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April 23, 2012
Cottage Grove woman charged with neglect after allegedly leaving young children alone in messy apartment
A Cottage Grove woman faces criminal charges after she was found wandering a park late at night after leaving her young children unattended in a messy and unlocked apartment. Washington County prosecutors charged Rose A. Salkowicz, 23, with two counts of child neglect or endangerment,...
April 23, 2012 - 1:05pm
March 30, 2012
Walmart submits store plan for Cottage Grove; would develop drive-in site
Walmart has submitted a building plan for a Supercenter store on the Cottage View Drive-In site, city officials said Friday. The retail giant proposes a 177,000-square-foot store with groceries and a drive-thru pharmacy on a 22-acre lot along Highway 61 near Keats Avenue. The project...
March 30, 2012 - 4:41pm
Cottage Grove, Minn., smoke shop owner cited after 3,700-plus drug-related items seized by police
The owner of a Cottage Grove tobacco shop was cited for violating city ordinance after police confiscated more than 3,700 items they say are used for illegal drugs, not tobacco. While Smokes 4 Less' tobacco license renewal was pending last month, police inspected the store and executed...
March 30, 2012 - 9:36am
March 8, 2012
Assault case leads to charges that Cottage Grove man raped young girl over 100 times
An unrelated assault case led to the discovery that a Cottage Grove man allegedly raped a pre-teenage girl over 100 times during her life, according to police and court records. Johnathan R. Beying, 30, was charged in Washington County District Court with four felony counts of first-degree...
March 8, 2012 - 10:18am
March 6, 2012
UPDATE: Prairie Island nuclear plant terminates "unusual event" notice
Prairie Island nuclear plant has terminated its "notification of unusual event." The event was declared today at 6:24 a.m. and ended at 11:36 a.m. following "thorough assessment of plant conditions" and Unit 2's coolant system, Xcel Energy officials said. The alert was triggered...
March 6, 2012 - 1:41pm
February 25, 2012
Rallying 'Idol' votes
Reed Grimm's fate on "American Idol" now rests with viewers. He advanced into the top 24 contestants after Wednesday night's program. Public...
February 25, 2012 - 12:00am
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
November 23, 2011
Medical report: Cottage Grove newborn's death 'accidental' when mother fell asleep on boy
A 3-week-old infant died Tuesday in Cottage Grove when his sleeping mother suffocated him, according to police and an initial autopsy report. The newborn's death, while initially ruled accidental, is being investigated by police. The case will be reviewed by the Washington County...
November 23, 2011 - 11:45am
Driver who caused fatal Hastings crash in 2010 charged with felony; he was traveling almost 90 mph
The driver who caused the fatal crash just north of the Hastings bridge on May 3, 2010, has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide. The...
September 23, 2011 - 8:43am
September 9, 2011
Small fire on bus carrying Hastings boys soccer team closes lane of 35E
A bus carrying the Hastings boys soccer team to their game in Roseville Thursday night caught fire, shutting down one lane of Interstate 35E during rush-hour traffic in St. Paul. The fire was minor and was quickly extinguished by the bus driver and the St. Paul Fire Department. A...
September 9, 2011 - 9:41am
September 6, 2011
Hastings, Minn., man finds three-foot-long alligator in Mississippi River near Prescott
Derrick Radke and his fiancée were out for a relaxing weekend on the Mississippi River. They had boated to Prescott from Hastings and had pulled...
September 6, 2011 - 9:07am
August 15, 2011
Shutdown means Hastings bridge will not be completed by May 2013 as planned
The state government shutdown lasted just three weeks, but its impact will be far greater. On Monday, the project manager for the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings, Steve Kordosky, said the shutdown will result in a delay of at least six months. The bridge had been scheduled to be...
August 15, 2011 - 4:29pm
July 22, 2011
St. Paul Park, Minn., man, 83, dies after accidentally hit by vehicle driven by wife
An elderly St. Paul Park man's death was called "a tragic accident" after the car his wife was driving hit him while he was working near the couple's driveway. Edward Howard, 83, was doing yard work Thursday evening near the back door of the home, which shares an area with the driveway....
July 22, 2011 - 9:56am
July 21, 2011
Search under way for body seen going over Vermillion River waterfall in Hastings
Emergency teams from Hastings are busy scouring the area below the falls of the Vermillion River where a body was seen floating. Teams are searching to recover an adult woman. Witnesses reported seeing the woman enter the river near the park along 21st Street. She was quickly sucked...
July 21, 2011 - 8:15pm
July 14, 2011
One man, many trash cans: Cottage Grove worker keeps parks clean
Cottage Grove's city parks have over 200 garbage cans. Gary Kjellberg knows that because he empties them all -- and tallies what people toss. In...
July 14, 2011 - 7:39am