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School District 833 orchestra program graduates first class of seniors
Cottage Grove businesses to showcase on bigger stage
Police find Cottage Grove burglary suspect in home
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East Ridge baseball: Hietpas, Molin lift Raptors to 6-1
Kuemmel's Corner: Anna Keys Park's worthy Athena Award winner
Sports Announcements: Matt Van Horn scholarship benefit May 4, Park lacrosse jersey night, and more
Park softball: Splitsville for Wolfpack
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Park High School student earns Eagle Scout award
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Gentle Saturday in Cottage Grove connects ‘community of learners’
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ST PAUL PARK SELF STORAGE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
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CITY OF ST PAUL PARK NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE TO CREDITORS ON ESTATE OF ALICE SODERBERG
ACORN MINI STORAGE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Viewpoint: Area cities adapt to changing water availability
The wheels of justice grind deliberately
Letter: School District 833 officials not exercising openness
Letter: Protect the wolf population
Letter: Column meant to highlight concern about school disparities
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
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...
government / business /
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 ...
business / / government
May 10, 2013 - 9:50am