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Washington County event celebrates state's oldest standing courthouse
Minnesota special session wraps up $46 billion budget
Woodbury's Craft Beer and Kitchen to close
Police brief: Server at Cottage Grove's Eagles cited for serving a minor
UPDATE: Inmate apprehended in Minneapolis after prison van taken over
crime and courts
Softball: Close win puts Park in section championship game
Where the buffalo roam
Vaulting forward: East Ridge sophomore reaches new heights
Boys' Tennis: Raptors are headed back to state
Boys' Golf: Park gets highest SEC finish in years
The Busby brothers of River Falls
A cure for procrastination: Surgeon combines diverse background in decision-making framework
Body of work: Cottage Grove artists included in Red Wing exhibition
Health briefs: Biking for health in New Richmond; blood donation opportunities
Architect of the past: Newport woman recognized for historical preservation efforts
arts and entertainment
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Donna R. Wolden, 78
Frank P. "Egg" Schaeppi, 86
Sheila J. Breisler, 62
Richard L. "Dick" Kampmeyer, 79
Dale Alberts, 69
Editorial: Honor WWII vets as nation salutes WWI
Viewpoint: Setting PTSD record straight
Editorial: Senate, help those suffering from mental illness
Judge Greg Galler Viewpoint: Numerous possible reasons to seek judge's removal
Sen. Dan Schoen Viewpoint: Fighting to make PTSD a workplace illness
Real Estate Showcase
January 12, 2014
Mild temps attract dozens to Cottage Grove ice skate night
Nothing says winter in Minnesota quite like outdoor ice skating, hot chocolate and a crackling bonfire. Highlands Park pond in Cottage Grove...
January 12, 2014 - 4:55pm
January 8, 2014
Cottage Grove family remembers young organ donor with Rose Bowl Parade float
The annual Rose Bowl celebration in Pasadena, Calif., marked each New Year’s Day by a colorful parade of elaborately decorated floats, was...
January 8, 2014 - 9:00am
January 7, 2014
Cottage Grove man sculpts snow kidney while awaiting transplant
Jim Gorbunow isn’t a master, or even amateur, snow sculptor, but the roughly 5-foot-tall frozen kidney in the front of his Cottage Grove home...
January 7, 2014 - 3:28pm
January 2, 2014
Cottage Grove pavement management public hearing set for 2 districts
Estimated assessments available at the public hearing.
January 2, 2014 - 10:00am
December 25, 2013
Cottage Grove Lions recognized for giving back
Club named the 2013 Organizations Giving Back to the Community honoree.
December 25, 2013 - 9:00am
December 13, 2013
Newport library to host e-book class
The Newport Library and Community Center is hosting an e-book how-to course Tuesday.
December 13, 2013 - 9:00am
November 14, 2013
Newport’s North Pole restaurant re-opens after remodel
Four days without the North Pole’s signature cafe food and slice of pie may have seemed like an eternity for some loyal customers, but the...
November 14, 2013 - 9:00am
November 12, 2013
South Washington County's Holiday Train Committee fundraising under way
Canadian Pacific is organizing this year’s big Holiday Train event in Cottage Grove, but the local Holiday Train Committee has already started its annual fundraising for the Friends in Need Food Shelf in St. Paul Park.
November 12, 2013 - 8:43am
Singer Sheryl Crow to headline Holiday Train concert in Cottage Grove
Canadian Pacific’s free public event will feature a concert by pop-turned-country star Sheryl Crow, the main attraction of family-friendly...
Life/arts and entertainment
November 12, 2013 - 8:30am
November 7, 2013
Newport vet finds new purpose decades after war
Vietnam vet and Purple Heart recipient Richard Jenkins opens up about his nearly two years in the service and how combat changed his life.
November 7, 2013 - 10:44am
Tims recalled for decades of church work
The Rev. Ben Tims Sr., was a great church planter, a manager and a fabulous preacher, his son-in-law John Magee said.
November 7, 2013 - 9:41am
November 2, 2013
Area residents battle invasive buckthorn
South Washington County residents came out in droves this last week to help remove invasive buckthorn from wooded areas. Buckthorn, a plant...
November 2, 2013 - 3:45pm
October 21, 2013
Leaving the community a little better: Flandrich retires after 43 years in public works
For the last 43 years, Lee Flandrich’s day often began before the sun rose and ended long after it had set. That just comes with the territory...
October 21, 2013 - 9:42am
October 14, 2013
Veterinarian takes animal care on the road
From the outside, the 26-foot motorhome looks like a mobile advertisement for Natural Pet Health veterinary services. But on the inside,...
October 14, 2013 - 9:30am
October 11, 2013
Zombies a new target at Zywiec’s highway haunt
Each Halloween season, the garden and landscaping showrooms at Zywiec’s in Cottage Grove transform into a terrifying horror extravaganza where...
October 11, 2013 - 9:30am