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Cottage Grove day care kids to receive congressional award
Nursing institute moving into Cottage Grove's BEC
Apparent wage ‘discrepancies’ discovered in Newport
Cottage Grove police reports for Jan. 29: Domestic, theft, lewd activity
Relay For Life event: Coaches vs. Cancer Jan. 30
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Park Wrestling: Individuals shine amid team struggles
New Life Boys Basketball: Strong second half lifts Eagles past Trinity
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Super Bowl billboard campaign seeks acceptance for gay players
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
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Viewpoint: McNaughton rules outline insanity defense
Letter to the editor: Respect property when snowmobiling
Letter to the editor: Wake up and face realities in District 833
Letter to the editor: Integrity of school district must be restored
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April 30, 2013
Park softball: Wolfpack beats defending state champion Stillwater
The skies cleared, the diamonds dried out, and it was time for the Park softball team to take the field in the Suburban East Conference. Because of the spell that Mother Nature cast on Minnesota sports this spring, the teams are having to play double headers in hopes to catch up...
April 30, 2013 - 7:12am
East Ridge softball: Raptors start season 2-0
The East Ridge softball team began the year 2-0 with a pair of wins over Cretin-Derham Hall last week. Because of the foul weather this season, softball teams are playing double headers in order to fit as many games in as possible. On Wednesday, April 24, East Ridge welcomed Suburban...
sports / raptors
April 30, 2013 - 7:11am
April 23, 2013
Adapted softball: Thunderbolts start season 2-2, sit in third place
The South Washington County Thunderbolts softball team has started the season 2-2 and currently sit in a tie for third place in the eight-team CI South Division. The Thunderbolts registered wins over Chanhassen/Chaska/Prior Lake/Shakopee and New Prague and fell to Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville...
April 23, 2013 - 7:59am
April 2, 2013
2013 Spring Preview: Park softball team junior-heavy in 2013
The Park softball team fielded a number of sophomores in 2012. This spring, that experience should help the Wolfpack improve on last year's 9-11 overall record. Park currently has nine juniors, one senior, one sophomore, two freshmen and one eighth grader on the roster. The Wolfpack...
April 2, 2013 - 5:47pm
2013 Spring Preview: East Ridge softball team young, but talented in 2013
East Ridge fields a young, but talented softball team this spring that will be buoyed by its pitching and defense. Last year, East Ridge averaged five runs per game, while allowing 3.9 runs per game, compiling a 12-10 overall record and were 9-9 in the Suburban East Conference, good...
April 2, 2013 - 5:41pm
2013 Spring Preview: Thunderbolts welcome back many players in hope of reaching second-straight state tournament
Last year, the South Washington County Thunderbolts adapted softball team reached its first state tournament since 2007 - a feat it'd like to achieve again this season. Last spring, in their 12th state appearance, the Thunderbolts finished in fourth place. The Thunderbolts won their...
April 2, 2013 - 5:28pm
November 27, 2012
Park High School: Old friends fulfill dream together
A pair of Park standouts and longtime friends fulfilled lifelong dreams together. Park seniors Larissa Lurken and Mary Turitto signed National Letters of Intent to play college sports on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Park High School. Lurken, a three-time all-conference guard for the...
November 27, 2012 - 6:04pm
October 11, 2012
Nobody better: Cottage Grove softball team wins state championship
Last year, one of the many Cottage Grove youth softball teams earned third place in the state tournament.
sports / raptors
October 11, 2012 - 11:18am
August 15, 2012
Swinging for the fences: Wiffle ball tournament gives all kids a chance to play ball
It may be named the Big Wiff, but it looks more like a home run. The first-ever Big Wiff wiffle ball tournament, sponsored by Popsicle, will take place in south Washington County and eight other Miracle League fields throughout Minnesota on Saturday, Aug. 18. The event aims to raise...
August 15, 2012 - 8:14am
July 19, 2012
Woodbury in the lineup for massive wiffle ball tourney
Think you've got wiffle ball game? Supporters of the East Metro Miracle League want to hear from you. Organizers announced last month that the new Miracle League field in Woodbury will be one of the locations participating in a wiffle ball tournament that looks to be record-setting. The...
July 19, 2012 - 7:52am
July 2, 2012
East Ridge softball: Trollen finds hidden talent
A quick decision unearthed a hidden talent for Woodbury resident Megan Trollen. Trollen, who will be a freshman at East Ridge High School next fall, had the 10th best score in the nation -- out of roughly 700,000 competitors nationwide -- in Major League Baseball's Pitch, Hit and...
sports / raptors
July 2, 2012 - 12:21am
June 12, 2012
New Life Academy softball: Reloaded Eagles finish fourth in state
Despite fielding a roster with no seniors and starting nine players at new positions, the New Life Academy softball team brought home hardware from the state tournament for a sixth straight year. New Life Academy - the winner of the past four Class A state championships and the only...
June 12, 2012 - 9:24am
June 8, 2012
All heart: Despite health scare, Larson finishes 15th season coaching the Thunderbolts
Denny Larson had heart surgery a year ago, but that didn't stop him from coaching the south Washington Thunderbolts adapted soccer and softball teams this past season - leading the latter to the state tournament last week. Larson, 65, has coached the 'Bolts the past 15 seasons. However,...
June 8, 2012 - 4:01pm
June 5, 2012
Adapted softball: Thunderbolts take fourth at state
It wasn't a state title. But South Washington County adapted softball coach Denny Larson isn't complaining. "It was great to be there again," said Larson, who concludes his 15th season with the Thunderbolts. "Of course, this group had never been there, so it was a good experience...
June 5, 2012 - 4:12pm
New Life Academy softball: Ramey state Coach of the Year
For leading a whole new lineup to the state tournament, New Life Academy head softball coach Mick Ramey was selected as the Minnesota Coach of the Year for Class A last week. NLA is the winner of the past four Class A state championships and the only team in state history to win...
June 5, 2012 - 8:48am