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Park High Theater students have been hard at work to put together their latest stage performance. Based on the Broadway show, ‘The Prom: School Edition’ makes its debut at Park High April 19.

Park High Theater to debut ‘The Prom’

Prom is an important experience in many teenager’s lives, and with this in mind, Park High Theater will present a play on just that. With six show dates at Park High School alternating between …

What’s happening this week in Cottage Grove April 11–17

Thursday, April 11 Career Exploration – Two-Day Workshop (Online) 9:30–11:30 a.m. - www.MinnesotaWorks.net Basic Computer skills required for Career Exploration Workshop. Occupational and …

Veterans back to pace Park girls track team

Ashley Acosta-Meyers slides over from head boys coach last season to take the head girls track and field job and welcomes a squad with a handful of stars and lots of potential. Park welcomes back …

Smallidge takes reins of Park boys track team

Former Park track and field standout Dylan Smallidge takes over this season as head coach of the boys' track and field team. Formerly a coach at Waseca and Park’s sprint coach a year ago, …
Crime
Enrique Lucio Davila

Final defendant in Woodbury graduation shooting pleads guilty

At a hearing in Washington County District Court Friday morning, 26-year-old Enrique Lucio Davila, Saint Paul, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting second-degree unintentional murder without intent …
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Business

New Bank coming!

Taking shape off 80th Street South, a new bank is coming to town. Chase Bank plans to open in 2024, located in the parking lot opposite Kohls.

Government

Op Ed: Missing Middle

Mayor Myron Bailey

Cottage Grove, along with much of Minnesota, has struggled with housing affordability and availability over the last few years. We have seen tremendous growth in the greater Twin Cities area and …

Community News
Obituaries
Robert Paulson
Robert J. “Bob” Paulson, an avid outdoorsman, loving husband, devoted father, and cherished friend, passed away on Oct. 3, 2023, at United Hospital after a brief and courageous battle with …
Lyle Biscoe
Lyle M. Biscoe, age 102 of Old Cottage Grove, died peacefully at the family home on Saturday morning, Sept. 30, 2023. Lyle Milton, the son of Julius W. and Lura (McHattie) Biscoe, was born on …
K. Dwayne Tannahill
K. Dwayne Tannahill was born Sept. 22, 1943, to Clyde and Florence Tannahill in Regina, Saskatchewan. They moved to Waskada, Manitoba and owned a general merchandise and grocery store. Dwayne spent …
William Olson
William Lewis Olson, a resident of Palm Harbor, Florida, and former resident of Sun City Center, Florida and St. Paul Park, Minnesota, passed away of natural causes at 93 years of age on May 5, …
Steven Anderson
Steven Alan Anderson, age 63 of Cottage Grove, passed away on March 7, 2023, in the Hospice Care Ward at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center in Minneapolis. He was born on Sept. 29, 1959, to Mark …
Local sports

Saints hit 3 homeruns, win 8-1 on opening day

Jose Miranda crosses the plate after hitting a 434-foot homerun in the Saints opening day game against the Guardians AAA team, the Columbus Clippers.
The Saint Paul Saints won their home opener on Saturday evening defeating the Columbus Clippers at CHS Field in St. Paul’s Lowertown by a score of 8-1. We can all breathe a sigh of relief; …
Park’s Tommy Lucas and Noah Holmgren won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles in the season opener against St. Paul Johnson.

Park tennis team opens with 6-1 win

After a tough opening loss at Forest Lake Wednesday, Park was rolling along with a fairly comfortable 2-0 lead over East Ridge heading into the seventh inning. Then things got a little crazy. Park …
After a tough opening loss at Forest Lake Wednesday, Park was rolling along with a fairly comfortable 2-0 lead over East Ridge heading into the seventh inning. Then things got a little crazy. Park …
Baseball season openers are often a wild and crazy affair. After a long offseason and preseason, nobody knows quite what to expect. Park players and coaches certainly didn’t expect to score a …
It’s a bit of a rebuilding season for the Park Wolfpack boys' lacrosse team. The Wolfpack must replace both starting goalies, their top two leading scorers and 12 other seniors from a year ago. …
Three seasons ago, Park’s baseball team finished as the Class AAAA runner-up, falling 12-10 in the state championship game to Farmington. In 2022, Park again advanced to state, losing to …
Education
2024 Leap into the Legacy Gala.

Legacy Gala Benefit set for Leap Day

What better way to celebrate a leap year than to support SoWashCo CARES at the “2024 Leap into the Legacy Gala?” The event will be held from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 29 at River Oaks Golf …

Features
Church Spotlight
Located at 6875 Jamaica Ave. S. in Cottage Grove, Rose of Sharon Lutheran Church has served the Cottage Grove community since 1959.

Rose of Sharon Lutheran Church in Cottage Grove

As one of the first churches in Cottage Grove, Rose of Sharon Lutheran Church has been a stalwart in the community since 1959. Concordia Church in South St. Paul canvased the area of Thompson Grove …

Opinion

My View: Heed the warning

I knew the weekend snowfall was going to come before most of you. In fact, I knew about it before many so-called weather experts. A few weeks ago, I attended a high school basketball game. …

Op Ed: Should Joe Mauer actually be in the Hall of Fame?

When we’re talking about Hall of Fame catchers, we’re really talking about a select group of 10 players who form the (almost) uninterrupted top of every statistical category. These guys …
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Redefining grandparenthood: Finding success as an older, yet more involved, grandparent
(BPT) - Young parenthood is becoming a thing of the past. In 2021, the mean age of mothers giving birth for the first time was 27.3, a record high for the U.S. As a result, their parents are becoming …