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Legislators drop increased penalties for highway protesters in exchange for ban on undocumented immigrant driver's licenses
UPDATE: At least 19 dead in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena
State senator's father dies, but she's at work keeping one-vote majority for GOP
Minnesota budget talks go on behind closed doors, as legislators plan to work past midnight deadline to get work done
Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence
Baseball: Wildcats split but clinch
Local Roundup: Litchfield tennis team heading back to state
True Team Track: Willmar boys repeat as Class AA champions
Curry hits 36 as Golden State advances to NBA finals
Richard Pitino's message to Minnesota: 'We can really take the next step'
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Minnesota Opinion: Taxing charitable donations is just wrong
Letter: Book doesn't belong in classroom
Letter: Reinvest in higher education
Thomas: Will America ever learn?
Mike McFeely: For Ailes, the goal was to turn back the clock
March 29, 2017
Prosecutors: 'Uber' of sex trafficking rings busted in Twin Cities; also stretched into ND
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. -- In a Twin Cites’ suburb townhouse less than a half-mile from a Cottage Grove elementary school there was a brothel...
March 29, 2017 - 5:39pm
March 28, 2017
Driver avoids serious injury when vehicle plunges into drainage pond in Minn.
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. -- Police said a Woodbury man avoided serious injuries when he drove a vehicle over an embankment and into a drainage pond...
March 28, 2017 - 4:36pm
March 24, 2017
Grand jury indicts Allwine on first-degree murder
STILLWATER, Minn. — A Washington County grand jury indicted a Cottage Grove man for premeditated first-degree murder in his wife's death...
March 24, 2017 - 3:31pm
March 13, 2017
Former Minn. pastor pleads guilty in federal child porn case
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. — The former pastor of a Cottage Grove church pleaded guilty in federal court last week to distribution of child...
March 13, 2017 - 2:47pm
March 3, 2017
Minn. high school staff bitten, injured in sprawling student melee
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. -- A 15-year-old high school student student was arrested for assault and other charges for allegedly shoving, punching...
March 3, 2017 - 12:44pm
July 27, 2016
Minnesota couple's tree house is what dreams are made of
COTTAGE GROVE - Michael and Paula Bushilla built a treehouse — but it certainly doesn't hold a "no girls allowed" policy. The 1,100-square-foot...
July 27, 2016 - 1:04pm
April 21, 2016
Teen, police injured in chemical incident in Cottage Grove home
COTTAGE GROVE — A chemical-related suicide attempt injured a teenager Wednesday, sent three Cottage Grove police officers to the hospital and...
April 21, 2016 - 5:30am
March 3, 2016
Minnesota phone store employee charged with sending nude photos of customer to himself
An employee at a cellphone store in Cottage Grove sent himself nude photographs that had been stored on a customer’s phone, according to a...
March 3, 2016 - 12:26pm
February 17, 2016
Victim identified in fatal crash; speed believed to be a factor
COTTAGE GROVE — Authorities have identified the victim of a fatal crash in Cottage Grove. Gordon Matthew Babbs, 52, of North Oaks, was killed in the fiery rollover early Saturday, police said Tuesday. Babbs was found dead inside a 2016 Lincoln MKX that had burned after crashing...
February 17, 2016 - 5:30am
October 7, 2015
Arrest of Minnesota man in underage sex sting, leads to chilling discovery in his vehicle
COTTAGE GROVE - A Maple Grove man is accused of responding to a 16-year-old girl’s online ad offering to exchange sex for money. Corwin...
October 7, 2015 - 9:24am
September 28, 2015
Seven escape from Cottage Grove house fire late Sunday
COTTAGE GROVE — Seven people escaped a fire late Sunday that left one Cottage Grove home a total loss and damaged two neighboring properties. Firefighters were called at 11:55 p.m. to a fire at 8887 91st St. When the first crews arrived nine minutes later, fire was visible from...
September 28, 2015 - 11:24pm
August 20, 2015
Cottage Grove names Stevens city administrator
COTTAGE GROVE -- After a nearly two-month search to fill the vacant position of city administrator, the Cottage Grove City Council has named...
August 20, 2015 - 11:24am
August 13, 2015
Cottage Grove names Stevens as city administrator finalist
COTTAGE GROVE — The city of Cottage Grove narrowed the search for its vacant city administrator position Wednesday, naming two Minnesota candidates as finalists. Jeffrey Dahl has served as the assistant city administrator and economic development director for the city of Chaska...
August 13, 2015 - 10:34pm
March 14, 2015
Cottage Grove woman convicted in federal child porn case
COTTAGE GROVE — A Cottage Grove woman has been convicted of producing child pornography after a North Dakota man offered her $100,000 for the illicit images. Roxanne Merrell, 35, was convicted of two counts of production of child pornography following a three-day trial in U.S....
March 14, 2015 - 7:00am
February 25, 2015
Carjackers, beware: This cop may be vacationing near you
COTTAGE GROVE — A carjacker picked the wrong vehicle Saturday in Orlando, Fla. Vacationing Brian Franck was at the wheel — that is, vacationing Cottage Grove police officer Brian Franck. “It was like, ‘Welcome to Orlando,’ ” Franck said Monday, two days after a man tried...
February 25, 2015 - 6:00am