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Rx for resiliency
China calls for restraint as U.S. carrier group heads for Korean waters
Pro rodeo's rags-to-riches bull proving hard to ride
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Former No. 1 overall pick Long, who played briefly for Vikings, retires
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Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
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Jackalee 'Jackie' Peterson
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George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
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Letter: U of M proud of local partnerships
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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