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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School District 833 Teachers would receive higher pay increases, and a contentious policy to determine how teaching spots are filled would undergo changes in a new tentative contract agreement between South Washington County Schools and its teachers. School District 833 and the United Teachers of South Washington County reached the tentative agreement through mediation July 25. School Board Chairman Ron Kath, who is on the district negotiating committee, said both sides were open-minded and willing to flex.
A Cottage Grove man allegedly choked and assaulted his wife, pistol-whipped her and restrained her in their home.
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.