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Louie Tinucci built a restaurant that lasted — and the family to carry it on
School District 833 to buy Bailey Nurseries property for new Oltman Middle School
Cottage Grove K-9 Blitz calls it quits
Mediation planned for South Washington County Schools teachers union contract
Klobuchar speaks at Cottage Grove Memorial Day ceremony
crime and courts
New Life Academy Baseball: Eagles open sections in style
Park Baseball: Wolfpack stay alive with win
East Ridge Baseball: Longmuir’s dominance leads to Raptors victory
Park Softball: Wolfpack now a win away from state tournament berth
East Ridge Softball: Raptors end season with loss to Eagan in sections
Banner of bravery: Cottage Grove veteran cherishes state flag he flew in Vietnam
Entries sought for second annual Films in 5 Festival
5K race makes strides against bullying
Cottage Grove 22-mile run/walk draws attention to veteran suicides
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arts and entertainment
Jane M. Hennen, 78
H. Byron Robinson, 93
Edward F. Rodd, 86
Kathleen A. Cognetta, 71
Louis R. Tinucci, Jr. 87
Viewpoint: Competency-based learning intriguing
Viewpoint: District prioritizes uniformity in VCCS plan
Letter to the editor: Country can't afford bloated military
Letter to the editor: Don't gripe, don't gloat; see who'll vote
Viewpoint: Miranda warning often misunderstood
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June 12, 2013
South Washington County Relay for Life raises $178K
The clouds lifted last week for a celebration. After a week where gloomy weather seemed to be the rule, the cover of gray gave way to a burst of sunshine just as hundreds gathered Friday, June 7, at East Ridge High School for the annual Relay for Life of South Washington County. Woodbury...
June 12, 2013 - 4:31pm
May 28, 2013
Cottage Grove boy recognized after using CPR to save father's life
It's scary enough for a bystander to witness a stranger going into cardiac arrest. Now imagine it's a son watching his father. A Cottage Grove...
May 28, 2013 - 12:45pm
May 22, 2013
Health survey links PFC levels to unfiltered tap water consumption
A state health survey has linked the consumption of unfiltered drinking water to higher PFC concentrations in surveyed residents of Cottage Grove and two other east-metro communities. The results, released recently by the Minnesota Department of Health, generally show that the longer...
May 22, 2013 - 11:49am
May 21, 2013
St. Paul Park residents gather for 'Greet Your Garden' community garden launch
Stormy weather Saturday morning may have dampened the soil too much to plant, but it did not stop the Greet Your Garden festivities from taking...
May 21, 2013 - 3:50pm
May 14, 2013
Newport women celebrate reaching 90 -- and then some
With some aches and pains but generally good health, three women over 90 enjoyed being the center of attention last week at Red Rock Manor, in Newport. If you live into your 90s, doctors say you probably don't have to be concerned about cholesterol anymore so Ruth Ighel, 94, Bernice...
May 14, 2013 - 3:05pm
April 3, 2013
Dieticians say small steps can lead to big results
While the inclination may be to literally "hit the ground running," when it comes to making healthy choices, experts seem to agree that small...
health / Life
April 3, 2013 - 6:00am
March 27, 2013
What's being hungry got to do with eating?
In January a small group in western Wisconsin celebrated the one-year anniversary of a local gathering where everyone may not know your name,...
health / Life
March 27, 2013 - 6:00am
March 26, 2013
Cottage Grove to get mountain bike park
After months of planning, local BMX rider Chance Glasford can breathe a sigh of relief -- or take a deep breath because he soon will plunge into a new mountain bike park project. The Cottage Grove City Council unanimously approved partnership plans with Glasford and Minnesota Off-Road...
March 26, 2013 - 9:22am
OH, BABY! You're in good hands
Why is play important for children's development? What is the most important thing to remember when changing a baby's diaper? What information...
Family / health / Life
March 26, 2013 - 8:24am
March 20, 2013
Off-road mountain bike park proposed for Cottage Grove's West Draw Park
West Draw Park on the north side of Cottage Grove could soon be the newest haven for mountain bike enthusiasts from around the metro. The sprawling...
March 20, 2013 - 3:34pm
February 23, 2013
Angie Hong Viewpoint: Historic homes and farms contain secrets--both good and bad
Part of the fun of owning an old home or farm is uncovering the secrets of its former lives. Whether you find old glass bottles buried in the yard or a piece of remnant prairie in the back 40 that has never been plowed, each new discovery adds detail to the story. Unfortunately, however,...
February 23, 2013 - 8:53am
February 13, 2013
Healthy foods part of special lunch at Grey Cloud Elementary School
Many of the students at Grey Cloud Elementary School had seen fried rice before, but hadn't tasted it. When it was served Friday as part of...
education / health
February 13, 2013 - 12:52pm
January 30, 2013
Losing pounds & gaining happiness
O'Neal Hampton remembers the nights he used to spend lounging on the couch at his Richfield, Minn., home with a bag of potato chips by his side...
health / Life
January 30, 2013 - 6:31am
January 23, 2013
Washington County adds prescription drug drop-off site in Cottage Grove
South Washington County residents now have a safe place to dump their unwanted drugs. Washington County officials recently added a secure prescription...
January 23, 2013 - 9:05am
January 2, 2013
Cottage Grove council unanimously rejects smoking ban in city parks
Cottage Grove City Council members snuffed out a proposed smoking ban in city parks. Council members unanimously opposed a policy that would have prohibited smoking in city parks with some exceptions allowed, including for private events and at the city-owned River Oaks Golf Course....
government / health
January 2, 2013 - 11:11pm