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. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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Some south Washington County homes were without power following a thunderstorm early Friday morning. Xcel Energy reported 500 outages in an area that included Cottage Grove, Hastings and Afton. That...
A Woodbury woman allegedly drove drunk with four children in her car and a sober adult.
"What a party," you think as you drive yourself home. Suddenly the night sky is filled with flashing red and blue lights and you worry that you may be in...
A roundup of criminal incidents in Cottage Grove.
Recent criminal activity reported in Cottage Grove.
Recent criminal activity reported in St. Paul Park.
A Cottage Grove man who broke into his parents' home and staged loaded guns and knives throughout the home to thwart an "alien invasion" will spend 10 years on probation. Alexander C. Seaton, 20, was sentenced last month after pleading guilty in Washington County District Court to first-degree burglary with a deadly weapon. Two other charges were dismissed in a plea deal that stemmed from an incident nearly two years ago. The criminal complaint describes the incident: Seaton, who was 18 at the time, broke into his parents' 85th Street Place home while they were out of town.
The vendor spaces are set, the live music is cued and the organizers are ready. Now if the weather will cooperate and spark a bountiful summer growing season. The weekly farmers' market at Cottage Grove United Church of Christ opened for the season Thursday, June 13, offering residents fresh produce, breads, jams, honey, candles, flowers and other items. In its seventh year, the market at Lamar Avenue and 70th Street in Old Cottage Grove is expecting more than 20 vendors each week this summer.
Wedding bells might one day toll at Wayne and Angi Butt's Cottage Grove property, but first came the wrecking ball. The couple last week unofficially kicked off the start of a multi-year construction project with the goal of turning their Old Cottage Grove farm into a wedding venue. The initial step was deconstruction, however, as they hired a crew to knock down two dilapidated concrete feed silos that sat perilously close to the 130-foot barn they envision one day playing host to receptions and reunions. Standing a safe distance from the roughly 60-foot silos, Wayne and Angi watched as an
Theresa Constantine's education plans changed when she became pregnant at 16 and enrolled in a school program for expectant mothers. She eventually went on to hold jobs and raise her children, assuming all along she had fulfilled her high school requirements. Nearly 20 years later, after spending the 2011-12 school year working as a lunchroom and recess staffer at Crestview Elementary School in District 833, Constantine applied for a summer job with a temp agency.