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Newport celebrated Night to Unite at Newport Lutheran Church Aug. 7, with games, crafts and food for all ages.
Mark Elliot Homes is looking to add dozens of duplex units near Keats Avenue and Military Road. The plan includes about 66 duplex units on 33 lots in a 19-acre area. They would be mirrored units with shared garage lots.
The long-awaited lane extension on Interstate-494 is beginning this month, slowing traffic during the construction, but with the goal of breaking up commuter traffic in the long run. The extension will stretch from Hardman Avenue from Seventh Avenue, widening and resurfacing the road as well as constructing retaining and noise walls.
COTTAGE GROVE — What's in a name? For the Wolterstorff family, it's a lot of heritage, memories and honor. For some long-time Cottage Grove residents, it's history, local tradition and recognition. A lake just west of Jamaica Avenue and south of the Woodbury border has remained unnamed for decades, but a petition by the Wolterstorff family has spurred a competition for its name.
COTTAGE GROVE — As soon as the gates opened for the Cottage Grove City Council filing period, the candidates rushed in. Four days into the race, six people have already thrown their hats in the ring. The two incumbents — Steve Dennis and Dave Thiede — have filed in hopes of re-election, as well as Evan Kolstoe, Dwayne Brauch, Chad Poitra and Jerret Wright.
Cottage Grove will become the first city in Minnesota to host the entrepreneurial learning program Lemonade Day Aug. 25. The local business owners decided to launch the national program locally as part of their goal to give back and to spread an entrepreneurial spirit among kids.
Night to Unite and National Night Out parties will be sprawling across several communities Aug. 7, with visits from public safety staff, music, food, games and more at its forefront. Night to Unite encourages residents to gather for neighborhood block parties and a crime-free evening. Here's what's happening in each community.
She preferred to give homemade gifts rather than purchase them. She gave off a fire, an energetic breed of kindness known only to Breanna Foix. Bre died due to complications of a motor vehicle accident. She was 14.
A foot chase led to a short lockdown of the Norris Square retirement community just after noon July 26.
COTTAGE GROVE — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a drowning that took place in the Mississippi River in Cottage Grove July 29 just before 6 p.m. William Perkins, 77, of Inver Grove Heights was found near his boat north of Lock and Dam #2. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner is investigating.