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In July, just weeks after she thought she had become cancer-free, Tammy Oberg was told that she had six months to live. The Cottage Grove wife, mother of five and grandmother of two, has stage four small cell lung cancer. She first learned she had cancer when she went to the doctor because of a sore tailbone. They did a CT scan, and found a spot on her right lung.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part of an occasional series of stories leading up to the Relay for Life of South Washington County, which will be held June 4-5 at East Ridge High School. A group of Park High School students will help sleepy walkers stay energized at this year's Relay for Life of South Washington County while raising money for their teams "Snap, Crackle, Pop!" and "Pop, Crackle, Snap!" The teams, made up of 22 Park High School students, will rent an espresso machine and sell café beverages to walkers for a donation, said team leaders Krystal McCalvy and Karin Kvam, both juniors. At
A Cottage Grove man was charged recently with two counts of first-degree drug sale in Washington County District Court. Luis Armando Ruiz Carrasco, 21, allegedly traded large amounts of drugs for money on two occasions -- once in 2007 and once in 2008, according to the court complaint. On June 4, 2007, an undercover Drug Enforcement Administration officer met with another man, Jose M.
FARMINGTON, Minn. - Authorities here say a naked 28-year-old woman wandered into Anchor Bank about 4:30 p.m.
Through a book, speeches and hopefully a documentary, former Park High School teacher Daryl Olson is trying to educate the public about a form of abuse that he says is much more prevalent than people realize -- parent abuse. Everyone knows about child abuse, said Olson, a former speech teacher, but few think about abuse going in the other direction, from child to parent.
The Cottage Grove Police Department made its fourth arrest in recent months for motor vehicle tampering on Christmas Eve, said Cottage Grove Police Capt. Pete Koerner. A 14- and 17-year-old male were arrested after a resident spotted them tampering with vehicles in the 9000 block of Hillside Trail and called police around 1:12 a.m. Dec. 24. Upon arrival, one officer saw one of the teenagers flee into a wooded ravine area. Five officers then tracked the suspects for two miles, setting up a moving perimeter, Koerner said. The first suspect was caught about an hour after the initial call.
A 67-year-old Cottage Grove man was killed Wednesday in a single-car rollover crash on Highway 61 south of the St. Paul Park Road/70th Street exit, according to the Cottage Grove Police Department. Larry S. Malcolm was unresponsive when police arrived, and pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Minnesota State Patrol report.
A St. Paul man picked up for his 20th DWI offense in Newport over the holiday weekend went into custody of the department of corrections for a parole violation following an appearance in Washington County District Court Monday morning. Paul D. Garay, 55, of St. Paul, was arrested on Christmas Eve after a Newport police officer saw his car stuck in a snow bank along the ramp from northbound Highway 61 to northbound Interstate 494, and tested him for alcohol, according to the Washington County District Court complaint.
With one snowstorm down and another big one coming up, the Cottage Grove Police Department has been citing those parked on the streets overnight, which is a violation of the city's winter parking ordinance. Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport's on-street parking ordinances state that vehicles cannot be parked on any city street Oct. 1 through April 30 between 2 a.m.
Members of the St. Paul Park/Newport Lions Club volunteer as Salvation Army bell-ringers each year during the holiday season. The Bulletin talked with volunteers Al Boche Sr. and Mick Johnson outside of Cub Foods Friday, Dec. 11, about their bell-ringing experiences. Al Boche Sr. How many years have you volunteered as a bell-ringer? Five years ... four or five years. Why do you do it? I enjoy being out here and meeting people and I think everybody has some civic responsibilities and this is one of the things you can do -- help other groups raise the money.