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Grant funds new sergeant, new task force on sex trafficking
Allwine jury selection begins
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Boys' hockey roundup: Raptors pick up SEC win vs. Stillwater
Claugherty's hat trick leads Raptors past Royals
Girls' hockey: Offensive mindset starts to pay off for Wolfpack
Eagles felled by last-second shot
Big second half lifts Royals past Raptors
St. Paul Park church to hold artisan fair
Falteisek to perform in holiday concert in Woodbury
A soldier's journey: Cottage Grove officer, veteran shares story in new cable documentary
New Life Academy musical 'Singin' in the Rain' set to make a splash
A Halloween bash: Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest celebrates with 10th annual parade
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TOWN OF GREY CLOUD ISLAND: 1/26/18 Public Test of Voting Equip.
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Croix Chordsmen want to serenade your Valentine
Hotel and restaurant eyed for century-old riverside factory in Hastings
Cottage Grover's online apparel business supports animal non-profits
Twin Cities-based pizza joint declares itself home of 'Minnesota-style' pizza
New Afton boutique offers kids' fashion, parties fit for a princess
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January 5, 2012
Update 3:35 p.m.: Prairie Island Nuclear Plant terminates alert
The alert declared by operators at the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant as a result of a chemical spill this morning was terminated at...
January 5, 2012 - 7:15am
December 31, 2011
Asian carp fight gets local; barrier proposed for Mississippi
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's battle plan to fight an Asian carp invasion includes multiple barriers to keep them from advancing upstream along the Mississippi River and into most of the state's waters. Rep. Denny McNamara, R-Hastings, said that between state dollars he will expects state...
December 31, 2011 - 10:10am
December 22, 2011
PFCs found in northern wells near Woodbury disposal site
Although levels of 3M-manufactured chemicals have been consistent in wells on the south end of a former disposal site in Woodbury, recent testing showed an increase in perfluorochemicals (PFCs) to the north. Testing at monitoring wells near the site this fall showed a slight increase...
December 22, 2011 - 11:32am
December 9, 2011
Carp fight in high gear as DNA shows fishing heading north in Mississippi
December 9, 2011 - 9:30am
December 6, 2011
Health officials: PFC levels drop in group of Washington County residents
State experts reported a significant decline in perfluorochemical levels found in residents of Cottage Grove and other east-metro communities where the 3M-manufactured chemical had polluted drinking water, but lingering concerns have some officials calling for continued study. The...
December 6, 2011 - 12:52pm
October 21, 2011
Test shows carp in Mississippi River
A new test shows Asian carp appear to be moving north on the Mississippi River. Water samples in the Twin Cities tested positive for genetic material from silver carp, one variety of Asian carp. That indicates the carp likely are in the area, according to the Minnesota Department...
October 21, 2011 - 1:38pm
October 13, 2011
Met Council may pursue legal action against 3M over PFC issue
The Metropolitan Council is considering legal action against 3M, claiming it could face costly infrastructure upgrades to meet proposed water treatment standards that the agency has suggested were a response to 3M chemical pollution in and around Cottage Grove. Met Council officials...
October 13, 2011 - 5:16pm
October 6, 2011
Testing shows no harmful PFC levels in Cottage Grove wells; increased levels at dump site unexplained
State officials say recent testing of private wells in Cottage Grove and Woodbury did not detect harmful levels of 3M-manufactured chemicals. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency said Thursday that test results returned this week showed that the level of perfluorochemicals (or...
October 6, 2011 - 11:29am
August 25, 2011
Cottage Grove police retrieve 5-foot iguana from park
Cottage Grove police community service officer Matthew Dahlquist often fields animal calls, retrieving loose dogs and cats and removing critters...
August 25, 2011 - 11:04am
July 14, 2011
Washington County Board rejects -- for now -- wind turbine proposal
Washington County Board members this week rejected a Denmark Township couples' request to double the height of a wind turbine allowed under county code -- but the wind might soon be at their back: county officials will now re-examine changes to the rules that could allow taller turbines...
July 14, 2011 - 5:12pm
June 8, 2011
Young falcons banded atop 3M Cottage Grove water tower
Perched 166 feet off the ground atop a water tower at the 3M Co. plant in Cottage Grove on a bright, blustery morning last week, Bob Anderson...
June 8, 2011 - 8:14am
May 24, 2011
More 3M cleanup set to move forward in Cottage Grove
The city of Cottage Grove has cleared the way for the latest phase of 3M Co.'s plan to clean up contaminated soil at its facility in the city, approving a permit and signing off on an environmental assessment completed by the company that will allow work to move forward. City council...
May 24, 2011 - 8:58am
3M incinerator changes on hold; permits await EPA approval
More than two years after 3M Co. publicly announced its intention to begin burning hazardous waste from outside sources at its Cottage Grove incinerator -- and 10 months after city leaders agreed to drop their opposition to the plan -- non-3M waste still isn't being burned at the...
May 24, 2011 - 8:54am
May 4, 2011
Former Twin Jack Morris digs in with DNR at Afton tree planting
HASTINGS -- The remaining bounty of last year's Minnesota Twins pitching was planted Wednesday at Afton State Park. Twins and Minnesota Department...
May 4, 2011 - 2:30pm
April 30, 2011
Newport ravine to be stabilized
Muck, mud, sediment: call it what you like, but when heavy rains come it does, too, for residents near a wooded ravine in north Newport. The cause?
April 30, 2011 - 8:33am