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Newport police reports for March 6: Assault, theft, threat
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St. Paul Park police reports for March 5: Detox, assault, fleeing, theft
Cottage Grove police reports for March 5: Suspicious activity, theft, disorderly conduct, drunken driving
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Park boys basketball: Schwartz resigns as head coach
Kuemmel's Corner: Park to celebrate its 100th anniversary next fall
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Sports Announcements: Park dance team fundraiser, East Ridge spring sports registration, and more
New Life Academy boys basketball: Eagles tabbed fourth seed, face Community of Peace in playoffs
Photo gallery: 2014 Cottage Grove photography contest winners
Carpenter Nature Center hosts 'Masters of the Sky'
'Kumiko' film with south Washington County scenes expected to be shown in Twin Cities this year
Cottage Grove woman featured in National Geographic photo
Cottage Grove Park grad to star in Disney On Ice
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Mayme J. Maynard, 90
Marlys Haan, 82
Milking the golden cow
Viewpoint: Plea agreement a trade taken seriously
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Letter: School start time change has costs
Letter: Running for council to help move city through ‘pivotal time’
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December 14, 2012
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
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
Cottage Grove decks its new Hall
The scene was new -- and the tree a tad smaller -- but dozens of bundled-up revelers gathered again Wednesday evening for the city of Cottage Grove's yearly Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. Cottage Grove's fourth-annual holiday kick-off was the first to flip on Christmas lights at...
December 6, 2012 - 1:30am
December 4, 2012
St. Paul Park starts search to bring police force to full-strength
St. Paul Park is set to begin a search for a police officer to replace a longtime department member who departed last month to head the Cottage Grove Fire Department. The St. Paul Park City Council directed city staff to begin searching for a ninth police officer at a workshop Monday...
government / news
December 4, 2012 - 6:00am
November 30, 2012
CherryBerry frozen yogurt shop prepares for Cottage Grove opening
A new frozen yogurt shop is ready to serve Cottage Grove. CherryBerry, which offers self-serve frozen yogurt and toppings, plans to open Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7750 Harkness Ave. It anchors one end of a Gateway North strip mall behind Kohl's. "We're excited to get the spot open," said...
business / / news
November 30, 2012 - 1:24pm
Park High School store offers Business 101 for students
Nick Lenz, who is headed for a career in business, said he's learned to relax and take his time with customers. "The customer is always right," he said. "It's my Golden Rule." Lenz isn't getting his business experience working in retail in the community; he's working during the...
education / news
November 30, 2012 - 7:20am
November 29, 2012
No quack decision as Cottage Grove to further study duck, chicken ordinance
Turkeys? Not quite. But the Cottage Grove City Council said last week it wants to put chickens and ducks on the plates of city planners. Council members on Nov. 21 directed the city's Planning Commission to further explore a potential update to city code that would allow some fowl...
government / news
November 29, 2012 - 2:10pm
McCollum to back Washington County transit priorities
U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum said she will continue to support Washington County transit initiatives in her new role representing a large swath of the county. McCollum, a Democrat easily re-elected earlier this month in her redrawn 4th Congressional District that now encompasses all...
politics / news
November 29, 2012 - 1:06pm