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Cottage Grove's Bev Gross awarded for history, volunteer work
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St. Paul Park drainage issues draw concern
Cottage Grove senior housing project advances
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South Washington County Schools in line for Crosswinds if Perpich can't secure state money
South Washington County Schools will take over Crosswinds school in Woodbury unless state lawmakers provide extra funding by April 1 to assist the Perpich Center for the Arts in acquiring the school. The East Metro Integration District School Board met last Wednesday, Jan. 23, to...
January 24, 2013 - 10:00am
South Washington County students go 'Nuts' over robots; team headed to state
In fourth grade, building robots just sounded like a cool thing to do for a group of local students. Four years later, robot construction is serious business for the group of south Washington County students. The students -- a mix of eighth-graders attending Woodbury and Cottage...
January 24, 2013 - 7:12am
January 23, 2013
Dayton budget impacts on Cottage Grove, Washington County
Washington County's nearly 3,000 wealthiest residents would pay higher income taxes under Gov.
government / politics
January 23, 2013 - 10:23am
Washington County adds prescription drug drop-off site in Cottage Grove
South Washington County residents now have a safe place to dump their unwanted drugs. Washington County officials recently added a secure prescription drug drop-off box at the county's South Service Center in Cottage Grove, providing area residents a local way to safely dispose of...
January 23, 2013 - 9:05am
January 16, 2013
Lawmakers upset at DNR 'reversal' on Asian carp barrier issue
January 16, 2013 - 2:06pm
January 2, 2013
2013: The year ahead in south Washington County
Development hopes Last year was shaping up to be a big one for commercial development in Cottage Grove. Instead, a deal to remake the city's largest commercial vacancy into a multi-tenant retail property fell through. That has the city looking toward 2013, with officials like Mayor...
government / education
January 2, 2013 - 2:12pm
South Washington County School Board candidates bring varied backgrounds
The top five candidates for a spot on the District 833 School Board all have had some involvement with South Washington County Schools but would bring widely varying backgrounds to the position. The applicants being interviewed later this week include a professional at 3M-Cottage...
education / news
January 2, 2013 - 2:02pm
December 29, 2012
Washington County staff salaries to increase; commissioner pay to remain flat
The Washington County Board OK'd salary increases for a handful of top county officials at its final meeting of 2012. The approved increases are: -- County Administrator Molly O'Rourke, the highest-paid county staff member, will be paid a 2013 salary of $147,609, a 1.5 percent increase...
December 29, 2012 - 8:19am
December 27, 2012
South Washington County Schools levy to increase slightly
South Washington County Schools' general levy will increase slightly next year. The District 833 School Board earlier this month set the final levy for 2013 at $54.06 million, an increase of 1.2 percent -- or $634,775 -- over the 2012 levy. The total district budget for the next...
December 27, 2012 - 12:06pm
$23M in shifted state aid coming to South Washington County Schools sooner than expected
A series of payment shifts to public schools by the Minnesota Legislature that began in 2009 helped to shore up a state budget deficit but caused delayed payments to school districts. Because of a recently announced state surplus, the payment formula is returning to near normal due...
December 27, 2012 - 12:04pm
December 26, 2012
Tossin' that Christmas tree? Here are some recycling options in south Washington County
South Washington County residents have a few options when recycling their Christmas trees and wreaths: n Cottage Grove: Rumpca Companies, Inc., 9600 Glendenning Road -- open to all residents. Open Jan. 5-6, and Jan. 12-13. Hours: Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $2 per...
December 26, 2012 - 2:41pm
December 18, 2012
Five picked for interviews for South Washington County School Board opening
A South Washington County School Board committee will interview at least five people representing three different cities for an open seat. The board's three-member Personnel Committee selected the following to be interviewed by the board: Rick Goecke and William Thurmes, of Cottage...
education / news
December 18, 2012 - 3:33pm
December 17, 2012
As students return, South Washington County Schools emphasize safety following Connecticut shooting
Local school principals and administrators attempted to comfort concerned District 833 parents and students as they returned to class Monday after last Friday's Connecticut mass school shooting. In phone calls, conversations and emails, South Washington County Schools staff tried...
education / news
December 17, 2012 - 12:10pm
December 7, 2012
Former Knox building in Newport to be condemned as transit project moves forward
Washington County commissioners have cleared the way for the county's Housing and Redevelopment Authority to begin leading the charge to remake an industrial corner of south Washington County around a future transit center.
December 7, 2012 - 10:40am
Cottage Grove knitting group makes warm giveaways
Those who visit the Park Grove Branch Library on Wednesday evenings might notice that the group of women sitting on chairs among the book stacks aren't reading. The "Yarn Gang," as they call themselves, are knitting and crocheting for charity, something they have done for 12 years. Last...
December 7, 2012 - 7:29am