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Served with honor: Cottage Grove’s Mulvihill was decorated vet, advocate for fellow veterans
Cottage Grove police brief: Teen with drugs at school faces charges
Woman arrested after found asleep in someone else’s car in Cottage Grove
District 833 School Board gives Jacobus mid-year performance evaluation
Cottage Grove HERO Center concept scaled back
crime and courts
Girls Basketball: Park beats East Ridge by five, again
Mercurial Lynch accepted in Seattle - Part 1
SB XLIX: Belichick impressed with Seahawks' model
Boys Basketball: Raptors pull away from Park late
Passionate Patriots owner Kraft speaks about 'Deflategate'
St. Paul Park celebrates annual sledding day
The healing powers of art: Cancer survivors' work part of Woodwinds sculpture
Two local art events planned in Cottage Grove
Reeling in the 'Minnesota experience' during Cottage Grove's ice fishing outing
Birds of a feather: Carpenter Nature Center volunteers track avian population
arts and entertainment
Lori L. Battcher, 53
Mark F. Mulvihill, 66
Doris M. Pinault, 85
Jeanette Lampe, 79
Lucille Mann, 92
Viewpoint: McNaughton rules outline insanity defense
Letter to the editor: Respect property when snowmobiling
Letter to the editor: Wake up and face realities in District 833
Letter to the editor: Integrity of school district must be restored
Viewpoint: Don't let sun set on Oakwood possibilities
Get Out! Deals
County may get help for I-94 corridor transit study funding
Washington County got some good news from Washington D.C. this past week. Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-St. Paul) informed county officials that her office is submitting a request for $4 million in federal funding for a planned I-94 corridor transit alternatives study. The funds...
April 28, 2009 - 1:25pm
April 17, 2009
Sheriff seeks stimulus funding to make up for position cuts
The Washington County Sheriff's Office is looking to the federal government for stimulus funding to make seven new hires. The Washington County Board of Commissioners vote 5-0 Tuesday, April, 14 to authorize the department to submit its grant application to the federal Community...
April 17, 2009 - 4:51pm
April 8, 2009
Proposal could eliminate integration aid
In addition the numerous changes already facing School District 833 this year -- a new high school, new school boundaries, a new superintendent and a transition to a middle school system -- yet another change is looming on the horizon. Rep. Pat Garofalo (R-Farmington) has brought...
April 8, 2009 - 6:35am
February 18, 2009
Letter: Fund safety in schools
Please support Minnesota school districts' ability to increase their taxing authority from $30 per student to $45 per student. Many Minnesota school districts' officials are lobbying the state Legislature to authorize them to increase their levy amount for several reasons. ...
February 18, 2009 - 10:00am
February 4, 2009
Senator wants more bus money
ST. PAUL - Sen. Joe Gimse announced a plan to take $95 million from Twin Cities transit funds, and another $5 million from rural funds, to increase spending on school bus programs statewide. It is a plan that Democrats in control of the Minnesota Legislature say they will not consider....
February 4, 2009 - 12:00am
October 15, 2008
Funding: Housing Development, Community Facilities
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS FOR HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY FACILITIES Washington County is soliciting proposals for affordable housing and community facility projects to be funded through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership...
October 15, 2008 - 10:00am
October 3, 2008
Despite gasoline tax hike, transportation needs money
A major infusion of $6.4 billion into Minnesota's transportation system amounts to only a third of what's actually needed, say transportation...
October 3, 2008 - 12:00am
May 28, 2008
Viewpoint: Session a pleasant surprise for schools
The recently concluded legislative session turned out to be a very pleasant surprise for education and for South Washington County Schools. When the session began there was a general assumption that if we could just hold on to what we have, we would be doing well. In the end, and...
May 28, 2008 - 8:29am
May 5, 2008
Outdoors issues may hinge on funding deal
May 5, 2008 - 12:00am
March 14, 2008
Transportation attention turns to policy issues
ST. PAUL -- Motorists would be prohibited from sending text messages while driving and Minnesota's school bus laws may be strengthened as lawmakers look for ways to make traveling the state's roads safer. Now that legislators put a $6.6 billion transportation spending plan into law,...
March 14, 2008 - 12:00am
February 21, 2008
Lawmakers wheel, deal on road plan
ST. PAUL - The road to more transportation funding may be southwest Minnesota's Highway 60. A small provision tucked into a big highway and transit funding package would benefit that rural stretch of highway - and it could sway at least one vote when the Minnesota House and Senate...
February 21, 2008 - 12:00am
January 30, 2008
Letter: Don't bond for bridges
Rep. Denny McNamara, I have a few questions that you need to answer before the new session starts next month. I do think you are the one to ask, because you always tells us you have, "Talked to the governor or talked to MnDOT" and have all the answers about transportation funding. First...
January 30, 2008 - 10:00am