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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Former Cottage Grove City Council member Derrick Lehrke was jailed on Christmas Eve on an outstanding warrant. Lehrke was arrested early Dec. 24, booked at the Washington County jail and released Dec. 25 after posting $2,000 bail, according to a jail spokeswoman.
Former East Ridge High School principal Aaron Harper’s felony theft trial has been postponed a third time due to attorney scheduling conflicts. The latest postponement moves Harper’s trial in Washington County District Court to May 8, 2017. Harper faces three felony theft by swindle charges stemming from his time as principal of the District 833 high school in Woodbury.
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There was a familiar voice on the other end of the radio when retiring Cottage Grove police Sgt. Steve McCarthy offered his final sign-off Tuesday. McCarthy signed off on the emergency dispatch radio at midday, ending a nearly 29-year law enforcement career. "10-7 for the last time," he said. McCarthy's step-daughter Jennifer Sycks is a Washington County emergency dispatcher.
Authorities arrested two women for alleged felony shoplifting in Cottage Grove. Shalonda Shanell Jones, 26, of St. Paul and Passion Patrice Thomas, 26, who has no permanent address, allegedly stole electronics from the Cottage Grove Kohl’s store, 7990 Hardwood Ave. on Dec. 19. They left in a vehicle, but hours later a state trooper pulled them over on Highway 36 in Oakdale. The women were booked at the Washington County jail.
A woman was injured in a reported fight early Sunday, Dec. 18, at Park Place Bar. Police were called about 1:30 a.m. to the bar at 200 Broadway Ave. A South St. Paul woman in the bar had injuries and was going in and out of consciousness, according to the police report. She was transported by Cottage Grove ambulance to Regions Hospital in St. Paul.
Rep. Dan Schoen will lead a meeting Tuesday, Dec. 20, on public safety workers who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Schoen, DFL-St. Paul Park, is convening the roundtable after a...
Recently reported criminal activity in Cottage Grove.
Members of the Park High School Park Chamber Choir, led by Ben O'Connor, perform "Jingle Bells" and "Deck the Halls" for the South Washington County School Board Thursday, continuing an...