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At a Nov. 15 special meeting, the Cottage Grove City Council appointed Monique Garza to fill the seat vacated by Steve Dennis, who gave his notice on Oct. 4. The vacancy was announced to the public … more
The winning applicant for Cottage Grove’s “Mayor for the Day” contest took on official mayoral duties on Nov. 1, culminating in helping lead that evening’s City Council … more
South Washington County voters head to the polls Nov. 7 to decide several important issues, from whether or not to pass school referenda questions, to school board and even the St. Paul Park … more
The following actions were taken at the Oct. 24, 2023, Washington County Board of Commissioners meeting at the Government Center in Stillwater, Minnesota.    County Board … more
The Food Scraps Pickup pilot program that was put in place in select neighborhoods in Cottage Grove, Newport, North Saint Paul and Maplewood in the spring of 2023 is now being expanded to all … more
At the Oct. 14 regular meeting, the Cottage Grove City Council recognized local resident and St. Paul Police Commander Rigo Aguirre, after he recently received the National Latino Police Officer … more
Council member Steve Dennis officially stepped down from his position at the Oct. 4 Cottage Grove City Council meeting. It was an emotional sendoff, highlighted by comments from fellow members of the … more
The clock is ticking. With early in-person voting already begun as of Sept. 22, South Washington County Schools is holding a new referendum vote, due to conclude on Tuesday, Nov. 7, with polls open … more
The Cottage Grove City Council adopted a 2024 preliminary tax levy proposal at the Sept. 6 regular meeting. In a step toward creating the city’s total 2024 budget by the end of the year, the … more
The Cottage Grove City Council approved the reestablishing of new precinct boundaries and designated polling places for the city’s northwest neighborhoods for future elections at the Aug. 16 … more
  The Cottage Grove Fire Department has just been awarded a Fire Prevention and Safety (FPS) Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the amount of $124,022. According … more
The Cottage Grove City Council approved the construction of a new water treatment plant at the Aug. 2 regular meeting. The plant will be located on the northeast corner of 110 th Street South and … more
With cannabis legalized this spring by the Minnesota legislature and Gov. Tim Walz, high-potency THC products are set to come to market across the state in the near future. The new law allowing legal … more
You could almost call the gathering a “state of the public safety address” from the information that was shared at a meeting at the Hero Center in Cottage Grove, but the gathering was … more
Cottage Grove’s inaugural Food Truck Festival is going to be held on Saturday, Sept. 16 in Kingston Park, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The budget was approved on June 27 on a vote by the Convention … more
At a June 7 special meeting, a proposal was presented to the Cottage Grove City Council for a new affordable senior housing development in the city. The proposal is for the construction of a new … more
The Cottage Grove City Council met on June 7 and approved a plan to assist 20 new homeowners left in the lurch by the tragic passing of their contracted builder. The builder, Lakeville-based Mark … more
Local and area residents will soon have an opportunity to visit a replica of the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial this coming week, a 3/4 scale replica of the famed Washington D.C. monument coming to … more
The Cottage Grove City Council voted 4-1 at the May 17 meeting to deny a local entrepreneur’s application to rezone the property at 7404 Lamar Ave. S. for future use as a restaurant. The … more
A town hall meeting was held on the afternoon of May 7, a joint appearance by District 41’s Sen. Judy Seeberger (DFL) and Rep. Shane Hudella (R). The meeting room was packed at the HERO Center … more
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