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Girl dies of apparent drowning in central Minnesota
Cottage Grove Arts Commission appoints new member
Hy-Vee and watershed granted sustainable city award in Cottage Grove
St. Paul Park Police reports for April 28
Afton to create habitat for endangered bee species
crime and courts
Softball: Young's homer lifts Park past Woodbury
Baseball: Park slips by Woodbury with Alt no-hitter
Boys' Hockey: Vogelgesang is hired as East Ridge head coach
Prep baseball: Pitch count rule was a matter of time
Boys' Lacrosse: Raptors continue work on new systems
Park puppeteers put death through its paces for 'Addams Family' musical
Health column: You don't want to see me unless you have to
In musician's hands, vintage oil cans become electric guitars
Bexell was 'Cottage Grove's pastor'
Tao of Thao: Cottage Grove artist mixes the spiritual with the everyday
arts and entertainment
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Norma Jean Snider
Michael R. Fournelle, 68
Thomas G. Yetter, 68
Loretta M. Mailand, 89
Andrea J. Sonnee, 59
Keith Jacobus Viewpoint: The secret of success — great teachers
Sen. Dan Schoen Viewpoint: The House majority and transit for our district
Letter to the editor: House funding plans negatively impact local communities
Letters to the editor: Legislative session, transit funding
Viewpoint: Busy construction season ahead for south Washington County
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April 19, 2012
South Washington County Schools probationary teachers' contracts ended
The District 833 School Board approved ending contracts for 82 probationary teachers with less than three years employment at last week's meeting.
April 19, 2012 - 9:50am
April 18, 2012
Start, end times could change for South Washington County elementary, middle schools (w/list of proposed times)
Some District 833 students' daily schedules may change next year in order to balance the district's transportation budget and stop a run of deficit spending. South Washington County School Board members are leaning toward changing elementary and middle school start and end times...
April 18, 2012 - 9:19am
District 833 schools taking part in state tornado drill warning
To ensure awareness of the upcoming severe weather season, the state of Minnesota will conduct two tornado drills on Thursday. The first drill is statewide at 1:45 p.m. to allow schools, businesses, hospitals and other organizations to practice their emergency plans. Several schools...
April 18, 2012 - 8:53am
April 13, 2012
District 833's Porter a finalist for Florida superintendent job
District 833's top boss is a finalist for a Florida superintendent job. Seminole County Public Schools, Fla., announced its three finalists for the position, which include Mark Porter, current superintendent of South Washington County Schools. Porter will interview Monday with the...
April 13, 2012 - 12:56pm
April 12, 2012
Park High School theater closes year with tough musical
Most of the Park High School musicals have happy themes with music that supports hopeful story lines.
April 12, 2012 - 8:38am
March 30, 2012
District 833's $1.2M budget moves could affect special education, activity fees, other programs
District 833 School Board members did their math homework at last week's meeting, adding and subtracting spending to tentatively approve $1.2 million in budget cuts and changes for the 2012-13 school year. The list of budget adjustments includes adding $150,000 from the Community...
March 30, 2012 - 9:12am
March 22, 2012
'Pink slime' beef school lunches? Not in District 833
South Washington County Schools' student lunches do not contain a beef product known as "pink slime," the district said. The meat product, called lean finely textured beef, is made of beef trimmings treated with ammonia-based chemicals for decontamination. The school district's...
March 22, 2012 - 4:39pm
March 14, 2012
South Washington County School Board says no to music cuts, class size increase
The District 833 School Board is set to approve $1.2 million in budget changes, but rejected a proposal to cut nearly $100,000 in district music staffing and another measure that would have slightly raised class sizes for larger savings. The board is set to approve budget transfers...
March 14, 2012 - 11:09am
March 5, 2012
Public surveys: Building trust key for next South Washington County Schools superintendent
The next South Washington County Schools superintendent must be honest, trustworthy and well-schooled in education curriculum. That superintendent...
March 5, 2012 - 12:31pm
March 1, 2012
District 833 School Board briefs
Board to review budget reductions The district's Budgeting for Excellence Budget Review Team's recommendations for reducing $2 million from next year's budget will be presented to the School Board at its March 8 workshop. Bond refinancing will save taxpayers money The...
March 1, 2012 - 5:32am
February 23, 2012
District 833's planned high school Spanish immersion program moving forward
In the fall of 2013, the first class of Spanish language immersion students, now in seventh-grade at Cottage Grove Middle School, will enter high school. Parents of Nuevas Fronteras students, with kindergarten through fifth-grade at Crestview Elementary School in Cottage Grove, asked...
February 23, 2012 - 1:07pm
Improvements to Armstrong Elementary School in Cottage Grove top District 833 summer improvements
This summer, School District 833 will spend $4.9 million to replace the heating and cooling system at Armstrong Elementary School, completing the replacement cycle at all but the newest elementary schools, according to a budget presented to the School Board last week. The total levy,...
February 23, 2012 - 11:35am
February 22, 2012
District 833 residents say better communication, planning needed from next superintendent
Doug Ballinger said he researched school districts and decided to move to Woodbury from out of state because his family was impressed with South Washington County Schools. But there could be improvement, Ballinger said at a Tuesday meeting hosted by School Exec Connect, the search...
February 22, 2012 - 8:44am
February 14, 2012
Small group has big concerns as District 833 superintendent search begins
School District 833 residents interested in the hiring of a new superintendent said the success of future school levies is in jeopardy, long-term...
February 14, 2012 - 3:51pm
February 13, 2012
District 833's Porter nearly a semifinalist for Orlando superintendent job
Superintendent Mark Porter nearly was a semifinalist for the top job in the Orange County Public Schools in Florida. Porter was among applicants for the superintendent job in Orlando, and was recommended by a citizen committee to be interviewed as a semifinalist. However, Porter...
February 13, 2012 - 4:56pm