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The following incidents were recently reported to the Cottage Grove Police Department: Five dollars in loose change was stolen overnight between Thursday, Oct. 15 and Friday, Oct. 16 from a car parked in the 8900 block of 80th Street. An empty rail container worth $30,000 was reported stolen Friday, Oct. 16, from Acorn Mini Storage. The container had been delivered to a renter there to be filled. A $200 digital camera was reported stolen Friday, Oct. 16, from a vehicle in the 8400 block of Hinton Avenue. A Grey $200 bicycle was reported stolen Friday, Oct.
A Woodbury man charged in connection with a May robbery in the parking lot of Tinucci's in Newport was arrested Wednesay. Jacob K. Rehling, 18, along with another man allegedly approached a group of juveniles who were in the lot at about 10:30 p.m. May 16 and asked for a cigarette, according to Newport Police Investigator Brian Doemeier. The group said they didn't have any more, and the two allegedly began to assault the juveniles with a knife, he said, and demanded any cash or valuable items the juveniles had on them.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is currently unveiling a state rail plan that includes a high-speed rail route from the Twin Cities to Chicago passing through south Washington County as well as a route that would go through Rochester, bypassing Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport. In 20 years, half of the daily train trips from the Twin Cities to Chicago, might pass through Rochester, and half through the Red Rock Corridor, said David Christianson, MnDOT project manager for statewide rail. The Red Rock Corridor route, which connects Minneapolis, St.
The following incidents were recently reported to the Cottage Grove Police Department: A resident in the 7500 block of Hillside Trail reported Wednesday, Oct. 14 that $2,500 worth of fraudulent transactions made on her Visa card. A 45-year-old Cottage Grove man was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 14, for interference with a 911 call following an argument with another person in the Applebee's parking lot. A 55-year-old man was arrested for theft and trespassing at Kohl's Wednesday, Oct. 14.
Adding another high school to the mix of news we cover at the South Washington County Bulletin has been a big change for us, and we've been hearing from some readers about how we're doing. We've heard the most in regard to our sports coverage.
The following incidents were recently reported to the Cottage Grove Police Department: Two cars collided Monday, Oct. 12, near the front entry to Park High School. A 17-year-old was cited for failure to yield. A complainant reported to police that a motorcycle left disabled on the side of Lamar Avenue for about two hours Monday, Oct. 12, had incurred minor damage while they were away from the motorcycle. A Hyde Avenue resident reported Tuesday, Oct.
Two vehicles collided at Hinton Avenue and 76th Street at about 7:55 a.m. Friday morning, according to the Cottage Grove police report. Minor injuries were reported, but no one had to be transported to a hospital, the police report said. The collision occurred when the driver of a vehicle heading eastbound on 76th Street pulled out in front of a vehicle headed northbound on Hinton Avenue. The driver of the car traveling on 76th street was cited for inattentive driving, according to police.
The following incidents were recently reported to the Cottage Grove Police Department: A former Park High School student was given a trespass notice Friday, Oct. 2, for yelling loudly at people in the school. A resident in the 8100 block of Jewel Avenue reported Friday, Oct. 2, that a wallet was stolen out of her purse overnight. She said she suspected a man who had stayed overnight at her home following a date. Clothes, a small fridge and stereo equipment were reported stolen Saturday, Oct. 3, from a home in the 8200 block of Lamar Avenue.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's decision in late August to allow openly gay clergy has sent one local church into a period of discernment about whether it should leave the denomination. Tim Housholder, senior pastor at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Cottage Grove, said the church has withdrawn its funding from the largest Lutheran denomination in the U.S., as it considers whether it will remain affiliated. "We are taking the time we need as a church to sort of listen to one another and discover what this will mean for us as a congregation," Housholder said.
County funding cuts to 4-H haven't hurt local recruitment efforts, said Washington County 4-H District Representative Liz Dietsche. In fact, the opposite is true. "I think it actually made people more aware of it and the interest I think is spiking more," Dietsche said. The county cut all funding for 4-H earlier this year, and that has meant parents are taking over more responsibilities that paid staff members once held. Dues for kids coming into the program during this recruitment season, which runs through October, are staying constant at $45 per child, Dietsche said. She said a lot of