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Minnesota roundup: Patrol still looking for hit-and-run driver who killed 85 year old woman; Man killed after contacting live wire following crash; plus more state headlines.
Newport City Council votes to leave salary as is
Cottage Grove police reports for Oct. 28: Burglary, theft, disorderly conduct
St. Paul Park police reports for Oct. 27: Drugs, theft, drunkenness
All Saints Lutheran Church's Pastor Helker arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography
crime and courts
Girls Soccer: Raptors offense can’t connect in state loss to Andover
Volleyball: Eagles cruise past St. Paul Harding
Volleyball: Park sweeps Highland Park to start section tournament
MN state parks to be free on day after Thanksgiving
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Crowd gathers to support Oktoberfest for Friends in Need Food Shelf
Bailey Nurseries chairman wins conservation award
Banking on Oktoberfest: Oct. 16 fundraiser in Cottage Grove helps Friends in Need Food Shelf's bottom line
Films in Five Festival gets "bigger and better"
Fans flock to Films in Five Festival in Cottage Grove
arts and entertainment
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc vs Kritzky
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Forum Communications Co. editorial endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
Letter to the editor: Lewis not part of establishment
Letter to the editor: Schoen gets work done, gets results
Letter to the editor: Vote on the future of Newport
Letter to the editor: Vote Peterson, Schoen and Jurgens
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October 26, 2016
Minnesota roundup: Family of 4 found safe, but parents arrested; Biden to make campaign stop in northern Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS—A Lakeville family of four missing since Friday was found safe in a car in Minneapolis on Tuesday morning — and the parents were later booked into jail, Lakeville police said. A Minneapolis resident spotted the parents and their two children, ages 4 and 7,...
October 26, 2016 - 10:22am
August 31, 2016
Cottage Grove City Council narrows 2017 budget
New public safety positions make up the bulk of new spending in Cottage Grove’s preliminary 2017 budget. The Cottage Grove City Council and staff decided Aug. 24 to add four new positions in the Public Safety Department as part of the preliminary budget. The city estimates a 4.99-percent...
August 31, 2016 - 4:35pm
August 26, 2016
Newport to pursue Verizon tower
The Newport City Council informally decided in an Aug. 4 workshop to pursue an agreement with Verizon Wireless to construct a cellphone tower in the city. The preliminary plans call for a 65-foot-tall tower near Ford Road under a conditional use permit. Verizon would pay $12,000 rent...
August 26, 2016 - 4:43pm
August 25, 2016
Newport may close rink and warming house, add public works position
Newport may close a city ice rink and warming house due to lack of use. During a budget workshop on July 21, city staff and council members discussed closing the ice rink and warming house at Loveland Park, in addition to adding a new public works position. “Staff has noticed attendance...
August 25, 2016 - 2:00pm
August 23, 2016
Rahm, Lund to square off for mayor; seven running for council
Filings for Newport city races nearly reached double digits as two incumbents filed to run for mayor and seven people will seek two council seats....
August 23, 2016 - 2:48pm
Bailey to run unopposed; Six to vie for two council seats
Cottage Grove voters will have one mayoral option on the Nov. 8 ballot but six choices for city council. Mayor Myron Bailey will run for his...
August 23, 2016 - 2:45pm
August 16, 2016
River Oaks menu, remodel plans take shape
The Cottage Grove City Council has approved a request to fund changes through the end of the year at the new Eagles Bar and Grill restaurant...
August 16, 2016 - 11:17am
August 15, 2016
Growth prompts new staff requests at Cottage Grove City Hall
As Cottage Grove continues to grow, the city’s Community Development Department is asking for additional personnel for 2017 to keep up with the increased workload. Positions requested at the Aug. 3 budget workshop include an entry-level associate planner position, a seasonal building...
August 15, 2016 - 3:00pm
August 12, 2016
Cottage Grove Public Safety requests three firefighter paramedics, one officer in '17 budget
Cottage Grove Public Safety is looking for several new positions and pieces of equipment for 2017, including three additional firefighter paramedics and an additional police officer. During the Aug. 3 budget workshop at City Hall, Public Safety Director Craig Woolery requested the...
August 12, 2016 - 8:15am
August 11, 2016
Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park, Newport join other cities in opting out of ‘drop home' law
After the Temporary Family Health Care Dwelling law was passed this spring by the state Legislature, many cities in the metro area are considering...
August 11, 2016 - 8:45am
August 8, 2016
Lund and Rahm to face off for mayor; seven challengers step into council race
Voters will have at least six options for two Newport City Council seats in the fall election. The filing period closed Tuesday at 5 p.m., with...
August 8, 2016 - 3:24pm
August 5, 2016
Public Works requests new radio system
The Cottage Grove Public Works Department is seeking a new radio communication system in a 2017 budget request that also includes a bump in streetlight repair funds and other requests focusing mostly on worker safety. The current low band radio system in public works vehicles is...
August 5, 2016 - 1:00pm
August 4, 2016
Candidate Q&A: 2nd Congressional District
Four Republicans hope to succeed longtime GOP Congressman John Kline, but first they need to get through the Aug. 9 primary and then take on...
August 4, 2016 - 2:00pm
Cottage Grove Parks and Rec. seeks parks manager as parks system grows
Cottage Grove parks staff say they need someone to manage the city’s growing park system. The Parks and Recreation Department is asking the City Council to approve a new parks manager position, in addition to other equipment and personnel requests reviewed during a July 27 budget...
August 4, 2016 - 10:00am
August 3, 2016
Bailey to run unopposed for mayor; Six council candidates to run in election
Six candidates have filed for Cottage Grove City Council seats since the filing period opened Aug. 2. The filing period closed Tuesday at 5 p.m....
August 3, 2016 - 12:04pm