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December 19, 2014
Six-year-old Savannah Germain soaks up the first few minutes with her brother, Devin, after he surprised her at Pine Hill Elementary School Friday. He was gone on a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)play button
Cottage Grove soldier home for Christmas
December 19, 2014 - 4:21pm
December 4, 2014
Sisters Maddy Lee, 3, (far left) and Lily Lee, 5, both of Cottage Grove, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus Wednesday during the city’s annual tree lighting ceremony at City Hall. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)
Cottage Grove lights up the holiday season
December 4, 2014 - 1:54pm
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train makes its return to Cottage Grove Wednesday, Dec. 10. Back it is usual location on West Point Douglas Road, the evening affair is a fundraiser for the Friends in Need Food Shelf. (Submitted photo)
Holiday Train returns to Cottage Grove Wednesday with $90K goal
December 4, 2014 - 9:00am
November 27, 2014
Hale to the Bird 5K participants bundle up Thursday morning while others donned Thanksgiving-themed apparel. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)
Hale to the Bird 5K runners brave below-zero temps in Cottage Grove
November 27, 2014 - 11:07am
October 28, 2014
Musicians in the Park High School marching band got creative with their costumes Saturday during the Monster Bash parade in Cottage Grove. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)
Parade of Halloween spirit during Cottage Grove's Monster Bash
October 28, 2014 - 1:38pm
October 22, 2014
Hillside parent Rachel Blinsman and her son, 3-year-old Andrew, use colorful chalk to mark up the school’s sidewalk with positive messages to spread awareness of anti-bullying initiatives. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)
Hillside Elementary School parents chalk for change
October 22, 2014 - 5:00pm
October 8, 2014
The Cottage Grove Lions served food and beer at the Oktoberfest celebration at Hope Glen Farm in Cottage Grove Sunday. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)
Oktoberfest raises money for Friends in Need Food Shelf
October 8, 2014 - 11:43am
October 1, 2014
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train passes through Cottage Grove each year drawing a few thousand people to see the festive, brightly lit rail cars. (Bulletin file photo)
Holiday Train returns to Cottage Grove Dec. 10
October 1, 2014 - 1:43pm
September 30, 2014
Live music starts at noon with Crazy George, The Accordion Man and The Glen Rays, followed by guitarist Todd Duane at 2 p.m. and the Blue Notes at 3:30 p.m. Music will be played in the barn and under the pavilion this year. (Photo courtesy of George Chavez)
Friends in Need's annual Oktoberfest bigger, better this year in Cottage Grove
September 30, 2014 - 1:18pm
August 27, 2014
Cottage Grove resident Jim Gorbunow built a giant wooden kidney in an attempt solicit a life-saving donor. He garnered nationwide attention in January following the construction of a 5-foot snow kidney. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)
Still waiting: Cottage Grove man continues search for life-saving kidney
August 27, 2014 - 9:00am
August 12, 2014
Kate Gisselquist, 4, (left) of St. Paul Park enjoys some corn on the cob with Alex McKusky, 4, of Newport. during Pioneer Day. Sunday’s event marked the 125 anniversary of Newport and featured a parade, food vendors, inflatables and bingo under the pavilion. (Bulletin photo by William Loeffler)
Pioneer pride in Newport
August 12, 2014 - 11:17am
August 7, 2014
Newport’s annual Pioneer Day celebration draws hundreds of event-goers to Pioneer Park. This year, the get-together is recognizing the city’s 125-year history. It takes place Sunday, Aug. 10. (Bulletin file photo)
Newport Pioneer Day marks city’s 125th year
August 7, 2014 - 9:00am
August 6, 2014
Cottage Grove police reserve officers Jason Harder, left, and Steve Hotaling interact with kids Tuesday at a Night to Unite party in the Mississippi Dues neighborhood. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)
South Washington County communities celebrate Night to Unite
August 6, 2014 - 1:50pm
August 5, 2014
People from around the east metro flocked to the Washington County Fair in Lake Elmo, July 30-Aug. 3 at the fairgrounds in Lake Elmo. Food vendors, animal contests and a midway entertained event-goers all weekend. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)
Washington County fair a celebration of tradition
August 5, 2014 - 4:08pm
July 14, 2014
Safety Campers and friends Macey Spolidoro, 8, right, and Morgan Voyda, 8, practice CPR on the Cottage Grove Fire Department's high-tech dummies. The two-day Safety Camp provides fun and educational opportunities for children in the community relating to emergency preparedness. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)
Cottage Grove Safety Camp 20 years strong teaching emergency preparedness
July 14, 2014 - 9:03am