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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
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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
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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
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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...
News/crime and courts
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...
News/crime and courts
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
December 6, 2012 - 11:40am