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Community Resource Office Ryan Pierre speaks about the Craig Woolery Scholarship

Promoting Public Safety

Life cycle of Rusty Patch Bumble Bee

‘They are essentially defenseless at this time’

New homes are coming soon to Mississippi Dunes, but not everyone is quiet about it. Speaking up via petition as well as written or spoken comment, many have made their voice heard. Among them is a …

Vendor Registration for Spring Maker’s Market opens

Vendors interested in participating in the Spring Maker’s Market in the Ravine are asked to apply by Friday, March 1. To become a vendor, please fill out and submit the vendor application found …

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 …
Crime
Xavier Le'Drew Hudson

Oakdale man sentenced to 37 years for Woodbury shootout

Xavier Le’Drew Hudson, 20, Oakdale, convicted of aiding and abetting second-degree murder in a shootout that killed a 14-year-old boy, was sentenced on Feb. 2 to over 37 years in prison. …
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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

Wayne Johnson announces run for Minnesota House seat in District 41A

The Wayne Johnson family. From left to right
are Nate, MaryBeth, Wayne, and Lexi.

COTTAGE GROVE – Local business owner and long-time Cottage Grove resident Wayne Johnson has thrown his hat into the ring for the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 41A. Known in the …

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

Boys’ hockey goes 1-1 for the week

The Wolfpack boy’s hockey team entered the week at 15-7 overall and 5-5 in the conference with a game against the Hastings Raiders (12-9-1) and the Holy Family Fire (18-5). Park had hoped to …
It was a hard ending to the season for Park standouts Jackson Rudh (10) and goalie Henry Voss (32).

Raiders end Park boys hockey season

It just wasn’t meant to be for the fourth-seeded Park Wolfpack Thursday night. Playing before an enthusiastic standing-room only crowd, the Wolfpack couldn’t hand with rival …
Fifth-ranked Hastings was too much to handle for the Park Wolfpack in the finals of the Section 3AAA wrestling team meet Friday at Woodbury High School. The Raiders romped in the section finals, …
It was a bit of a mixed ending for a senior-dominated Park team in the Section 3AA meet Friday at Eastview High School in Apple Valley. Sophomore Ashley Davis qualified for state with a 9.225 …
Park girls lose a thriller at Roseville Park let a tough one slip away Thursday, falling 47-45 to host Roseville in Suburban East Conference girls' basketball. Park led 24-15 at the half …
Visiting Cretin-Derham Hall got off to a fast start and took a 4-1 decision from the Park Wolfpack in Suburban East Conference boys hockey action Thursday. The win by the Raiders avenged an …
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
Public Safety Director Pete Koerner addresses the Cottage Grove City Council, flanked by CG firefighters.

CG City Council recognizes part-time retiring firefighters

The Cottage Grove City Council honored eight retiring part-time firefighters at the Feb. 7 regular meeting. Ranging in years of service from 5 to 17.5 years, Mike McCoy, Ryan Sundell, Tony Rich, Alex …

Opinion

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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The role of dashcams in vehicle accidents and their effect on your car insurance
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Who's counting? A glimpse into the world of math teachers
Study.com examines the demographics of math teachers today and what may be driving the national teacher shortage.