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Newport police reports for Oct. 28: Burglary, domestic assault
Dayton offers 25% health insurance premium reduction proposal
Pumpkins by the yard: ‘Pumpkin House’ collects donations for children’s hospitals
Minnesota roundup: Patrol still looking for hit-and-run driver who killed 85 year old woman; Man killed after contacting live wire following crash; plus more state headlines.
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Girls Soccer: Raptors offense can’t connect in state loss to Andover
Volleyball: Eagles cruise past St. Paul Harding
Volleyball: Park sweeps Highland Park to start section tournament
MN state parks to be free on day after Thanksgiving
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
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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September 25, 2016
1 dead, 1 hospitalized after shooting on St. Paul's East Side
ST. PAUL, Minn.—St. Paul police are investigating an East Side shooting that killed one woman and sent another to a hospital on Sunday...
September 25, 2016 - 1:06pm
September 20, 2016
Minnesota set to up its fight against opioid abuse with $2.5 million in federal funding
ST. PAUL — Minnesota is about to increase its campaign warning about the dangers of pain killers known as opioids. State officials also plan to work with medical and pharmaceutical professionals about the risks of overprescribing the drugs. The state announced Monday, Sept....
September 20, 2016 - 5:00pm
Trump chips away at Clinton Minnesota advantage
ST. PAUL — A new Minnesota Poll shows Donald Trump closing Hillary Clinton's lead in the state, which mirrors national polls showing the...
September 20, 2016 - 6:00am
September 19, 2016
Islamic State says Minnesota mall stabbing carried out by 'soldier'
ST. CLOUD, Minn. --- A man who stabbed nine people at a mall in central Minnesota before he was shot dead is a "soldier of the Islamic State," the militant group's news agency said on Sunday, as the FBI investigated the attack as a potential act of terrorism. The man, who was wearing...
September 19, 2016 - 10:16am
September 18, 2016
Suspect dead, 8 injured after mall stabbings in Minnesota
ST. CLOUD, Minn.—Eight people were injured and the suspect died at Crossroads Center on Saturday after an attack reported about 8:15 p.m. St....
September 18, 2016 - 10:52am
September 13, 2016
School District 833 to resume tests for lead in water
South Washington County Schools will pay an environmental consulting firm to test for lead in its school water systems.
September 13, 2016 - 8:31am
August 14, 2016
Sweet corn and sunshine: Newport celebrates Pioneer Day
Newport residents celebrated Pioneer Day Sunday with a plethora of sunshine and sweet corn.
August 14, 2016 - 5:46pm
August 11, 2016
Key Minnesota primary election races
Six of eight Minnesota U.S. House districts featured contests for at least one party in Tuesday's primary election. In each party, the voters' top pick moves on to the Nov. 8 general election. For state Supreme Court, the top two vote-getters will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. Nearly every...
August 11, 2016 - 4:31pm
Some Minnesota U.S. House races in national spotlight
Two, perhaps three, of Minnesota's eight congressional races will attract plenty of national attention as control of the U.S. House is at stake...
August 11, 2016 - 4:25pm
August 8, 2016
Cottage Grove teen detained in attempted armed robbery case
A 16-year-old Cottage Grove boy has been referred to juvenile court for allegedly using a pellet pistol in an attempted robbery.
News/crime and courts
August 8, 2016 - 11:54am
Squad car vandalized but mostly quiet night for Minnesota shooting protest
ST. PAUL—Protesters remained in front of the Minnesota governor's residence Friday morning, continuing a vigil that began hours after a...
July 8, 2016 - 9:58am
September 30, 2015
Cottage Grove man imprisoned after shooting threat
A Cottage Grove man will serve a prison sentence for threatening to shoot his father-in-law and then engaging police in a roughly 10-hour armed standoff.
News/crime and courts
September 30, 2015 - 5:04pm
August 20, 2015
District 833 School Board race takes shape as seven candidates file
Seven candidates will vie for three open South Washington County School Board seats this fall. They include three incumbents, including board...
August 20, 2015 - 9:30am
Ragnar relay runners make pit stop in Cottage Grove
The 10th-annual Ragnar Relay Great River, an overnight, 200-mile race that began Friday in Winona, passed through Cottage Grove Saturday on its...
August 20, 2015 - 9:26am
Washington County Sheriff's Office introduces mobile anti-crime app
The free app — available on both Apple and Android phones — is the first in the area that connects users to a specific law enforcement a...
August 20, 2015 - 8:00am