Almost 50 Years Ago THE SOUTH WASHINGTON COUNTY SUN July 15, 1970

Posted 4/28/21

Grove residents Asked To Halt Sewer Problems The Cottage Grove public works department is asking residents not to use sanitary and storm sewers to dispose of such things as used automobile oil, …

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Almost 50 Years Ago THE SOUTH WASHINGTON COUNTY SUN July 15, 1970


Grove residents Asked To Halt Sewer Problems The Cottage Grove public works department is asking residents not to use sanitary and storm sewers to dispose of such things as used automobile oil, filters, grass clippings, and papers.

These items plug the sewer lines and cause flooding in the streets. The oil causes serious problems at the sewage treatment plant.

Depositing of deleterious materials in the sewer systems is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $300 or 90 days in jail or both.* Residents who wish to dispose of oil should bring it to containers on the south side of the Public Works Garage on Highway 62 near Langdon, two miles south of Belden Boulevard. The containers are available at all times.

*609.671 of the 2020 Minnesota Statutes delineates the felony/misdemeanor line on this issue of dumping as between “knowing” as defined in state law (a felony) versus that done of gross negligence (a misdemeanor).

Woodbury Must Begin No-Burning Rule Soon Woodbury Village has not yet instituted a ban on open burning but must take some action in the next several months. The ban is in effect in Cottage Grove and St. Paul Park.

Woodbury Village Attorney James Lammers said the Pollution Control Agency (PCA) expects the village to decide by September… Trash hauling service (will be made) available so no-burning regulations can be enforced. If…service is deemed inadequate, the village will have six months from that time to provide adequate service.

Mayor Orville Bielenberg said Wednesday that the three haulers now working in the village asked if they can handle expanded services.

Tthe next day an estimat-ed…?… percent of the homes in the area are served, and about…?…percent of the rural area. A hauler is available for residents in the eastern portion of the village.

Village Clerk Bill Krueger said he does not see any major problems, if the no-burning regulation is put into effect. The village is faced primarily with a public relations task of informing the residents that the regulations will be enforced, he said.

He said, however, the village council may consider adopting the regulations for the urban, platted area but not for the rural area.

In other business Wednesday the council agreed to ask Washington County for a public hearing on realignment of Afton Road. The county had said it would provide a hearing, if requested.

AN ORDINANCE was posted prohibiting the parking of vehicles on parkland, unless otherwise posted at the park.

Public hearings were scheduled for July 29 on two improvement projects. Steepleview Road will be graded and water and sewer lines installed this year. Blacktopping will not be done until next year. Concrete curb and gutter costs will be assessed against property owners.

(photo) CINDY RIGGINS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Riggins (of) St. Paul Park, is presented a check for $1,000 by John Zwakman, Commander of Cottage Grove VFW Post 8752. The check was given on behalf of the 1970 Veterans of Foreign Wars Department Convention Corporation. Miss Riggins won the first prize in a statewide drawing on a ticket obtained by her father from Commander Zwakman.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS 1. Lost and Found LOST: Brown Leather Pouch with film inside. Centerville Rd. near White Bear Lake. REWARD. 429-****.

LOST: Gray tiger striped cat. Name is Spooky. Shoreview Hills of Homes area. 484-****.

LOST DOG: GOLDEN LAB Retriever. Has telephone number on tag & license. REWARD. 333-**** after 6 p.m.

14. Schools & Instruction.

MEN NEEDED TO TRAIN AS SEMI-TRUCK DRIVERS Train NOW to drive Semi-Tractor Trailers. Local and over the road. You can earn high wages after short training. For application, Call 612-222-**** or Write Safety Dept., United Systems, Inc. % Witte Transport Terminal Building, 2481 Cleveland Ave. N., St. Paul, Minn. 55113.

Professional Tutoring French & Arabic. FEMALE ONLY. For Appt. Mrs. Yazbeck 451-****.

38. Help Wanted—Men & Women STATE FAIR Experienced waitresses, counter girls, fry cooks & kitchen help. 10 days. Aug. 28-Sep. 7, Give name, address, phone, soc. security. Apply now.

MEN & WOMEN bus drivers wanted. Morning & afternoon run available for fall 1970. 6:30-8:45 a.m. & 2-4:15 p.m. Will train. Apply Independent School District 833. Transportation office, St. Paul Park Junior High School Bldg. 900-3rd Street, St. Paul Park, 459****.

FRY COOK Part time—Weekends. Nights or day shift. Exper. Adults preferred. Apply to Mr. Wieman: 459-****.

BIG STEER RESTAURANT, Cottage Grove 88. Household Goods SUPER stuff, sure nuff! That’s Blue Lustre for cleaning carpets,. Rent electric shampooer, $1. North Heights Hardware. 2635 N. Rice Street.


DOGS and CATS for placement, Reasonable prices. Animal Adoption Center, 3 mi. west of Afton on Hwy. 95.

FREE because of allergy must find good home for 2 adult cats, match pair. Well behaved.

93. Sports Equipment TRAMPOLINE. 4” x 6” Like new! Call 484-****.

1971 ARCTIC CATS in stock. “For the best deal— See the Wheel.” At GTC Stillwater. 439-**** 59 Years Ago REPORTER South Washington County Edition Serving St. Paul Park, Newport, Thompson Grove, Woodbury Hts.

Friday, April 28, 1961 Church Group Will Apply New Paint NEWPORT—The Methodist Church Men’s club will paint the village hall tomorrow (Saturday).

It’ll be the building’s first paint job in about 11 years, according to village clerk W. A. Kickhafer.

The village council several weeks ago decided to have the inside walls and ceiling painted by county residents who were on relief. They had been told that welfare officials were seeking work for south county residents. The one man who showed up to do the job quit after 12 hours and village councilmen feared they might have to finish it themselves.

But the men of the Methodist church, which uses the hall for Sunday school, volunteered to do the job.

Majority Say ‘Yes’ THIS AREA—The majority of persons responding to a REPORTER poll are in favor of consolidation of South Washington county.

Persons replying “Yes” to the questions, “Do you favor consolidation?” outnumbered the negative replies by a 7-4 ratio.

Choice of communities the respondents wanted to see consolidated varied but the one most often omitted was Woodbury.

Consolidation “should have been done two years ago,” one person said.

One resident opposing consolidation said, “Why should rural Woodbury pay for all Thompson Grove’s luxuries which we can never hope to have at our age with all the other tax burdens. They have already cost us more for schools—the schools we fought for were too late for our children.”

In an effort to tap the public’s pulse on the matter, the REPORTER is running the clip out coupon below.

(Do you favor Consolidation?… If So, When?….To Include Which Communities?) 53 Property Owners Sign Petition To Get Zoning Power GREY CLOUD — Fifty- three of Grey Cloud’s eight property owners have signed a petition directing the town board to place power of zoning changes in the hands of the citizens.

They want zoning matters to be handled by the residents in a general meeting rather than by the three members of the town board.

The petition was signed in a special meeting of the residents Monday night — a meeting that was prompted by a request to re-zone a 30-acre piece of land from residential – agricultural to industrial.

Maynard Clough, manager of the Mott Corp., a St. Paul real estate firm, last Friday asked the town board to re-zone some 30 acres that lie along the Mississippi — between the River and Island Drive.

Clough explained that the land is owned by a St. Paul industrial park organization which had plans for establishing an industrial complex on a 260-acre piece of land it also owns. The firm’s plans called for construction of a terminal on the river front.

The 260-acre plot is one of few areas in Grey Cloud zoned industrial.

The town board unanimously denied the rezoning request.

Town clerk Richard Mullen reported that about 28 property owners appeared at the meeting to oppose the rezoning plan. Many said they weren’t interested in the fact that industry in the area might broaden the tax base, contending they moved into Grey Cloud for its beauty and quiet.

The property owners then called the public meeting for Monday night.

All the property owners attending the meeting signed the petition and met support from the two town boards that attended.

The petition requests the town board to organize and approve the zoning law change in its next regular meeting, scheduled for May 5.

“If they don’t,” said Mullen, “the residents will take the matter into their own hands and call another special meeting of the citizens.”

The meeting would probably be May 8.

THEY WON ST. PAUL PARK—The St. Paul Park high school defeated South St. Paul high school 1-0 in Monday’s baseball game. It was the first time in the history of competition between the two schools, that St. Paul Park ended victorious—in any athletic contest. See

120 Years Ago THE MIRROR Published by the inmates of the Stillwater Prison Motto: It is never too late to mend.”

Stillwater, Minnesota April 18, 1901 The Governor’s Visit Hereafter the prisoner discharged from any penal institution in Minnesota will be in a position to pick up the disconnected threads of his life at the point he let them drop, and in the eyes of the law, may enter into his duties the peer of any man in the state…That is the kernel of the welcome news Gov. Van Sant announced during the chapel services last Sunday. After the sermon the governor was introduced by Warden Wolfer, and spoke in part as follows: “My friends, I am glad to have the opportunity to be among you this morning, for a I believe myself to be the bearer of news that will be welcome to all of you.

Before leaving St. Paul last evening, I signed a bill giving immediate rights of citizenship to all discharged prisoners in this commonwealth. That bill is now a law. Under its provisions citizenship will be conferred upon all of you the moment you are discharged from this institution. The same rights and privileges that were yours before your offenses against the law of our land were committed, will be returned to you, and if you fail to become honored, respected and law-abiding workers of this country, the blame must rest entirely upon your own shoulders, and the state be held irresponsible.

There are many among you, I know full well, who feel that after being released from prison they will be regarded outcasts and must go through life with the hand of the world against them and their hand against the world. This is wrong, from first to last untrue…work for the betterment of yourselves and for the betterment of your neighbor, and peace and contentment will surely

News Within the Walls Inmates being transferred to another cell will please change the cell number on their library slip accordingly and avoid error in having the librarian return the wrong slip and a book intended for another man.


By members of our fraternity.

Painstaking effort is a jewel that never ceases to attract others.

The dry season will effect (affect?) more than the crops this year in Kansas.

“Man would not live always.” Yet one way is sufficient if it’s long enough.

Those who are designated as fanatics, often give voice to wise opinions.

My son, to become rich take all you can get, and only give when you have to.

If our faults were not shown to us we could not distinguish them from our virtues.

Criticism offends the vanity of a fool, while it adds to the knowledge of a wise man.

Some men have so much human nature in them that they haven’t any room for anything else.

From Statehood Almost 162 Years Ago THE STILLWATER MESSENGER August 17, 1858 CITY OF STILLW AT E R — S T R E E T GRADES.—Pursuant to an order of the City Council made August the 7th, notice is hereby given that the grades in whole and part of the following streets have been established and recorded in the Street Grade Record Book, and are subject to the inspection of any inhabitant interested in said grades:—Main street, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Myrtle, Chestnut Olive, Pine, Walnut, Locust, Mulberry, Oak, Linden.

F. R. Delano Aug. 18, 1858. City Surveyor.

Territorial Dispatch Just under 169 Years Ago THE DAKOTA FRIEND/DAKOTA TAWAXITU

Published Monthly by the Dakota Mission, Ed. G. H. Pond May 1850 Gatherings from the Traditionary History of the Mdewakantonwan Dakotas.

Among the Thousand Lakes, (Mille Lac), which dot the region of the country which lies around the head of the Run river, is one which the Dakotas call I-san-ta-mde, (Knife Lake). It is said that this name was given it because that around its shores, the stone which in early times they used for making knives, was found in abundance.