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Louie Tinucci built a restaurant that lasted — and the family to carry it on
School District 833 to buy Bailey Nurseries property for new Oltman Middle School
Cottage Grove K-9 Blitz calls it quits
Mediation planned for South Washington County Schools teachers union contract
Klobuchar speaks at Cottage Grove Memorial Day ceremony
crime and courts
New Life Academy Baseball: Eagles open sections in style
Park Baseball: Wolfpack stay alive with win
East Ridge Baseball: Longmuir’s dominance leads to Raptors victory
Park Softball: Wolfpack now a win away from state tournament berth
East Ridge Softball: Raptors end season with loss to Eagan in sections
Banner of bravery: Cottage Grove veteran cherishes state flag he flew in Vietnam
Entries sought for second annual Films in 5 Festival
5K race makes strides against bullying
Cottage Grove 22-mile run/walk draws attention to veteran suicides
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Jane M. Hennen, 78
H. Byron Robinson, 93
Edward F. Rodd, 86
Kathleen A. Cognetta, 71
Louis R. Tinucci, Jr. 87
Viewpoint: Competency-based learning intriguing
Viewpoint: District prioritizes uniformity in VCCS plan
Letter to the editor: Country can't afford bloated military
Letter to the editor: Don't gripe, don't gloat; see who'll vote
Viewpoint: Miranda warning often misunderstood
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November 4, 2013
Storm advisory produces winter awareness
The season’s first significant snowfall for most Minnesotans could bring more than a half foot in places by Wednesday morning.
November 4, 2013 - 9:43pm
June 21, 2013
Storm leaves power outages in south Washington County
Some south Washington County homes were without power following a thunderstorm early Friday morning. Xcel Energy reported 500 outages in an area that included Cottage Grove, Hastings and Afton. That outage was reported shortly after 3 a.m., as a thunderstorm with strong winds rolled...
June 21, 2013 - 9:23am
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
March 5, 2013
UPDATED: South Washington County school, activities canceled Tuesday; Community Ed activities on for Tuesday evening
South Washington County Schools are closed Tuesday after an overnight storm dumped several inches of snow with more throughout the day. All District 833 morning activities, including Kids Club, were closed. All elementary and middle school activities were canceled for after school. High...
March 5, 2013 - 6:30am
December 10, 2012
South Washington County hit with storm: First the snow, now the cold
Winter weather is back. Low temperatures moved in following a storm Sunday that blanketed south Washington County with the first significant snow accumulation of the season. The Cottage Grove area received an estimated 10 to 12 inches of snow during Sunday's storm. The snowfall...
December 10, 2012 - 7:54am
July 3, 2012
No relief in sight: South Washington County under excessive heat warning
Near-record temperatures and high dew points has the National Weather Service warning of dangerous heat heading into the Fourth of July holiday. Temperatures in south Washington County had reached 95 degrees by late afternoon Tuesday - and dew point readings made it feel more like...
July 3, 2012 - 4:36pm
June 19, 2012
Storms knock out power to hundreds in south Washington County
Heavy storms overnight knocked out power to hundreds of Xcel Energy customers in south Washington County. At mid-morning Tuesday Xcel Energy...
June 19, 2012 - 9:48am
May 24, 2012
Power outage in south Washington County hits over 4,800 Xcel customers
Nearly 5,000 Xcel Energy customers in the south Washington County area were without power for a time Thursday morning. Power went out to 4,843 customers in Cottage Grove, Woodbury, Hastings and Afton. The outage started at 8:12 a.m. and power was restored to all customers by 9:30...
May 24, 2012 - 10:00am
February 29, 2012
Storm makes for sloppy start in Cottage Grove area
The overnight mix of snow, sleet and rain slowed the Wednesday morning commute and left south Washington County residents and plow operators...
February 29, 2012 - 9:07am
January 20, 2012
Snow, slick roads slow south Washington County commute
A new layer of snow and slick roads wreaked havoc on south Washington County drivers' commute Friday morning, causing spinouts and fender benders. Traffic was backed up on northbound Highway 61 north of 80th Street before 10 a.m as crews pulled a vehicle from the snowy ditch. And...
January 20, 2012 - 10:01am
January 11, 2012
Skating plans on ice as weather wreaks havoc with south Washington County outdoor city rinks
Warmer-than-normal winter temperatures have benefited the backs of weary snow shovelers - but they've also put the skids on skating at area outdoor...
January 11, 2012 - 10:26am
October 31, 2011
20 years ago, historic blizzard buried south Washington County
A wet snow started falling early on Oct.
October 31, 2011 - 12:50pm
August 16, 2011
Lightning hits gas line, sparks Cottage Grove fire
Lighting is the presumed cause of a bizarre early morning fire in Cottage Grove over the weekend. Cottage Grove police and fire crews responded...
August 16, 2011 - 2:14pm
August 1, 2011
SEVERE WEATHER: Downpours, high winds as severe storm strikes south Washington County
Storms packing winds of up to 60 mph and quarter-sized hail are sweeping into south Washington County Tuesday afternoon as the National Weather service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the area. The storm started unleashing a torrential downpour and gusting winds in Cottage...
August 1, 2011 - 1:50pm
July 20, 2011
Heat wave drags on; south Washington County under excessive heat warning
Another day of lens-fogging, brow-mopping, AC-stressing heat on Wednesday has south Washington County and much of the region under an excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service. Temperatures in Cottage Grove had risen to 96 degrees by 2 p.m., and with dew point...
July 20, 2011 - 3:00pm