Being “home for the holidays” took on a whole, new meaning Friday. Six-year-old Savannah Germain hadn’t seen her brother, Devin, in about a year. Devin is a soldier who has been serving in Afghanistan. He returned to Minnesota Friday, but Savannah had no idea he was coming.
Two of the most severely injured passengers in an October limousine accident are on the road to recovery. Ten friends were on their way to a haunted tour in Cottage Grove when police say the limo they were riding in bottomed out at one of the entrances. Two separate cars crashed into the limo, badly hurting some of the passengers.
A 33-year-old Cottage Grove man who was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stealing packages from people’s front steps has been charged. According to the Cottage Grove Department, officers received a report from a concerned citizen of a man taking a package off a front step in the 8600 block of Hyde Avenue.
Nude photos of a sleeping child led to a federal indictment for a Cottage Grove, Minnesota, woman. Roxanne Merrell, 35, has been charged with two counts of production of child pornography. She was offered $100,000 to take photos of a minor “below the waste” and nude, according to the indictment.
It was supposed to be a night of staged horror on a Twin Cities haunted limo tour, but a group of friends experienced something truly frightening.
Four people were injured after their limo was struck by two vehicles in the southeast metro. The accident happened Friday night just after 9:30 in Cottage Grove, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The limo was traveling southbound on Highway 61 and was making a left turn onto Kingsboro Trail to enter Zywiec’s Haunting Experience.
A woman was groped and pulled to the ground while she was taking her child for a walk in a stroller in a Cottage Grove park.
A Cottage Grove man hopes doing something “unusual” gets him the organ donation he so desperately needs. Jim Gorbunow is 43 and needs a kidney transplant.
More charges are expected Tuesday in the death of one of two women whose bodies were found in suitcases left along a rural Wisconsin highway.
Members of the PHD Baseball Club in Cottage Grove broke a world record over the weekend, and did so in the name of charity. The team played the longest continuing baseball game ever, breaking the old record of more than 62 hours straight.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says invasive carp have been found in the Mississippi River near Cottage Grove. The agency says commercial fishermen under contract with the DNR netted two adult invasive carp in Pool 2 Thursday.
It’s not just the baseball stars who are going to get the chance to shine in both Monday and Tuesday night’s games.
Among the many other players in the game are the umpires and one happens to be a local. Jeff Nelson wanted this assignment.
A 51-year-old South Dakota man is custody after allegedly leading police on a chase that led to a SUV fire Sunday afternoon, according to authorities.
A man is custody after allegedly driving drunk and fleeing police officers in Cottage Grove, Minn. Saturday. According to Cottage Grove police, officers responded to a call around 1 p.m. of an elderly male driving over a curb and hitting a rock in the 7100 block of 80th Street. The caller told police that they believed the driver was intoxicated, and that the car was now heading northbound on Highway 61.
A Cottage Grove man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for a woman’s fatal methadone overdose. Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said Friday that 20-year-old Adam David Wickard pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter. Wickard was immediately sentenced.