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November 19, 2018
Washington County Attorney Pete Orput poses with a bat that circulates among prosecutors in his office who win jury trials. Orput calls it the “Heavy Hitters Club.” Mike Longaecker / RiverTown Multimedia
Plea deals vs. trials: Driving hard bargains in Minn., Wis. courtrooms
November 19, 2018 - 1:29pm
October 18, 2018
Woodbury and Cottage Grove police, city officials and state legislators broke ground on the long-awaited East Metro Public Safety Training Facility on Oct. 11. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia play button
WATCH: Work on long-anticipated regional public safety training center begins
October 18, 2018 - 6:00am
October 12, 2018
David Clarey
New reporter David Clarey joins RiverTown team
October 12, 2018 - 8:00am
October 9, 2018
South Washington County Sheriff's Office receives grant for new DWI officer
October 9, 2018 - 6:00am
September 19, 2018
Firefighters put out a fire started in the second-floor restrooms at Park High School  Sept. 19. Courtesy of Cottage Grove Public Safety
Park High School fire causes evacuation, minimal damage
September 19, 2018 - 5:19pm
August 23, 2018
A vehicle fire briefly spread into the grass on 100th Street near Manning Avenue the afternoon of Aug. 22. Courtesy of Cottage Grove Public Safety
Manning Avenue car fire destroys vehicle
August 23, 2018 - 9:21am
August 8, 2018
Karter Ausen, 6, tries to walk a straight line while wearing alcohol impairment simulation goggles. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia
PHOTOS: St. Paul Park National Night Out
August 8, 2018 - 3:01pm
Deputy Laura Jackson, along with other representatives from the Washington County Sheriff's Office and Newport Fire Department, handed out stickers and gifts to kids at Night to Unite Aug. 7. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia
PHOTOS: Night to Unite in Newport
August 8, 2018 - 3:00pm
August 2, 2018
John Warneke with the Washington County Sheriff's Office gives Alliyah Lenz, 3, a badge sticker at Newport's National Night Out Party in Lions Park last year. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia file photo
Get ready to Unite: Night to Unite parties set for Aug. 7
August 2, 2018 - 10:45am
July 31, 2018
Police chase causes Norris Square lockdown
July 31, 2018 - 3:32pm
July 30, 2018
Mississippi River in Cottage Grove. File photo
Updated: Victim named in Mississippi River drowning
July 30, 2018 - 2:20pm
June 27, 2018
Tyler James Giebner
Man sentenced for threatening Park High shooting
June 27, 2018 - 2:57pm
June 23, 2018
Jim Huber holds a plaque for the Citizen Life-Saving Award at the June 6, 2018, City Council meeting. Courtesy of the city of Cottage Grove
Neighbor's quick action saves life
June 23, 2018 - 7:49am
June 14, 2018
The Strawberry Fest parade is always a hit — and this year will have new leaders in Craig Woolery and Bob Byerly. File photo
A new perspective: Retired chiefs to lead Strawberry Fest parade
June 14, 2018 - 7:49am
June 12, 2018
One dead in Newport stabbing
June 12, 2018 - 9:18am