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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Two Level 3 sex offenders who moved to Cottage Grove and St. Paul Park earlier this year no longer live in the area. Shannon Michael Benson, 34, who moved to...
Recent criminal activity reported in Cottage Grove: Drugs A Newport man was arrested on alleged drug possession following a reported fight. Police were called Aug. 6 to the 7800 block of Hemingway Avenue. Miguel A. Cabrera, 26, was arrested on suspicion of terroristic threats, fifth-degree possession of methamphetamine and an outstanding warrant. Cabrera allegedly pulled a knife to scare a victim in a fight, according to the report. He was booked into the Washington County jail. Property damage A woman called police Aug.
School District 833 picked from within to fill its final two open administrative positions. South Washington County Schools announced last week the hiring of a new special services director as well as a technology director. Kevin Witherspoon, who for six years has been a Park High School assistant principal, is taking over as the district’s director of special services, which includes the special education program. Witherspoon has experience as a special education coordinator and teacher. Robert Berkowitz was picked as the new director of technology.
Attendance was down at this year’s St. Paul Park Heritage Days festival but organizers were looking up after successfully staging a city celebration with fewer police incidents and promises of further improvements for the coming years.
It’s nearly peak growing season and the harvest is bountiful.
‘No issues’ found in two-year project, test discontinuation likely.
Minnesota voters will head to the polls Tuesday, Aug. 12, to select Republican Party candidates for governor and U.S. Senate races. Four main GOP candidates are competing in next week’s primary election to challenge Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton in November. Jeff Johnson, a Hennepin County commissioner and former state lawmaker, is campaigning with the GOP endorsement. He faces Kurt Zellers, a state representative and former Minnesota House speaker; Marty Seifert, a former Minnesota House minority leader; and businessman Scott Honour. The GOP U.S.
Recently reported criminal activity: Assault Corey E. Sampson, 27, of Newport, was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault and possession of drug paraphernalia following a July 16 domestic incident at a home in the 1500 block of 11th Avenue.
Recently reported criminal activity in Cottage Grove: Drugs A 30-year-old Alden, Minn., man was cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia July 26 in the parking lot of Walmart, 9300 East Point Douglas Road. The officer was on routine patrol after midnight and was going to check the welfare of a man sitting in a vehicle. There was an odor of burnt marijuana in the vehicle, according to the police report. A 23-year-old West St.
An estimated $10,000 in electronic equipment was stolen in a burglary at Cottage Grove Middle School, according to police. Suspects broke into the school at 9775 Indian Blvd. sometime between noon July 24 and July 28 and stole computers and iPads — 17 devices in all — from several rooms in the north portion of the school, according to the police report. There was no sign of forced entry to the school. Police had possible suspects but no names. The burglary was under investigation.