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Cottage Grove day care kids to receive congressional award
South Washington County Schools wins bid to buy Valley Crossing Community School
Nursing institute moving into Cottage Grove's BEC
Cottage Grove police reports for Jan. 29: Domestic, theft, lewd activity
Relay For Life event: Coaches vs. Cancer Jan. 30
crime and courts
Park Wrestling: Individuals shine amid team struggles
Seahawks "LOB" leads second Lombardi chase
New Life Boys Basketball: Strong second half lifts Eagles past Trinity
East Ridge Boys Basketball: Raptors honor Ellingson, thrash Forest Lake
Gymnastics: East Ridge flexes muscle in win over Woodbury
St. Paul Park celebrates annual sledding day
The healing powers of art: Cancer survivors' work part of Woodwinds sculpture
Two local art events planned in Cottage Grove
Reeling in the 'Minnesota experience' during Cottage Grove's ice fishing outing
Birds of a feather: Carpenter Nature Center volunteers track avian population
arts and entertainment
Lori L. Battcher, 53
Brant A. Short, 81
Mark F. Mulvihill, 66
Doris M. Pinault, 85
Jeanette Lampe, 79
Viewpoint: 2015-16 budget planning leads to need for reduction
Viewpoint: McNaughton rules outline insanity defense
Letter to the editor: Respect property when snowmobiling
Letter to the editor: Wake up and face realities in District 833
Letter to the editor: Integrity of school district must be restored
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June 25, 2009
Big Marine Park beach closed next week for swimmer's itch treatment
Washington County swimmers' options for beating the late-June heat will get more limited next week. Busy Big Marine Park Reserve beach will be closed to swimmers June 30 and July 1 while Washington County treats the lake water for swimmer's itch. Lifeguards will be back on duty...
news / outdoors
June 25, 2009 - 1:58pm
June 24, 2009
Hillside gardens will tempt strollers
Joyce and Don Piper and Lynne Thornsjo make hillside gardening look easy -- after the work is done. Both gardens are part of this year's 13th annual South Washington County Garden Tour, which is scheduled rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 28. The gardens of all...
June 24, 2009 - 7:00am
June 18, 2009
Weekend planner: Strawberry Fest this weekend
THURSDAY, JUNE 18 STRAWBERRY FEST -- Strawberry fest events are scheduled from Thursday through Sunday June 18 to 21, beginning with the royalty pageant at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 18, at Cottage Grove Junior High School. FARMERS' MARKET -- The farmers market at Cottage Grove United...
June 18, 2009 - 1:04pm
June 17, 2009
Festival has bluegrass, red berries
The 127th annual Memorial Lutheran Church, Afton Strawberry Festival, will be held Saturday, June 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church, 15730 Afton Boulevard S. The congregation plans to sell and serve more than 500 pounds of locally grown strawberries during the three hours of the...
June 17, 2009 - 7:38am
May 31, 2009
Snail changes rules for infested lake near Deer River, Minn.
Snail changes rules for infested Winnie near Deer River, Minn. Anglers and boaters must adhere to stricter rules on Lake Winnibigoshish near Deer River because the lake has been designated "infested waters" under state regulations. The infested-waters designation was made May 7...
May 31, 2009 - 4:28pm
May 28, 2009
Weekend planner: Family nature outing Sunday
THURSDAY, MAY 28 HEATHER'S HOUSE BENEFIT -- For those who wish to donate to Heather's House -- a foundation created to raise funds to buy and operate a home in the southeast metro for developmentally challenged young women -- Applebee's is sponsoring a Dining-To-Donate day on Thursday,...
family / outdoors / life
May 28, 2009 - 4:30pm
Geocaching: High-tech way to be outdoors
ST. PAUL - Minnesota state parks are asking a question of people who like to get outdoors and explore the wildlife and terrain of the 72 state parks: "Are you ready for the challenge of a high-tech treasure hunt?" Each park is involved in a geocaching wildlife safari with a trail...
arts and entertainment / outdoors / family / life
May 28, 2009 - 7:55am
May 27, 2009
More foreclosure help needed in rural areas
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's soaring home foreclosure rate, a top issue a year ago, has eased a bit in the Twin Cities, but not so much in other parts of the state. And as the foreclosure situation swells, especially in rural Minnesota, options are scarce. Ed Nelson of the Minnesota Home...
May 27, 2009 - 8:17am
Duluth angler catches giant trout on Lake Superior
A longtime Lake Superior troller has caught what is believed to be the largest "lean" lake trout taken at the Duluth end of Lake Superior. Fishing...
May 27, 2009 - 8:08am
May 20, 2009
Ash borer closing in
NEW LONDON -- As people started checking in early Friday morning at Sibley State Park for a weekend of camping, the office staff there received...
May 20, 2009 - 8:08am
May 1, 2009
How to fight flu
Tips for staying healthy and fighting flu symptoms: -- Cover nose and mouth with tissue when coughing or sneezing. -- Avoid close contact with sick people. -- Wash hands with soap and water for 15 to 20 seconds; alcohol-based hand sanitizers are effective alternative. -- Avoid...
news / life
May 1, 2009 - 7:12am
April 27, 2009
State walleye record still untouchable after 30 years
After almost 30 years, LeRoy Chiovitte's state walleye record remains untouchable. Chiovitte, of Hermantown, caught his 17-pound, 8-ounce state...
April 27, 2009 - 11:07am
April 22, 2009
ND again protests Minnesota's plan for carbon fees
BISMARCK--Minnesota's plan to charge North Dakota power plants for fees to offset costs of carbon dioxide emissions violates the U.S.
April 22, 2009 - 8:04am
April 21, 2009
Free trees at Cottage Grove Arbor Day celebration
The first 150 Cottage Grove residents to arrive Saturday at Cottage Grove's 2009 Arbor Day celebration will receive a free Maple tree as part of the event promoting local parks, planting trees and environmental awareness. The city's 2009 Arbor Day event is Saturday, April 25 from...
outdoors / life
April 21, 2009 - 8:08am
April 20, 2009
Hunter fulfills turkey passion close to home
IN SOUTHERN CARLTON COUNTY -- Bob Krepps had a quick decision to make. It was just before dawn Wednesday morning, and Krepps, of Duluth, had...
April 20, 2009 - 2:04pm