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Minnesota Senate District 54 candidate Q/A: Leilani Holmstadt
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Football: Wolfpack rolls at North in regular season finale
Football: Royals upset Raptors in regular season finale
Adapted Soccer: Thunderbolts get season's first shutout
Girls Soccer: Bunnell, Raptors break out in section championship game
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Crowd gathers to support Oktoberfest for Friends in Need Food Shelf
Bailey Nurseries chairman wins conservation award
Banking on Oktoberfest: Oct. 16 fundraiser in Cottage Grove helps Friends in Need Food Shelf's bottom line
Films in Five Festival gets "bigger and better"
Fans flock to Films in Five Festival in Cottage Grove
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Viewpoint: Friends in Need gets ready for 2016 holiday season
Letter to the editor: Jurgens promises to work for us
Letter to the editor: Lund: I stand by comments at forum
Letter to the editor: Peterson has courage, work ethic to get job done
Letter to the editor: Jurgens would be excellent leader
Real Estate Showcase
March 3, 2011
Newport's selling point? Developer says it's proximity to Woodbury
Newport's most attractive quality might be that its next-door neighbor is Woodbury. That's how a Twin Cities real estate developer explained it to a room full of Newport City Council members and Planning and Parks commissioners recently during a pitch for a proposed 31-lot, 58-acre...
March 3, 2011 - 11:40am
February 25, 2011
Former Washington County civic leader Dick Stafford remembered
A passionate and devoted leader in the community of Woodbury died during heart surgery Thursday morning, leaving behind numerous organizations...
February 25, 2011 - 9:11am
February 24, 2011
Woodbury will not intervene in state PFC suit against 3M
Two months after the state filed a civil suit against 3M Co. to pay for environmental damages caused by chemical pollution in the area, the city of Woodbury was asked to intervene. On Wednesday, Woodbury City Council decided it was not necessary. "We are not a party to the matter,"...
February 24, 2011 - 3:30pm
Newport officials to review development proposal
Newport officials will meet with a developer Thursday to review a concept plan for a 80-acre residential development.
February 24, 2011 - 2:06pm
Cottage Grove officials cool to using Home Depot site for new city building
Some opponents of the city of Cottage Grove's plans for a new public safety and general government building say they have an alternative idea: turn the vacant Home Depot building into a new city hall. The city has tried to attract developer interest to the 96,000-square-foot commercial...
February 24, 2011 - 6:29am
February 22, 2011
County, local officials begin planning flood fight
The National Weather Service's latest spring flood forecast looks grim, and Washington County officials this week are beginning to prepare for what looks likely to be a soaked spring. Washington County Emergency Management officials met Tuesday in Cottage Grove with city, county...
February 22, 2011 - 5:28pm
City takes new approach to development of Cottage View drive-in site
Cottage Grove has shifted its focus from seeking a developer to build out, all at once, a large retail development on the Cottage View Drive-In...
February 22, 2011 - 4:21pm
February 17, 2011
Cottage Grove city hall project supporters, opponents voice concerns
Opponents of plans for a new Cottage Grove City Hall clashed with city officials again on Wednesday, telling city council members that the project...
February 17, 2011 - 12:07am
February 15, 2011
Washington County Board members back elected Met Council posts
Washington County commissioners praised a recommendation in a legislative report that the Metropolitan Council be overhauled to add elected members as part of a broader effort to streamline Twin Cities transit governance. Commissioners were briefed by the Office of the Legislative...
February 15, 2011 - 2:19pm
February 14, 2011
Cottage Grove a temporary home for veterans' services
South Washington County military veterans looking for help with their benefits will not have far to go for the next 10 months. Washington County veterans' service officer Robby Robinson has been temporarily relocated to the Cottage Grove Service Center during a building expansion...
February 14, 2011 - 5:11am
February 11, 2011
Cottage Grove to issue credit cards to select staff
When Cottage Grove officials set off last year for out-of-town conventions intended to stir up interest in the city among developers, the costs of the trip were paid by the Cottage Grove Economic Development Authority fund -- eventually, anyway. Initially, it was City Administrator...
February 11, 2011 - 10:25am
February 8, 2011
Washington County likely to remain in transit tax
Washington County appears set to remain a member of a metro area transit funding board following a tense Board of Commissioners workshop on Tuesday. Commissioners Autumn Lehrke, who represents south Washington County, and Bill Pulkrabek, who represents Oakdale and a portion of Woodbury,...
February 8, 2011 - 8:18pm
County commissioners want to see some ID
Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday declared their support for a legislative push to require Minnesotans to show photo identification before voting. Board members voted unanimously to support requiring an ID to cast a ballot on the same day a bill authored by Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer,...
February 8, 2011 - 5:12pm
Washington County's mayors tell county: Don't back out of transit program
City leaders in south Washington County are urging the Washington County Board to keep the county a part of a Twin Cities-area transit funding board that area officials hope will help fund a proposed commuter rail line through the southeast metro. County commissioners recently have...
February 8, 2011 - 9:50am
St. Paul Park special events to require formal review
Aiming to give city officials the chance to formally review plans for events that require police or public works assistance, St. Paul Park City Council members Monday OK'd a special events ordinance that sets up a formal appraisal process for city leaders. Organizers of large events...
February 8, 2011 - 8:15am