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School District 833 seeks flexibility, freedom at Legislature
Apparent wage ‘discrepancies’ discovered in Newport
Cottage Grove police reports for Jan. 29: Domestic, theft, lewd activity
Relay For Life event: Coaches vs. Cancer Jan. 30
Cottage Grove police brief: Laser light bothers State Patrol helicopter
crime and courts
Park Diving: Germscheid claims Park's six dive record
U.S. activists keep domestic violence in Super Bowl spotlight
Mercurial Lynch accepted in Seattle - Part 1
SB XLIX: Belichick impressed with Seahawks' model
Girls Basketball: Park beats East Ridge by five, again
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
Cottage Grove BEC doors opened to prospective business tenants
Small business owners seeking office space — and their financial lenders — had an opportunity last week to poke around in Cottage Grove’s Business Enterprise Center.
news / business
January 29, 2014 - 12:34pm
January 14, 2014
School District 833 legislative priorities include testing, school land, public data issues
District 833 wants more local control in state education law, from when the school year can start to how tests are administered. But South Washington County Schools also want lawmakers to step in and help growing districts like itself by requiring that developers set aside land for...
news / education
January 14, 2014 - 11:54am
November 13, 2013
Volunteers, city debate Cottage Grove Arts Commission
Cottage Grove city officials held a focus group to gather ideas for the formation of an arts commission.
life / arts and entertainment
November 13, 2013 - 9:00am
October 30, 2013
Where to vote Nov. 5 in south Washington County
Voting information for Tuesday, Nov. 5.
news / education
October 30, 2013 - 10:29am
Nov. 5 election preview: Voters to settle levy; school board, city council seats to be filled
South Washington County voters on Tuesday will set the stage for School District 833 funding decisions in the next couple of years — and help...
news / education
October 30, 2013 - 10:25am
June 19, 2013
Park grad Bailey sworn in as Cottage Grove police officer
After serving Cottage Grove in various volunteer and paid positions, Park High School grad Nick Bailey joins local police department.
news / crime and courts
June 19, 2013 - 12:34pm
June 17, 2013
Cottage Grove's 95th Street maintenance project bid awarded
A week after bids opened for a budgeted $100,000 road maintenance for 95th Street, the city has awarded the project to T.A. Schifsky and Sons, Inc. Bidding the lowest at $94,672, the construction company will soon begin patching and repairing parts of 95th Street from Ideal Avenue...
June 17, 2013 - 8:03am
June 16, 2013
Portion of 70th Street transferred to Cottage Grove
In preparation for the road project that will align County State Aid Highway 20, or 70th Avenue, to Keats Avenue, Washington County transferred over ownership of a portion of the highway to the city of Cottage Grove. "With a great deal of progress comes a great deal of challenges,"...
June 16, 2013 - 10:02am
June 10, 2013
Newport road construction plans move forward
With the official start of summer just two weeks away, motorists are already seeing orange caution cones and construction crews tending to pavement as road improvement season gets underway in south Washington County. In preparation for a multi-year, multi-million dollar road construction...
June 10, 2013 - 8:50am
June 6, 2013
Garden club plants new Cottage Grove City Hall garden
After several cloudy, rainy days, sunshine and warm weather made planting the Cottage Grove garden that much brighter. The Pineridge Garden Club has planted the city's garden annually for the last 25 years but members shared their excitement last week about planting the garden in...
June 6, 2013 - 11:49am
Split Cottage Grove City Council approves electrical undergrounding project
Despite being torn on the idea of spending more than $166,000 to bury a handful of electrical poles underground, the Cottage Grove City Council voted 3-2 last month to move the project forward.
June 6, 2013 - 11:45am
June 5, 2013
Washington County prepares for same-sex marriage licenses
With a few word changes and the deletion of an oath referring to a man and a woman, Washington County has prepared its same-sex marriage license. The county will make available same-sex marriage license applications beginning Thursday, June 6, ahead of the state's Aug. 1 gay marriage...
June 5, 2013 - 11:39am
May 30, 2013
St. Paul Park City Council approves water tower rehab specifications
The $1.2 million Broadway Water Tower recondition project earned unanimous support last week, as the St. Paul Park City Council approved preliminary specifications and ordered the approval to seek construction bids. Earlier this year, the project jumped to the top of the priority...
May 30, 2013 - 1:22pm
Public survey finds Washington County roads lacking safety
Washington County residents expressed concerns about public transit and road safety in a recently released county survey. County residents are still happy with the overall quality of life, the park system and government services, according to the survey done every five years. The...
May 30, 2013 - 1:19pm
May 29, 2013
Cottage Grove looks to knock River Oaks Golf Course finances out of the rough
The city is looking at restructuring the finances of River Oaks Golf Course in Cottage Grove to end perennial deficits and pay back a long-term loan while keeping the 4.5-star municipal course open for business. Despite a high course rating from Golf Digest, River Oaks has for the...
May 29, 2013 - 12:57pm