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Newport public safety reports: Teens spotted in backyard; Lawn ornaments broken
St. Paul Park police reports: Garage tampered with; Money taken from teacher's desk
Cottage Grove man sentenced for raping teen girl in Woodbury
Minnesota House members must take harassment prevention training or lose committees
Court says Minnesota Legislature has enough money to remain open
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Wolfpack athletes prepare to play in college
Three Raptors sign letters of intent
East Ridge, Woodbury, Park individuals qualify for state
Volleyball: Eagles soar to fifth at state
Volleyball: Eagles win to advance to fifth-place game
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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SoWashCo Sch. Dist. 101817 Board Minutes
MN Board of Pardons Thomas Just
Dakota Supply Group vs Greg Hoffman Plumbing
US Bank National Assoc. vs Tracy Reitmann
Deutsche Bank vs. Henry Wavamunno
Alvina M. Kirchner
Thomas "Tom" Henschell
Alvin J. Martin
Lev J. Dyadkin
Rollie H. Dohrn Sr.
Letters to the editor: Lots of questions remain about BNSF plans
Editorial: Veterans have earned twice the thanks
Viewpoint: With REAL ID extension granted, next fix must be MNLARS
Letters to the editor: Referendum needed for our kids; Vote 'yes' to keep District 833 strong
Sleeping around (the house): Don't feel bad. Everyone's doing it.
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March 29, 2013
New Hastings bridge is on schedule: One lane of traffic in each direction will be routed to the new bridge around June 1
Just two months from now, one lane of traffic in each direction will be running on the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings. Steve Kordosky, the project manager from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, said this week that the bridge is right on schedule. He expects the shift...
March 29, 2013 - 7:00am
February 15, 2013
2013 story: Police identify Cottage Grove man killed when car hits railroad bridge
Editor's note: This story is from February 2013.
February 15, 2013 - 9:48am
February 11, 2013
Independent film shot in south Washington County plays off 'Fargo' plot
The Zellner brothers nearly retraced the Coen brothers' famed filmmaking footsteps in south Washington County. A movie crew led by Austin, Texas,...
February 11, 2013 - 9:21am
January 31, 2013
Police: Mom to be charged for leaving son, 6, in car while she shopped at Cottage Grove store
Police say a Woodbury mother likely will be charged with child neglect after leaving her young son unattended in her car while she shopped at a Cottage Grove store. Cottage Grove police were called to Target, 8655 East Point Douglas Road, shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30,...
January 31, 2013 - 12:05pm
January 16, 2013
Body found near Vermillion River in Hastings
A body was found along the Vermillion River in Hastings on Tuesday afternoon. The body was found near 10th and Progress streets by an outdoorsman...
January 16, 2013 - 4:30am
January 4, 2013
Attorney: Settlement reached for family of Cottage Grove woman scorned by Nancy Grace
The family of a Cottage Grove woman who lit herself on fire after she was scorned on national cable TV is set to receive a financial settlement. An attorney for the family of Toni A. Medrano said Friday a settlement was reached with CNN, the HLN network and the Nancy Grace show....
January 4, 2013 - 4:25pm
July 24, 2012
Schaffhausen bound over in homicide case
A man accused in the murder of his three young daughters was bound over for trial in St. Croix County Circuit Court Tuesday morning. Judge Scott...
July 24, 2012 - 1:58pm
July 12, 2012
Schaffhausen appears in young girls' murder case
A man accused in the deaths of his three young daughters in a gruesome incident at a River Falls residence last Tuesday made his initial appearance...
July 12, 2012 - 2:35pm
July 9, 2012
Cottage Grove woman charged with manslaughter in newborn's death dies after setting herself on fire
A Cottage Grove woman despondent after she was charged with manslaughter in the death of her newborn son has died after she set herself on fire, according to police. Toni A. Medrano, 29, died of injuries she sustained after using a flammable liquid to set herself on fire last week...
July 9, 2012 - 11:07am
June 7, 2012
Cottage Grove mother charged with manslaughter in newborn's suffocation
Police say a Cottage Grove woman suffocated her newborn baby while sleeping with him after she had been drinking. Washington County prosecutors charged Toni A. Medrano, 29, with two felony manslaughter charges in connection with the 3-week-old baby's death last year. Medrano admitted...
June 7, 2012 - 11:02am
May 31, 2012
Cottage Grove man's Illinois jail-related death investigated
Authorities are investigating the death of a Cottage Grove man who was found unresponsive in an Illinois jail cell. The Kane County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday is it investigating the death of Keith D. Renfroe, 20, after he was found unresponsive in his cell and later died after...
May 31, 2012 - 10:47am
May 23, 2012
UPDATE: Driver of pickup in crash with semitrailer suspected of being under influence of marijuana, Cottage Grove police say
Police said the pickup truck driver injured in a crash with a semitrailer on Wednesday in Cottage Grove may have been under the influence of...
May 23, 2012 - 3:22pm
May 4, 2012
(May 4, 2012 story) UPDATED: Police identify Cottage Grove teen killed in crash; passenger hospitalized in good condition
One Cottage Grove teenager was killed and another was critically injured Thursday after the vehicle they were in crashed in southern Woodbury. An...
May 4, 2012 - 8:29am
May 3, 2012
State opinion: South Washington County School Board violated meeting law
The South Washington County School Board violated state law in its handling of Superintendent Mark Porter's final performance evaluation, according to a state opinion. The nonbinding opinion sought by the South Washington County Bulletin concluded that the District 833 School Board...
May 3, 2012 - 10:54am
April 25, 2012
Woman corrections guard found not guilty of sexual conduct with juvenile male inmates
Jurors acquitted former Minnesota Correctional Facility-Red Wing guard Suzanne Marie Walstrom on all counts this afternoon. The verdict came within a couple hours of attorneys giving their closing arguments. Walstrom, 39, Plum City, was accused of having sexual relationships,...
April 25, 2012 - 2:40pm