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June 16, 2016
Luke Macke (right) donated a check to Make-A-Wish Minnesota on behalf of the fourth-grade class at Liberty Ridge Elementary. He got the most votes among his classmates in a contest that decided which charity they would donate to. Luke became a fan of Make-A-Wish after they granted the wish of his brother Andrew (left) who has a serious medical condition known as Vater Association syndrome. (Bulletin photo by William Loeffler)
Helping the genie: Fourth-grader successfully steers class donation to Make-A-Wish
June 16, 2016 - 12:50pm
June 15, 2016
Sharon McCoy of Newport and John Leis of Woodbury lead the survivors lap at the opening of the Relay For Life Friday at East Ridge High School. (Bulletin photo by William Loeffler)
Relay for Life brings out crowds in south Washington County
June 15, 2016 - 8:51pm
Relatives, friends and co-workers of the late Margie Hafer gather for a dedication June 11 for a Little Library built in Hafer's honor and placed outside the Cottage Grove home of Hafer's friend Susan Sundeen. A second Little Library is in the yard of Hafer's daughter Teri York in Woodbury. (Bulletin photo by Scott Wente)play button
Little libraries honor teacher: Margie Hafer's passion for kids, reading continues
June 15, 2016 - 8:00am
Sam Cook, 4, jokes with Santa while the two discuss the Cottage Grove boy's wish list during the Santa Breakfast event Sunday at River Oaks Golf Course. (Bulletin photo by Scott Wente)
Grin and bearded: Cottage Grove's Santa Breakfast draws a crowd
December 15, 2015 - 3:32pm
August 18, 2015
Taylen Johnson, 13, is stunned his mother Jackie Schnabel beat him in a carnival game Saturday during Heritage Days. Operator Lisa Doede laughs as the two compete for a stuffed animal. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)
St. Paul Park Heritage Days sizzles on Broadway
August 18, 2015 - 9:00am
August 13, 2015
Spending a warm, fall afternoon picking raspberries at Afton Apple, 4-year-old Alyssa Her, of St. Paul filled several plastic pints with her mother Vismai Vang. (Bulletin file photo)
Afton Apple's apple, raspberry season opens Saturday
August 13, 2015 - 12:09pm
August 6, 2015
Kristy Yang, 11, took home the title of Newport Pioneer Day button designer for her depiction of the Mississippi River. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)
Blossoming artist designs Newport Pioneer Day button
August 6, 2015 - 7:00am
Newport’s annual Pioneer Day celebration draws hundreds of event-goers to Pioneer Park. This year, the get-together is recognizing the city’s 126-year history. It takes place Sunday, Aug. 10. (Bulletin file photo)
Newport celebrates history during Pioneer Day Sunday
August 6, 2015 - 7:00am
July 29, 2015
Minnesota State Patrol trooper pilot Mike Olson explains the importants of a pilots helmet to kids at the Cottage Grove Safety Camp July 21 at Hamlet Park. Olson has been a state trooper for 16 years and a pilot for the last year. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)
Cottage Grove Safety Campers soak up life-saving lessons
July 29, 2015 - 5:34pm
July 28, 2015
Cottage Grove police reserve officers Jason Harder (left) and Steve Hotaling interact with kids at a 2014 Night to Unite party in the Mississippi Dues neighborhood. (Bulletin file photo)
Night to Unite celebrations planned across south Washington County
July 28, 2015 - 7:00am
July 12, 2015
Former Newport volunteer firefighter Don Schlomka stirs a kettle of booya Sunday outside Newport fire hall No 1. alongside Nick Zellmer. Though retired from the department, Schlomka said he keeps coming back to help at booya each year. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)
Newport booya still hot after 62 years
July 12, 2015 - 3:41pm
July 10, 2015
Akirah Nyberg, 8, and her mother, Tabitha Nyberg-Revoir, decorate her new, temporary lemonade stand Friday outside their St. Paul Park home. The original stand was stolen Tuesday night, leaving the young entrepreneur without  a place to sell lemonade. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)
Community pitches in to replace St. Paul Park girl's stolen lemonade stand
July 10, 2015 - 12:08pm
June 26, 2015
Sarah Stadler plays with Roman Keehn, 5, (left) and Colin Schmit, 8, at her home day care facility. Her professionalism, creativity and dedication to children earned Stadler a 2015 Family Child Care Provider of the Year from the Washington County Board of Commissioners. (Bulletin photo by William Loeffler)
Cottage Grove woman honored for in-home day care business
June 26, 2015 - 11:31am
June 22, 2015
Newly crowned Miss Queen Montana Hogan, 17, (left) helps Junior Miss Princess MyKinzie McClanahan, 12, adjust her crown Monday following the Strawberry Fest Ambassadors crowning ceremony at Park High School. It is the culminating event in the three-day citywide get-together. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)
Polished pageantry at Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest Ambassadors crowning
June 22, 2015 - 9:58pm
Hundreds of people from around south Washington County flocked to Kingston Park for the three-day Strawberry Fest. The carnival was a popular attraction. (Bulletin photo by Scott Wente)
Fun for all during Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest
June 22, 2015 - 9:34am
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