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 East Ridge High School principal Aaron Harper used school district money to buy iPads, a retail shopping membership, gift cards, clothing and other items in violation of district policy, according to information released on Tuesday by South Washington County Schools.
Working on a new two-year state budget will be their focus, but south Washington County lawmakers are planning for other issues in the 2015 legislative session that convened this week. Sen.
As lawmakers return to St. Paul for a legislative session that likely will include a transportation funding debate, a tax-averse constituent of Rep. Denny McNamara suggested a timely way to boost highway spending. “I had a guy stop me on the street — a good conservative — and say, ‘Hey, Denny, isn’t it a no-brainer to raise the (gas) tax now? We’re not going to see it,’” McNamara said. McNamara, R-Hastings, stopped short of endorsing the suggestion to raise the gas tax now, when pump prices are at the lowest they’ve been in several years.
The School District 833 administrator who oversees student testing and analyzes educational assessments is stepping down.
The public soon should have a better understanding of what precipitated Aaron Harper’s sudden departure as East Ridge High School principal.
District 833 will kick off the new year by drawing new high school and middle school boundaries. South Washington County Schools is beginning to dig into the first major task...
Crime usually is no laughing matter, but when you review hundreds of police reports sometimes you can’t help but snicker. Not at the reports documenting assaults or other crimes in...
Two people were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries following a rollover Dec. 26 on Highway 61. A Toyota Tundra traveling northbound on Highway 61 left the road, entered the grassy area...
A GoFundMe effort had raised more than $3,200 by early this week.
A man’s “unruly” actions at Walmart in Cottage Grove landed him in jail, police say. Cottage Grove officers were called Dec. 14 to Walmart on a report of an unruly...