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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Recent criminal activity reported in Cottage Grove.
Cottage Grove’s population is expected to reach nearly 50,000 within about 25 years, according to new Twin Cities population estimates.
The number of people issued a permit to carry a firearm jumped last year statewide and in south Washington County.
The Cottage Grove Police Department is seeking six volunteers for the Police Reserves.
Recently reported criminal activity in Cottage Grove.
Jeff Hinchcliffe went from letter carrier to life saver during a recent mail route. The postal worker’s fortuitous mail stop in Cottage Grove led to him helping an injured homeowner...
A Cottage Grove man is back in jail after violating probation just a month after he was sentenced for having sex with a 12-year-old girl.
When police questioned a suspected thief last year, he admitted to looking for cars to break into during an early morning blitz through a Cottage Grove neighborhood. There was no actual breaking involved, however, as the man said he and his accomplice brother targeted unlocked vehicles. The man later pleaded guilty to theft and his brother was sentenced for burglary. Their case illustrates the findings of a recent crime analysis project in Cottage Grove.
District 833 may step back to shorter student walking distances and change some school schedules to improve bus transportation, but the funding source has not been identified.
School District 833 families may want to rethink any Easter weekend travel plans they’ve made. South Washington County Schools is tentatively planning to use Friday, April 18, as a make-up day after having to cancel classes last week. April 18 is Good Friday and had been designated as a spring holiday. Schools were closed Friday, Feb. 21, due to a winter storm. It was the sixth weather-related closure this school year. Administrators will ask the School Board on March 6 to approve scheduling classes on April 18.