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Charges possible in Cottage Grove councilman Lehrke's traffic arrest
District 833 results mixed on state tests; above state average, mostly small fluctuations seen
Serious crimes, overdoses up in Washington County
New Pine Hill principal preaches ‘collective responsibility’
Newport eyes adjacent land for possible future city hall
crime and courts
Park boys soccer: Wolfpack overcoming injuries
Offense leads to perfect start for Raptors boys soccer
Raptors out muscle Park in season opener
Park Grove bowling leagues now forming
Park Grove bowling leagues now forming
Newport CEO carries on husband’s ‘generous’ legacy at Heritage Days
Grape expectations: Teacher spends summer in Cottage Grove backyard vineyard
Room fit for a princess: St. Paul Park girl gets Special Spaces room renovation
A Broadway revival: Heritage Days turnout down, but organizers' scrambling pays off
St. Paul Park Heritage Days roaring back after a year of hardships
arts and entertainment
Maribelle Plath, 83
Cynthia McElmury, 57
Arthur Anthony Mollica, 70
Rose Mary Eisenmenger, 83
Mary H. Paulsen, 67
CITY OF COTTAGE GROVE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PARK ESTATES NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
ST PAUL PARK SELF STORAGE NOTICE OF SALE
CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME
CITY OF NEWPORT ORDINANCE 2014-12
Viewpoint: ‘The line is hot’ on the gun range
Letter to the editor: Thanks for Night to Unite support
Letter to the editor: McNamara voted against progress
A sobering message: ‘It just takes one’
Viewpoint: A ladder truck with a view
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