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Newport assistant to city administrator position open
Accused sex trafficker faces additional charges in Hennepin County
Watering ban affects Cottage Grove Parks’ summer fun
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
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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
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Best of the Fest: Talent show draws singers, dancers to Strawberry Fest
Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest ambassadors selected
Sights from the Strawberry Fest 5K
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Amend ORD 981 REDUCE GRASS CUTTING NOISE
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE: Robert P. Schnaar
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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
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May 11, 2016
Sex trafficking statistics stun Washington County prosecutors
Victims include a 16-year-old Cottage Grove girl who said she had sex with a 44-year-old Maple Grove man, who later pleaded guilty to underage...
News/crime and courts
May 11, 2016 - 9:57am
May 10, 2016
Burning up: Prescribed burn to boost native plant growth in Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park
The return of native prairie plants to a bluff in Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park starts with fire. Crews from Wetland Habitat Restorations...
May 10, 2016 - 4:55pm
April 14, 2016
East Metro Strong members appointed
Cottage Grove was accepted into East Metro Strong last month and named its members to the organization’s board and technical advisory committee. East Metro Strong is a public-private partnership, aiming to bring “more and better transit investment” to the east metro area and...
April 14, 2016 - 4:00pm
April 12, 2016
Earth Day cleanup
The Washington County Department of Public Health and Environment is asking residents to do their part to clean up during Earth Day week April 17-23. The department encourages groups to spend 20 minutes cleaning up litter outside homes, schools or businesses. For details, visit www.co.washington.mn.us...
April 12, 2016 - 4:00pm
April 11, 2016
Washington County administrator gets glowing performance review
The Washington County Board is pleased with County Administrator Molly O’Rourke’s performance.
April 11, 2016 - 11:04am
April 5, 2016
Islamic center plan advances in Afton
For the past five years the Islamic Society of Woodbury-East Metro has held worship services in a 2,500-square-foot office space on Commerce...
April 5, 2016 - 4:09pm
Thinking spring: Gardeners take in tips at Cottage Grove workshop
Roughly three-dozen green thumbs got gardening tips and ideas from a group of Washington County master gardeners during a free workshop Saturday...
April 5, 2016 - 11:10am
March 31, 2016
State grant bolsters local fight against sex trafficking
Washington County has received a two-year, $125,000 sex trafficking investigations and training grant issued by the Minnesota Department of Public...
News/crime and courts
March 31, 2016 - 8:00am
March 30, 2016
Four of five Washington County Board seats to be filled this fall
Residents of Washington County’s District 2 will have one more election to vote on this fall. An election will be held to fill the county commissioner seat left vacant by Ted Bearth’s death March 10. Bearth, of Oakdale, was two months into the second year of his four-year term...
March 30, 2016 - 9:00am
February 18, 2016
Cities back HRA's plan to expand powers
Cottage Grove, Newport and St. Paul Park economic development authorities have put their support behind a plan to add economic development powers to the Washington County Housing and Redevelopment Authority. The change needs needs legislative and county approval, HRA Deputy Executive...
February 18, 2016 - 10:00am
February 11, 2016
Next steps for 70th Street/Jamaica roundabout OK'd
A roundabout at 70th Street and Jamaica Avenue is on its way. The Cottage Grove City Council on Feb. 3 approved plans and specifications for the project and set a bid date of March 3. Washington County Engineer Wayne Sandberg said the city and county are working together to make...
February 11, 2016 - 10:00am
February 4, 2016
Washington County backtracks on new public safety system
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is taking a step back on a problematic public safety system rollout years in the works. After the most...
February 4, 2016 - 8:00am
January 28, 2016
Public can help shape library system's future
Washington County Library users still have a few days to share their thoughts on a plan that will guide the system’s future growth. Washington County is taking comment on a draft of the library strategic plan through the end of the month. The document pulls together months of work,...
January 28, 2016 - 9:00am
January 19, 2016
Red Rock bus rapid transit route decision nears
The arrival time is near for a decision on expanded bus service in south Washington County.
January 19, 2016 - 1:59pm
January 12, 2016
State: PFC levels continue to fall in Washington County residents studied
A new state study shows perfluorochemical levels continue to decrease in Washington County residents whose drinking water was contaminated by 3M-related pollution. The Minnesota Department of Health study of area residents found PFC levels generally have fallen since a public health...
January 12, 2016 - 4:52pm