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Louie Tinucci built a restaurant that lasted — and the family to carry it on
School District 833 to buy Bailey Nurseries property for new Oltman Middle School
Cottage Grove K-9 Blitz calls it quits
Mediation planned for South Washington County Schools teachers union contract
Klobuchar speaks at Cottage Grove Memorial Day ceremony
crime and courts
New Life Academy Baseball: Eagles open sections in style
Park Baseball: Wolfpack stay alive with win
East Ridge Baseball: Longmuir’s dominance leads to Raptors victory
Park Softball: Wolfpack now a win away from state tournament berth
East Ridge Softball: Raptors end season with loss to Eagan in sections
Banner of bravery: Cottage Grove veteran cherishes state flag he flew in Vietnam
Entries sought for second annual Films in 5 Festival
5K race makes strides against bullying
Cottage Grove 22-mile run/walk draws attention to veteran suicides
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arts and entertainment
Jane M. Hennen, 78
H. Byron Robinson, 93
Edward F. Rodd, 86
Kathleen A. Cognetta, 71
Louis R. Tinucci, Jr. 87
Viewpoint: Competency-based learning intriguing
Viewpoint: District prioritizes uniformity in VCCS plan
Letter to the editor: Country can't afford bloated military
Letter to the editor: Don't gripe, don't gloat; see who'll vote
Viewpoint: Miranda warning often misunderstood
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June 17, 2013
Seasoned searcher finds Strawberry Fest medallion
Only 10 minutes after the fourth clue was posted Monday morning, Hastings native Matthew Koskie found the Strawberry Fest medallion hidden beneath...
June 17, 2013 - 11:42am
June 15, 2013
Cloudy but dry for the Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest Grande Parade
While the sun didn't make an appearance at the annual Strawberry Fest Parade in Cottage Grove, the rain held off, a welcomed sign to the hundreds...
June 15, 2013 - 12:47pm
June 3, 2013
Traffic to move onto new bridge tonight, tomorrow
The Hastings Bridge Project - three years in the making - has reached an exciting and critical milestone: late today, construction crews will reroute the southbound lane of traffic on Highway 61 onto the new Hastings Bridge. Approximately 24 hours later, crews will reroute the northbound...
June 3, 2013 - 3:26pm
May 16, 2013
Southbound Highway 61 coming into Hastings will see delays beginning May 20
Beginning May 20, Highway 61 near Hastings will be reduced to a single lane in each direction through the intersection of Highway 10/Point Douglas Drive and Highway 61. The Highway 61/Highway 10 intersection will remain open and accessible. Construction work has been pushed back...
May 16, 2013 - 3:24pm
Cottage Grove relaxed poultry policy excludes most residential properties
Cottage Grove City Council members have nearly caged their nine-month urban poultry debate and moved to effectively prohibit chickens and ducks...
May 16, 2013 - 12:32pm
May 6, 2013
Cottage Grove chicken ordinance vote expected May 15
After more than five months of discussion, the Cottage Grove City Council has yet again postponed a vote regarding the urban fowl ordinance. The council was expected to take a final vote at its May 1 meeting but the topic was not on the agenda.
May 6, 2013 - 2:14pm
April 30, 2013
After escaping Boston tragedy, Newport marathoner to keep running
Everything about the morning of Monday, April 15, was ordinary for Newport resident Nycole Schneider, except she was preparing to run the grueling...
April 30, 2013 - 4:04pm
April 22, 2013
Court upholds Newport in liquor fight
Newport will have one liquor store for the foreseeable future. A Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the Newport City Council did not abuse its discretion or violate the right to equal protection when it denied Stephen Linn a liquor license last year after he planned to...
business / News
April 22, 2013 - 3:34pm
April 16, 2013
Cottage Grove, Newport marathon runners in Boston during bombing
Three south Washington County runners participated in the Boston Marathon Monday that was disrupted by two devastating explosions that killed three and injured more than 175. All three local runners reportedly finished the race, and one was confirmed safe Tuesday morning. Attempts...
April 16, 2013 - 11:35am
April 9, 2013
Cottage Grove Famous Dave's project uncertain as financing plan discussed
Plans to complete the half-finished Famous Dave's at 8479 East Point Douglas Road may have been resurrected. Early last week, Dave Von Rueden,...
business / News
April 9, 2013 - 11:04am
April 8, 2013
St. Paul Park approves urban poultry and beehive ordinances
Communities across the metro are rewriting city ordinances to accommodate urban fowl and beehives, and St. Paul Park is following the buzz. A recent request from City Council member Jennifer Cheesman prompted the council to re-evaluate its laws relating to animal restrictions to...
government / News
April 8, 2013 - 11:51am
April 1, 2013
Cottage View Drive-In sign, screen headed to Hastings
The iconic Cottage View Drive-In marquee that has welcomed outdoor cinema-goers for nearly five decades will soon be en route to the Little Log...
April 1, 2013 - 5:24pm
March 29, 2013
New Hastings bridge is on schedule: One lane of traffic in each direction will be routed to the new bridge around June 1
Just two months from now, one lane of traffic in each direction will be running on the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings. Steve Kordosky, the project manager from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, said this week that the bridge is right on schedule. He expects the shift...
March 29, 2013 - 7:00am
March 27, 2013
Former Rush Nightclub lot used for temporary overflow parking
The parking lot of the former Rush Nightclub along West Point Douglas Road in Cottage Grove has seen a significant amount of traffic in the last...
March 27, 2013 - 2:56pm
March 25, 2013
Vieth is new executive director at Carpenter Nature Center
The Carpenter Nature Center in Hastings has a new executive director. Jen Vieth was the unanimous choice of the three committees tasked with...
March 25, 2013 - 4:03pm