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Cottage Grove HERO Center concept scaled back
Murder charge filed in apparent drive-by shooting of David Frigaard
County to update emergency dispatch system
Newport Police reports for Jan. 21
Principal: Frigaard was ‘neat and caring individual’
crime and courts
Park Wrestling: Wolfpack take second in Chisago Lakes
Passionate Patriots owner Kraft speaks about 'Deflategate'
Seahawks' setup favored by Carroll
PWER Nordic Skiing: Stillwater sweeps the competition
East Ridge Gymnastics: Raptors show depth with shorthanded wins
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
Mark F. Mulvihill, 66
Doris M. Pinault, 85
Jeanette Lampe, 79
Lucille Mann, 92
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
Viewpoint: Don't let sun set on Oakwood possibilities
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July 1, 2008
Meeting the in-laws during a heat wave
If you were asked to name the worst natural disaster that happened in the 20th Century, you might guess that it was a hurricane, tornado or blizzard. The Galveston Hurricane in 1900 killed 12,000 people but in second place was the heat wave of 1936 that resulted in the death of 5,000...
July 1, 2008 - 7:55am
June 25, 2008
Mistaken pronouncement of words, funny or irritating?
When you are in the business of writing for a living, hearing words or phrases that are mispronounced can be irritating. At other times, it's humorous. I once thought it my duty to correct people. For example when someone says: "That's a mute point," instead of using the word "moot,"...
June 25, 2008 - 7:59am
June 18, 2008
Yes Oltman students, the district recycles
During the past several weeks, the Bulletin received letters from students doing a service-learning project in a humanities class at Oltman Junior High School in St. Paul Park. Students, such as Maren Carter and Ashley Price said they believe the company that picks up trash at the...
June 18, 2008 - 10:26am
June 11, 2008
What's in a name? Mostly it's Jacob and Emily
Since everyone born in the United States must have a Social Security number, the department keeps tab on how frequently names appear. For example, since 1996, Emily has had the top spot for girls and Jacob has topped the boys names since 1999. Behind Emily are Isabella, Emma, Ava,...
June 11, 2008 - 8:36am
June 5, 2008
Some advice for the about-to-be 2008 graduates
I've been to more Park High School graduations than, well, anyone I can think of. During the month before graduation, I think about how much I will miss seeing the seniors I have gotten to know. Some tell me that I took their pictures when they were in elementary school and I never...
June 5, 2008 - 8:38am
May 28, 2008
It's time for Whitbred's name to go up
We could wait until he retires, but no one knows when that will be. With the acknowledgement of his 500th career win as coach of the Park High School girls' softball team, it's appropriate that the new softball field be named "Charles Whitbred Field." Ladies and gentlemen of the...
May 28, 2008 - 8:43am
March 19, 2008
Grey Cloud Island Township best kept secret
When the natural springs around Moore's Lake can be seen, it's time for the Grey Cloud Island Township annual town meeting. Held once a year in the smallest township in the state, it's an example of pure democracy. People can bring up any topic at the annual meeting but the most...
March 19, 2008 - 12:00am
March 12, 2008
No matter the result, appreciate the effort
There were four tables covered with sheets of paper, maps, colored markers, overheads, three-ring binders, calculators and packets of information. Several people had laptop computers. Water and snacks were available but many brought cola drinks from home or the office. Cups of designer...
March 12, 2008 - 12:00am
March 5, 2008
I've got a 'flash' for you
Ask around. Most people, at some time in their lives or education experience, use flash cards. I was an early reader so I don't remember letter or letter-sound flash cards but I do remember addition and subtraction flash cards in third and fourth grades. I had a hard time concentrating...
March 5, 2008 - 12:00am
February 27, 2008
Didn't succeed? Toss bread off deck and start again
After much persistence, I've achieved victory over the yeast gods. Winter is the time to bake homemade bread, not from a mix, not with a machine, not with frozen pre-made dough, but from scratch. I was a city girl until my parents built a horse farm in Rosemount when it was a farming...
February 27, 2008 - 12:00am
February 6, 2008
Nice to be thinking about strawberries in February
I was trying to think about anything but ice and snow last week. After coming close to frostbite while photographing the Wakota Bridge, I am happily thinking about strawberries. The Strawberry Fest Committee is busy planning for the celebration in Cottage Grove slated to begin June...
February 6, 2008 - 10:00am
January 30, 2008
In my dreams, I'm tap dancing
On Sunday afternoons when I was a lass (shortly after the Spanish-American War) I checked my father's change drawer for 12 cents, the amount of money needed for me to go to the Highland Theater three blocks from our house in St. Paul. I waited until he looked like he wanted a nap...
January 30, 2008 - 10:00am