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A wake-up call: Father shares grief of daughter's loss at Washington County drug-abuse forum
Washington County to explore online project bidding
Slavin likely School Board pick after debate over expedited appointment
One dead in fire at Woodbury senior living facility
Cottage Grove road repairs come in $1M under budget
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Wolfpack Youth Wrestling: Wolfpack K-5 team places four at state
The Great Outdoors: Nice weather allows teams to practice outside early
PWER Nordic Skiing: All three teams to race in same section
East Ridge Athletics: Raptors race to new cross-country section amid multiple section changes for East Ridge
New Life Athletics: Eagles to move up to Class AA in multiple sports
'Kumiko' film shot in south Washington County gets Minneapolis screening
A Mooving story: Children's author, illustrator visit Park Grove Library
Cottage Grove Parks and Rec cures cabin fever
It's Take 2 for Cottage Grove's Films in 5 Festival
South Washington County's weekly fish fry dinners have diners hooked
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CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME HEALTHEAST CLINIC-COTTAGE GROVE
NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE
Notice of Workshop
NOTICE OF HEARINGCITY OF ST. PAUL PARK, MINNESOTA
CITY OF COTTAGE GROVE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Judy Fox, 68
Layne W. Nelson, 56
Douglas A. Nelson, 80
Kathleen Bossen, 61
Diane D. Oehlke, 61
Letter to the editor: Snaring is a cruel and inhumane method of trapping
Viewpoint: Save the dates – It’s a busy time ahead for Washington County
Viewpoint: New research shows human effects on local aquifers
Letter to the editor: Require hunters to get OK to trap on private land
Analysis: Urgent bills the only legislative product at halfway point
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December 18, 2012
Hundreds turn out for vigil for missing Cottage Grove native Danielle Jelinek
A vigil for missing Cottage Grove native Danielle Jelinek drew hundreds to an area church Monday evening. An estimated 450 people turned out for a prayer service at Five Oaks Community Church. Following the private service, many joined on the church's front steps for a candlelight...
crime and courts / news
December 18, 2012 - 8:09am
December 17, 2012
Vigil planned for tonight for missing Cottage Grove native Danielle Jelinek
A prayer vigil is planned for tonight for missing Park High School graduate Danielle Jelinek. Jelinek, 27, disappeared Dec. 8 after authorities said she was last seen at a home in rural Chisago County. Friends and relatives will gather at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Five Oaks Community...
December 17, 2012 - 2:51pm
Hope remains, but no evidence of missing Cottage Grove native Danielle Jelinek
It wasn't like Danielle Jelinek to just disappear. The Cottage Grove native and Park High School graduate was living with her sister Cory in Oakdale and would talk frequently with family, relatives said. Then Jelinek went missing early Sunday, Dec. 9, from the home of an acquaintance...
crime and courts / news
December 17, 2012 - 2:43pm
As students return, South Washington County Schools emphasize safety following Connecticut shooting
Local school principals and administrators attempted to comfort concerned District 833 parents and students as they returned to class Monday after last Friday's Connecticut mass school shooting. In phone calls, conversations and emails, South Washington County Schools staff tried...
education / news
December 17, 2012 - 12:10pm
December 14, 2012
Newport resident and Holiday Train volunteer Emily White takes 'sentimental' ride
In 2002 Emily White and her husband Tom drove from their Newport home to Tinucci's Restaurant for a view of the passing Canadian Pacific Holiday Train. It was the first year the Holiday Train, adorned with Christmas lights, traveled through the U.S. but there wasn't yet a south Washington...
December 14, 2012 - 5:14pm
Minnesotans prepare for possible shootings
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota officials say they have tried to prepare for school shootings like one Friday in Connecticut, but there always is more they can do. "We need to collaboratively do a better job of securing those kids," said state Sen.
December 14, 2012 - 4:53pm
South Washington County Schools stress safety amid parent calls after school shooting
District 833 staff reiterated that safety is a priority after south Washington County schools received calls from concerned parents Friday following the mass shooting at a Connecticut grade school. District 833 Communications Director Barb Brown said a number of local schools heard...
education / news
December 14, 2012 - 4:09pm
December 13, 2012
Search resumes for Cottage Grove native missing in Chisago County
Volunteers showed up for a second day to search for a missing 27-year-old woman following her parents' plea to the public for help finding her. Family, friends and area residents returned Thursday afternoon to Chisago Lake Township where Danielle Jelinek went missing on Sunday.
December 13, 2012 - 2:35pm
December 12, 2012
UPDATE: Newport mayor 'sorry to see' city's administrator named to Faribault post
Newport City Administrator Brian Anderson has been named the south-central Minnesota city of Faribault's new administrator. The Faribault City Council voted to appoint Anderson, who took the Newport post in 2009, at a meeting Tuesday night, the Faribault Daily News has reported. Anderson...
news / government
December 12, 2012 - 10:04am
December 11, 2012
Holiday Train lights up Cottage Grove a 10th time (w/video)
Thousands of bundled-up onlookers on Tuesday greeted the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train in Cottage Grove as the cross-continent Christmastime fundraiser made its 10th-annual stop in south Washington County. Braving chilly temperatures in the teens and rush-hour congestion, organizers...
December 11, 2012 - 10:43pm
Park High graduate reported missing in Chisago County
Chisago County authorities are searching for a missing Oakdale woman who is a 2003 graduate of Park High School, according to media reports. The family of Danielle Jelinek reported the 27-year-old woman missing to the Chisago County sheriff on Sunday. Investigators reportedly searched...
December 11, 2012 - 5:15pm
December 10, 2012
South Washington County hit with storm: First the snow, now the cold
Winter weather is back. Low temperatures moved in following a storm Sunday that blanketed south Washington County with the first significant snow accumulation of the season. The Cottage Grove area received an estimated 10 to 12 inches of snow during Sunday's storm. The snowfall...
December 10, 2012 - 7:54am
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
December 6, 2012
Afton Alps to be sold to Vail Resorts
Afton Alps is being purchased by the operators of one of North America's most well-known skiing destinations, officials announced today. According to a news release, Vail Resorts, Inc., has entered into agreements to buy Afton Alps and a ski resort in Michigan for a combined $20...
news / business
December 6, 2012 - 3:47pm
City OK's added officer for stretched Cottage Grove police
Cottage Grove's Public Safety Department will add a 40th sworn police officer in 2013 to aid a patrol division officials say is stretched thin by staff members on leave. The Cottage Grove City Council approved the addition by a 4-1 vote Wednesday for a department with five of 24...
news / government
December 6, 2012 - 11:40am