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School District 833 seeks flexibility, freedom at Legislature
Cottage Grove police brief: Laser light bothers State Patrol helicopter
Dayton budget plan covers a wide range of issues
Cottage Grove police brief: Teen with drugs at school faces charges
Woman arrested after found asleep in someone else’s car in Cottage Grove
crime and courts
Park Diving: Germscheid claims Park's six dive record
Mercurial Lynch accepted in Seattle - Part 1
SB XLIX: Belichick impressed with Seahawks' model
Girls Basketball: Park beats East Ridge by five, again
Boys Basketball: Raptors pull away from Park late
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
Lori L. Battcher, 53
Mark F. Mulvihill, 66
Doris M. Pinault, 85
Jeanette Lampe, 79
Lucille Mann, 92
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 27, 2012
John Kriesel biography picked for Washington County reading event
John Kriesel has represented Cottage Grove-area communities in the Minnesota House the past two years, and now Washington County residents are being encouraged to read about his military history. Kriesel's biography, "Still Standing," was chosen for the Washington County Library...
December 27, 2012 - 3:11pm
March 7, 2012
County to take lead on major Newport redevelopment project
Washington County will take the lead in redeveloping the area around a planned transit station near the junction of Interstate 494 and Highway 61, county housing officials and city leaders said. The Newport City Council voted last week to authorize the Washington County Housing and...
March 7, 2012 - 12:29pm
February 23, 2012
Discount grocery program to start in Cottage Grove
For Jen Peterson, a trip to the grocery store is no quick chore, not with the coupon clipping and comparison shopping that come with stocking her family's fridge and cupboards. "It's a huge time commitment, doing that," said Peterson, a Cottage Grove City Council member.
food / news
February 23, 2012 - 11:37am
Commissioner stands against watershed reappointments
A Washington County Commissioner this week opposed the reappointment of a pair of longtime watershed board members, saying their continued presence on the board was preventing others from serving on the water management council. Commissioner Autumn Lehrke, who represents south Washington...
news / politics / government
March 23, 2011 - 6:22pm
March 22, 2011
Commissioners blast House proposal to siphon transit money
Washington County commissioners volleyed criticism Tuesday at legislation advancing in the Minnesota House that would redirect millions of dollars from a sales tax for new light rail, commuter rail and bus rapid transit projects to cover deep cuts to existing bus service in the Twin...
news / politics / government
March 22, 2011 - 4:34pm
November 18, 2010
Ready and waiting for recount
Washington County election officials say they are ready for another statewide election recount. If a recount in the governor's race is called later this month, the county will hand count its ballots beginning Nov. 29, said Kevin Corbid, director of Property Records and Taxpayer Services...
November 18, 2010 - 11:46am
November 16, 2010
County responding to Emmer election data requests
Washington County's top election official said it could take at least another week or longer to turn over all election documents sought by the Minnesota Republican Party and governor candidate Tom Emmer. The Emmer campaign has requested documents related to Election Day polling place...
November 16, 2010 - 3:02pm
November 9, 2010
An Autumn surprise
When Autumn Lehrke announced early this year she would run against longtime Washington County Commissioner Myra Peterson, the 28-year-old Cottage Grove businesswoman didn't get the most positive feedback. "When I first decided to run," Lehrke said, "I was told Myra could never be...
news / politics
November 9, 2010 - 9:03am
November 3, 2010
Peterson out as voters hand Lehrke upset win
Voters delivered an election night stunner in south Washington County on Tuesday, electing political newcomer Autumn Lehrke to replace longtime incumbent Myra Peterson as the District 4 representative on the Washington County Board of Commissioners. Lehrke, making her first run for...
November 3, 2010 - 3:57am
November 2, 2010
South Washington County heads to the polls
All the yard signs, door-knocking, mailers and debates come down to this: voters in south Washington County head to the polls today to help decide...
November 2, 2010 - 11:32am
Election Day 2010: Find your polling place
Voters in south Washington County on Tuesday head to the polls to elect representatives to city, county, state and federal office. Need to...
November 2, 2010 - 8:37am
November 1, 2010
County attorney pits Orput versus Shoeberg
Pete Orput and Kevin Shoeberg are looking to replace outgoing Washington County Attorney Doug Johnson who is retiring after 10 years on the job. Click...
November 1, 2010 - 6:23pm
Shoeberg: Varied work requires experienced manager
Kevin Shoeberg said he has experience with the type of legal work handled by the Washington County Attorney's Office, so he is prepared to be the next county attorney. Shoeberg has spent part of his legal career representing cities and townships within Washington County, including...
November 1, 2010 - 6:21pm
Orput: Increased prosecution is a focus
Pete Orput said he wants to lead the Washington County Attorney's Office, and that will mean prosecuting cases himself. There is a need to prosecute more crimes, Orput said, but there is no funding to add more assistant attorneys.
November 1, 2010 - 6:18pm
October 29, 2010
2010 Voter Guide: Autumn Lehrke
Autumn Lehrke City: Cottage Grove Age: 28 Family: Married Occupation: Small business owner Why are you the more qualified candidate to represent south Washington County in Stillwater? "We need someone in office who knows how to manage a budget with budget constraints," Lehrke...
news / politics
October 29, 2010 - 4:47pm