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Cottage Grove family rallies around teen’s cancer fight
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May 29, 2013
Cottage Grove budget plan to be reviewed after state tax changes; 9% levy proposal nixed
An eleventh-hour tax deal reached by state lawmakers nullifies Cottage Grove's proposed 9 percent levy increase for next year and forces city officials to re-evaluate their initial 2014 budget. After four years of essentially flat property tax levies, a preliminary budget proposed...
May 29, 2013 - 12:50pm
May 28, 2013
New housing development proposed for Cottage Grove
The Cottage Grove housing market continues to show promise as the Planning Commission gave the green light for a high-end housing development to be located in the Upper Ravine area of the East Ravine neighborhood. Ryland Homes unveiled a detailed concept plan last week for 133 lots...
May 28, 2013 - 1:16pm
May 22, 2013
Financial report shows 'clean' record for city of Cottage Grove
Representatives from CliftonLarsonAllen, L.L.P., the city's auditor, presented their findings from the 2012 audit and reported that the city of Cottage Grove has a clean audit opinion. Back in April, the auditors delved into the financial health of the city and concluded that the...
May 22, 2013 - 3:57pm
May 16, 2013
St. Paul Park council says three dogs are enough; no ordinance change
The St. Paul Park City Council upheld an ordinance last week regarding the number of animals on a residential property, preventing a longtime resident from continuing to foster abandoned and ill dogs. Carolyn Kne has opened her home to dozens of abandoned or sick pooches throughout...
May 16, 2013 - 3:14pm
May 11, 2013
Cottage Grove utilities to go out of sight, out of mind
The city of Cottage Grove may soon be following the recent trend to ditch the bulky power poles and bring the lines underground in an effort to curb outages resulting from downed power lines and conform to current aesthetics. Xcel Energy has partnered with the city to facilitate...
May 11, 2013 - 7:07am
May 10, 2013
Cottage Grove hopes to cash in at retail trade show
The city of Cottage Grove might be on the verge of a retail boom. The emergence of the Shoppes at Cottage View, the groundbreaking of a 180,000-square-foot Walmart and several plans in the works to fill vacant retail lots, has the city poised to pull in shoppers from around the ...
May 10, 2013 - 9:50am
May 3, 2013
Newport outlines 2013, 1014 road improvements
The city of Newport has changed the scope of its multi-year, multi-million-dollar road construction plan to include roads some citizens expressed concern about during a recent neighborhood meeting. The overall rehabilitation and reconstruction project aims to fix deteriorating pavement...
May 3, 2013 - 9:18am
May 2, 2013
Cottage Grove plans spring cleanup day May 4
Cottage Grove residents can unload unwanted household goods and hazardous waste at the city's annual Spring Cleanup Day this weekend. Residents can dispose of household goods for a small fee, plus drop off hazardous waste and electronics free of charge. It is open to households only,...
May 2, 2013 - 8:58am
April 26, 2013
Commission rejects charter for Cottage Grove
More than a year of in-depth study concluded last Thursday when the Cottage Grove Charter Commission voted 10-3 that drafting a city charter was both unnecessary and not desired. In just over an hour, commission members offered their opinions of the proposed governance change from...
April 26, 2013 - 2:09pm
April 25, 2013
Newport fires its city librarian
Newport has fired the part-time librarian who launched the city's library and community center but whose at-times rogue approach to the job found...
April 25, 2013 - 12:44pm
Cottage Grove wants bridge upgrade at Innovation Road overpass
With new retail development set to occur along East Point Douglas Road and a number of new housing developments slated to break ground yet this...
April 25, 2013 - 9:52am
April 24, 2013
Rodent problem raised in Cottage Grove chicken debate
A question facing Cottage Grove City Council members is whether to allow homeowners in urban areas to keep chickens and other poultry on their property. City officials posed that question to members of all of the city advisory commissions at a meeting Saturday at Cottage Grove City...
April 24, 2013 - 9:41am
April 23, 2013
Cottage Grove Charter Commission to take a vote
The Cottage Grove Charter Commission this week will decide whether or not to keep working on a proposed new governing document for the city. The charter commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m.
April 23, 2013 - 9:21am
April 19, 2013
Property taxes up, but lower than predicted
By now, all Washington County taxpayers have received their tax statements. And some may have been pleased with the 0.2 percent reduction from the proposed amount sent last fall. In total, Washington County billed $374.8 million, an increase of 1.5 percent over 2012. The 2012 amount...
April 19, 2013 - 9:41am
April 13, 2013
Bulletin editorial: Enough clucking, time for a vote on urban poultry
It's important that Cottage Grove City Council members take time to study an issue before making a decision that will affect citizens and the community's quality of life. Due diligence is a good thing; nobody wants hasty, uninformed decisions. Yet, why is it taking more than seven...
April 13, 2013 - 12:56pm