levy, city officials say, as the median taxable value on homes in the city fell by eight-tenths of a percent last year. Officials have proposed a 1.5 percent bump...
August 6, 2008 - 7:40am
August 4, 2008
Cottage Grove returns to neighborhood parties Tuesday for National Night Out
Tuesday's annual National Night Out celebration marks Cottage Grove's return to neighborhood based get-togethers, and organizers say participation in the smaller parties has surpassed their expectations. Cottage Grove Community Watch coordinator Diane McCabe said last week 32 neighborhood...
August 4, 2008 - 7:37am
August 1, 2008
Ice cream puts people in a good mood. There was plenty of it at the annual Community United Church of Christ ice cream social Thursday, July 24. Most adults enjoyed their ice cream over pieces of pie contributed by church members. Grilled hot dogs, bratwurst and hamburgers were...
August 1, 2008 - 7:36am
July 31, 2008
Putting out the fire after 32 years
When he began his gig as a part-timer on the Cottage Grove Fire Department in 1976, Dennis Leonard didn't expect to stick with the job some 30 years -- heck, he says, most guys don't make it 15. But here he is, 61 years old and set to retire July 31 after 32 years of service on...
July 31, 2008 - 7:49am