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Farmers promote sustainability during Earth Day
Minn. Senate votes to limit local power on minimum wage, related issues
Body Works to host 5K
CNC to host Hastings Area Birding Festival April 22
How much? Anonymous $8,000 donation will help Park High School finance theater trip
crime and courts
Softball: Young's homer lifts Park past Woodbury
Baseball: Park slips by Woodbury with Alt no-hitter
Boys' Hockey: Vogelgesang is hired as East Ridge head coach
Prep baseball: Pitch count rule was a matter of time
Boys' Lacrosse: Raptors continue work on new systems
Health column: You don't want to see me unless you have to
In musician's hands, vintage oil cans become electric guitars
Bexell was 'Cottage Grove's pastor'
Tao of Thao: Cottage Grove artist mixes the spiritual with the everyday
Blues from Brazil on tap Wednesday in Newport
arts and entertainment
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Andrea J. Sonnee, 59
Joyce Rogers, 76
Neil LaRue Howe, 86
Letters to the editor: Legislative session, transit funding
Viewpoint: Busy construction season ahead for south Washington County
Editorial: Brexit hits closer to home than you think
Keith Jacobus viewpoint: Recognizing key people in our system
Rep. Tony Jurgens viewpoint: House budget has $1.35B in tax relief
Real Estate Showcase
March 29, 2011
Mississippi River crest slows, but flood preparations continue
With freezing temperatures and fluctuating flood forecasts, Newport residents Kurk and Brandee Lee don't know what to expect from a swollen Mississippi...
March 29, 2011 - 3:07pm
March 26, 2011
Hundreds of volunteers turn out to fill sandbags in Hastings
Hundreds of volunteers turned out in Hastings on Saturday morning to fill sandbags, which will be used to protect homes in east Hastings from...
March 26, 2011 - 10:03am
March 18, 2011
UPDATE: Stillwater bridge project gaining bi-partisan support
A small group of local residents showed up to cheer a group of politicians who toured the Stillwater, Minn. lift bridge Friday afternoon, March...
March 18, 2011 - 2:35pm
March 16, 2011
Census results: Washington County grows 18 percent
Washington County remains the state's fifth-largest county, but it led the growth of first-tier suburban counties over the past decade, according to new 2010 census data released Wednesday. Washington County grew from a population of 201,130 in 2000 to 238,136 last year.
March 16, 2011 - 3:00pm
February 15, 2011
Washington County Board members back elected Met Council posts
Washington County commissioners praised a recommendation in a legislative report that the Metropolitan Council be overhauled to add elected members as part of a broader effort to streamline Twin Cities transit governance. Commissioners were briefed by the Office of the Legislative...
February 15, 2011 - 2:19pm
February 8, 2011
Washington County's mayors tell county: Don't back out of transit program
City leaders in south Washington County are urging the Washington County Board to keep the county a part of a Twin Cities-area transit funding board that area officials hope will help fund a proposed commuter rail line through the southeast metro. County commissioners recently have...
February 8, 2011 - 9:50am
January 23, 2011
Armed robbery suspect arrested in St. Paul
William Joseph Boldt, one of the suspects in Thursday's armed robbery at the AmericInn in Hastings, was found and arrested at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. He was arrested in St. Paul without incident and later booked in the Dakota County Jail. Two other persons of interest in the...
News/crime and courts
January 23, 2011 - 1:33pm
January 10, 2011
Kline, Bachmann respond to Arizona shooting
Representatives John Kline and Michelle Bachmann expressed sadness Sunday following the weekend shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords at a meeting with constituents in Tuscon, Ariz. Giffords, an Arizona Democrat, is lying in a medically-induced coma following a single gunshot...
January 10, 2011 - 10:40am
January 6, 2011
Police identify woman found dead in home
Cottage Grove police have identified a woman found dead at a local residence Wednesday. Police said they found the body of 52-year-old Wendy LaFrance of Cottage Grove in a home after they were twice dispatched to the residence. A 52-year-old man who was at the home was transported...
News/crime and courts
January 6, 2011 - 9:21am
January 5, 2011
'A lot to learn': Lehrke begins work as commissioner
Autumn Lehrke says her first job on the Washington County Board of Commissioners is one that should be familiar to her, the recent recipient...
January 5, 2011 - 9:48am
December 9, 2010
New refinery owner plans 'business as usual'
The new owner of the St. Paul Park refinery says it expects no job cuts and wants the ownership transition to be seamless. It also plans no major changes to newly acquired SuperAmerica service stations and the SuperMom's food brand. Northern Tier Energy's $935 million acquisition...
December 9, 2010 - 7:11am
December 7, 2010
Sky-high cadets take memorable trip
Cadets in the Air Force Junior ROTC program at Park High School flew to Duluth and back on a military transport aircraft. Some had never been on an airplane before, much less a C-130 flown by the Minnesota Air National Guard's 133rd Airlift Wing. The familiarization flight is one...
December 7, 2010 - 7:25am
December 3, 2010
For most in Cottage Grove, Newport, taxes flat in '11
Cottage Grove and Newport residents -- most of them, anyway -- can look forward to a flat city tax bill in 2011. Both cities this week approved their 2011 operating budgets and property tax levies, and both will see the average taxpayer whose property value declined at the city's...
December 3, 2010 - 6:00am
More snow headed for south Washington County, Twin Cities
Between five to eight inches of snow could be on the ground in south Washington County by Saturday morning, the National Weather Service predicts. It's not yet officially winter, but the second major snowstorm in less than a month is set to blow through the area around midday, with...
December 3, 2010 - 5:20am
Apologetic School Board backs off Spanish Immersion proposals
District 833 School Board members apologized for a problematic Spanish Immersion task force process that they created and signaled that they will not vote on controversial expansion proposals later this month. The process has "clearly not gone the way we expected," board member Laurie...
December 3, 2010 - 1:45am