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Cottage Grove day care kids to receive congressional award
South Washington County Schools wins bid to buy Valley Crossing Community School
Nursing institute moving into Cottage Grove's BEC
Cottage Grove police reports for Jan. 29: Domestic, theft, lewd activity
Relay For Life event: Coaches vs. Cancer Jan. 30
crime and courts
Park Wrestling: Individuals shine amid team struggles
Seahawks "LOB" leads second Lombardi chase
New Life Boys Basketball: Strong second half lifts Eagles past Trinity
East Ridge Boys Basketball: Raptors honor Ellingson, thrash Forest Lake
Gymnastics: East Ridge flexes muscle in win over Woodbury
St. Paul Park celebrates annual sledding day
The healing powers of art: Cancer survivors' work part of Woodwinds sculpture
Two local art events planned in Cottage Grove
Reeling in the 'Minnesota experience' during Cottage Grove's ice fishing outing
Birds of a feather: Carpenter Nature Center volunteers track avian population
arts and entertainment
Lori L. Battcher, 53
Brant A. Short, 81
Mark F. Mulvihill, 66
Doris M. Pinault, 85
Jeanette Lampe, 79
Letter to the editor: Auxiliary’s generous donation will help veterans home
Viewpoint: 2015-16 budget planning leads to need for reduction
Viewpoint: McNaughton rules outline insanity defense
Letter to the editor: Wake up and face realities in District 833
Letter to the editor: Integrity of school district must be restored
Get Out! Deals
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