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County to add two engineer positions
Wags for Water fundraiser to help dog park in Cottage Grove
Newport's Opinion Brewing liquor license in jeopardy
County development plan targets small business, workforce
Minnesota State Fair announces 31 new foods, 4 new vendors
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Park trapshooting team is headed to MSHSL state tournament on Saturday
Track and Field: Sieffert earns spot on U of M track and field team
Track and Field: Weiss, coaches recall tough road to triple jump state title
Temi Ogunrinde goes to nationals and beyond
Baseball: Eagles fall one-run short in section championship
Minn. State Fair cheese curd legend to appear at Cheese Curd Festival
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Best of the Fest: Talent show draws singers, dancers to Strawberry Fest
Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest ambassadors selected
Sights from the Strawberry Fest 5K
arts and entertainment
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Amend ORD 981 REDUCE GRASS CUTTING NOISE
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE: Robert P. Schnaar
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MF JOHNSON MN 170041
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Viewpoint: Cottage Grove is working to supply water to all
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Viewpoint: In CDA lawsuit, Newport loses either way
Letter: Thanks for Franke, Jurgens for tax relief support
Viewpoint: Cottage Grove water is safe to drink
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February 9, 2013
Judy Spooner Viewpoint: Hillside Elementary students ready for Valentine's Day
Most of my Valentine's Day memories are from elementary school. With a reminder from my mother that I had to give everyone in my class a Valentine...
February 9, 2013 - 2:37pm
February 8, 2013
Bulletin letter to the editor: If it's 'right and wrong,' hold both parties accountable
I am writing in reply to Will Labovitch's letter ("GOP needs to be held accountable") in the Dec. 5 edition of the Bulletin. It is amazing to me that there are so many people who are concerned about right and wrong but seem to only focus on the issues when they are the ones who have...
February 8, 2013 - 1:55pm
February 2, 2013
Judy Spooner Viewpoint: Grocery line decisions will affect school lunch line preferences
Whenever the subject of childhood obesity comes up, someone will say, "They ought to do something about school lunches." Well, they have, at least in School District 833, but kids still have too much access before and after school to cheese puffs, chips and French fries. The changes...
February 2, 2013 - 11:03am
January 31, 2013
Bulletin editorial: Transparency suffers in Newport's internal hiring process
Newport City Council members looked internally when they filled the city administrator job earlier this month. The process was so internal, however, that Newport residents likely did not even know their elected council members interviewed a candidate they later would appoint. That's...
January 31, 2013 - 10:45am
January 27, 2013
Judge Greg Galler Viewpoint: Gun debate must acknowledge previous court decisions
The recent heartbreaking murders of school children in Connecticut have prompted a lot of discussion regarding guns and the rights of citizens to own, possess, or use them. What constitutional rights do citizens have regarding firearms? Can the government deny individual citizens...
January 27, 2013 - 1:35pm
January 26, 2013
Judy Spooner's column viewpoint: Unlike the Sippy, some inventions don't stack up
When cable television stations hit the January doldrums, they resort to "Top 10" programming. Shows include the top 10, or top 100, snack foods, places to visit or inventions. I started to make my own list of top 10 inventions but I ended up with a list of inventions that didn't...
January 26, 2013 - 11:30am
January 25, 2013
Letter to editor: McNamara feeding constituents "political cow"
I would like to thank Rep. Denny McNamara for his history lesson of the last two years in the Minnesota Legislature. He sent it out last week in his newsletter. He also sent it out to this paper a few weeks ago. He's telling us how he and his GOP co-workers did such a good job balancing...
January 25, 2013 - 11:28am
January 20, 2013
Keith Jacobus Viewpoint: School District 833 strives to balance safety and positive school environments
Starting school after the winter break always brings a mix of excitement for the second half of the year and dismay that the mid-year break is over. We ended 2012 with another reminder of the stark reality that schools are not impervious to violent acts; heinous acts that challenge...
January 20, 2013 - 2:07pm
January 19, 2013
Judy Spooner Viewpoint: School District 833's latest audit report is worth a look
There's nothing like curling up on a cold winter's night in front of the fire. Reading an audit report while basking in the firelight is the best kind of reading material I can think of, but most of you would prefer a good book. The School District 833 audit report is usually presented...
January 19, 2013 - 10:52am
January 18, 2013
Bulletin letters to the editor
School Board appointment coverage didn't represent full view of issue Upon being elected to public office, individuals are often told that there are two types of public officials in this country: those who have been misquoted and those who will be misquoted. While Judy Spooner...
January 18, 2013 - 12:48pm
January 13, 2013
Letter to the editor: School thankful for donations
The Newport Elementary School family would like to publicly thank the following businesses for advertising in our 2012-13 school calendar: Advanced Sportswear, Cardinal Corner, Color Me Mine, Excel Lifeforce, Joseph Drexler Insurance Agency, Kiss's Auto Body, Ladybugs, Inc., Mathnasium,...
January 13, 2013 - 3:04pm
Pete Orput Viewpoint: Love our kids -- lock up your firearms
The month of December was devastating for at least two families in the Twin Cities. Both families had a child find a gun in the home and shoot his sibling; one of those cases ended with a 4-year-old shooting his 2-year-old brother to death and the other involved a 2-year-old shot...
January 13, 2013 - 10:54am
January 12, 2013
Judy Spooner viewpoint: Preserving history a story at a time
More than 10 years ago, after an interesting meeting of the South Washington Heritage Society, a woman sitting in front of me turned to her friend...
January 12, 2013 - 8:25am
December 30, 2012
Denny McNamara Viewpoint: Despite deficit, state's economic projections positive
Recently, state economists released Minnesota's latest budget projections.
December 30, 2012 - 11:30am
Katie Sieben Viewpoint: Early voting would provide convenience, confidence to voters
This year Minnesota again led the nation in voter participation, with 76 percent of eligible voters casting ballots in the 2012 general election. While Minnesota's election system is consistently one of the best in the world, it still has some room for improvement. The large number...
December 30, 2012 - 10:28am