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Newport police reports for March 6: Assault, theft, threat
Minnesota medical marijuana passes first committee test
St. Paul Park police reports for March 5: Detox, assault, fleeing, theft
Cottage Grove police reports for March 5: Suspicious activity, theft, disorderly conduct, drunken driving
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Park boys basketball: Schwartz resigns as head coach
Kuemmel's Corner: Park to celebrate its 100th anniversary next fall
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Sports Announcements: Park dance team fundraiser, East Ridge spring sports registration, and more
New Life Academy boys basketball: Eagles tabbed fourth seed, face Community of Peace in playoffs
Photo gallery: 2014 Cottage Grove photography contest winners
Carpenter Nature Center hosts 'Masters of the Sky'
'Kumiko' film with south Washington County scenes expected to be shown in Twin Cities this year
Cottage Grove woman featured in National Geographic photo
Cottage Grove Park grad to star in Disney On Ice
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Bernice L. Adamiak, 71
Pamela Buggs, 70
Catherine "Kay" Busch, 83
Mayme J. Maynard, 90
Marlys Haan, 82
Milking the golden cow
Viewpoint: Plea agreement a trade taken seriously
Letter: Heed telltale signs before voting Republican
Letter: School start time change has costs
Letter: Running for council to help move city through ‘pivotal time’
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November 2, 2009
Party endorsement of school board candidates draws scrutiny
The Republican Party of Minnesota has made a late push in support of three candidates for the District 833 School Board, delivering flyers touting the party's support to area doorsteps and angering some candidates who said Monday the race should remain non-partisan. Literature backing...
November 2, 2009 - 5:29pm
August 27, 2009
State GOP goes on the offensive
RED WING, Minn. - State Republican Party officials launched the opening salvo Wednesday in what they say will be an aggressive effort to take back legislative seats. It began with Sen. Steve Murphy, a lawmaker who is "out of touch" with his district, said Minnesota Republican Party...
August 27, 2009 - 9:09am
June 30, 2009
Hamilton promoted in GOP
ST. PAUL - A southwestern Minnesota legislator who delivered some memorable speeches this year will be an assistant House minority leader. Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, was named to that position by new Minority Leader Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove. Zellers has made no other...
June 30, 2009 - 8:04am
April 9, 2009
Viewpoint: Raising taxes is the wrong approach to budget woes
As the Easter holiday approaches, I must say I am disappointed at the lack of progress the Legislature has made toward eliminating our $6.3 billion budget deficit for fiscal year 2010-11. But now that the Minnesota House Democrats have released their budget plans, I'm hopeful this...
April 9, 2009 - 7:00am
February 5, 2009
Republicans want pay freeze
ST. PAUL - Minnesota Senate Republicans want to freeze all state and local government workers' pay. The proposal goes a step beyond Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who last week said he favored a freeze, but has not offered a bill to do that. Assistant Senate Minority Leader Geoff...
February 5, 2009 - 12:00am
September 26, 2008
Sept. 26, 2008 podcast: Denny McNamara
In this week's podcast, I feature a portion of my interview with Rep. Denny McNamara, R-Hastings, who represents District 57B, and is up for re-election this fall. This is the first in a series of interviews with political candidates. As always, this episode includes a news summary. You...
September 26, 2008 - 4:50am
July 14, 2008
Republicans gear up for race for 134 House seats
The Minnesota House speaker was out of pocket, so House Majority Leader Tony Sertich of Chisholm was called upon the other day to discuss his party's legislative races. But while he is a political junkie, he had other things on his mind. After all, it was just days before he got...
July 14, 2008 - 12:00am