Incoming sixth-graders attended Camp 6, an orientation designed to help them navigate their new school and to be ready for the first day of class.
Police arrested a man wanted on two outstanding felony warrants after a 90-minute search Aug. 20 in Cottage Grove. Police received a call shortly after 1 p.m. that Donald Meisinger,...
After some false starts, Cottage Grove will host its first-ever film festival Sept. 12 at Park High School.
Starting this year, students will take the MAP test only in October. District administrators say the decision is not related to recent belt-tightening.
MGM Wine & Spirits will close its doors for good Aug. 29, according to a post on their Facebook page. The closing is the latest blow to the troubled Gateway North commercial district, which is bracketed by two large empty storefronts — the former Rainbow Foods and the vacant Home Depot. Rainbow Foods closed in 2014, leaving more than half the retail space in the strip mall vacant.
If you see a crowd of strange-looking people running, ambling or shuffling along the road in the wee hours of Saturday morning, don’t panic. It’s not a zombie invasion. More likely, these dead-eyed but determined souls are running the Ragnar Relay Great River.
Crime prevention was the focus of picnics Aug. 4 in Newport and St. Paul Park. Newport’s Night to Unite and St. Paul Park’s National Night Out were part of a...
Some south Washington County residents starting this fall will have an alternative to Comcast for Internet-based cable TV service.
Gerald Gerlach, 79, of Cottage Grove, was honored with an Outstanding Senior Citizen Award at the Washington County Fair.
One man’s attempt to swim the entire length of the Mississippi River took him ashore in Cottage Grove this week. Navy combat veteran Chris Ring hopes to become the first American — and only the second human — to swim the 2,552 miles from the chilly headwaters in northern Minnesota to “Mile Marker 0” in the Gulf of Mexico. On Wednesday, he swam ashore at the riverfront home of Ted and Diane Fredrickson.