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Crowd gathers to support Oktoberfest for Friends in Need Food Shelf
Bailey Nurseries chairman wins conservation award
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Films in Five Festival gets "bigger and better"
Fans flock to Films in Five Festival in Cottage Grove
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June 16, 2011
Cottage Grove to reevaluate alcohol checks on businesses
The city of Cottage Grove will review its alcohol compliance policies to look at increasing the number of times each year the city's police department checks in on the 18 businesses licensed to serve or sell alcohol, and will examine stiffer penalties for businesses who serve to underage...
June 16, 2011 - 6:00am
June 15, 2011
Cottage Grove's new park and recreation director knows the job well
For the city of Cottage Grove's Zac Dockter -- raised in Cottage Grove, a Park High School graduate -- even the thought of pulling up stakes...
June 15, 2011 - 9:31am
June 2, 2011
City chooses financing option for city hall project
The city of Cottage Grove will pursue financing for its estimated $16 million new city hall and public safety complex through a private financial institution, rather than selling bonds as is commonly done to pay for large municipal projects, the city council voted Wednesday. City...
June 2, 2011 - 1:28pm
May 24, 2011
Washington County to take part in national health survey
Washington County this summer will be one of 15 counties across the country participating in a national health survey that federal health officials say offers a snapshot of Americans' health. The county was randomly selected to take part in the annual National Health and Nutrition...
May 24, 2011 - 5:08pm
April 18, 2011
Home values still falling, county report says
It's no surprise to anyone who owns a home these days, but the numbers still sting: Most residential property values in Washington County continued to fall in 2010. According to the 2011 Washington County assessment report, 88 percent residential properties in the county saw no increase...
April 18, 2011 - 2:17pm
April 14, 2011
Employee takes early retirement offer as Newport cuts costs
A longtime city of Newport employee has agreed to an early retirement buyout as part of the city's effort to cut personnel costs in the face of declining state aid. Deputy City Clerk Wanda Swarthout, who has worked at Newport City Hall for 22 years, accepted an offer of early retirement...
April 14, 2011 - 3:27pm
April 7, 2011
City hall plans reach 'a milestone' as council OK's designs
A new multi-million dollar municipal complex in Cottage Grove moved closer to reality Wednesday, as the Cottage Grove City Council signed off on designs for a facility that city and public safety officials assert is badly needed. Architects will now begin drawing up blueprints for...
April 7, 2011 - 12:02am
March 29, 2011
Cottage Grove city hall plan unveiling draws a crowd
City officials and project planners walked the public through final conceptual plans for Cottage Grove's new city government complex Tuesday,...
March 29, 2011 - 10:53pm
March 15, 2011
Council to receive city hall design update Wednesday
Cottage Grove City Council members on Wednesday will hear an update on the planning process for the city's multi-million dollar public safety and general government building.
March 15, 2011 - 3:19pm
Flooding threat prompts emergency declaration in Washington County
Washington County declared a state of emergency on Tuesday -- with the city of Cottage Grove expected to follow suit Wednesday -- in advance...
March 15, 2011 - 1:03pm
Cottage Grove weighs involvement in state 3M lawsuit
The city of Cottage Grove is considering whether to join a civil lawsuit filed by the state attorney general against 3M Co. seeking payment for environmental damage caused by decades of chemical pollution in Washington County. City Council members met with City Attorney Corrine Heine...
March 15, 2011 - 12:45pm
March 13, 2011
Grey Cloud residents to meet about flooding
Spring flooding concerns mean the regular monthly meeting of Grey Cloud Island Township is expected to be packed with residents Monday night, said Town Board Chair Dick Adams. Residents are interested in knowing their options if the land bridge, called First Fill, will be under water...
March 13, 2011 - 8:59pm
March 11, 2011
Newport flood mitigation plan draws Kriesel's support
State Rep. John Kriesel, R-Cottage Grove, said he supports using state bonding money to purchase around a dozen homes near a deteriorating private levee in Newport in an effort to mitigate the effects of future Mississippi River flooding. Kriesel has authored a bill in the state...
March 11, 2011 - 2:05pm
Cottage Grove may repeal campaign sign restrictions
Feel like sticking your lawn full of political campaign signs come 2012? Cottage Grove's Planning Commission has recommended changes to the city's rules governing campaign signs that would wipe out the limit on how many signs can be placed in a single yard.
March 11, 2011 - 1:54pm
March 8, 2011
Domeier tapped to head St. Paul Park's Heritage Days
With few differences to choose from between a pair of rival applications, St. Paul Park City Council members on Monday tapped an experienced hand with an established non-profit status to lead the 2011 edition of Heritage Days, the city's popular summer festival. Heritage Days Fesitval,...
March 8, 2011 - 10:36am