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‘Wait and see’ on commercial vacancies in Cottage Grove
St. Paul Park police reports for Dec. 5
Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
Minnesota roundup: Woman rescued from chilly Red River; 2 more state news stories
Minnesota reports state budget surplus, but with federal uncertainty
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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
New faces to join incumbents on District 833 School Board
Voters in south Washington County favored an all-female slate representing different corners of District 833 during the Nov. 5 School Board election.
November 12, 2013 - 1:19pm
School District 833 gets budget breathing room after levies' passage
The district will add school staff and make building safety and technology improvements rather than brace for budget reductions after voters approved a property tax hike to fund education operations.
November 12, 2013 - 1:17pm
November 8, 2013
Judge tosses remaining campaign claims against pro-District 833 levy group
Administrative Law Judge Barbara Case on Friday ruled that there was no probable cause to believe Committee for VOTE improperly reported its finances and use of a Woodbury law office for mail and meetings.
November 8, 2013 - 2:16pm