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Cottage Grove domestic incident involving firearms leads to brief school lockdowns
Johnson resigning from South Washington County School Board
New turf at Cottage Grove Ice Arena aimed at growing youth athletics
Bracing for the worst: Cottage Grove police, fire embark on joint training efforts
Troje's temporary hauling license extended in St. Paul Park
crime and courts
New Life Girls Basketball: Eagles win postseason opener
Rivertowns Sports Roundup: Previewing the Swim and Dive state meet with East Ridge head coach Billy Cuevas
Park Girls Basketball: Wolfpack downed in section quarters
New Life Boys Basketball: Engstrom sets new season-season scoring mark as Eagles season ends in section semis
Rivertowns Sports Roundup: Girls section basketball prevew
Bigger kidney, more urgent request from Cottage Grove man
Survey: Washington County youth puffing fewer cigarettes, more marijuana
Skating and s'mores at St. Paul Park's inaugural Winterfest
arts and entertainment
DISTRICT 833 MINUTES
City of Cottage Grove
ACORN MINI STORAGE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
CITY OF COTTAGE GROVE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE
Diane D. Oehlke, 61
Raymond R. Morris, 89
Ralph L. Sathra, 85
Marlowe, D. Collinge, 81
Gary V. Kamish, 68
Viewpoint: Balancing educational opportunity and budgets
Letter to the editor: Let Valley Crossing school continue to thrive
Letter to the editor: Look at ‘parental absence’ to address achievement gap
Letter to the editor: Valley Crossing the Lexus of schools at less cost
Viewpoint: As long-ago Bulletin intern, Carr's talent was evident early on
Get Out! Deals
June 20, 2013
Greg Galler Viewpoint: It's no party when DWI laws violated
"What a party," you think as you drive yourself home. Suddenly the night sky is filled with flashing red and blue lights and you worry that you may be in trouble. Did you drink too much to be driving legally? DWI law confuses a lot of people. The name itself is confusing. DWI...
opinion / columns
June 20, 2013 - 10:32am
Keith Jacobus Viewpoint: Many reasons to marvel at students, staff, community
A column by South Washington County Schools Superintendent Keith Jacobus.
opinion / columns
June 20, 2013 - 10:21am
June 16, 2013
Bulletin letter to the editor: Armstrong was nurturing environment for son
The 2012-13 school year ended for District 833 students on June 5, which brought about the end of our son's elementary school experience and the transition to middle school. While we look forward to the new challenge, we also feel sadness at leaving Armstrong Elementary behind. Our...
letters / opinion
June 16, 2013 - 8:00am
Dan Schoen Viewpoint: DFL delivered fairness, progress, transparency
I have great respect for my colleague, Rep. Denny McNamara, but the viewpoint he wrote for this newspaper ("'Tax the rich' means 'tax everyone,'" May 15) jumped the gun. The tax bill he criticized was still in the formative stage, and one of the things I learned is legislation is...
June 16, 2013 - 7:58am
June 15, 2013
Myron Bailey Viewpoint: River Oaks is important community amenity
A Bulletin story published on May 29 ("River Oaks finances in the rough") may have raised some questions about the future of the River Oaks Golf Course in that we are currently conducting a review of our business operations. River Oaks is a highly rated and respected operation offering...
June 15, 2013 - 7:50am
June 13, 2013
Judy Spooner Viewpoint: There are unexpected turns in search for perfect Strawberry Fest Top Chef Contest dish
This time of the year, our daughter Margie is submerged in all things strawberry as all local cooks should be doing to get ready for the Top Chef Contest during Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest. The best part of the contest is at the end when everyone in the audience is invited to taste...
June 13, 2013 - 8:45am
June 9, 2013
Katie Sieben Viewpoint: A balanced budget with a lasting impact
The 2013 legislative session wrapped up on time last month with the passage of a balanced budget package that responsibly erases the state's $627 million deficit and makes long-overdue investments in education, job growth and stronger communities. After a decade of near-constant...
June 9, 2013 - 8:57am
June 8, 2013
Bulletin letters to the editor: VFW open, District 833's promising graduates
VFW still open The VFW Post 8752 wants to let all of Cottage Grove know that we are still open for business and will continue to stay in business despite the disruption to our business caused by the new Walmart construction. We still have tacos on Tuesday, karaoke on Friday, a hall...
opinion / letters
June 8, 2013 - 8:54am
June 2, 2013
Judy Spooner Viewpoint: Prepare for the memorable and the unexpected when planning vacation
When asked what they remember from a vacation, most people recall a humorous story or something that went wrong. Although you loved the Rocky Mountains or that Broadway show, at the top of your list will be the time you had a flat tire and ended up having a wonderful meal at an out-of-the-way...
June 2, 2013 - 1:32pm
June 1, 2013
James Neuenfeldt Viewpoint: Make this summer a safe one
Hopefully, the summer season is finally here. This means you can open your windows, let some fresh air in, do some yard work, enjoy walks, bike riding, and enjoy many other outdoor activities. The kids are out of school which means more outside activities and more free time for them...
June 1, 2013 - 1:30pm
May 26, 2013
Cottage Grove resident writes Memorial Day poem
Memorial Day poem As we gather here today To pray our special way Let us forever remember What our heroes had to pay Most of them were very young Who gave to us their all With dreams and hopes of future days As their loved ones still recall But they fell upon the...
May 26, 2013 - 4:12pm
May 25, 2013
Keith Jacobus Viewpoint: Get to know some of our all-star staff
Last month, the community had the opportunity to hear a few of the many student success stories that are being acknowledged across the district. Our staff also has many reasons to be proud this time of the year. The stories of special staff come alive at our annual employee celebration...
May 25, 2013 - 4:10pm
May 24, 2013
Bulletin letters to the editor: Gay marriage approval, urban chickens
Schoen, Sieben showed courage with gay marriage yes votes Leadership, courage and integrity are all words I have not been able to use when describing the behavior of our elected officials at both the national and state levels these past number of years. But that has changed for me. I...
opinion / letters
May 24, 2013 - 4:07pm
May 19, 2013
Judy Spooner Viewpoint: Not just history, but the stories that go with it
Listening to a talk given by Robert Vogel, who has a treasure trove of knowledge about south Washington County, is like meeting someone who's interesting at a party. Whether he's talking to one person or 20, he communicates an intimate view of history. It's as if he's telling you...
May 19, 2013 - 3:26pm
May 18, 2013
Denny McNamara Viewpoint: 'Tax the rich' means 'tax everyone'
As the 2013 session nears completion, I am becoming more and more disappointed with the number of taxes and fees legislative Democrats are choosing to raise on all hard-working taxpayers. They told us they were going to "tax the rich," so none of us were all that surprised when they...
May 18, 2013 - 3:24pm