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My daughter Mattie and I have had many outdoor adventures, from fishing to hunting to ‘shrooming to shed hunting. They are memories I will never forget. Happy Father’s Day! I … more
The current Strawberry Fest Ambassadors joined the city council and others to celebrate the opening of Glacial Valley Park at 9900 Ravine Parkway South in Cottage Grove June 10. Taking place off 75th … more
Cottage Grove’s newest park addition, Glacial Valley Park is located at 990 Ravine Parkway, and includes six pickleball courts, a regional trail connection, large 4,000 square foot building … more
The public is invited to an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, on a corridor study of County Highway 16 (Valley Creek Rd.) from Interlachen Parkway to State Highway 95 (Manning Ave.) The … more
The CGUCC Farmers Market will be open Thursdays from 2:30-6:30 6/20/24-10/10/24. Operated by Cottage Grove United Church of Christ, a church that supports and gives back to the community. Located at … more
It’s supposed to be the last week of Forage Month but it is going to be pre-empted by the musky fishing season opener which started on Saturday. If I had to limit myself to one outdoor … more
Mixing fun with environmental stewardship Tuesday May 14, the Cottage Grove Random Runners cleaned up the stretch of Jamaica Avenue from 70th street to Military Road in Cottage Grove. Facing knee … more
ST. CROIX FALLS, Wis. – Join the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway and Wild Rivers Conservancy at the River Rendezvous at Osceola Landing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 11. This event is … more
Now busy crowdfunding as it continues the process of taking the city to court for an injunction on the Mississippi Landing plat, Friends of Grey Cloud is expanding its activism. The non-profit … more
Do you like pickle ball? If you do, we’ve got news. Registration is now open for pickleball leaves, with a five week regular season at Glacial Valley Park starting in July, followed by … more
Need a free tree? Just want one? If that describes you, we’ve got news. The City of Cottage Grove is giving away 100 free trees to celebrate Arbor Day April 26. With trees important in … more
Seeking comment on the present lawsuit by Friends of Grey Cloud, the Journal was directed by city staff to a prepared statement by Mayor Myron Bailey from the February 21 Council meeting. Here it is: … more
With trees falling this past week at the Mississippi Dunes Golf Course, a new development has taken place that could put a stop to things, at least temporarily. Filing a lawsuit in District 10 State … more
A birdwatcher’s dream is soon to arrive off Grey Cloud Slough in Cottage Grove. Serving as a rest stop and way station for returning snowbirds, the riverfront Mississippi Dunes Reserve and … more
Registration for pickleball leagues is now open with play beginning on July 9. Leagues offered provide competitive and recreational play amongst its users and include men's, women's, and mixed … more
Dating to the late 20th century as part of an environmental settlement with Ashland Petroleum, the Grey Cloud Dunes SNA saw locomotive action this past week, the foreground area on the left … more
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 … more
Nature lovers will soon have a chance to get even closer, following a unanimous city council vote Feb. 21 to approve new housing on the former Mississippi Dunes golf course. Placed on the … more
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 … more
ST. CROIX FALLS, Wis. - The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway plans to burn numerous brush piles in the Riverway corridor from Feb. 26 – March 31 depending on weather conditions. The National … more
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