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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Cottage Grove City Council member Derrick Lehrke has pleaded not guilty to careless driving and speeding, charges that stem from allegations he drove 110 mph on Highway 61. Lehrke was arraigned Thursday in Washington County District Court on two misdemeanor charges and a petty misdemeanor in connection with the July 30 traffic stop.
A Hastings man was found dead in a car at a Cottage Grove gas station. Tylor David Johnson, 26, was found Dec. 9 in a car in the Holiday parking lot at 8101 Hadley Ave. Cottage Grove detectives are investigating the death, but it is not considered foul play or suspicious, police Capt.
District administrators and staff are beginning a multi-faceted planning process that looks a bit like several lines of dominoes that not only need to merge but in a particular order.
School District 833 has released preliminary estimates on the property tax impact of the planned $179 million bond referendum. The district likely will put the bond measure before voters in fall 2015. Here are some early estimates on the annual cost for District 833 homeowners: — $79 on a $150,000 home — $146 on a $250,000 home — $214 on a $350,000 home — $280 on a $450,000 home The estimates are very preliminary, district administrators have said.
A split South Washington County School Board awarded a new contract to Kraus-Anderson to oversee work on a new middle school and construction at other buildings.
Cottage Grove detectives and the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating the cause of death.
There was holiday cheer -- and some tears -- when kids got their turn with Santa Sunday in Cottage Grove. The Cottage Grove Lions Club's annual Breakfast with Sunday event at the VFW Red Barn drew hundreds of families with well-dressed kids ready for their close-up with the bearded man in red.
Cottage Grove firefighters extinguished a car fire Friday afternoon on a Highway 61 exit ramp. Authorities were called shortly before 3:30 p.m. to the car fire at the top of the northbound exit ramp at 80th Street. The driver got out of the vehicle before the engine compartment became fully engulfed, and there were no reported injuries. Further information was not immediately available.
A Cottage Grove man complicated local residents’ Christmas shopping when he allegedly nabbed packages containing headphones and other items delivered to their homes.
Recently reported criminal activity in St. Paul Park: Drugs A 44-year-old St. Paul man was arrested for possession of a fifth-degree controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and using the wrong license plate on a vehicle after police were called Oct. 7 to the SuperAmerica station, 545 Summit Ave., where the man was unable to pay for fuel already pumped. Police were called Oct. 9 to the 1100 block of Fifth Street on a report of marijuana hidden in the apartment.