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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
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
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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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May 30, 2013
2013 Graduates: Hope Christian Academy's grads will miss school's friendly style
The members of Hope Christian Academy's Class of 2013 will head in different directions after graduation but they have one thing in common: they will miss the one-on-one family feeling generated by students and staff at the independent, non-denominational Christian school in St. Paul...
May 30, 2013 - 4:12pm
2013 Graduates: Steele, Kiekhoefer and Burzynski are New LIfe Academy's top 3
When parents and friends gather in the New Life Academy gymnasium on June 2, they will honor 45 graduating seniors, including the top three students. Though the school keeps student data on class rankings, the information is not released to students, parents or colleges. Modest...
May 30, 2013 - 3:51pm
2013 Graduates: East Ridge's Kim accomplishes a personal goal
Early on in his high school career, East Ridge High School senior Kyutae "Alex" Kim set a goal for himself of beating his older brother's class ranking. Well, Kim has done more than that by earning the rank of No. 2 in his graduating class. "I wanted to rank higher than my brother,"...
May 30, 2013 - 3:36pm
2013 Graduates: East Ridge's Kobe 'made the most' of high school
East Ridge High School's top student will be trading in her black and gold for maroon and gold when she attends the University of Minnesota next fall. Allie Kobe will graduate June 1 with a GPA of 4.429. Kobe maintained her No. 1 ranking throughout high school. "My mom always...
May 30, 2013 - 3:30pm
South Washington County schools to hold commencement ceremonies
South Washington County public and private schools begin their 2013 commencement ceremonies this weekend. The following graduation ceremonies are planned: n Park High School: 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1; Aldrich Arena, Maplewood n East Ridge High School: 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1; East...
May 30, 2013 - 1:21pm
May 23, 2013
Park speech team finishes the year with strong showing
With a new coach finishing her second year, the Park High School Speech Team is celebrating its revival by finishing the year with fourth place in Section 3AA. The team put six members in section finals and had two winners in state competition. Section finalists included: Kemi Olukoga,...
May 23, 2013 - 3:59pm
May 21, 2013
Crosswinds might be 'mothballed' as session ends without decision on school's future
The future of Crosswinds Arts and Sciences School is no more certain now than in February, when lawmakers first considered a bill addressing the Woodbury school's future. The session ended at midnight Monday, May 20, without a final decision on legislation that sought to preserve...
May 21, 2013 - 12:53pm
May 18, 2013
A soggy -- but successful -- 'Standing Strong' anti-bullying run in Cottage Grove
As the rain fell early Saturday morning, organizers of the "Standing Strong" anti-bullying 5K fundraiser expected a small group of participants for their run. Instead, nearly 200 runners and walkers braved the soggy conditions and took off from the starting line. The run in and...
May 18, 2013 - 9:51am
May 17, 2013
Park High School prom set for Saturday
Park High School students will don their finest Saturday evening. The school's prom is set for Saturday, May 18. The grand march will start at 4 p.m. Saturday at the school gym in Cottage Grove. Prom runs from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Prom Center in Oakdale. The theme for this...
May 17, 2013 - 9:59am
May 16, 2013
Leadership, budget changes ahead for South Washington County Community Education
No fee increases or major changes in District 833 Community Education-run programs and classes are expected in the next year, but there will be changes to how the department is managed. Superintendent Keith Jacobus said last week that District 833 is currently interviewing candidates...
May 16, 2013 - 3:17pm
May 15, 2013
School District 833 resident survey says levy renewal would pass
A clear majority of residents would support a renewal of an existing school property tax levy, according to a recent independent survey. The Decision Resources survey, provided to the District 833 School Board last week, found that 65 percent of those polled would back a levy renewal. The...
May 15, 2013 - 8:36am
May 14, 2013
Cottage Grove school scores visit from Lynx star
For Armstrong Elementary fifth-grader Noah Acree, basketball is a way of life. And, when the Minnesota Lynx are playing, Acree usually is in the stands. As one of the professional women's basketball team's youngest season ticket holders, the 11-year-old Cottage Grove resident and...
May 14, 2013 - 2:58pm
May 10, 2013
Math and Science Academy, East Ridge prove their robotics skills
Both Math and Science Academy and East Ridge High School have proven their robotic skills. The two schools' robotics teams competed April 26-28 in the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Competition World Championship in St. Louis, Mo. The...
May 10, 2013 - 10:11am
Cottage Grove resident and retiring school custodian Bob Beskar to be honored by school
Cottage Grove resident Bob Beskar has made Royal Oaks Elementary his home for the past 12 years as the school's custodian, but something seemed to be missing. At the end of every day Beskar, who works as the school's night cleaner, takes down the school's American flag. "People...
May 10, 2013 - 10:00am
May 7, 2013
Oltman student, age 12, dies
An Oltman Middle School student has died. The 12-year-old Cottage Grove boy died early Monday morning, May 6, authorities said. A preliminary report found the death was by suicide, according to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office. District 833 Communications Director Barb...
May 7, 2013 - 4:07pm