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Arson causes $30,000 damage to Cottage Grove park playground equipment
Legislative candidates view mental health solutions differently
Speaker demands health insurance action or will ask Dayton to resign
The big chew: Goats deployed to Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park to eat invasive shrubs
Minnesota roundup: Family of 4 found safe, but parents arrested; Biden to make campaign stop in northern Minnesota
crime and courts
Volleyball: Eagles cruise past St. Paul Harding
Volleyball: Park sweeps Highland Park to start section tournament
MN state parks to be free on day after Thanksgiving
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Football: Wolfpack rolls at North in regular season finale
Crowd gathers to support Oktoberfest for Friends in Need Food Shelf
Bailey Nurseries chairman wins conservation award
Banking on Oktoberfest: Oct. 16 fundraiser in Cottage Grove helps Friends in Need Food Shelf's bottom line
Films in Five Festival gets "bigger and better"
Fans flock to Films in Five Festival in Cottage Grove
arts and entertainment
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc vs Kritzky
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Forum Communications Co. editorial endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
Letter to the editor: Lewis not part of establishment
Letter to the editor: Schoen gets work done, gets results
Letter to the editor: Vote on the future of Newport
Letter to the editor: Vote Peterson, Schoen and Jurgens
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October 19, 2016
Minnesota sees record one-day online voter registration
ST. PAUL— Minnesota saw a record-breaking 73,478 voters pre-register online on Monday, Oct. 17, shattering the previous one-day record...
October 19, 2016 - 12:00pm
August 23, 2016
Bailey to run unopposed; Six to vie for two council seats
Cottage Grove voters will have one mayoral option on the Nov. 8 ballot but six choices for city council. Mayor Myron Bailey will run for his...
August 23, 2016 - 2:45pm
August 9, 2016
2nd District fight will be between Lewis and Craig
Jason Lewis used his celebrity of being a radio talk show host as basis for becoming the Republican nominee to replace U.S. Rep. John Kline.
August 9, 2016 - 10:51pm
July 20, 2016
Bailey to seek third term as mayor
Mayor Myron Bailey will be the only incumbent on the ballot for Cottage Grove city races this fall. Bailey said he intends to run for mayor again,...
July 20, 2016 - 8:00am
January 27, 2016
Trail cameras, doe scent ingredients in campaign sign theft bust
It took time, savvy and dedication, but Molly Lutz found out who had been taking her campaign signs. Last fall, a group of Woodbury High School...
News/crime and courts
January 27, 2016 - 7:00am
October 9, 2014
Newport City Council candidate viewpoint: Tracy Rahm
As I took the oath of office in January 2011, the future outlook for Newport was uncertain, at best. Our national and local economy was still struggling to emerge from the Great Recession. Other than the Wakota Bridge and associated highway projects, Newport had not seen significant...
October 9, 2014 - 12:09pm
Newport City Council candidate viewpoint: Dan Lund
Through my service as chair of the Newport Planning Commission, I have demonstrated the ability to work with businesses and residents to move their projects forward while keeping the interests of all Newport residents in mind at all times. I will maintain this perspective in all my...
October 9, 2014 - 12:07pm
September 12, 2014
Thiede plans town hall meetings in Cottage Grove
Cottage Grove City Council member Dave Thiede has scheduled four town hall meetings as he campaigns for re-election this fall. Thiede, who is seeking a second four-year term, said the meetings will give more residents opportunities to ask questions and discuss issues before they...
September 12, 2014 - 6:00am
March 28, 2014
Ballot-counting goes automatic in Washington County
Washington County voters will have a new system this election season.
March 28, 2014 - 8:00am
February 18, 2014
Dennis to run for Cottage Grove City Council
Steve Dennis built a small business in Cottage Grove and now wants to help promote the city to other prospective businesses.
February 18, 2014 - 11:44am
January 31, 2014
Sieben won't run for lieutenant governor on Dayton re-election ticket
The person most discussed as Gov. Mark Dayton's running mate says she is not interested.
January 31, 2014 - 5:19pm
January 6, 2014
Bigham to challenge Lehrke for Washington County Board seat
Karla Bigham, a former state lawmaker and Cottage Grove City Council member, will campaign this fall for the Washington County Board seat held by Autumn Lehrke.
January 6, 2014 - 10:09am
November 22, 2013
Recount confirms Van Leer District 833 School Board victory
Sharon Van Leer is headed to the South Washington County School Board after all. A manual recount this week of the District 833 School Board...
November 22, 2013 - 1:59pm
November 21, 2013
Ballots recounted in tight District 833 School Board race
Washington County election officials recounted the District 833 School Board race that separated Sharon Van Leer and Molly Lutz by five vote...
November 21, 2013 - 9:52am
November 12, 2013
Voter turnout near 18 percent in School District 833 election
A multi-million-dollar school property tax levy and the election of a majority of District 833 School Board members drew about 18 percent of registered voters to the polls last week.
November 12, 2013 - 1:26pm