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Minnesota special session wraps up $46 billion budget
Woodbury's Craft Beer and Kitchen to close
Police brief: Server at Cottage Grove's Eagles cited for serving a minor
UPDATE: Inmate apprehended in Minneapolis after prison van taken over
Dispute over trail detours final Minnesota legislative work
crime and courts
Softball: Close win puts Park in section championship game
Where the buffalo roam
Vaulting forward: East Ridge sophomore reaches new heights
Boys' Tennis: Raptors are headed back to state
Boys' Golf: Park gets highest SEC finish in years
The Busby brothers of River Falls
A cure for procrastination: Surgeon combines diverse background in decision-making framework
Body of work: Cottage Grove artists included in Red Wing exhibition
Health briefs: Biking for health in New Richmond; blood donation opportunities
Architect of the past: Newport woman recognized for historical preservation efforts
arts and entertainment
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Donna R. Wolden, 78
Frank P. "Egg" Schaeppi, 86
Sheila J. Breisler, 62
Richard L. "Dick" Kampmeyer, 79
Dale Alberts, 69
Editorial: Honor WWII vets as nation salutes WWI
Viewpoint: Setting PTSD record straight
Editorial: Senate, help those suffering from mental illness
Judge Greg Galler Viewpoint: Numerous possible reasons to seek judge's removal
Sen. Dan Schoen Viewpoint: Fighting to make PTSD a workplace illness
Real Estate Showcase
December 1, 2016
Cottage Grove drafts water conservation plan
Cottage Grove is implementing a long-term water conservation plan based on future projections by the Metropolitan Council that show as area population...
December 1, 2016 - 4:00pm
August 2, 2016
3M reduces pumping levels at former dump site
3M has decreased the amount of groundwater pumped through barrier wells at a former dump site between Woodbury Drive and Cottage Grove Drive south of Dale Road that was contaminated by chemicals manufactured by the company. Beginning Tuesday the company started reducing its level...
August 2, 2016 - 5:00pm
September 9, 2009
Sewer, water, streetlight hikes and break for seniors in SPP
St. Paul Park residents will be paying slightly more for sewer, water and streetlight service beginning with the fourth quarter this year. On Sept.
September 9, 2009 - 3:58pm
April 8, 2009
Newport: Draft Storm Water Management Plan
CITY OF NEWPORT NOTICE OF HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Newport will conduct a Public Hearing on Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 7:00 P.M. Local Time, in the Newport City Council Chambers, 596 7th Avenue; Newport, MN 55055.
April 8, 2009 - 10:00am
February 18, 2009
Obesity, water quality, aging among top concerns in county health assessment
Obesity is on the mind of Washington County residents. But so is water quality, smoking and an increase in the aging population. This week, the county published its "2008 Community Health Assessment" and the issue of overweight adults and children was identified as one of the 12...
February 18, 2009 - 2:42pm
January 30, 2009
Viewpoint: Running out of water in the land of 10,000 lakes
Earlier this morning, I headed down the hall to our office bathroom and flipped on the faucet to receive only a trickle of water, barely enough to wash away the soap coating my outstretched hands. As I watched in dismay, the trickle faded away into nothing. Five minutes later, the...
January 30, 2009 - 7:47am
December 11, 2008
SPP utility rate increase official
Home and business owners in St. Paul Park will see slight increases in utility rates beginning Jan. 1. At its Dec. 1 meeting, the city council approved an ordinance setting water and sewer rates for 2009. With the increase -- the first since 2004 -- homeowners will pay about $9...
December 11, 2008 - 7:43am
October 3, 2008
Fish are on the move as water temperatures fall into the 50s
Surface water temperatures have dipped below 60 degrees in most lakes, which has helped fall fishing patterns develop in the Bemidji area. The cooling water temperatures have moved warm water loving species like bass, crappies and sunfish out of the shallows and into deeper water....
October 3, 2008 - 12:00am
March 24, 2008
Plans come first, then water for Langdon
Cottage Grove officials have said no -- for now, at least -- to Langdon residents who over the past year have asked that municipal water be extended into their area of town, a response to discovering that many private wells are tainted with 3M chemicals. But the water deliberations...
March 24, 2008 - 7:00am
March 12, 2008
Letter: Use caution with water
The Minnesota Department of Health recently recommended raising the safe level of a 3M chemical contaminating east metro drinking water. The department is recommending raising the Health Based Value (safe chemical level) of perfluorobutanoic acid from 1 part per billion to 7 parts...
March 12, 2008 - 12:00am
March 6, 2008
Residents interested in water filters at meeting
Homeowners in St. Paul Park, Newport and Grey Cloud Island are looking for ways to filter their drinking and cooking water themselves. Last night at St. Paul Park City Hall representatives from the Minnesota Department of Health presented the findings of a yearlong sampling and testing...
March 6, 2008 - 12:15pm
March 5, 2008
New limits for chemical consumption a relief for some, not all
The Minnesota Department of Health last week released a new health-based exposure limit for a chemical formerly produced by 3M found in Cottage Grove's municipal drinking water, upping by seven times the amount that can be consumed safely over a lifetime. Health officials say the...
March 5, 2008 - 7:00am
Our view: More research needed on chemical in drinking water
We were a little naive one year ago when we first learned that much of south Washington County's drinking water contained a newly detected chemical. Little was known about the 3M-manufactured chemical, perfluorobutanoic acid (PFBA), and it would take some time to study whether it...
March 5, 2008 - 12:00am
February 20, 2008
Burst pipe caused thousands of dollars of damage to new county building
Sub-zero temperatures -- they're a fact of life during Minnesota winters but a hard truth that has left Washington County officials with a waterlogged and expensive problem at a facility in Cottage Grove that opened its doors last June. As the mercury dipped into the negatives overnight...
February 20, 2008 - 12:00am
February 6, 2008
3M tells residents water OK to drink
3M officials last week presented three possible remedies for containing the perfluorochemical-contaminated groundwater at its Cottage Grove facility, taking responsibility for the required cleanup while telling residents their water is unequivocally safe to drink -- even with PFCs...
February 6, 2008 - 12:00am