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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A man is accused of breaking into the St. Paul Park apartment of a female who had refused his sexual advances and assaulting her. Andrew J. Nelson, 21, of Woodbury, was charged with first-degree burglary and assault in connection with a March 8 incident in St. Paul Park. The first-degree charge is a felony. According to the criminal complaint filed in Washington County District Court: Nelson and a female returned to the apartment in the 1100 block of Fifth Street around midnight March 7.
An alleged gun-wielding Cottage Grove man threatened to kill himself and his wife in front of their young son. “There is going to be a massacre here,” Matthew S.
A St. Paul Park man is accused of firing a shotgun in his neighborhood while drunk.
A chemical engineer by schooling and a manufacturing manager by experience, Mike Bahma has taken over as the new site director of 3M-Cottage Grove.
Vickie Batroot’s introduction to 3M-Cottage Grove came not as site director but as college intern.
South Washington County-area Republicans picked Matthew Kowalski to run against state Rep. Dan Schoen, DFL-St. Paul Park, in the fall election.
Washington County Board meetings can now be viewed live on computer through a new web-streaming feature added by the county.
Two top District 833 administrators are leaving the school system, with little public explanation. Assistant Superintendents Keith Ryskoski and Dave Bernhardson have resigned, effective at the end of the school year.
District 833 will change 11 elementary school start times and force later school days next year at St. Ambrose Catholic School and the Math and Science Academy.
A summary of recently reported criminal activity in Newport: Theft A Cottage Grove woman told Newport police March 6 that her purse was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked at Red Rock Manor, 1421 10th Ave. Loss: $150. Assault Police responded to a domestic incident March 8 at a home in the 1100 block of Mark Court. A man and woman were verbally fighting and then fell to the floor while fighting over car keys, according to the report. Neither wanted to pursue criminal charges.