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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A house fire displaced a Cottage Grove family right before Christmas and may have left their home a complete loss.
More than 400 south Washington County families will benefit from the generosity of others this Christmas. The Friends in Need Food Shelf’s Share the Joy program collected presents for 467...
A fire damaged a Cottage Grove home Friday evening, but nobody was reported injured.
Dennis Parmuat drank 12 beers, and then asked for some of his wife's methadone. He died later, according to authorities.
A 17-year-old St. Paul Park boy was cited following a two-car crash about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday on 80th Street at the Sieben Bridge over Highway 61. The teen was driving eastbound on 80th Street when he failed to stop at a red light and struck a car driven by a 30-year-old St. Paul Park woman, according to the Cottage Grove police report. That driver was attempting to turn left from the northbound Highway 61 exit ramp to westbound 80th Street when her car was hit.
South Washington County School students, Merchants Bank in Cottage Grove and Werner Electric teamed up recently to help Friends in Need Food Shelf. Across the school district, more than 9,000...
A Cottage Grove woman who police say fought with an officer investigating her in a child custody case will be sentenced early next year.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a phone scam. The sheriff’s office said there were reports last week that a male posing as a sheriff’s deputy has been calling local residents. The posing deputy requested the citizens to obtain a prepaid credit card to pay for a fine for an outstanding speeding ticket. The caller warned of a warrant and how immediate payment would prevent arrest.
Washington County residents went to the voting booth last month at a higher rate than the statewide turnout, but still only slightly more than half of registered voters cast a ballot. Washington County saw a 56-percent turnout in the Nov. 4 election, beating the 51-percent statewide tally, according to data released by the secretary of state’s office. Neighboring Dakota County had 54 percent turnout. Washington County’s turnout fell since the last non-presidential election year. In 2010, the county had a turnout of 62 percent. Presidential years see much higher turnout.
Police are investigating an apparent shooting in St. Paul Park last week week that left two men injured.