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Cottage Grove day care kids to receive congressional award
Nursing institute moving into Cottage Grove's BEC
Apparent wage ‘discrepancies’ discovered in Newport
Cottage Grove police reports for Jan. 29: Domestic, theft, lewd activity
Relay For Life event: Coaches vs. Cancer Jan. 30
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Park Wrestling: Individuals shine amid team struggles
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
Super Bowl billboard campaign seeks acceptance for gay players
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
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Lori L. Battcher, 53
Brant A. Short, 81
Mark F. Mulvihill, 66
Doris M. Pinault, 85
Jeanette Lampe, 79
Viewpoint: 2015-16 budget planning leads to need for reduction
Viewpoint: McNaughton rules outline insanity defense
Letter to the editor: Respect property when snowmobiling
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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April 23, 2013
Cost-effective Fencing Options
Traditional fences are available in materials ranging from wood to vinyl to metal. Homeowners have other options at their disposal if they prefer a more natural fence. Different shrubs, trees or grasses can be planted to create a barrier between properties or within the property. When...
April 23, 2013 - 2:41pm
Many Options for Financing a Home improvement Project
There are no certainties in the real estate markets. Though statistics suggest marked improvement in home sales over just a few months ago, many homeowners remain weary about selling their home to try to move up to something bigger and better. The National Association of Home Builders...
April 23, 2013 - 2:34pm
Things to Know Before Building a Deck
One of the most popular ways to do just that is to add a deck to a home. Decks are beneficial in many ways. Grillmasters love decks because they...
April 23, 2013 - 2:25pm
Protect Yourself by Asking the Right Questions Before Hiring a Contractor
While it's important to evaluate the quality of supplies being used, it's equally if not more important, to carefully screen potential contractors to ensure that you're working with a reputable professional who will follow through on the work agreed upon in a timely, safe & ethical...
April 23, 2013 - 2:20pm
Identifying Your Garden Preferences
The vast array of plants and flowers available from all over the world can turn anyone's yard into a melange of functional spaces. When designing...
April 23, 2013 - 2:15pm
Septic Tank Treatments: What They Do and When to Perform Them
Septic tank treatments are a must if you want to keep your system running smoothly, and septic tank testing is a necessity for anyone who wants to keep their problems and service bills at a minimum.
April 23, 2013 - 2:11pm
Simple Ways to Give a New Look and Feel to Your Bathroom
According to the "Remodeling" magazine's 2011-12 "Cost vs. Value Report," which compares the average cost for 35 popular remodeling projects...
April 23, 2013 - 2:07pm
Benefits to Landscaping Services
One of the benefits of hiring a landscaper is the time savings. Landscapers typically have commercial-grade equipment that can dramatically reduce...
April 23, 2013 - 2:05pm
September 18, 2012
Home exterior: Final color pulls it all together
Well... here we are on the cusp of fall, wondering if there is time left to tackle that home exterior painting project. Yes, it's that time of...
September 18, 2012 - 3:13pm
September 17, 2012
Easy ways to winterize your home
When summer draws to a close and autumn arrives, homeowners must place a precedent on readying their homes for the winter months. Often referred...
September 17, 2012 - 6:51am
September 14, 2012
Take action against ice dams
You may not know what ice dams are, but they cost homeowners millions of dollars each year. Eric Chandler of Chandler Roofing says "Ice dams...
September 14, 2012 - 6:41am
September 13, 2012
Pumpkins are a seasonal delight
Pumpkins are a common sight come around Halloween. This fruit of the fall is often used in decorating the interior and exterior of homes, but...
September 13, 2012 - 6:18am
September 12, 2012
7 Inexpensive ways to update a home now
Oftentimes, buying a home opens up a bottomless pit of opportunities for projects and improvements. While some homeowners engage in different...
September 12, 2012 - 6:04am
September 11, 2012
West CAP has been weatherizing homes since 1974
The light of a pilot program which began in 1974 is still on in 2012. WestCap a private, non-profit charitable organization based out of Glenwood...
September 11, 2012 - 1:50pm
September 12, 2011
Open It Up
When thinking of open-plan bathrooms, Europe or California might come to mind. But think again. The style is increasingly catching on throughout...
September 12, 2011 - 3:25pm