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Raptor spirit shines at East Ridge homecoming
Shipping out: South Washington County residents part of Guard deployment
Cottage Grove Curves teams up with Jenny Craig
Modest pay increases in new two new School District 833 union contracts
District 833: Bus operations smooth to start the year
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Park Girls Soccer: Wolfpack continue overnight tradition
Park Cross Country: Six Wolfpack runners set new personal bests in Anoka
East Ridge Cross Country: Raptor boys finish 11th in Lakeville, girls take second
East Ridge Volleyball: Raptors sweep Stillwater
Park Volleyball: Wolfpack "talking volleyball with passion again"
'Kumiko' film shot in south Washington County to premiere in Twin Cities
Newport CEO carries on husband’s ‘generous’ legacy at Heritage Days
Grape expectations: Teacher spends summer in Cottage Grove backyard vineyard
Room fit for a princess: St. Paul Park girl gets Special Spaces room renovation
A Broadway revival: Heritage Days turnout down, but organizers' scrambling pays off
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Viewpoint: Gifted educators can be mentors — and heroes
Viewpoint: Gifted educators can be mentors — and heroes
Letter to the editor: Think for yourself, practice civility
Letter to the editor: Councilman Lehrke’s ‘reckless behavior’ lacks sound judgment
Letter to the editor: After his anti-bullying vote, a ‘no’ on McNamara Nov. 4
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 the Ravine Parkway Bridge. "I never thought it would be in the southern part of town," Koskie, 23, said. Over the course of the weekend,...
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 of area residents who lined Jamaica Avenue Saturday afternoon. Local law enforcement units hyped up the crowd with siren chirps and ushered...
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 on most urban, residential properties. The council voted 5-0 Wednesday to recommend a city code change that would allow farm birds on residential...
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 26.2 mile course of the Boston Marathon for the first time. The lifelong athlete and avid runner qualified for the New England race with...
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, franchise owner and lease holder for the Cottage Grove location, quietly announced via a restaurant voicemail message that the barbecue restaurant...
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 House Pioneer Village in Hastings. A late Monday afternoon deal was made between the city of Cottage Grove, drive-in owner Gerry Herringer,...
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 week which has many area residents wondering what is going on. Northern Tier Energy's St. Paul Park Refinery is currently in the midst...
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 hiring a new leader for the non-profit center. The position became available earlier this year when Jim Fitzpatrick decided to retire after...
March 25, 2013 - 4:03pm