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Man sentenced to 13 years for third-degree murder of Park High grad
Forum Communications to acquire Scuttlebutt magazine
Funeral home offers replacement bench to St. Paul Park woman after memorial bench stolen from husband's gravesite
Cottage Grove police reports for June 24: Drunken driving, tampering, theft
School Board approves salary increases for District 833 Superintendent Keith Jacobus
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Park Softball: Loshek helps Wolfpack rise from ashes
Joiner reflects, prepares for next chapter
East Ridge Football: Payemanu signs to play in NY
Woodbury Football: Bursch commits to Gophers
East Ridge Football: London signs with hometown Gophers
Cottage Grove-area runners earn finisher medals at Grandma’s Marathon
Crash! Former Rainbow Foods bites the dust in demolition
Grand day for a parade at Cottage Grove's Strawberry Fest
Strawberry Fest talent show: opera to ukelele
Up, up and away: Strawberry Fest takes off
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Viewpoint: No student should be invisible
Letter to the editor: Thanks for the help
Letter to the editor: McNamara used good ol' boy politics
Letter to the editor: Concerned with district on teacher contract
Letter to the editor: McNamara rigged legislative filing
Real Estate Showcase
May 30, 2013
Public survey finds Washington County roads lacking safety
Washington County residents expressed concerns about public transit and road safety in a recently released county survey. County residents are still happy with the overall quality of life, the park system and government services, according to the survey done every five years. The...
May 30, 2013 - 1:19pm
May 22, 2013
Health survey links PFC levels to unfiltered tap water consumption
A state health survey has linked the consumption of unfiltered drinking water to higher PFC concentrations in surveyed residents of Cottage Grove and two other east-metro communities. The results, released recently by the Minnesota Department of Health, generally show that the longer...
May 22, 2013 - 11:49am
May 9, 2013
'Bark for Life' event raises money for Relay for Life of South Washington County
Those who have cancer, along with their friends and family members, strolled Hamlet Park in Cottage Grove on Sunday afternoon to raise money...
May 9, 2013 - 9:21am
May 2, 2013
Dog-walkers take to the park for 'Bark for Life' fundraiser Sunday
To most dog owners, the furry canine is an integral part of family dynamics. A best friend, member of the family. But, for dog owners battling...
May 2, 2013 - 9:12am
April 30, 2013
Washington County sheriff's commander wounded by gunfire in hunting incident
A Washington County Sheriff's Department commander was injured today by gunfire while scouting a hunting site in Wisconsin. Washington County Sheriff Bill Hutton identified the injured man as Washington County Sheriff's Department Cmdr. Jerry Cusick, who was scouting for turkey during...
crime and courts
April 30, 2013 - 2:03pm
April 19, 2013
Property taxes up, but lower than predicted
By now, all Washington County taxpayers have received their tax statements. And some may have been pleased with the 0.2 percent reduction from the proposed amount sent last fall. In total, Washington County billed $374.8 million, an increase of 1.5 percent over 2012. The 2012 amount...
April 19, 2013 - 9:41am
April 10, 2013
Forecast: 6-12 inches of snow in south Washington County
Here comes the spring snow. A late-season storm hitting much of Minnesota is forecast to dump 6 to 12 inches of snow in the Cottage Grove area Wednesday night and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Less than an inch of snow is expected to fall during the day Wednesday....
April 10, 2013 - 8:05am
April 9, 2013
Housing values see upswing in county
The majority of new housing starts taking place last year came from Woodbury, but Cottage Grove and other Washington County communities saw some positive housing numbers during the year as well. The Washington County Assessor Division released the annual assessment report last week,...
April 9, 2013 - 12:34pm
April 5, 2013
Family assessments top Washington County investigations in dealing with child maltreatment
It's a big misconception that county child protection services take young victims of neglect and abuse out of their homes. "We cannot place children involuntarily, only police and a judge can do that," said Rick Backman, division manager of Washington County Children Services.
April 5, 2013 - 8:38am
March 27, 2013
Red Rock study to weigh commuter rail, bus rapid transit in south Washington County
A plan for the future of transit in south Washington County is expected to arrive later this year. The Red Rock Corridor Commission has begun a nine-month updated study of transit options for the southeast metro corridor that runs from St. Paul, through south Washington County and...
March 27, 2013 - 9:09am
March 14, 2013
Registration opens for Stone Soup'er Bowl
Stone Soup Thrift Shop's fifth-annual Stone Soup-er Bowl fundraiser, "Think Spring," is scheduled Saturday, April 27, at Park Grove Bowling in St. Paul Park. The public is encouraged to form five-person teams to raise donations for the thrift shop. In return, bowling is free and...
March 14, 2013 - 9:20am
February 23, 2013
Angie Hong Viewpoint: Historic homes and farms contain secrets--both good and bad
Part of the fun of owning an old home or farm is uncovering the secrets of its former lives. Whether you find old glass bottles buried in the yard or a piece of remnant prairie in the back 40 that has never been plowed, each new discovery adds detail to the story. Unfortunately, however,...
February 23, 2013 - 8:53am
February 22, 2013
Solution closer for Grey Cloud Island bridge over stagnant water
There will be at least one more summer of stagnant water in Grey Cloud Channel before bridge construction begins, but a funding gap is close to being bridged. Washington County officials told the township last week that it would contribute $500,000 as its share of the $1.6 million...
February 22, 2013 - 9:14am
February 20, 2013
District 833 Crosswinds plan would move Nuevas Fronteras, shuffle Woodbury elementary students
District 833's tentative acquisition plan for the Crosswinds Arts and Science School building includes shuffling students at two other grade schools and building an addition to connect the Woodbury elementary and middle school buildings. South Washington County Schools officials...
February 20, 2013 - 5:00pm
February 14, 2013
Washington County Commissioner Autumn Lehrke to lead Red Rock transit commission
Washington County Board member Autumn Lehrke is the new chair of the Red Rock Corridor Commission. Lehrke, of Cottage Grove, will head the regional transit commission for 2013. The commission plans and advocates for improved commuter transit projects from St. Paul to Hastings, passing...
February 14, 2013 - 12:43pm