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Fire damages Cottage Grove home
Cottage Grove soldier home for Christmas
Weather chills roundabout work at south Washington County intersection
Stone Soup Thrift Shop in St. Paul Park sees coat shortage
Newport police reports for Dec. 19: Theft, fire, fight, attempted burglary
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Boys Basketball: East Ridge stems Woodbury's rally to improve to 8-1
Girls Basketball: Royals stay unbeaten with win over East Ridge
Park Girls Soccer: Neitz, Paleen to take over program as co-head coaches
1,000 and counting: Sid Tomes racks up points, wins at East Ridge
Park Girls Basketball: Wolfpack can't get over the hill against Roseville
Run, Run, Rudolph: Cottage Grove running club gets into the holiday spirit
PHOTO GALLERY: Holiday Train stop in Cottage Grove
Holiday Train fundraiser rolls in $105,000 for food shelf
Sugar rush: Cookie customers line up for Queen Esther sale in St. Paul Park
PHOTOS: Breakfast with Santa in Cottage Grove
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SOUTH WASHINGTON COUNTY SCHOOLS ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID
District 833 School Board Regular Meeting:
GREY CLOUD ISLAND TOWNSHIP 2015 MEETING DATES
NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE
ACORN MINI STORAGE NOTICE OF SALE
Karen M Williams, 85
Donna Rae Hilsgen, 53
Imogene Jagow, 84
Donna Rae Hilsgen, 53
Letter: Help ensure all kids receive a gift
Viewpoint: What happened to all of the trials?
Letter: Benefit for Tom Gustafson was a huge success
Viewpoint: Providing flood relief in south Washington County
Letter: Bulletin statement did ‘disservice’ to Newport
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January 17, 2013
School District 833 officials have long list of legislative concerns
South Washington County Schools officials gave local lawmakers a big wish list for the upcoming legislative session. School officials asked lawmakers to get rid of the ban on starting school before Labor Day, modify state tests, help the district gain the Crosswinds school in Woodbury...
January 17, 2013 - 11:44am
January 15, 2013
Local lawmakers to hold town hall meeting in Cottage Grove Jan. 24
The three lawmakers representing south Washington County plan a town hall meeting later this month. Sen. Katie Sieben and Reps. Dan Schoen and Denny McNamara together will hold a public forum from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Cottage Grove City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway. Sieben,...
January 15, 2013 - 12:18pm
December 28, 2011
MN Senate Republicans pick new leader, promise 'fresh start'
ROSEVILLE, Minn. -- Minnesota Senate Republicans promised a fresh start Tuesday night, putting behind a scandal and spending 11 hours picking Sen. Dave Senjem as their new leader. The senators also elected a new slate of assistant leaders during their close-door meeting. "No more...
politics / government
December 28, 2011 - 8:20am
September 2, 2011
Capitol Notebook: Two bright spots in otherwise nasty political time
ST. PAUL -- This year will go down as one of the most contentious in Minnesota government history, so exceptions to that attitude are notable. The first exception started out as yet another controversy. Several days ago, news reports indicated that the state had stopped paying for...
September 2, 2011 - 5:05pm
July 22, 2011
Minnesota government opens after 20 days
ST. PAUL -- "Open" signs began to appear around Minnesota state government Thursday, with most functions expected to resume by early next week after a 20-day government shutdown. "The guys are out mowing the campground," Jay Cooke State Park manager Eunice Luedtke said. "We have...
July 22, 2011 - 8:56am
July 20, 2011
Bonding bill deposits gifts around the state
ST. PAUL -- It's Christmas in July for Minnesota colleges and other state-owned facilities. Minnesota legislators early Wednesday approved $498 million worth of public works projects such as college building renovations, flood-fighting projects and developing the state's newest park. "It...
July 20, 2011 - 10:18am
By the bill: A summary of the budget session
ST. PAUL -- Here is a look at bills the Minnesota Legislature passed during its special session, called to fund state government for two years: -- Health and human services -- $11.4 billion, about $1 billion more than the last budget. No one receiving health care should lose...
July 20, 2011 - 8:19am
Bills signed as shutdown ends, but government restart not immediate
ST. PAUL -- Gov.
July 20, 2011 - 8:13am
July 19, 2011
Shutdown Day 19: Special session starts, stops as shutdown end nears
The Minnesota Legislature went into special session this afternoon to pass a state budget, almost immediately recessing to discuss the bills in private. There was no indication when lawmakers would approve spending more than $35 billion in the next two years, ending the state's longest...
July 19, 2011 - 11:24am
Shutdown Day 19: Capitol opens, first spending bills surface
ST. PAUL - Signs that the Minnesota government shutdown soon may end are surfacing, but work remains. Gov. Mark Dayton ordered the state Capitol to open again at 9 a.m.
July 19, 2011 - 8:11am
July 18, 2011
South Washington County lawmakers back budget deal 'with reservations'
South Washington County lawmakers said they are not proud of the budget deal reached in an attempt to end the state government shutdown, but likely will vote for it anyway. "I definitely wouldn't call it a masterpiece of a bill," said Rep. John Kriesel, R-Cottage Grove. "It's something...
July 18, 2011 - 4:36pm
July 15, 2011
Shutdown Day 15: Monday is goal for special budget session
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota leaders hope a special legislative session starts Monday to finish the state budget and end a state government shutdown. Gov. Mark Dayton said on Minnesota Public Radio this noon that he and legislative leaders set a 10 p.m.
July 15, 2011 - 12:48pm
Dayton's offer to end budget impasse
ST. PAUL -- Key elements of an offer by Gov. Mark Dayton to end a budget impasse and a government shutdown, which Republicans leaders agreed to in general Thursday night: -- Delay state payments to schools, providing $700 million -- Borrow against future tobacco lawsuit payments,...
July 15, 2011 - 9:10am
Shutdown Day 15: Dayton, GOP agree to budget 'framework'; special session expected soon
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's three top budget negotiators walked from the governor's office Thursday evening to announce a state budget deal frowning like their best friend just died. In a way, each had lost a political friend: Democratic Gov.
July 15, 2011 - 8:38am
July 14, 2011
Shutdown Day 14: Budget talks back on after Dayton drops tax hike
MINNEAP0LIS -- Gov. Mark Dayton says ending the state government shutdown is so important that he is willing to drop his long-held demand to increase taxes on Minnesota's top earners. His announcement this morning was convincing enough to Republicans who control the Legislature to...
news / politics / government
July 14, 2011 - 1:27pm