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Teen driver crash rates remain above average in Minnesota and Wisconsin
After budget veto, Minnesota Senate plans to shut down in July; House in September
Food seized from Minnesota warehouse due to infestation of rodents, birds and insects
County to add two engineer positions
Wags for Water fundraiser to help dog park in Cottage Grove
crime and courts
Park trapshooting team is headed to MSHSL state tournament on Saturday
Track and Field: Sieffert earns spot on U of M track and field team
Track and Field: Weiss, coaches recall tough road to triple jump state title
Temi Ogunrinde goes to nationals and beyond
Baseball: Eagles fall one-run short in section championship
Minn. State Fair cheese curd legend to appear at Cheese Curd Festival
50 and counting
Best of the Fest: Talent show draws singers, dancers to Strawberry Fest
Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest ambassadors selected
Sights from the Strawberry Fest 5K
arts and entertainment
Notice of Public Auction 071917
Amend ORD 981 REDUCE GRASS CUTTING NOISE
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE: Robert P. Schnaar
Freedom Mortgage Corp vs Kaufenberg MN170054
MF JOHNSON MN 170041
Susie Q. Rosenberger, 60
LeeVal F. "Val" Brantner, 75
Paul McCauley, 78
Susan J. Krech, 69
Vernold J. Derichs, 79
Viewpoint: Cottage Grove is working to supply water to all
Viewpoint: Strict rules about contacting judges
Viewpoint: In CDA lawsuit, Newport loses either way
Letter: Thanks for Franke, Jurgens for tax relief support
Viewpoint: Cottage Grove water is safe to drink
Real Estate Showcase
February 24, 2017
First Newport TIF update shows slow, steady progress
The Washington County Community Development Agency, the organization overseeing the TIF (tax increment financing district) near Highway 61 and...
February 24, 2017 - 8:30am
February 19, 2017
Viewpoint: Whisper of spring in the air
There was a whisper of spring in the air, tickling the needles of the pines and ruffling the feathers of the phoebes. I took a deep breath and smiled.
February 19, 2017 - 9:00am
February 17, 2017
Probation ordered in Cottage Grove man's underage prostitution case in Woodbury sting
A Cottage Grove man nabbed in an underage prostitution sting must spend three years on probation.
News/crime and courts
February 17, 2017 - 10:06am
70th Street to be repaved in Cottage Grove; closures begin in May
As soon as the snow melts away, construction equipment will appear on 70th Street for a full repaving project from Highway 61 to Hinton Avenue....
February 17, 2017 - 8:30am
Working on bat time: Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park work timeline driven by threatened species concern
The possible presence of a threatened species means that a small part of the Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park capital improvement project must...
February 17, 2017 - 8:00am
February 10, 2017
Cutting the cord: SWCTC leader Fran Hemmesch to retire
When she first started at the South Washington County Telecommunications Commission, Fran Hemmesch worked at a typewriter that sat on a folding...
February 10, 2017 - 1:47pm
February 6, 2017
Letters: Red Rock boondoggle shows county should stick to road planning
As a resident of Cottage Grove, I went to the October Red Rock Corridor Commission meeting to catch up on how the planning was coming. I learned...
February 6, 2017 - 8:00am
February 5, 2017
Viewpoint: Legislature should recommit to county program aid
It may be safe to assume most Washington County residents have not heard of county program aid. Yet, it is important to take a glimpse into this key funding resource and learn how the Legislature's attention to this topic could reduce your property tax bill. Property taxes have,...
February 5, 2017 - 9:00am
February 1, 2017
DNR amends river rules
The Department of Natural Resources has strengthened rules regarding Mississippi River shoreline use, and metro river towns are now expected...
February 1, 2017 - 4:03pm
January 23, 2017
Twin Cities regional transit board might dissolve
Washington County and its four partners in a regional transportation co-op took one of the first steps toward disbanding.
January 23, 2017 - 1:12pm
January 13, 2017
County: More state money, or property taxes could rise
Washington County Washington County cannot continue to hold down property taxes if the state keeps requiring them to provide more programs and services without money to pay for them. That's the message county commissioners and staff will convey to their state representatives and senators...
January 13, 2017 - 10:19am
County has list of funding requests for state legislators
Washington County cannot continue to hold down property taxes if the state keeps requiring them to provide more programs and services without money to pay for them. That’s the message county commissioners and staff conveyed to their state representatives and senators at the Washington...
January 13, 2017 - 10:13am
December 31, 2016
Viewpoint: A successful 2016 for the county; a busy 2017 ahead
Another great year is coming to an end in south Washington County, with more improvements on the way for 2017. The leadership and staff continue to focus efforts on providing for a county that continues to grow in population as it becomes older and more diverse.
December 31, 2016 - 9:00am
December 13, 2016
BNSF makes some changes to parking lot plan in St. Paul Park
BNSF Railway has slightly revised initial plans for a parking lot on Grey Cloud Island Drive after hearing public input on the project. BNSF...
December 13, 2016 - 3:26pm
December 3, 2016
Bulletin Editorial: State your case through Truth-in-Taxation
You have a legally guaranteed opportunity to try to sway how local elected officials spend our tax dollars and how much. Use it.
December 3, 2016 - 8:00am