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 dispute over safety improvements to 70th Street highlights differences in the race between incumbent Commissioner Autumn Lehrke and challenger Karla Bigham.
I have lived in Cottage Grove for seven years, and I have loved every minute of it. Cottage Grove is a fabulous place to plant roots, both family and business. Current City Council members have been doing amazing at keeping Cottage Grove a great place to live and grow. I would like to see it continue to grow and develop, but these next four years I hope to be a part of it. I decided to run for City Council for a few different reasons, but mostly my son.
Park HIgh School kicked off its 100th anniversary celebration with the school's annual homecoming parade Friday afternoon. Amidst the student, royalty and team parade floats were classic cars featuring past Park homecoming royalty and graduates. The parade led to a tailgating party outside the school with food and beverages served by the St. Paul Park-Newport Lions Club before the Wolfpack football game.
Rep. Denny McNamara and DFL challenger Don Slaten pitched different strengths, experiences and positions as they faced off in a televised election forum. In seeking re-election to a seventh two-year term, McNamara said he has spent six years in the Minnesota House majority and another six in the minority. With Democrats controlling the governor’s office and the Senate, McNamara said it is important the GOP regains control in his chamber. “We need balance,” McNamara said during the Sept. 30 forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters’ Woodbury/Cottage Grove chapter.
Big issues — energy and water use, health care and transportation — expose some of the differences between DFL Rep. Dan Schoen and Republican challenger Matthew Kowalski. The two candidates in Minnesota House District 54A offered differing views on those and other topics when they met Sept. 30 for their second election forum. State lawmakers have a role in guiding Minnesota’s energy future, Schoen said in response to a question about energy policy during the forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Woodbury/Cottage Grove.
Cottage Grove Elementary School held its carnival fundraiser Oct. 3, drawing hundreds of families for games, crafts and activities staged throughout the building.
The two prepared options are each estimated to cost roughly $146 million and call for changes to elementary schools, middle schools and high schools.
There were lots of Crestview memories recalled as school teachers, administrators and families past and present gathered in the school’s gymnasium Oct. 2 to commemorate the school’s half-century mark.
A Cottage Grove woman is charged with fighting with a police officer who was investigating her missing daughter’s whereabouts.
South Washington County Schools proposes a roughly 4 percent property tax levy increase next year. The School Board last week approved setting its preliminary 2015 levy at the maximum increase...