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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Challenger Karla Bigham collected and spent 10 times more campaign money than incumbent Autumn Lehrke in their Washington County commissioner race.
Hundreds of mourners gathered Tuesday for the funeral for retired Cottage Grove police Sgt. Greg Brysky.
South Washington County Schools is preparing to face a $7.5 million shortfall next year.
A St. Paul man will spend a year in jail and 10 years on probation for manslaughter in the death of a St. Paul Park man.
When working on his bills in the Minnesota House the past two years, Dan Schoen said he sometimes would make an extra stop: the office of Republican staff researchers. The effort helped to inform him about how opposing-party lawmakers viewed a bill and what specifics concerned them — as well as what they could support. “I think that the most important part to me is not that they’re against it, but why,” Schoen said. The St
Matthew Kowalski believes Minnesotans would be better off if the Legislature adopted a simple approach: “I want government to get out of the way,” he said. The Cottage Grove Republican is trying to unseat first-term DFL Rep. Dan Schoen with a campaign focused on emphasizing personal freedom over government involvement.
South Washington County Schools plans two more upcoming meetings to discuss and get feedback on its long-range facilities proposals . The meetings will be at: -- 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the School Board room at the District Service Center, in Cottage Grove -- 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, in the auditorium at Oltman Middle School, St. Paul Park The first two public meetings were held Oct.
Area legislative candidates said they support the goals of a recent law designed to help women in the workplace but acknowledged the new act’s implications on businesses are yet unknown. Three of four south Washington County candidates met for the last time before the Nov. 4 election to field questions during an Oct. 16 forum at Werner Electric in Cottage Grove. The forum, which also included city and county candidates, was sponsored by the Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce. Reps.
Three people were injured late Friday when a limousine was struck on Highway 61 in Cottage Grove. The limo was attempting to turn off the highway when it bottomed out, became stuck on the roadway and was hit by two northbound vehicles, according to the Cottage Grove Police Department and the Minnesota State Patrol. The limo was trying to turn into an entrance to Zywiec’s Haunting Experience near Kingsborough Trail when the crash occurred about 9:30 p.m.
Recent criminal activity reported in Cottage Grove: Disorderly A 27-year-old Hastings woman was cited for disorderly conduct after police were called Sept. 6 to a home in the 11000 block of Point Douglas Road. The woman showed up at the home of someone with whom she had a previous relationship, and she didn’t want to leave. Tampering A Cottage Grove resident reported Sept. 8 that she saw two juveniles trying to break into vehicles after 1 a.m.