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Cottage Grove day care kids to receive congressional award
South Washington County Schools wins bid to buy Valley Crossing Community School
Nursing institute moving into Cottage Grove's BEC
Cottage Grove police reports for Jan. 29: Domestic, theft, lewd activity
Relay For Life event: Coaches vs. Cancer Jan. 30
crime and courts
Park Wrestling: Individuals shine amid team struggles
Seahawks "LOB" leads second Lombardi chase
New Life Boys Basketball: Strong second half lifts Eagles past Trinity
East Ridge Boys Basketball: Raptors honor Ellingson, thrash Forest Lake
Gymnastics: East Ridge flexes muscle in win over Woodbury
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
Brant A. Short, 81
Mark F. Mulvihill, 66
Doris M. Pinault, 85
Jeanette Lampe, 79
Letter to the editor: Auxiliary’s generous donation will help veterans home
Viewpoint: 2015-16 budget planning leads to need for reduction
Viewpoint: McNaughton rules outline insanity defense
Letter to the editor: Wake up and face realities in District 833
Letter to the editor: Integrity of school district must be restored
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January 4, 2010
UPDATED: Bigham not seeking re-election
State Rep. Karla Bigham will not seek re-election in 2010, the two-term Cottage Grove DFLer announced in a press release Monday. Bigham, first elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2006, said she is considering options that include attending law school when she steps...
January 4, 2010 - 8:11am
December 22, 2009
Republican challenger registers to face Sieben
A St. Mary's Point real estate agent and radio host has filed to run for the Minnesota Senate District 57 seat held by Cottage Grove DFLer Katie Sieben. Karin Housley filed with the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board Nov. 24 and has announced on her Web site she will challenge the...
news / politics
December 22, 2009 - 12:13pm
October 6, 2009
State lawmakers look for cheap ways to end poverty
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators face a dilemma: Can they spend money from a tight budget to eliminate poverty by 2020? If they spend money now, Rep. Carlos Mariani, DFL-St. Paul, said, more people would go to work and the state's economy would improve. But since lawmakers are not...
October 6, 2009 - 9:32am
May 19, 2009
Un-session brings unallotment
May 19, 2009 - 3:56pm
May 15, 2009
Pawlenty starts cutting budget himself
ST. PAUL - Gov.
May 15, 2009 - 8:09am
May 14, 2009
House begins debate on changes to election rules
The Minnesota House of Representatives began debating Wednesday night a bill authored by Sen. Katie Sieben, DFL-Cottage Grove, that would allow early voting, move primary elections to June and change the way absentee ballots are handled. "Because of the Senate recount and the closeness...
May 14, 2009 - 8:42am
Lawmakers OK steady school, lower college funding
ST. PAUL - Minnesota lawmakers propose to keep public school funding stable for the next two years and give public colleges and universities...
May 14, 2009 - 8:02am
Funding bills pass without full funding
ST. PAUL - Minnesota legislators rushed through bills funding a bulk of the state budget Wednesday, but without fully paying. The Democratic-controlled Legislature and Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty have not agreed on how to fund part of the budget, leaving tax and spending questions...
May 14, 2009 - 7:59am
May 13, 2009
New law prohibits sex offenders from using social networking sites
Registered sex offenders in Minnesota will now be prohibited from using social networking sites. Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed into law Monday the Public Safety Policy bill including provisions authored by Rep.
May 13, 2009 - 12:11pm
Deep revenue differences remain
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota legislative session could come to a smooth end if the Democratic-controlled Legislature and Republican governor could...
May 13, 2009 - 8:00am
May 12, 2009
Health bill heads to questionable future
ST. PAUL - Minnesota lawmakers passed a massive health-care spending bill that favors nursing homes and programs for the poor, but may be short-lived. The Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party-led Legislature on Monday advanced the health and human services budget bill that Republican Gov....
May 12, 2009 - 4:06pm
May 8, 2009
New tax increase moves at warp speed
ST. PAUL - Democrats were poised to pass a $1 billion tax increase today, an alternative to larger hikes the House and Senate already approved. And...
May 8, 2009 - 10:57am
Law changes for missing young adults
ST. PAUL - Annette and Brian Swanson's son has been missing for almost a year, but on Thursday they paused from their search watch a ceremony...
May 8, 2009 - 7:50am
BRIEFLY: DFL rushes tax bill toward passage
ST. PAUL - Democrats in control of the Minnesota Legislature early today proposed raising taxes to ease spending cuts to schools and health care...
May 8, 2009 - 7:47am
May 7, 2009
Legislators to blow by deadline
May 7, 2009 - 7:46am