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East Ridge third-graders win championship at Hastings
Boys' hockey roundup: Raptors pick up SEC win vs. Stillwater
Claugherty's hat trick leads Raptors past Royals
Girls' hockey: Offensive mindset starts to pay off for Wolfpack
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Falteisek to perform in holiday concert in Woodbury
A soldier's journey: Cottage Grove officer, veteran shares story in new cable documentary
New Life Academy musical 'Singin' in the Rain' set to make a splash
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Hotel and restaurant eyed for century-old riverside factory in Hastings
Cottage Grover's online apparel business supports animal non-profits
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January 11, 2018
How two Minnesota GOP lawmakers derailed high-speed train plans
ST. PAUL — A pair of Republican state lawmakers have effectively derailed — at least for now — plans for so-called "high-speed"...
January 11, 2018 - 8:50pm
December 18, 2017
Washington County, Cottage Grove give legislative agendas
The Washington County Board and Cottage Grove City Council approved their legislative agendas this month for the 2018 session beginning Feb. 20. Kevin Corbid, deputy Washington County administrator, said some of the initiatives they are asking for have been on their list for several...
December 18, 2017 - 4:49pm
December 13, 2017
McNamara secures GOP endorsement for Minnesota Senate special election
Denny McNamara is one step closer to the District 54 Senate special election after securing the GOP endorsement Dec. 12. The Hastings Republican...
December 13, 2017 - 4:55pm
Claflin announces bid against Franke for 54A House seat
With candidates barely announced for the Senate District 54 special election in February, the November 2018 House District 54A race is beginning...
December 13, 2017 - 8:45am
November 23, 2017
Lawyer: Schoen denies sexual harassment claims in midst of resignation
A lawyer representing Sen. Dan Schoen in his final days in the Minnesota Legislature called swirling sexual harassment allegations "suspect"...
November 23, 2017 - 8:14am
May 31, 2016
Sieben reflects on 14 years as lawmaker
It’s all about relationships. That’s how Sen. Katie Sieben views the Minnesota Legislature, where she is ending her 14-year tenure. “It’s...
May 31, 2016 - 8:00am
May 23, 2016
Messy ending? Check. Special legislative session? We'll see
Sunday's midnight deadline continued legislators' chaos tradition, but the question is whether Gov. Mark Dayton will call a special session to...
May 23, 2016 - 9:31pm
May 6, 2016
Minnesota Legislature path forward unclear after bonding defeat
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature is in limbo after Thursday's narrow defeat of a major issue on the table this year. "I think for those...
May 6, 2016 - 8:08am
April 14, 2016
Minnesota lawmakers ready to get down to budget specifics
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislators are ready to put specific numbers to their budget plans, which so far mostly have been generic rhetoric. Senate...
April 14, 2016 - 8:22am
March 7, 2016
Area lawmakers anticipate 'divisive' session
One of the shortest legislative sessions also could be one of the most divisive, according to south Washington County lawmakers. “I would...
March 7, 2016 - 11:30am
January 17, 2013
School District 833 officials have long list of legislative concerns
South Washington County Schools officials gave local lawmakers a big wish list for the upcoming legislative session. School officials asked lawmakers to get rid of the ban on starting school before Labor Day, modify state tests, help the district gain the Crosswinds school in Woodbury...
January 17, 2013 - 11:44am
January 15, 2013
Local lawmakers to hold town hall meeting in Cottage Grove Jan. 24
The three lawmakers representing south Washington County plan a town hall meeting later this month. Sen. Katie Sieben and Reps. Dan Schoen and Denny McNamara together will hold a public forum from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Cottage Grove City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway. Sieben,...
January 15, 2013 - 12:18pm
December 28, 2011
MN Senate Republicans pick new leader, promise 'fresh start'
ROSEVILLE, Minn. -- Minnesota Senate Republicans promised a fresh start Tuesday night, putting behind a scandal and spending 11 hours picking...
December 28, 2011 - 8:20am
September 2, 2011
Capitol Notebook: Two bright spots in otherwise nasty political time
ST. PAUL -- This year will go down as one of the most contentious in Minnesota government history, so exceptions to that attitude are notable. The first exception started out as yet another controversy. Several days ago, news reports indicated that the state had stopped paying for...
September 2, 2011 - 5:05pm
July 22, 2011
Minnesota government opens after 20 days
ST. PAUL -- "Open" signs began to appear around Minnesota state government Thursday, with most functions expected to resume by early next week after a 20-day government shutdown. "The guys are out mowing the campground," Jay Cooke State Park manager Eunice Luedtke said. "We have...
July 22, 2011 - 8:56am