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Cottage Grove City Council approves new fire station plans
Hofmann joins Cottage Grove Middle School as assistant principal
Olson to lead South Washington County Schools' Transportation Department
New Richmond, Wis., man charged with kidnapping two women in Afton
Many merchants still swiping long after deadline to switch to new credit, debit card technology
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Park swimming and diving: Wolfpack take fifth in SEC relays
Swimming and diving: Raptors lead conference relays
New Life Academy girls soccer: Eagles drop opener to Visitation
New Life Academy tennis: Eagles fare well in tournaments
Park girls soccer: Wolfpack kick off season with pair of wins
Teen already has several "opening credits" in film career
Heritage Days draws crowds with new and old attractions
St. Paul Park Heritage Days parade
More visible location boosts numbers at weekly car show
Garelicks to be Heritage Days parade grand marshals
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BOARD SUM 8-18-2016
Beneficial Loan and Thrift Co. vs Honeyman
Reverse Mortage Funding vs Judy R Bracci Mortgage Foreclosure
2017 PAVEMENT MGMT
Georgia M. Christenson, 67
Donna Reynolds, 83
Irving C. Jerry, 87
Melroy Englert, 76
Karen A. Blau, 58
Letter to the editor: Thank you to the kind people in Cottage Grove
Letter to the editor: Sell River Oaks and stop the losses
Letter to the editor: Enjoyed teaching driver's ed
Viewpoint: Cottage Grove positions River Oaks Golf Course for future success
Viewpoint: Find creepy crawlies in Cottage Grove
Real Estate Showcase
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
January 1, 2016
Newport pauses development to study sewer, water options
Development in part of Newport is on hold while the city studies options for extending sewer and water services. The City Council decided to put a moratorium on new subdivisions and rezoning in part of the Residential Estates District, in the northeastern part of Newport. “This...
January 1, 2016 - 8:00am
December 29, 2015
Newport police evidence changes coming as investigation ramps up
As Newport policing changes hands, Dakota County will be investigating problems with the police department’s property room. The City Council ordered the investigation last month after a memo from Sheriff Bill Hutton revealed unaccounted for items, including money and 14 guns,...
December 29, 2015 - 8:00am
Newport begins policing transition
The start of the new year also will bring changes in Newport as Washington County formally takes over policing. The city already was working with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office under a short-term contract in recent months, but there is still plenty to do in the shift to...
December 29, 2015 - 7:00am
December 25, 2015
Newport OK's waiver for trash hauler
Newport will have four garbage haulers in 2016 after all. The City Council approved a waiver to its requirement that haulers have at least 100 active residential accounts next year for Allied Waste, also known as Republic Services. The company did not meet the minimum requirement,...
December 25, 2015 - 8:00am
December 22, 2015
Newport council approves levy, budget
Newport’s tax levy for 2016 will be $150,000 less than this year’s amount, council members voted 4-1 Thursday. After two other attempts, the council settled on a 2016 levy of about $2.28 million. The $150,000 reduction reflects anticipated savings from contracting with Washington...
December 22, 2015 - 7:00am