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Community solar gardens rise in popularity, except with some neighbors
Cottage Grove police reports: Garage graffiti; Clown sighting
Driver crossed into oncoming traffic Thursday night in Cottage Grove crash
30 high school robotics teams to compete in Woodbury
Highway 61 rollover stalls traffic in Cottage Grove
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Cross country: Wolfpack earn top-half finish in Anoka
St. Paul Johnson spoils Academy Force home opener
Girls' tennis: Raptors win home tournament
Raptors win second-straight at White Bear Lake
Boys' soccer: Raptors go 1-1 against Woodbury, Wayzata
Historic home tour planned Sept. 24 in Red Wing
Inhuman being: Woodbury High School grad gets role in Marvel television series
Head injuries and fall sports: How to protect young athletes
Cottage Grove Cemetery association to meet
Newport Fire Department meat raffle set for Sept. 15
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April 21, 2017
Minn. Senate votes to limit local power on minimum wage, related issues
ST. PAUL—Minnesota communities could not regulate wages, benefits or employee scheduling under legislation that appears headed to Gov. Mark Dayton. Bill sponsor Sen. Jeremy Miller, R-Winona, said that it would not hamper local control, as critics say. "I am all for local control...
April 21, 2017 - 3:00pm
October 18, 2012
Split Cottage Grove City Council says it opposes voter ID amendment
Calling it an unfunded mandate, the Cottage Grove City Council tackled a divisive state issue Wednesday, voting to pass a resolution opposing a proposed state constitutional amendment that would require voters to show photo identification at the polls. The measure, passed by a 4-1...
October 18, 2012 - 9:25am
June 7, 2012
Cottage Grove City Council member Peterson announces re-election run
Cottage Grove City Council member Jen Peterson has said she will seek a second term from the city's voters in the fall election. Peterson swept...
June 7, 2012 - 2:50pm
June 5, 2012
St. Paul Park looks to deter underage drinking
St. Paul Park police want the city to join a growing number of metro cities holding party hosts legally responsible for underage drinking. The St.
June 5, 2012 - 6:30am
March 26, 2012
Cottage Grove moves forward with small-business incubator
Cottage Grove City Council members last week OK'd an Economic Development Authority plan to remake the soon-to-be vacant Cottage Grove City Hall into a facility that city officials hope will help jump-start small businesses. The council approved plans to convert the current city...
March 26, 2012 - 4:38pm
February 16, 2012
A 'no' -- for now -- to no smoking in Cottage Grove parks
As the huddled masses taking drags from cigarettes outside Minnesota bars and restaurants in the dead of winter can attest, the list of places smokers can light up within the law isn't getting any longer. But, in Cottage Grove -- for now, at least -- that list isn't getting any shorter,...
February 16, 2012 - 6:00am
February 11, 2012
Charter commission looks likely after county, city complete petition reviews
The push to remake Cottage Grove city government is set to advance after officials signed off on signatures in a petition to create a city charter commission. Washington County's Department of Property Records and Taxpayer Services last week examined a citizen petition with nearly...
February 11, 2012 - 7:00am
February 2, 2012
Lehrke says city should stop review of Cottage Grove charter petition signatures
A Cottage Grove City Council member on Wednesday called on the city to halt its scrutiny of a petition that could lead to big changes in how the city is governed, saying officials should not "pick apart" its validity and move forward with a process he called inevitable. Council member...
February 2, 2012 - 6:00am
January 19, 2012
Amid citizen complaints, Cottage Grove to reexamine road maintenance program
Cottage Grove will study how the city completes large street maintenance projects after City Council members voted last week to nix a planned residential road rehabilitation project for at least a year. Facing stiff resistance from homeowners whose neighborhood would have seen almost...
January 19, 2012 - 1:45pm
January 17, 2012
Washington County Board appoints new administrator
The Washington County Board on Tuesday named Molly O'Rourke as the county's new administrator to replace the retiring Jim Schug. O'Rourke moves...
January 17, 2012 - 1:36am
January 4, 2012
Board elects new chair; Weik chosen as vice-chair
The selection of a new Washington County Board Chair marked the start of 2012 for commissioners in Stillwater on this week. Commissioners elected Dennis Hegberg, whose District 1 includes Forest Lake, to serve as Board Chairman for 2012. He replaces Gary Kriesel, of Stillwater, who...
January 4, 2012 - 4:34pm
Franke takes mayor's seat in St. Paul Park
St. Paul Park business owner Keith Franke was sworn-in Tuesday as the city's new mayor, taking his seat as the city's first new leader in almost...
January 4, 2012 - 9:53am
December 30, 2011
Cottage Grove City Council reverses on sewer fee increase
Cottage Grove will leave its municipal sewer rates at the same level as 2011 next year after the City Council backed off a proposed fee hike last week. City staff had proposed a slight increase fees paid by residential properties to cover a deficit in the city's utility operations...
December 30, 2011 - 9:00am
December 28, 2011
St. Paul Park residents to city: Don't pave our alleys
A group of St. Paul Park residents this summer presented a petition to officials at City Hall asking the city to pave their gravel alleyway between Selby and Lincoln avenues. Then, apparently, they saw how much it would cost. City Council members dropped the proposed paving of the...
December 28, 2011 - 9:54am
December 21, 2011
Cottage Grove council observes silence for wounded Lake City officer
The Cottage Grove City Council observed a moment of silence Wednesday to honor the Lake City police officer shot and critically wounded in the line of duty earlier this week. Council members, staff and gallery members fell silent for one minute at the beginning of the final City...
December 21, 2011 - 9:36pm