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'Two from Galilee' musical opens at Light the Way Church in Cottage Grove
Holiday Train makes 14th-annual stop Friday in Cottage Grove
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Sugar rush: Annual cookie sale draws a large crowd in St. Paul Park
‘Ugly Christmas Sweater’ run/walk Sunday in Cottage Grove for hungry students
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July 21, 2011
Search under way for body seen going over Vermillion River waterfall in Hastings
Emergency teams from Hastings are busy scouring the area below the falls of the Vermillion River where a body was seen floating. Teams are searching to recover an adult woman. Witnesses reported seeing the woman enter the river near the park along 21st Street. She was quickly sucked...
July 21, 2011 - 8:15pm
July 1, 2011
State shutdown means no work will be done on the new Hastings bridge
All work on the new Hastings bridge has ceased. With the state shutdown putting the Minnesota Department of Transportation on hold indefinitely, all work on state projects has come to a stop. The setback is nothing new to the project. High water late last fall slowed down work, but...
July 1, 2011 - 8:27am
Who will run St. Paul Park Heritage Days?
Greg Langbehn is ready to lay the groundwork for this year's Heritage Days, St. Paul Park's popular summer festival. He says he's itching to begin meeting with committee members, calling vendors and cutting checks. Except he's not alone: former longtime festival co-chair Jim Domeier...
March 1, 2011 - 4:09pm
April 28, 2010
Video: Local Talk -- Teen center in Cottage Grove?
Managing editor Patricia Drey Busse talks with Cottage Grove residents Chris Reese and Leon Moe about the idea of building a teen center in town. Reese is a member of the Cottage Grove Economic Development Authority, and Moe is the founder of the Minnesota Sovereignty Project.
April 28, 2010 - 12:44pm
April 19, 2010
Donkeys and baskeball for a fun fundraiser
Fundraising can be a pain in the -- well, you know what. Not Tuesday, though, when the St. Paul Park/Newport Lions Club will hold a Donkey Basketball fundraiser to collect donations for its holiday baskets program. The 7 p.m. event at Cottage Grove Middle School will feature local...
April 19, 2010 - 8:00am
December 11, 2009
Daily jail bookings for Friday
According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, the following people were booked into the Washington County Jail between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday: Sean M. Cone, 19, of Newport, arrested after court on robbery and assault charges. Guly J. De Leon, 21, of Woodbury, arrested...
crime and courts/News
December 11, 2009 - 9:07am
October 21, 2009
New Heritage Days chair faces stern police memo on public drinking
Greg Langbehn, new de facto chair of the St. Paul Park Heritage Days committee, ran headlong into a drastically reduced committee and a formal memo from city police recommending no street dance and no drinking on city property, at his first meeting on Tuesday. The discussion grew...
October 21, 2009 - 1:02pm
August 28, 2009
Dingle, Swenson will run for re-election
August 28, 2009 - 9:42am
August 26, 2009
Grant could speed up bridge project
Construction of a new St. Croix River bridge could start as early as next year if Minnesota secures a federal grant for the project, a Washington County official said. The county is throwing its support behind a $300 million Minnesota Department of Transportation grant request for...
August 26, 2009 - 2:14pm
July 9, 2009
County reduces contract with HSI
Washington County commissioners voted to revise the county's contract with Human Services, Inc., the nonprofit agency that provides domestic abuse treatment services in the county. The new contract is not to exceed $25,000, which reduces the county's funding for domestic violence...
July 9, 2009 - 7:52am
December 30, 2008
'Biggest crisis' to affect local government aid
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's local governments receive 30 percent of their revenue from the state, so when the state budget is sick, local governments sniffle. Now, with a massive state budget deficit, the affliction is much worse than a cold. Many say legislators must resort to major...
December 30, 2008 - 12:00am
December 22, 2008
Pawlenty cuts local aid, programs
ST. PAUL - State budget cuts are under way. So is the anguish. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Friday drained the state's budget reserve and...
December 22, 2008 - 12:00am
March 11, 2008
Newport's state aid to increase by $75K per year
The City of Newport will see a welcome spike in much-needed Local Government Aid next year, increasing state assistance by $450,000 over six years thanks to a tax bill recently passed by legislators and signed into law by Gov. Tim Pawlenty. Newport will receive $684,156 in LGA this...
March 11, 2008 - 2:23am