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Police: One-car crash in Cottage Grove caused by medical emergency
Cottage Grove police reports for March 2: Property damage, theft, obstruction
St. Paul Park refinery plans to add fire water tank
Cottage Grove to acquire island on Mississippi River
Cottage Grove city administrator meets expectations in performance evaluation
crime and courts
Diving: Park sends Germscheid, Heitman to state
"Nobody better": Flaata leaves Park as an All-State wrestler, ideal leader
Swimming: Tidd, Verhoeven lead East Ridge's state qualifiers
East Ridge Boys Basketball: Raptors lose late lead in section loss to Cretin
East Ridge Wrestling: Okada finishes sixth, earns All-State honors
Skating and s'mores at St. Paul Park's inaugural Winterfest
Survey: Washington County youth puffing fewer cigarettes, more marijuana
arts and entertainment
DISTRICT 833 MINUTES
City of Cottage Grove
ACORN MINI STORAGE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
CITY OF COTTAGE GROVE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE
Marlowe, D. Collinge, 81
Beverly Krienke, 80
LeRoy L. Pilarksi, 83
James H. Miner, 77
Loyde G. Riske, 67
Viewpoint: Balancing educational opportunity and budgets
Letter to the editor: Let Valley Crossing school continue to thrive
Letter to the editor: Look at ‘parental absence’ to address achievement gap
Letter to the editor: Valley Crossing the Lexus of schools at less cost
Viewpoint: As long-ago Bulletin intern, Carr's talent was evident early on
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February 12, 2013
New Woodbury grocery store planned near Cottage Grove
Plans for a shopping center at a new southern development in Woodbury are expected to become reality this August. United Properties, along with project partner Jerry's Enterprises, Inc., announced Thursday, Feb. 7, that it will develop Bielenberg Gardens, a grocery-anchored shopping...
February 12, 2013 - 12:33pm
February 11, 2013
Independent film shot in south Washington County plays off 'Fargo' plot
The Zellner brothers nearly retraced the Coen brothers' famed filmmaking footsteps in south Washington County. A movie crew led by Austin, Texas, filmmakers David and Nathan Zellner spent several days recently filming in local communities for an independent film whose plot plays...
February 11, 2013 - 9:21am
January 30, 2013
South Washington County Schools superintendent wants policy for delayed starts
During last week's cold-weather snap, South Washington County Schools Superintendent Keith Jacobus said one of the choices he had was to open schools two hours late, after the temperature had risen somewhat. But, Jacobus told the School Board Jan. 24, there is no district policy...
January 30, 2013 - 12:36pm
January 24, 2013
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