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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Police are investigating a reported robbery attempt at an ATM in Cottage Grove.
South Washington County Schools has a tentative contract agreement with its teachers union.
School District 833 South Washington County Schools' new contract with HealthPartners, its group insurance provider, includes double-digit premium decreases next year. The district is renewing with HealthPartners for two years; the current five-year contract ends in December. The new contract includes a 13-percent aggregate decrease in premiums across six plans in 2017, said Denise Griffith, the district's human resources director. Monthly rates will drop from $100 to $300 next year, depending on the plan. "It's a great decrease," Griffith said.
South Washington County Schools and its teachers union head to mediation next week, but a new contract is not expected to be settled before fall. District and union negotiators will...
Newport is down a retailer. The Newport Dollar Store has closed, just seven months after it opened. The store, which sold everything from office supplies to jewelry for a buck,...
A hay fire continued to smolder and at times flare up Tuesday afternoon at a Cottage Grove farm, two days after firefighters first were called to the fire.
Recently reported criminal activity in St. Paul Park:
Firefighters from five departments used more than 50,000 gallons of water to douse a barn fire in Cottage Grove.
A semitrailer rolled Monday morning on Bailey Road at the interchange with U.S. 61 in Newport.
This wasn’t the kind of fireworks anyone would want in the bedroom. A Cottage Grove resident called police on the Fourth of July after a discharged bottle rocket broke a...