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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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.
A man faces felony charges for allegedly leading Cottage Grove police on a chase that reached upward of 100 mph before he rammed a squad car and fought arrest. Brandon D. Carter, 30, is charged with fleeing a police officer and fifth-degree possession of methamphetamine, both felonies, and with gross-misdemeanor obstructing the legal process in the incident last month. According to the Washington County District Court criminal complaint: A Cottage Grove police officer saw a truck with a broken tail light lens at about 12:20 a.m. July 25 near 90th Street and Greenway Avenue.
Children in Nancy Przybilla’s at-home day care program found a way to help contribute to the Officer Scott Patrick Memorial Fund. The children sold treats at the corner of 80th...
After several years of flat or modest property tax levy changes, the initial city of Cottage Grove 2015 budget proposal includes an 8.5 percent levy hike. The increase would help cover rising expenses, a bump in employee pay, an anticipated double-digit jump in staff health insurance premiums and new equipment purchases that were deferred in past years. The budget does not include any new employee positions. City Administrator Ryan Schroeder called the proposal a “first cut” meant as a recommendation of what the City Council should consider.
Cottage Grove wants to earn a spot on Hy-Vee’s shopping list. Mayor Myron Bailey is encouraging area residents to write letters to the grocery store chain, in hopes it will open a store in Cottage Grove. Iowa-based Hy-Vee has 17 stores in Minnesota and earlier this year announced plans to expand into the Twin Cities area. It has plans for an Oakdale store, and the company said it will add several locations annually over the next several years. Hy-Vee representatives have visited Cottage Grove, Bailey said, and a personal pitch from potential customers could help attract the company.