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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
Girls Tennis: Schurhamer team advances to section finals
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
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Real Estate Showcase
March 30, 2016
Newport man guilty of misusing father’s money
A Newport man was convicted March 4 of stealing funds from the family trust of his mentally impaired father. Jeff Allen Johnson pleaded guilty to Washington County District Court to two felony counts of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult. He was sentenced to 45 days in...
News/crime and courts
March 30, 2016 - 8:00am
March 29, 2016
Coffee and Conversation
Washington County sheriff’s deputy Joel Muellner was one of several officers who met with residents for the second-annual Coffee with a Cop...
March 29, 2016 - 12:43pm
March 18, 2016
Coffee with a Cop in Newport is March 23
Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies will hold Coffee with a Cop March 23 beginning at 5 p.m. at the North Pole Restaurant. The community is invited to the informal event to ask questions, discuss community issues and get to know their deputies, the sheriff’s office said....
March 18, 2016 - 8:50am
March 15, 2016
Newport resident to serve on state commission
A Newport resident has been appointed to a state panel. Gov. Mark Dayton announced March 2 that Saengmany Ratsabout will serve on the Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans. The council advises the Minnesota Legislature on issues important to state residents from over 40 Asian-Pacific...
March 15, 2016 - 3:00pm
February 28, 2016
Newport man dies after being found unresponsive in Duluth hotel pool
A 22-year-old Newport man died after being found unresponsive in a Duluth hotel pool early Sunday. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office reported that authorities responded to the call at the Radisson Hotel Duluth-Harborview, 505 W. Superior St., at about 1:15 a.m. Sunday. The man...
February 28, 2016 - 8:45am
February 18, 2016
Cities back HRA's plan to expand powers
Cottage Grove, Newport and St. Paul Park economic development authorities have put their support behind a plan to add economic development powers to the Washington County Housing and Redevelopment Authority. The change needs needs legislative and county approval, HRA Deputy Executive...
February 18, 2016 - 10:00am
February 12, 2016
Newport animal control agreement approved
The city of Newport will work with Save the Strays to provide animal control. When the city decided to contract with Washington County for policing services, animal control was not included, City Administrator Deb Hill said. She said in looking for a provider she heard from the city...
February 12, 2016 - 2:00pm
January 29, 2016
Newport requests don't make governor's bonding proposal
Newport’s requests for state bonding funds were not part of Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposal, but the city hopes it still can get funding. Newport requested funds for two projects to install a cured-in-place liner in sanitary sewer lines and service connections, one costing about...
January 29, 2016 - 4:00pm
Newport Police reports for Jan. 27: Harassment, property damage
Drugs Kevin Dennis Hass, 27, of Newport was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit third-degree sale of a controlled substance, theft of government funds and fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance after authorities executed a search warrant Jan. 14 at a room at Boyd’s...
January 29, 2016 - 9:00am
January 28, 2016
Newport makes sign changes
Rules about signs in Newport are changing after a U.S. Supreme Court decision this summer. “Signs ordinances have traditionally been written based on content,” Planning Director Sherri Buss said — including Newport’s — but the court ruled cities couldn’t have specific...
January 28, 2016 - 4:00pm
January 20, 2016
Interacting with history: Newport store repairs vintage machines
When Dan Coulter was 12 years old, he bought and repaired his first jukebox. “My parents kind of gave me carte blanche on the basement after...
January 20, 2016 - 10:00am
January 14, 2016
Newport donates $500 to food shelf project
The Newport City Council plans to donate $500 toward the Friends in Need Food Shelf’s new building, council members decided Jan. 7. The city typically donates $250 toward the Holiday Train, whose proceeds go to the food shelf, but decided to add on another $500 toward the capital...
January 14, 2016 - 12:00pm
January 13, 2016
Deal done for Newport officers' move to Washington County Sheriff's Office
Details of Newport policing’s shift to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office are being finalized as the change takes effect. Newport will pay the difference in hourly wages for three officers who would otherwise see a pay cut at the county, and accrued sick and vacation time...
January 13, 2016 - 9:00am
January 11, 2016
Newport Dollar Store opens, with community focus
There’s a running list near the cash register at Newport Dollar Store tracking what kind of products customers want to see in the shop’s...
January 11, 2016 - 1:11pm
January 5, 2016
'The strongest person': Benefit planned for Newport boy who suffered burns
Zack Schorn has spent a lot of time in the hospital and doctors’ offices during the past few months, but through the tough experiences he has...
January 5, 2016 - 1:00pm