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Farmers promote sustainability during Earth Day
Minn. Senate votes to limit local power on minimum wage, related issues
Body Works to host 5K
CNC to host Hastings Area Birding Festival April 22
How much? Anonymous $8,000 donation will help Park High School finance theater trip
crime and courts
Baseball: Park slips by Woodbury with Alt no-hitter
Boys' Hockey: Vogelgesang is hired as East Ridge head coach
Prep baseball: Pitch count rule was a matter of time
Boys' Lacrosse: Raptors continue work on new systems
Softball: New Life Academy loses slugfest to Concordia Academy
Health column: You don't want to see me unless you have to
In musician's hands, vintage oil cans become electric guitars
Bexell was 'Cottage Grove's pastor'
Tao of Thao: Cottage Grove artist mixes the spiritual with the everyday
Blues from Brazil on tap Wednesday in Newport
arts and entertainment
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Andrea J. Sonnee, 59
Joyce Rogers, 76
Neil LaRue Howe, 86
Letters to the editor: Legislative session, transit funding
Viewpoint: Busy construction season ahead for south Washington County
Editorial: Brexit hits closer to home than you think
Keith Jacobus viewpoint: Recognizing key people in our system
Rep. Tony Jurgens viewpoint: House budget has $1.35B in tax relief
Real Estate Showcase
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
January 1, 2011
Afton Alps co-founder dies
Paul Augustine, a co-founder of the Afton Alps ski area, died Saturday. He was 79. Augustine had been living at the Afton Care Center for about...
January 1, 2011 - 2:49pm
December 10, 2010
New river rules raise concerns in Newport
New state rules proposed for a Mississippi River critical area that includes Newport could place a heavy burden on city officials and restrict what riverfront homeowners can do with their own properties. City Council members recently approved a "strongly worded" letter expressing...
December 10, 2010 - 9:52am
November 22, 2010
(Update) Deer numbers down in Pierce County, up in west-central Wisconsin
Preliminary totals of the first two days of the gun-deer season show a slight decline in harvest totals for Pierce County but a slight uptick in harvest numbers across the west-central part of the state. According to the west-central office of the DNR, the 19-county west central...
November 22, 2010 - 1:01pm
November 4, 2010
Bow hunting ordinance off-target?
Should bow hunters be allowed to take aim in Newport to help control what city officials say is a growing deer population? City council members recently said yes, giving the OK for licensed hunters to practice their sport in rural residential neighborhoods on the north and east fringes...
November 4, 2010 - 5:11pm
October 19, 2010
Take a hike
Whether walking the family dog, exercising daily, biking or just walking off a large piece of pumpkin pie during the holidays, Cottage Grove residents can choose from more than 45 miles of trails and sidewalks. The newest addition is an .89-mile paved trail south of existing Hamlet...
October 19, 2010 - 3:54pm
October 18, 2010
Going to the dogs
The WAG Farms Dog Park was open to Cottage Grove dogs on Saturday.
October 18, 2010 - 8:24am
September 27, 2010
Thousands watch as eight raptors are released into the wild
More than 2,000 area residents turned out Saturday to watch eight birds of prey released back into the wild at the Carpenter Nature Center along...
September 27, 2010 - 11:45am
September 1, 2010
More butterflies take flight this summer
They seem to be everywhere this summer -- small yellow butterflies flitting around farm fields and colliding with car windshields on a regular basis. The Clouded Sulfur butterfly is common in these northwestern parts of Wisconsin, but this year's population appears to have spiked. According...
September 1, 2010 - 8:47am