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Newport Police Chief Curt Montgomery tendered his retirement notice Thursday during the City Council meeting, ending an over 20-year career with the city’s police department. During a portion of the meeting generally reserved for Montgomery to discuss the month’s police activity, he instead told the council he wanted a change.
The Cottage Grove Police Department swore in three news officers Aug. 12, bringing the total to 39 uniformed personnel. Officers Brianna Lutz, 28, Patrick Young, 27, and Michael Tadych, 30,...
After a nearly two-month search to fill the vacant position of city administrator, Cottage Grove has named Charlene Stevens as its next top administrative official.
The city of Cottage Grove continues to fine tune its 2016 budget and is expected to whittle down the initially proposed 9.68-percent levy increase.
It was a hot one over Heritage Days weekend in St. Paul Park, but most festival-goers found ways to keep cool. From frozen treats and cold water handed out by floats during the grand parade and diving into the cool mud volleyball pits to flying around on carnival rides, area residents made the three-day weekend a success.
Councilman Dan Lund was sent to detox after becoming intoxicated following the St. Paul Park Heritage Days festival, a police report stated.
A fall tradition in south Washington County is just days away as Afton Apple Orchard readies for a busy apple and raspberry season. The nearly 200-acre orchard will open at 10 a.m. Saturday, and will be open for the fall season from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. To start, tangy Paula Red apples and fresh raspberries are ripe for the picking.
One of the area’s most visited parks is also one of the least visible parks, but Washington County is looking to change that as it begins to update the Cottage Grove Ravine Park master plan. The county held the first of three open houses July 28 at the Cottage Grove Service Center in an effort to garner feedback from area residents for how to improve the park.
Candidates have years of administrative managerial, economic development experience. City expected to being hiring process in September.
Forester Steve Bowe said the fungus is “devastating” the tree population. Neighborhoods and parks most at risk.