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Newport amends library borrowing policies
Smaller crowd greets Holiday Train in Cottage Grove, but fundraising gathering late steam
Merry Netflix: 40 holiday movies to watch in December
South Washington County Telecommunications Commission amends voting policy
Cottage Grove police reports for Dec. 9: Drunken driving, theft, drugs
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Wrestling: Park is building with new roster of wrestlers
Gymnastics: Park vaults past visiting Mounds View
Boys' Hockey: Park falls to Mounds View on late goal
Boys' Hockey: Raptors keep it close with Stillwater
Girls' Hockey: Raptors bounce back with two SEC wins
'Two from Galilee' musical opens at Light the Way Church in Cottage Grove
Holiday Train makes 14th-annual stop Friday in Cottage Grove
PHOTO GALLERY: See the Cottage Grove holiday lights contest winners and nominees
Sugar rush: Annual cookie sale draws a large crowd in St. Paul Park
‘Ugly Christmas Sweater’ run/walk Sunday in Cottage Grove for hungry students
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Editorial: Do what you can during this giving season
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January 23, 2013
Questions remain on Dayton tax plan impact
ST. PAUL - Gov. Mark Dayton said tax changes he proposed Tuesday would not cost middle-class Minnesotans more money. Dayton said his state budget...
January 23, 2013 - 9:45am
January 22, 2013
Dayton calls for tax changes, more spending
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton says taxes on average Minnesotans would not increase under the budget proposal he released at mid-day. The plan...
January 22, 2013 - 11:10am
January 9, 2013
Some tension evident at start of Minnesota legislative session
ST. PAUL -- A debate about whether Democratic House leaders from the state largest cities are plowing under agriculture interrupted an otherwise...
January 9, 2013 - 9:47am
January 3, 2013
Paychecks shrink as fiscal rhetoric expands
January 3, 2013 - 3:21pm
December 27, 2012
John Kriesel biography picked for Washington County reading event
John Kriesel has represented Cottage Grove-area communities in the Minnesota House the past two years, and now Washington County residents are being encouraged to read about his military history. Kriesel's biography, "Still Standing," was chosen for the Washington County Library...
December 27, 2012 - 3:11pm
December 5, 2012
Minnesota deficit pegged at $1.1 billion, more if Washington fails
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's budget future includes uncertainty, spending cuts and tax increase proposals. Especially uncertainty. State officials...
December 5, 2012 - 7:03pm
November 29, 2012
McCollum to back Washington County transit priorities
U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum said she will continue to support Washington County transit initiatives in her new role representing a large swath of...
November 29, 2012 - 1:06pm
November 28, 2012
Minnesota vote up, but more voters possible
ST. PAUL -- More than 76 percent of Minnesota's eligible voters cast ballots Nov. 6, best in the country, but the state's top election official says even more would participate if they could vote early. In this year's election, 2,950,780 Minnesotans voted. That is the most ever,...
November 28, 2012 - 9:28am
November 15, 2012
McNamara re-elected in District 54B
State Rep. Denny McNamara rolled to re-election but saw his Republican Party lose control of the Minnesota House. McNamara, R-Hastings, beat DFLer Joanna Bayers 57-42 percent in the House District 54B race last week. McNamara had 12,498 votes to Bayers' 9,228. McNamara has served...
November 15, 2012 - 11:03am
Sieben: Back to majority, now in leadership
Katie Sieben is headed back to the state Capitol -- and into a Senate majority that she will now help lead. Sieben, DFL-Cottage Grove, coasted to re-election last week and then was named an assistant Senate majority leader as Democrats reclaimed control of the Legislature In her...
November 15, 2012 - 11:01am
Senate Democratic leader names committee chairmen
ST. PAUL -- Incoming Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk has announced who will lead committees for the next four years. Democrats regain control when senators return Jan. 8 for the 2012 session and lots of familiar Democratic senators will be chairmen. The decision comes...
November 15, 2012 - 10:00am
Sieben to lead Minnesota Senate elections panel
Sen. Katie Sieben will help decide what election changes Minnesota sees in the coming years. Sieben, DFL-Cottage Grove, will lead the Senate...
November 15, 2012 - 9:21am
November 9, 2012
Sieben joins DFL majority leadership
ST. PAUL -- Democratic competitors in the 2010 Minnesota governor's race will be state government's three most powerful politicians. Senate...
November 9, 2012 - 1:26pm
November 8, 2012
Katie Sieben picked as Senate deputy leader; Sen. Tom Bakk to be majority leader
ST. PAUL -- Sen. Tom Bakk will be the Minnesota Senate's leader and Sen. Katie Sieben of Cottage Grove will be the deputy leader. A tweet from inside a closed meeting Thursday gave the expected news that Bakk, DFL-Cook, will be the majority leader. He was to meet with reporters later...
November 8, 2012 - 3:19pm
November 7, 2012
Sieben wins re-election in Senate District 54; Quinlan says voters chose 'career politician'
Katie Sieben is headed back to the state Capitol - and to a Senate controlled again by her fellow Democrats. Sieben, DFL-Cottage Grove, coasted to re-election Tuesday, winning 63-36 percent over Republican challenger Janis Quinlan. The unofficial election results gave Sieben 26,998...
November 7, 2012 - 1:20pm