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'We’re going to save a bunch of lives': Opioid response bill makes it out in final hours
New Life Academy names interim head
Walz, legislative leaders strike budget deal, drop gas tax hike
Ellsworth police looking for male suspect in connection with armed robbery
HERO Center plan OK'd; new sign at River Oaks: Cottage Grove City Council briefs
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Boys Lacrosse: East Ridge wins key non-conference game
Baseball: East Ridge, Woodbury start the week with wins
Boys Tennis: East Ridge loses close match to Eagan in section semifinals
Washington County Parks begins campfire program May 25
Girls Golf: Woodbury, East Ridge, New Life have strong weeks to finish out regular season
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
Health briefs: Community Conversation gets people talking about mental health
This close: Rotary clubs observe World Polio Day as disease nears eradication
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Summons: Pinetree Pond First Association vs. Shane Hecker
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Xcel plans to be coal-free by 2030
Forum Communications to purchase Rochester newspaper
Edward Jones Ranks Highest in Investor Satisfaction
Forum Communications head elected to news industry advocacy board
Local Financial Advisor Honored for Performance
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Marsha Rae Kveton
Alice Ann Busch
Timothy E. Simon
Keith G. Sauer
Joan Garrity Clotfelter
Clara Rose Rowell
Happy Golden Birthday, Rio Vera!
Tina Folch for House Representative
Editorial: An answer to teens' 20% e-cig usage: Tobacco 21
Column: Reaching a key educational milestone
Letter: Woodbury welcoming party
Letter: Paid family and medical leave
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April 3, 2019
Column: Making our schools and students ready for tomorrow
One of the most exciting things about being a school superintendent is ensuring our schools and staff are doing all they can to prepare our students...
April 3, 2019 - 12:00pm
February 28, 2019
Viewpoint: Snow, cold and more snow
One of the hardest decisions a school superintendent makes is closing schools due to weather. Unfortunately, I've had to make that decision more times than I'd like this year — and it's only February! The main reason schools are closed for weather is safety. We don't want children...
February 28, 2019 - 6:00pm
February 14, 2019
Viewpoint: Big challenges ahead
Gov. Tim Walz was clear when he asked me to be the chair of the Metropolitan Council — he wanted a mayor for the job. A mayor has a good...
February 14, 2019 - 6:00pm
Column: District 622 seeks community input on Phase II
In the fall of 2018, District 622 began the exciting work of renovating and adding onto Castle Elementary in Oakdale and Richardson Elementary...
January 14, 2019 - 8:44am
December 5, 2018
Viewpoint: This holiday season, remember our isolated and lonely friends and neighbors
The holiday season is here. Many of us are counting down the days to festive gatherings attended by friends and family. Just for a moment, imagine...
December 5, 2018 - 5:00pm
November 28, 2018
Column: District 622 organizes open house for realtors and city leaders
Strong schools increase local property values. It is common for renters and buyers alike to place a premium on living in neighborhoods within...
November 28, 2018 - 9:18am
November 26, 2018
Column: Hudson boy educates us about independence
The Wisconsin School for the Blind and Visually Impaired had students write letters to their hometown and regional newspapers in advance of...
November 26, 2018 - 4:00pm
October 10, 2018
Viewpoint: Long-term planning and public process key to Woodbury's continued success
As I approach the end of my time as mayor of Woodbury, I have taken some time to reflect on the community that I am so proud of. Friends ask...
October 10, 2018 - 5:00pm
March 31, 2018
Viewpoint: Dayton's budget builds on success
As an annual tradition at the Capitol, earlier this month the Governor delivered his State of the State address to the Legislature and Minnesotans....
March 31, 2018 - 12:00pm
March 12, 2018
Viewpoint: Making NAAPID a success
Research shows that students achieve greater academic success when parents feel connected with their child's school. In 1996, National African...
March 12, 2018 - 7:49am
November 2, 2017
Viewpoint: School theatres take 'Shrek,' 'Sister Act' From screen to stage
Fall brings a wave of excitement to the stages at our our high schools. This year, our award-winning theater programs will feature musical versions...
November 2, 2017 - 8:45am
October 4, 2017
Viewpoint: Carver a two-time Future Award winner
Last month brought unprecedented excitement to District 622. Carver Elementary was awarded Minnesota's Future Award by the Minnesota Business...
October 4, 2017 - 5:25pm
August 26, 2017
Viewpoint: Next Step program gives students skills
In District 622, students with special needs have unique opportunities for hands-on learning at its best.
August 26, 2017 - 8:00am
July 11, 2017
Viewpoint: DNR, others partner to keep aquatic invaders at bay
The number in Washington County is up to 22. In Chisago County it is 12. Anoka has 16 and Ramsey has 29. Statewide, approximately 5 percent of the 11,000 lakes in Minnesota are now infested by aquatic invasive species (AIS).
July 11, 2017 - 8:00am
June 27, 2017
Viewpoint: Golden Prom a popular event
On May 31, 390 senior citizens from across the area kicked up their heels at the 21st annual Golden Prom. This exciting event featured live music...
June 27, 2017 - 8:00am