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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The search for missing Cottage Grove native Jamie Wylie in central Minnesota stretched into a third week with no sight of him.
As area home construction rebounds, district officials are beginning to plan where those future students will attend school.
It's the second bid for the annual festival. The City Council is expected to pick one Jan. 6.
Reported criminal activity in Cottage Grove: Vandalism A Cottage Grove resident reported Nov. 27 that a car was egged in the 6800 block of 74th Street. A juvenile suspect who lives nearby was located. The matter was going to be handled between the neighbors. Underage consumption A 17-year-old Cottage Grove girl was cited for minor consumption Nov. 30 after a police officer on routine patrol at 2:30 a.m.
Reported criminal activity in Cottage Grove: Disturbance A Salvation Army bellringer stationed outside Walgreens, 7135 East Point Douglas Road, on Nov. 23 was ordered to leave after he was using inappropriate language at the store, according to a police report. The man was told not to return. Attempted theft A Cottage Grove man told police Nov. 24 that his neighbor had alerted him to the fact that his vehicle was blocking the road in the 6800 block of Idsen Avenue.
Police in Foley, Minn., are asking for help locating Jamie R. Wylie, a Cottage Grove native missing since Dec. 9.
A snowmobiler had a close call earlier this week after his machine got stuck on railroad tracks in Cottage Grove.
Oltman Middle School students were released early Thursday after a water main broke in St. Paul Park. The city's new Public Works Supervisor Rob Weldon said crews were investigating why the main broke. "We don't know the cause of this yet but it's most likely due to the cold weather and soil conditions," Weldon said.
St. Paul Park oil refinery workers say they will strike at the end of the year if they don’t settle on a new contract with refinery owner Northern Tier Energy.
Authorities continue to investigate a Cottage Grove man’s apparent assault in his home last month, but a lack of details has made it difficult to identify a suspect, police said.