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Served with honor: Cottage Grove’s Mulvihill was decorated vet, advocate for fellow veterans
Cottage Grove police brief: Teen with drugs at school faces charges
Woman arrested after found asleep in someone else’s car in Cottage Grove
District 833 School Board gives Jacobus mid-year performance evaluation
Cottage Grove HERO Center concept scaled back
crime and courts
Girls Basketball: Park beats East Ridge by five, again
Mercurial Lynch accepted in Seattle - Part 1
SB XLIX: Belichick impressed with Seahawks' model
Boys Basketball: Raptors pull away from Park late
Passionate Patriots owner Kraft speaks about 'Deflategate'
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
arts and entertainment
Lori L. Battcher, 53
Mark F. Mulvihill, 66
Doris M. Pinault, 85
Jeanette Lampe, 79
Lucille Mann, 92
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
Viewpoint: Don't let sun set on Oakwood possibilities
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December 7, 2012
Newport administrator still waiting on Faribault decision
Newport City Administrator Brian Anderson is still waiting for a decision from the south-central Minnesota city of Faribault on who its next administrator will be, a position Anderson was named a finalist for late last month. The Faribault City Council said it needed more time to...
news / government
December 7, 2012 - 6:00pm
Kline, McCollum, Klobuchar among Congress winners; Cravaack ousted
ST. PAUL -- Chip Cravaack gained national attention two years ago when he upset long-time U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, but early Wednesday he lost to a congressman who served three decades ago. Democrat Rick Nolan upset Cravaack in a razor-thin win. Meanwhile, Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy...
November 7, 2012 - 2:15am
Minnesota voters decide against photo ID
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota voters do not want to prove who they are. Forty-six percent of voters Tuesday wanted to amend the state Constitution to require a photo ID before voting, but 50 percent was needed. The Minnesota vote went against a trend in other states to approve voter ID. Election...
November 7, 2012 - 2:11am
Schoen headed to Minnesota House after beating Lehrke in 54A race
Democrats easily reclaimed a south Washington County legislative seat they lost in a squeaker of an election two years ago. Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party candidate Dan Schoen handily won the Minnesota House District 54A race, beating his chief opponent, Republican Derrick Lehrke,...
November 7, 2012 - 1:31am
November 6, 2012
11:45 p.m. update: Tight marriage amendment battle costliest ever
November 6, 2012 - 11:54pm
3 million Minnesotans head to polls today
November 6, 2012 - 9:32am
November 2, 2012
Intersection of highways 61, 10 to be rebuilt in 2016
Plans are set for the Minnesota Department of Transportation to rebuild the intersection of highways 61 and 10 just north of Hastings. The work is scheduled for 2016. The construction would bring a handful of changes to the intersection. Southbound Highway 61 traffic will get two...
November 2, 2012 - 7:00am
November 1, 2012
After student suicides, Hastings residents encouraged to turn on porch lights at 6 p.m. Thursday
An effort has been organized by a Hastings resident to show support for recent tragic events in Hastings. Nick Werner has started a Hastings Porch Light Support event. He is asking residents to turn their porch lights on at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1. "Let's start November off on a...
November 1, 2012 - 5:06pm
A look at issues surrounding marriage amendment
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota voters will be asked in the Nov. 6 election whether they want to amend the state Constitution to define a marriage as between a man and a woman, effectively outlawing gay marriages. Here is a look at the issues: Process: The Minnesota Constitution is amended...
November 1, 2012 - 9:48am
Arguments similar in states that allow gay-marriage
November 1, 2012 - 9:45am
October 29, 2012
Rep. Kriesel of Cottage Grove featured in anti-marriage amendment ad
State Rep. John Kriesel's dramatic speech in the Minnesota House opposing a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage is featured in a television commercial for amendment opponents Minnesotans United for All Families. The Cottage Grove lawmaker joined Rep. Tim Kelly of Red Wing...
October 29, 2012 - 9:50am
October 25, 2012
Wellstone legacy lives on 10 years after crash
ST. PAUL -- Paul Wellstone lives on. A decade after he died in a northeastern Minnesota airplane crash, the U.S. senator's legacy remains strong and his namesake son is looking to make it stronger. More than two dozen buildings and programs are named after Wellstone. An organization...
October 25, 2012 - 9:21am
September 20, 2012
Minnesota lieutenant governor ready to jump for troops
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon is going above and beyond: above her Capitol office and beyond what others in her job have done. Prettner Solon announced Thursday that she will skydive with the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team on Tuesday to show support...
September 20, 2012 - 12:24pm
Pawlenty leaves Romney, lands bank lobbying job
ST. PAUL -- Former Minnesota Gov.
September 20, 2012 - 12:23pm
Bridge project on schedule for Saturday; span will be floated downstream Saturday morning
By Tuesday, the landscape in Hastings will be significantly altered for the next 100 years. The main span for the new Highway 61 bridge here is on schedule to be floated in place, jacked up and secured by the end of the day Monday, Sept. 24. That means the current bridge will close...
September 20, 2012 - 8:37am