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Cottage Grove day care kids to receive congressional award
South Washington County Schools wins bid to buy Valley Crossing Community School
Nursing institute moving into Cottage Grove's BEC
Cottage Grove police reports for Jan. 29: Domestic, theft, lewd activity
Relay For Life event: Coaches vs. Cancer Jan. 30
crime and courts
Park Wrestling: Individuals shine amid team struggles
Seahawks "LOB" leads second Lombardi chase
New Life Boys Basketball: Strong second half lifts Eagles past Trinity
East Ridge Boys Basketball: Raptors honor Ellingson, thrash Forest Lake
Gymnastics: East Ridge flexes muscle in win over Woodbury
St. Paul Park celebrates annual sledding day
The healing powers of art: Cancer survivors' work part of Woodwinds sculpture
Two local art events planned in Cottage Grove
Reeling in the 'Minnesota experience' during Cottage Grove's ice fishing outing
Birds of a feather: Carpenter Nature Center volunteers track avian population
arts and entertainment
Lori L. Battcher, 53
Brant A. Short, 81
Mark F. Mulvihill, 66
Doris M. Pinault, 85
Jeanette Lampe, 79
Letter to the editor: Auxiliary’s generous donation will help veterans home
Viewpoint: 2015-16 budget planning leads to need for reduction
Viewpoint: McNaughton rules outline insanity defense
Letter to the editor: Wake up and face realities in District 833
Letter to the editor: Integrity of school district must be restored
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June 20, 2014
Grey Cloud Island lime kiln collapses
Overlooking the Grey Cloud Island Channel, the 168-year-old lime kiln, a prominent structure that defined the early industrial era in south Washington County, has collapsed. Shortly before noon Friday, the free-standing kiln was discovered in shambles. While it is unknown...
news / region
June 20, 2014 - 5:47pm
June 5, 2010
Book Report: Cherma captured in poetry
Back in 1920, Edgar Lee Masters, who grew up in a small Midwestern college town wrote a wonderful book of poems about the kind of people who settled his town of Galesburg, Ill. He called it "Spoon River Anthology," after the classical custom of writing messages on tombstones of...
columns / life
June 5, 2010 - 2:24am
Judy Spooner: If you have time, I've got stories to tell
A lot has happened to the South Washington County Bulletin since I wrote my first news story on a manual typewriter with two broken keys in June of 1968. No, I'm not retiring. On April 3, I will be 69 years old. I still enjoy what I do and working with a terrific staff. But some...
February 5, 2010 - 8:13am
December 17, 2009
Judy Spooner: Revered saint, winter solstice legends lead to Santa Claus
At the South Washington Heritage Society Christmas brunch on Sat, Dec. 12, I gave a history of the Santa Claus tradition in America and I want to share the story of the transition of Catholic Bishop St. Nicholas to today's Santa. He's known as the ambassador of joy, goodwill, kindness...
opinion / columns
December 17, 2009 - 8:48am
September 9, 2009
Viewpoint: Was John Dillinger here?
Seventy-five years ago the most notorious gangster in the country was shot dead outside the Biograph Theater in Chicago. John Dillinger crisscrossed the Midwest robbing banks and creating a crime spree that has never been matched. He was the first person that the FBI called "Public...
September 9, 2009 - 5:08pm
May 7, 2009
Yelland wins award for Newport history preservation
The Newport Heritage Preservation Commission has named M.
May 7, 2009 - 3:19pm
March 30, 2009
Historical society makes records available online
The Washington County Historical Society, which turns 75 during 2009, has taken a major technological step in developing the WCHS Master Index, which makes much of the society's collections accessible to the public via the Internet. The WCHS Master Index, which includes nearly 100,000...
March 30, 2009 - 7:52am
March 6, 2009
'We didn't know we were poor'
The current economic landscape is new to most people, but many members of the South Washington Heritage Society, in St. Paul Park, have seen it before. They grew up during the Great Depression of the 1930s. At a special panel presentation in early February, members of the society...
March 6, 2009 - 7:00am
February 27, 2009
Viewpoint on history: From slavery to citizenship
February is Black History Month and throughout the country there are newspaper articles, celebrations and salutes to some of the country's greatest African-Americans. The Midwest had many of its own black pioneers and some of them came to Washington County to live and work more than...
February 27, 2009 - 7:00am
August 29, 2008
Writing isn't history for former editor
When Fred Johnson left his job as sports editor in 1983 at the South Washington County Bulletin after 13 years, he just kept on writing, but not about high school basketball. "Even ahead of sports, my first love is history," said Johnson, at the Cottage Grove home that he shares...
August 29, 2008 - 7:48am