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Liberty keeps it local: Family business keeps on growing
Oasis lifestyle: Sheppard busy as a chiropractor, new Chamber president
Minnesota Senate District 54 candidate Q/A: Leilani Holmstadt
Minnesota Senate District 54 candidate Q/A: Dan Schoen
Minnesota House District 54B candidate Q/A: Don Slaten
crime and courts
Football: Wolfpack rolls at North in regular season finale
Football: Royals upset Raptors in regular season finale
Adapted Soccer: Thunderbolts get season's first shutout
Girls Soccer: Bunnell, Raptors break out in section championship game
Girls Tennis: Schurhamer team advances to section finals
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
arts and entertainment
ACCU TEST GREY CLOUD
ORDINANCE NO. 970
Roberta Swan, 66
Connie Courtade, 75
Nadine Strong, 85
Jane Crowell, 97
Diane A. Sherman, 79
Viewpoint: Friends in Need gets ready for 2016 holiday season
Letter to the editor: Jurgens promises to work for us
Letter to the editor: Lund: I stand by comments at forum
Letter to the editor: Peterson has courage, work ethic to get job done
Letter to the editor: Jurgens would be excellent leader
Real Estate Showcase
May 17, 2013
Bulletin letter to the editor: Thankful for community support after son's death
On Monday, May 6, our beloved son, Michael Manning, went to the Lord. There are so many members of the community who have showed their love and support, we want to give many thanks to them. Thank you to the Cottage Grove Police Department and paramedics who did their best under such...
May 17, 2013 - 3:22pm
May 12, 2013
Judy Spooner Viewpoint: Cookbooks are links to food history
Green bean casserole is not a relic of your great-great-great-grandmother's era. It was first served in the 1950s, as part of a group of recipes that makers of canned soup came up with to expand sales. The Cottage Grove Advisory Commission on Historic Preservation is gathering recipes...
May 12, 2013 - 10:37am
May 11, 2013
Commentary: Good luck trying to follow the Legislature
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's Legislature is tough to comprehend. Just ask some freshmen Democratic senators who recently became confused as green "yes" and red "no" vote lights began flashing on giant tally boards on either side of the Senate chamber when their tax bill vote was being...
May 11, 2013 - 10:47am
May 9, 2013
Bulletin letters to the editor: Cottage Grove chicken ordinance, District 833 communication on class changes
Council should be open-minded, support chickens Why is it so hard for our City Council to pass an ordinance allowing chickens and ducks? Many small cities allow them, as does St. Paul and Minneapolis, and more are passing them every year. St. Paul Public Schools Community Education...
May 9, 2013 - 10:32am
May 5, 2013
Judy Spooner Viewpoint: Local trivia test trips up volunteers
"I'll take Cottage Grove trivia for $200, Ryan," would have been a good statement to pose to Cottage Grove City Administrator Ryan Schroeder at last week's annual dinner the city hosts to honor and thank members of city commissions and a gaggle of people, including the Holiday Train...
May 5, 2013 - 9:31am
May 4, 2013
Bulletin letters to the editor: Same-sex marriage; school foundation fundraiser
Organizers thankful for 'Taste' support and sponsors I'd like to thank the sponsors of the April 22 Taste of South Washington County Schools Extravaganza, Dr. Joel Bexell and Dr. Donna Bexell, and Anchor Bank of Woodbury and St. Paul Park.
May 4, 2013 - 9:24am
April 27, 2013
Bulletin Letters to the Editor
Ruiz was a positive in students' lives I was in the media center at Park High School on the morning of April 15 to help students deal with their grief after the loss of Rita Ruiz, who I had never had the pleasure of meeting.
April 27, 2013 - 9:34am
April 26, 2013
Judy Spooner Viewpoint: Spring cleaning that helps your neighbors
It doesn't really feel like spring but it is, according to the calendar. That means you should be doing some spring cleaning. Get out those big black plastic bags and fill them with clothes you don't wear. You might wonder why I'm concerned about your spring cleaning. I have an ulterior...
April 26, 2013 - 9:32am
April 20, 2013
Bulletin letters to the editor: Newport library, Food shelf thank you
Leave library alone The Newport library has been a success in 2012. So say the mayor, council members and most users. But the mayor and a few others also say they want to "catch up" and "figure it out." What's to figure out? Everyone likes what's going on, but at least one council...
April 20, 2013 - 9:45am
April 14, 2013
Bulletin letter to the editor: Park baseball thankful after 'Blitz'
Park baseball team thankful after 'Blitz' The Park High School baseball program would like to thank everyone who supported us during our fundraising campaign this year. Last Saturday was Baseball Blitz. Thank you for opening your doors and allowing our boys to talk to you about our...
April 14, 2013 - 1:01pm
April 7, 2013
Greg Galler Viewpoint: Who are these judges anyway?
"I've never met a judge before." When I hear that from folks I usually respond that it is probably a good thing; most people who meet a judge have had something go wrong in their life. While there are 4.5 million Minnesotans, only 289 are judges. As our work tends to be somewhat...
April 7, 2013 - 8:48am
April 6, 2013
Judy Spooner Viewpoint: Get a jump on spring with seeds in snowbank
A year ago, a Washington County certified master gardener told me that I could grow bedding plants in a snowbank. This sounded crazy but I followed her directions, supplemented by information on the Internet, and it worked. It turned out that she was of sane mind, and by planting...
April 6, 2013 - 8:47am
April 5, 2013
Bulletin letters to the editor: Cottage Grove city work, child care unionization
City shouldn't outsource work its employees can do I am a retired union construction electrician. I have lived in Cottage Grove for 43 years, during which time I have had the opportunity to observe how the city conducts its business. I believe we can do better for our citizens. Over...
April 5, 2013 - 9:51am
March 31, 2013
Bulletin letters to the editor: Domestic violence, health insurance, kind stranger
Sieben, Schoen represent our interests on health insurance exchange We are lucky in this area to have the leadership of Katie Sieben, second in command in the Minnesota Senate, and rising star Dan Schoen, in just his first of hopefully many terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives....
March 31, 2013 - 9:30am
March 30, 2013
Viewpoint: Importance of jury's work not overstated
I started the week wondering when I would go free. The jury summons had arrived in my mailbox several months earlier. I postponed the inevitable inconvenience twice, realizing all along I eventually would have to show up. Oh, sure, "it's your civic duty," but who wants a jury duty...
March 30, 2013 - 9:28am