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County to add two engineer positions
Wags for Water fundraiser to help dog park in Cottage Grove
Newport's Opinion Brewing liquor license in jeopardy
County development plan targets small business, workforce
Minnesota State Fair announces 31 new foods, 4 new vendors
crime and courts
Park trapshooting team is headed to MSHSL state tournament on Saturday
Track and Field: Sieffert earns spot on U of M track and field team
Track and Field: Weiss, coaches recall tough road to triple jump state title
Temi Ogunrinde goes to nationals and beyond
Baseball: Eagles fall one-run short in section championship
Minn. State Fair cheese curd legend to appear at Cheese Curd Festival
50 and counting
Best of the Fest: Talent show draws singers, dancers to Strawberry Fest
Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest ambassadors selected
Sights from the Strawberry Fest 5K
arts and entertainment
Notice of Public Auction 071917
Amend ORD 981 REDUCE GRASS CUTTING NOISE
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE: Robert P. Schnaar
Freedom Mortgage Corp vs Kaufenberg MN170054
MF JOHNSON MN 170041
Susie Q. Rosenberger, 60
LeeVal F. "Val" Brantner, 75
Paul McCauley, 78
Susan J. Krech, 69
Vernold J. Derichs, 79
Viewpoint: Cottage Grove is working to supply water to all
Viewpoint: Strict rules about contacting judges
Viewpoint: In CDA lawsuit, Newport loses either way
Letter: Thanks for Franke, Jurgens for tax relief support
Viewpoint: Cottage Grove water is safe to drink
Real Estate Showcase
May 26, 2017
The Busby brothers of River Falls
Greg and Mae Busby's family was the first of three River Falls families who lost two sons in World War II. The Rockwell and Flathe families each...
May 26, 2017 - 9:40am
June 16, 2016
Helping the genie: Fourth-grader successfully steers class donation to Make-A-Wish
Luke Macke knows how to return a favor.
June 16, 2016 - 12:50pm
June 15, 2016
Relay for Life brings out crowds in south Washington County
The threat posed by prowling thunderstorms Friday night did not stop hundreds of walkers, volunteers, spectators and supporters from turning...
June 15, 2016 - 8:51pm
Little libraries honor teacher: Margie Hafer's passion for kids, reading continues
There is a new, bittersweet chapter to Margie Hafer's love of children and reading.
June 15, 2016 - 8:00am
Grin and bearded: Cottage Grove's Santa Breakfast draws a crowd
The city of Cottage Grove hosted its annual Santa Breakfast Sunday at River Oaks Golf Course. Families had breakfast before children hopped into...
Life/arts and entertainment
December 15, 2015 - 3:32pm
August 18, 2015
St. Paul Park Heritage Days sizzles on Broadway
It was a hot one over Heritage Days weekend in St. Paul Park, but most festival-goers found ways to keep cool. From frozen treats and cold...
August 18, 2015 - 9:00am
August 13, 2015
Afton Apple's apple, raspberry season opens Saturday
A fall tradition in south Washington County is just days away as Afton Apple Orchard readies for a busy apple and raspberry season. The nearly...
August 13, 2015 - 12:09pm
August 6, 2015
Blossoming artist designs Newport Pioneer Day button
Mississippi River, outdoors inspire 11-year-old’s drawing for festival button.
August 6, 2015 - 7:00am
Newport celebrates history during Pioneer Day Sunday
Summer in Newport means no school, warm weather and Pioneer Day, the annual citywide get-together at Pioneer Memorial Park. Celebrating its...
August 6, 2015 - 7:00am
July 29, 2015
Cottage Grove Safety Campers soak up life-saving lessons
Investigating a crime scene, handling a police K-9 and manning a fire truck’s water hose are duties typically left to those in the public safety...
July 29, 2015 - 5:34pm
July 28, 2015
Night to Unite celebrations planned across south Washington County
Night to Unite takes place Tuesday, Aug. 4 across the area. Event aimed at promoting community awareness and prevention of crime.
News/crime and courts
July 28, 2015 - 7:00am
July 12, 2015
Newport booya still hot after 62 years
Only at the 62nd-annual booya, hosted by the Newport Fire Department, do people from around south Washington County eat bowlfuls of scorching...
July 12, 2015 - 3:41pm
July 10, 2015
Community pitches in to replace St. Paul Park girl's stolen lemonade stand
When a sour thief stole 8-year-old Akirah Nyberg’s lemonade stand from the front lawn of her St. Paul Park home Tuesday night, she decided...
July 10, 2015 - 12:08pm
June 26, 2015
Cottage Grove woman honored for in-home day care business
A Cottage Grove woman is one of only two child care professionals in Washington County to be honored as a 2015 Family Child Care Provider of...
June 26, 2015 - 11:31am
June 22, 2015
Polished pageantry at Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest Ambassadors crowning
With all the pomp and circumstance, glitz and glitter, the Strawberry Fest Ambassadors crowned a new royal family Monday and named 17-year-old...
June 22, 2015 - 9:58pm