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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
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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
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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
October 4, 2016
Bass Pro Shops hooks Cabela's in $5.5 billion deal
SIDNEY, Neb. — Fishing and hunting equipment chain Cabela's Inc. said it agreed to be bought by Bass Pro Shops in a deal valued at $5.5 billion that will help the privately held company nearly double its store count in North America. The offer of $65.50 per share is a 19.2 percent...
October 4, 2016 - 7:00am
July 15, 2016
Dozens of kids learned about trees last week during Cottage Grove Parks and Recreation’s annual Forestry Camp. Hamlet Park drew a crowd of...
July 15, 2016 - 8:30am
May 10, 2016
Burning up: Prescribed burn to boost native plant growth in Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park
The return of native prairie plants to a bluff in Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park starts with fire. Crews from Wetland Habitat Restorations...
May 10, 2016 - 4:55pm
March 13, 2013
Cabela's releases rendering of Woodbury store, announces builder
Officials on Wednesday released a rendering of what the proposed 85,000 square-foot Woodbury Cabela's store will look like. Log construction,...
March 13, 2013 - 10:19am
August 3, 2012
Newport approves changes to deer hunt policy
A metro bow hunting organization will conduct annual deer hunts on public land in Newport under an update to the city's ordinance OK'd recently by City Council members. The updated ordinance allows members of the Metro Bowhunters Resource Base to hunt deer in spacious Loveland Park...
August 3, 2012 - 1:18pm
July 25, 2012
Cottage Grove land among property sought in Washington County legacy program
Washington County officials have identified a Cottage Grove area as one of its top four targets for the next phase of a voter-approved conservation program. County planners have pegged the 1,078-acre Mississippi Bend area in the city's southwest corner as one area Washington County...
July 25, 2012 - 9:17am
August 31, 2011
Shorefront mural gives Newport a river view
For boaters cruising the Mississippi River, there's now little doubt they're floating past Newport. A Newport volunteer group recently put the...
August 31, 2011 - 7:34am
July 27, 2011
Cody Fudally had just completed a three-mile foot race where he battled flames, long hills, mud puddles and high winds. "I'm actually kind of...
July 27, 2011 - 10:15am
July 11, 2011
Cottage Grove dog park opens
It was hard to tell who was having the most fun at the opening of the WAG Farms Dog Park in Cottage Grove on Saturday morning. Dogs were meeting...
July 11, 2011 - 8:19am
July 8, 2011
Dog park has official opening in Cottage Grove
Sure, Ellen Nelson Edwards and Dick Swanson like the new WAG Farms Dog Park. But, more importantly: What do their pooches think? "They've both given it their tail wag of approval, I guess you could say," Nelson Edwards said. "It makes it all worth it when you see that." It was...
July 8, 2011 - 12:05pm
June 29, 2011
Afton State Park, other parks poised to close Thursday
State park visitors will have to break camp by Thursday afternoon if a state government shutdown begins Friday. Campers at Afton State Park and other parks around the state will have to be out of the park by 4 p.m. Thursday, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The...
June 29, 2011 - 1:28pm
June 8, 2011
Cottage Grove moves to make a splash with aquatic upgrade at park
Cottage Grove's aging city pool will go dry for good this fall, but those looking to splash around likely won't have to leave town next summer. The city is set to move forward on plans for a splash pad -- which Cottage Grove Park and Recreation Director Zac Dockter describes as...
June 8, 2011 - 8:23am
June 3, 2011
Opening of 'Miracle Field' in south Washington County delayed
A field for children with disabilities to play baseball was one step closer to reality when it hit a bump in the long road it's been on for the past four years. The Jeff Hanson Miracle Field was scheduled to be ready for the new East Metro Miracle League by July, but contractors...
June 3, 2011 - 11:16am
January 17, 2011
A cold, quiet skate
January 17, 2011 - 10:52am
January 8, 2011
McNamara: DNR chief pick a 'strong appointment'
ST. PAUL -- The new Minnesota Department of Natural Resources commissioner wants to make sure the agency does not appear arrogant. "I will not stand for arrogance," Tom Landwehr said, shortly after new Gov.
January 8, 2011 - 1:32pm