Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.
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Steve Dennis built a small business in Cottage Grove and now wants to help promote the city to other prospective businesses.
Fire damaged a Cottage Grove home last week but was contained to a bedroom and did not injure the homeowner, authorities said. Cottage Grove firefighters were called shortly after 1 p.m. Feb.
Park High School borrowed an Olympic theme for its Snow Week celebration last week, which wrapped up with a pep fest and royalty coronation on Friday and the Sadie Hawkins dance Saturday.
Recent reports of criminal activity: Assault A 20-year-old Newport man was arrested Jan. 27 on suspicion of fifth-degree domestic assault and underage consumption following a domestic incident at a home in the 1600 block of 10th Avenue. Police were called to the residence on a report that Mohammed hit his mother in the wrist and then left, according to the report. He was booked into the Washington County jail. Police were called Jan. 29 to a home in Newport on a report of a domestic incident involving a 13-year-old boy.
A St. Paul man who reportedly “hated” one of his co-workers brought a knife to his Bailey Nurseries job and stabbed the man to death, according to a criminal charge filed Friday.
Recent criminal activity reported in Cottage Grove: Theft A male Park High School student reported that an iPod was taken from the school on Jan. 31. No value was listed. A 12-year-old Cottage Grove male was referred to the Youth Service Bureau for theft after police say he took a video game system valued at $255 from a home in the 7600 block of Hinton Avenue. G-Will Liquors, 6990 80th St., reported a possible theft of alcohol on Jan. 31.
State officials will conduct another study of Cottage Grove and other east-metro residents’ perfluorochemical exposure levels.
School District 833 Superintendent Keith Jacobus is forming a new advisory council to get input on local education issues. Jacobus said last week he is starting the Superintendent’s Advisory Council, which will meet monthly beginning this spring. It will be a venue to talk in more depth about school issues, he said. “I’m excited to start that,” Jacobus told the School Board Feb. 6. The council will include South Washington County Schools students, staff and parents as well as district residents.
Police are investigating a reported armed robbery in Cottage Grove. Three male suspects armed with a handgun entered a home in the 8700 block of Iden Avenue and stole money and a cellphone, according to police. The robbery was reported shortly after midnight Jan. 19. The homeowner was not injured in the robbery. A 17-year-old Inver Grove Heights boy was petitioned in Washington County juvenile court for aiding a first-degree aggravated robbery.
Recent criminal activity reported in Cottage Grove: Theft Holiday gas station, 8101 Hadley Ave., reported a $30 gas drive-off Jan. 23. A Cottage Grove woman reported Jan. 27 that her clothes ($750) were stolen from the Tumble Fresh laundromat at 8470 East Point Douglas Road. G-Will Liquors, 6990 80th St., reported a possible theft on Jan. 28. The case is under investigation. OfficeMax, 9010 Jamaica Ave., reported a theft Jan. 28. A male suspect entered the store, took three printers and left in a vehicle.