Skip to main content
Cottage Grove real estate agents recognized
Eastern Minnesota pollution a danger
Newport police reports for March 6: Assault, theft, threat
Minnesota medical marijuana passes first committee test
St. Paul Park police reports for March 5: Detox, assault, fleeing, theft
crime and courts
Park wrestling: Hallock leaving the ‘Pack
New Life Academy girls basketball: Big week for Eagles, Bolduan
East Ridge girls basketball: Raptors earn first-ever playoff win, but fall to No. 1 Eastview
Park girls basketball: Wolfpack reach final, third straight showdown with No. 1 Eastview ahead
Park boys basketball: Schwartz resigns as head coach
Photo gallery: 2014 Cottage Grove photography contest winners
Carpenter Nature Center hosts 'Masters of the Sky'
'Kumiko' film with south Washington County scenes expected to be shown in Twin Cities this year
Cottage Grove woman featured in National Geographic photo
Cottage Grove Park grad to star in Disney On Ice
arts and entertainment
Willard W. Anderson, Jr., 78
Pamela Buggs, 70
Yvonne L. Mickelson, 74
Carol J. Schlorhaufer, 80
Catherine "Kay" Busch, 83
Viewpoint: Consider alternatives to resolve court case
Analysis: Election-year politics never will be far from legislators
Milking the golden cow
Viewpoint: Plea agreement a trade taken seriously
Letter: Heed telltale signs before voting Republican
SOUTH WASHINGTON COUNTY SCHOOLS FEBRUARY 20 MEETING MINUTES
NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION.
NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS2014 STREET AND UTILITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT FOR THE CITY OF ST. PAUL PARK WASHINGTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA
SOUTH WASHINGTON COUNTY SCHOOLS ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID
March 28, 2013
The flock thickens: Cottage Grove seeks more info on urban poultry issue
The debate over urban poultry in Cottage Grove remains unresolved as city officials continue to grapple with a solution to farm birds in residential neighborhoods. After neighbors filed complaints to the city's Community Development Department last fall, the Cottage Grove City Council...
March 28, 2013 - 9:15am
March 27, 2013
Budget tightens on Newport transit station project
Plans for a Red Rock Transit Station in Newport are being scaled back slightly. In order to stay on budget for the proposed $2.4 million commuter transit project, Washington County Senior Planner Andy Gitzlaff had to rearrange a few numbers -- roughly $200,000 worth. Gitzlaff said...
March 27, 2013 - 9:12am
Red Rock study to weigh commuter rail, bus rapid transit in south Washington County
A plan for the future of transit in south Washington County is expected to arrive later this year. The Red Rock Corridor Commission has begun a nine-month updated study of transit options for the southeast metro corridor that runs from St. Paul, through south Washington County and...
March 27, 2013 - 9:09am
March 22, 2013
Newport prepares for road construction
In an effort to prepare for an upcoming neighborhood open house regarding future street improvement projects, the Newport City Council last Thursday analyzed a feasibility study to determine where those improvements are needed. The study determined that many streets throughout the...
March 22, 2013 - 3:44pm
March 21, 2013
Cottage Grove Charter Commission to take public comment
The Cottage Grove Charter Commission is dedicating its full meeting this month to hearing from residents. The commission is seeking public comment on whether it should proceed toward drafting a new governing document for Cottage Grove. The commission meets at 7 p.m.
March 21, 2013 - 3:42pm
March 19, 2013
Crosswinds school fight gets tougher for District 833 as Perpich bill advances
District 833's attempt to acquire the Crosswinds Arts and Science School building suffered a setback after a problematic deadline was lifted on the preferred plan for the school building. State lawmakers considering whether to turn over the Crosswinds building in Woodbury to the...
education / government
March 19, 2013 - 10:42am
March 15, 2013
Newport hires new city accountant
The Newport City Council unanimously approved the hiring of Deb McDonald to fill its vacant accountant position. The council approved McDonald's hiring at its March 7 meeting. The position was previously held by Deb Hill, who was recently promoted to city administrator. McDonald...
March 15, 2013 - 9:25am
Newport Fire Department to get new truck
The Newport Fire Department is adding a new fire truck to its fleet. The rig is currently being built and Newport Fire Chief Mark Mailand said he is hoping for a delivery date of July, just in time for the department's annual booya festival and parade.
March 15, 2013 - 9:24am
March 14, 2013
Cottage Grove City Council supports Mississippi river bicycle trail
With the official start of spring one week away, bicycling enthusiasts soon will be hitting the well-traveled paths of the 600-mile long Mississippi River Trail (MRT) system. The Cottage Grove City Council on March 6 expressed its support of the MRT system, and the designation of...
March 14, 2013 - 9:18am
March 13, 2013
Cottage Grove to replace outdated residential water meters
Cottage Grove residents might want their pocket calendars handy the next time the phone rings because it could be DSG Metering Technology calling to schedule the replacement of their outdated water meter. The Burnsville-based company has been contracted by the city of Cottage Grove...
March 13, 2013 - 4:54pm
St. Paul Park City Council opposes fourth stoplight near Hwy. 61/Summit Avenue
St. Paul Park officials have put the brakes on another stoplight-controlled intersection near Highway 61 and Summit Avenue. The St. Paul Park City Council last week rejected a proposal to add a set of stoplights at Summit Avenue and St. Paul Park Road, an intersection a few hundred...
March 13, 2013 - 4:49pm
Newport says 'no thanks' to cable TV promotional video with nearly $20K price tag
The city of Newport recently was approached by a Coral Springs, Fla., production company to be the next location for an upcoming promotional TV feature meant to tout the city's economic development prospects. However, with a price tag to the city of nearly $20,000, Newport City Council...
March 13, 2013 - 4:48pm
29-lot housing addition approved for Cottage Grove's Mississippi Dunes Estates
The Twin Cities housing market is slowly beginning to show signs of improvement, and Cottage Grove is following that trend. The Cottage Grove City Council last week approved the final plat application for the fourth addition to the Mississippi Dunes Estates housing development.
March 13, 2013 - 4:38pm
Perpich's Crosswinds acquisition plan clears first legislative hurdle
District 833's attempt to acquire the Crosswinds Arts and Science School building in Woodbury got a bit more difficult after a House committee approved an alternative plan for the facility. The House Education Finance Committee on Tuesday advanced a proposal to put the Crosswinds...
education / government
March 13, 2013 - 2:53pm
March 12, 2013
Schoen tapped for health insurance exchange conference committee
Freshman state Rep. Dan Schoen is serving on a panel assigned with hammering out a compromise plan for a new health insurance exchange for Minnesota. Schoen, DFL-St. Paul Park, is one of 10 members of a House-Senate conference committee that is trying to reconcile the two chambers'...
government / politics
March 12, 2013 - 10:24am