A Cottage Grove man charged with damaging a number of homes in the Hidden Valley neighborhood in August made his first appearance in Washington County District Court earlier this month. Jonathon D. Hagen, 25, is charged with first-degree property damage for allegedly throwing bricks or potted plants through the front windows of three to five homes, according to the court complaint. On Aug. 23, around 4:30 a.m. a Cottage Grove police officer was called to a house in the 6900 block of 74th Street on a report of a flowerpot thrown through the window.
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St. Paul Park native Cooper D'Ambrose, now a professional actor in New York City, returned home temporarily to a simpler existence replete with driveable roads, a slower pace of life and even green eggs and ham. D'Ambrose came back to co-direct the East Ridge High School play "Seussical: The Musical," the school's first play which debuts Nov. 6. "One of the best things about working with students and kids is that they still have a large part of their imaginations, which so many adults seem to lose or forget about," he said. "It's called a play for a reason -- because we're playing.
Michael Wilken was remembered for his patience and willingness to put himself in harm's way to help others at a memorial service Friday. Wilken, 56, of Newport, died Sunday, Oct. 25, after being struck while doing crowd control as a Ramsey County Sheriff's Office reserve deputy at the Fright Farm haunted house in Maplewood. Wilken had crossed two lanes of traffic to give directions to a driver, and was hit while walking back to the side of the road. Hundreds of area police officers were at the funeral service, held at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi.
Seventy years ago, the pieces of a bankrupt Texas refinery were sent north and installed on a 100-acre plot overlooking the Mississippi River. Minnesota's first refinery, now the Marathon Petroleum Co. refinery in St.
The following incidents were recently reported to the Cottage Grove Police Department: Two 14-year-old males were referred to the Youth Service Bureau following a fight at Woodridge Park around 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30. A 16-year-old was cited for failure to yield following a property damage car accident at Jamaica Avenue and Hillside Trail Friday, Oct. 30. A 35-year-old Cottage Grove resident was arrested Saturday, Oct. 31, in the 8900 block of Greystone Avenue for interference with a 911 call and fifth-degree domestic assault.
A Minnesota State Patrol helicopter was called to the Cottage Grove area Wednesday evening to search for a reportedly suicidal male. Cottage Grove police were called to the 8800 block of Greystone Avenue around 8 p.m. on a report that a suicidal 21-year-old man had run from the residence, said Cottage Grove Police Capt. Pete Koerner. Police checked the area without finding the man and called out a K-9 unit and the helicopter to check the fields around 90th Street and Hadley Avenue, he said.
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Former church music director Gary Nyquist admits he can be easily bored with hymns as they are commonly performed in churches. But the bland becomes exciting when performed well and with variety Nyquist said, and he's been feverishly arranging 20 hymns to ensure the crowd leaves inspired from a hymn-sing Sunday that will feature a 60-voice choir and 25-piece orchestra. "I'm expecting there will just be a lot of excitement and I think there will be a lot of energetic singing," he said. Nyquist, a Cottage Grove resident, said he hopes this is the first of many such events.