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June 29, 2012
Newport, Washington County agree on Red Rock redevelopment
The city of Newport and Washington County housing officials have finalized an agreement to have the county lead the way on a sweeping redevelopment plan to transform an industrial area of the city into a bustling, transit-oriented, new-look neighborhood. The Washington County Housing...
June 29, 2012 - 10:08am
June 27, 2012
Cottage Grove traffic signal changes approved
The Cottage Grove City Council approved changes at some of the city's busiest intersection that officials say will help ease congestion -- and...
June 27, 2012 - 9:53am
May 30, 2012
Cottage Grove man involved in fatal crash on I-94
A Cottage Grove man was behind the wheel of an empty school bus that was involved in a fatal four-vehicle crash Wednesday morning on Interstate 94 in St. Paul, the Minnesota State Patrol said. The chain-reaction crash occurred just before 9:30 a.m. when the school bus, driven by...
May 30, 2012 - 4:46pm
May 21, 2012
Crash blocks traffic at 80th and Hinton in Cottage Grove
Crews were clearing a busy Cottage Grove intersection late Monday morning after a two-vehicle accident blocked westbound 80th Street at Hinton...
May 21, 2012 - 11:31am
March 1, 2012
Proposed 'hybrid' roundabout on Woodbury Drive questioned
Plans to reconstruct Woodbury Drive in south Woodbury drew criticism at an open house last Thursday. Also known as County Road 19, the highway will have a roundabout intersecting with Bailey Road as part of a construction project Washington County is undertaking in 2013. The city...
March 1, 2012 - 2:40pm
February 24, 2012
Cottage Grove traffic study aims to reduce vehicle idle time at signals
Hoping to smooth traffic flow and cut congestion at some troublesome intersections, the city of Cottage Grove is set to undertake a comprehensive traffic study at seven city-operated stoplights. Citing backups during peak traffic hours at a trio of intersections -- on East Point...
February 24, 2012 - 3:05pm
December 9, 2011
Rollover crash temporarily closes Hwy. 61 at Hastings bridge
The Highway 61 bridge in Hastings was closed for a time Friday morning following a rollover crash. The crash occurred just north of the bridge. The...
December 9, 2011 - 9:12am
November 22, 2011
Minnesota driver killed in rollover in town of Clifton (Wis.)
A 27-year-old St. Paul Park, Minn., man died after his vehicle overturned before dawn Tuesday morning, Nov. 22, on County Road F just north of Hwy. 29. Pierce County Sheriff deputies identified the victim as Richard O. Faulkner. He was driving south in a 2006 Dodge Charger. Faulkner...
November 22, 2011 - 2:10pm
August 16, 2011
Completion of Hastings bridge delayed following shutdown
The state government shutdown lasted just three weeks, but its impact will be far greater. On Monday, the project manager for the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings, Steve Kordosky, said the shutdown will result in a delay of at least six months. The bridge had been scheduled to be...
August 16, 2011 - 8:45am
April 20, 2011
Law enforcement focusing Thursday on distracted driving
Billy Stout said he's guilty - he used to text and drive. The East Ridge High School senior said as recently as six months ago, he sent off...
April 20, 2011 - 12:44pm
April 19, 2011
Snow predicted for south Washington County
The National Weather Service predicted that up to 3 inches of snow would fall in the Cottage Grove area through Wednesday morning as part of a storm moving through the region. Rain and snow were forecast for Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, with 1 to 2 inches of snow accumulation...
April 19, 2011 - 4:50pm
April 9, 2011
Smooth roads ahead: 70th, Keats to be repaved
Summer roadwork is set to make for a smoother ride on a pair of county roadways through Cottage Grove and Woodbury. Washington County road projects...
April 9, 2011 - 5:14am
April 6, 2011
Red Rock rollout: commission promotes transit plan
Advocates of the Red Rock transit corridor through the southeast metro used an open house Wednesday to formally roll out plans for commuter rail...
April 6, 2011 - 7:12pm
April 5, 2011
Red Rock transit station plans to be unveiled
The public on Wednesday can view conceptual plans for four proposed Red Rock Corridor transit stations, including in Cottage Grove and Newport. The...
April 5, 2011 - 2:13pm
March 18, 2011
UPDATE: Stillwater bridge project gaining bi-partisan support
A small group of local residents showed up to cheer a group of politicians who toured the Stillwater, Minn. lift bridge Friday afternoon, March...
March 18, 2011 - 2:35pm