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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With a few word changes and the deletion of an oath referring to a man and a woman, Washington County has prepared its same-sex marriage license. The county will make available same-sex marriage license applications beginning Thursday, June 6, ahead of the state's Aug. 1 gay marriage legalization. The marriage license application was modified in preparation for the change. The former application referred to a bride and a groom, said Jennifer Wagenius, director of the county's Property Records and Taxpayer Services Department.
Carlyn Lindstrom and Lisa Linn have known for a couple of years they were at the top of their class at Park High School. But it was never a competition between the two close friends for the No. 1 spot - or was it? "There is a hardcore competition," Linn admitted with a laugh. That surprised Lindstrom. "Really? I don't feel like there is a competition," she said. The two can joke about their rankings - Lindstrom is Park's top senior, Linn is No.
Police say a man was robbed at knifepoint early Thursday after he went to a secluded area of Newport to meet another male for sex. Police were called at about 3:15 a.m. Thursday to the 2200 block of Larry Lane, where a man told officers he had been robbed at knifepoint. The man said he had been talking to another male over the computer and they agreed to meet in the area to have sex, according to police. That area is near the Bailey School Forest. When the man arrived, two white males got into his car and threatened him with a knife.
Suspicious male A South St. Paul man was told to leave Hidden Harbor Marina April 21 after he was reported as suspicious. The man told police he was bored and was "looking for snakes" around the marina. He left without incident. A 41-year-old Cottage Grove man was cited April 30 for scavenging after police found him in the 1400 block of Lincoln Avenue with a bike and child trailer full of objects such as hose reels and used toys.
Local lawmakers assigned mixed grades to the recently completed legislative session. Sen. Katie Sieben and Rep. Dan Schoen, Democrats whose party controls the Legislature, gave the budget and other work high marks.
Fire Police were called to the ball fields at Crestview Elementary School about 1:40 p.m. May 12 for a fire to a portable toilet.
Military veterans and area residents turned out Monday to observe Memorial Day in south Washington County parks and cemeteries. Members of the American Legion Post 98 and Voiture 33 (40/8) in St. Paul Park and the Cottage Grove VFW Post 8752 visited the Grey Cloud Cemetery, the Mississippi River, Atkinson Cemetery, St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery, Newport Cemetery, Red Rock Cemetery, Old Cottage Grove Cemetery, Basswood Cemetery in Denmark Township and Levitt Cemetery, along with St.
Authorities say alcohol use played a role in a near head-on crash late Saturday in Cottage Grove. Two people were injured in the crash at about 10 p.m. on Highway 61 near 80th Street, and one was airlifted to an area hospital. According to the State Patrol: A Dodge Journey driven by Nicole S. Hanebuth, 28, of Sartell, Minn., was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of the highway.
A Cottage Grove man has pleaded guilty to multiple charges in connection with the theft of more than $670,000 from the St. Paul-Minneapolis Catholic Archdiocese. Scott J. Domeier, 51, pleaded guilty May 15 to three counts of theft by swindle and two counts of filing a false tax return in Ramsey County District Court. He will be sentenced July 16 and faces up to four years in prison.
Police said two Shakopee men were arrested after a Cottage Grove homeowner interrupted a burglary and other residents reported thefts in the area. A man living in the 6700 block of Cattail Avenue called police at 5:30 a.m. May 22 after he interrupted a burglary in his garage. A suspect ran from the scene, but the homeowner gave the 911 operator a description and a neighbor reported seeing two suspects in a vehicle. Police established a perimeter in the neighborhood and stopped the suspects' vehicle. The suspects, brothers Quentin T. Murdock, 20, and 18-year-old Seantrell T.