Weather Forecast



April 6, 2011
Washington County in state flood emergency declaration
April 6, 2011 - 2:42pm
March 31, 2011
The lone picnic table in Hazen Moore's Park in the Cottage Grove portion of Lower Grey Cloud Island was partially underwater as the Mississippi River saw its first crest. Bulletin photo by Judy Spooner
Weather assists flood-prone communities as rivers crest
March 31, 2011 - 3:39pm
March 26, 2011
The view of River Acres resident Sharon Marcotte's home from the Mississippi River side of a dike built in recent days by some 70 volunteers. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente
In the bag: Volunteers finish sandbagging early in Cottage Grove
March 26, 2011 - 3:42pm
March 25, 2011
Carpenter Nature Center employee Jen Vieth captures an injured bald eagle found in snow and ice outside a home north of Hastings. Submitted photo
Carpenter team rescues bald eagle from backyard
March 25, 2011 - 1:37pm
U.S. Rep. John Kline, left, tours an area near the Mississippi River in Hastings with Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows, center, and Dan Carlson, the county's emergency manager. Photo by Chad Richardson/Hastings Star-Gazette
Kline inspects Mississippi River flood prep
March 25, 2011 - 11:31am
March 24, 2011
Sharon Marcotte and volunteer Michael Edman of Cottage Grove place sandbags on a dike in Marcotte's yard, which backs up to the Mississippi River. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente
Volunteers start sandbagging in Cottage Grove
March 24, 2011 - 12:57pm
Sandbags are stacked on pallets in Newport, waiting to be placed near the 800-foot-long levee. Bulletin photo by Jon Avise
Latest flood forecast delays river's crest
March 24, 2011 - 9:10am
March 23, 2011
Winter storm: Sleet, snow, crashes and spinouts
March 23, 2011 - 3:26pm
The winter storm that hit late Tuesday and continued into Wednesday caused dozens of crashes and spin-outs, including this truck in the ditch on Highway 61 south of 80th Street in Cottage Grove. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente
Winter storm: Sleet, snow, crashes and spinouts
March 23, 2011 - 3:26pm
March 22, 2011
U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum talks with Newport Mayor Tim Geraghty during McCollum's Friday tour of communities threatened by flooding. Bulletin photo by Jon Avise
Floodwaters expected to spill over Newport levee
March 22, 2011 - 1:16pm
Flood sandbagging to begin in Cottage Grove
March 22, 2011 - 12:24pm
March 15, 2011
Grey Cloud Island Township officials are concerned about how spring flooding could affect access to the island at "First Fill." The other access point -- the Grey Cloud Island Bridge -- is near what local residents call "Second Fill." Bulletin graphic by Neil West.
Flooding threat prompts emergency declaration in Washington County
March 15, 2011 - 1:03pm
March 10, 2011
A view of a Mississippi River back channel from the Grey Cloud Island Bridge, which city officials say could be inundated during spring flooding. That would limit access and utilities to the sparsely populated island, so Cottage Grove public safety workers are preparing emergency evacuation plans. Bulletin photo by Jon Avise.
Cottage Grove, Newport begin flood preparations
March 10, 2011 - 8:02am
March 3, 2011
Nature Center to be featured with Sundgaard on KARE
March 3, 2011 - 9:46am
February 21, 2011
Heavy snowfall reduced visibility and caused poor driving conditions Sunday throughout south Washington County, including along 80th Street in Cottage Grove. The National Weather Service forecast called for another 1 to 3 inches of snow during the day Monday.
Forecast: More snow, then sun and warmer temps
February 21, 2011 - 8:38am