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More Charges Expected In Wis. Suitcase Deaths

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.

08/04/2014

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Baseball Club Breaks World Record For Charity

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.

08/04/2014

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DNR: Invasive Carp Found In Mississippi River

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.

07/18/2014

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Local Umpire To Help Officiate All-Star Game

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.

07/14/2014

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Man Arrested In Police Chase, SUV Fire Identified

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.

06/22/2014

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Police: Drunk Driver Flees, Car Sets On Fire

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.

06/21/2014

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Man Pleads Guilty In Woman’s Methadone OD Death

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.

05/23/2014

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Excellent Educator: Park High School’s Abbey Janicek

This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator who has gone above and beyond to make a different in students’ lives. Like adults, high school students must learn to balance their personal and academic lives. Having a teacher willing to help with both can often be just what a student needs to excel.

05/16/2014

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Local Bike Park Aims To Win Nationwide Contest

It’s another classic Minnesota vs. Chicago matchup. A new local BMX mountain bike park is a finalist in a national competition for a $33,000 grant. It’s a neck-and-neck race right now, and your vote could make the difference helping Minnesota beat Chicago.

05/03/2014

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2 Arrested After Chase, Suspected Burglaries

A 26-year-old man was arrested Monday, after leading police on a chase from St. Paul to Cottage Grove, Minn. Officials say the man had multiple felony warrants out for his arrest.

04/07/2014

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Mystery Safe Found Amid Cottage Grove Snowmelt

The snow should be melting this weekend. You can always find weird stuff that was picked up by a plow or shoveled up and dumped somewhere else. And that’s exactly the case in Cottage Grove, where police told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that they found the safe in a partially-melted snowbank.

03/28/2014

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Minn. Sen. Sieben Dismisses Idea Of Lt. Gov Run

A Minnesota state senator mentioned prominently as a running mate for Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton says she doesn’t want the job.

01/31/2014

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Officials: Cottage Grove Fire Could Be ‘Suspicious’

Authorities are investigating a fire in an apartment building on Hearthside Avenue in Cottage Grove, Minn.

01/12/2014

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Sheryl Crow Takes Holiday Train To Cottage Grove

The Holiday Train arrived in Cottage Grove Saturday with a very special mission. For the 15th year, a Canadian Pacific train has rolled into town to help raise money for the Friends in Need Food Shelf. And the evening’s events culminated in a concert by superstar Sheryl Crow, who brought a touch of California warmth to the cold Midwest. The Friends in Need Food Shelf expects to serve 38,000 people this year.

12/14/2013

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High School Coach On Leave After Tattooing Minors

A high school coach has been placed on paid administrative leave for tattooing minors without their parent’s permission. Terry Robert Hardy, 37, is the gymnastics coach at Park High School in Cottage Grove. He’s been cited for two counts of tattooing minors without written parental consent. A 16-year-old girl told WCCO that Hardy gave her three tattoos and a tongue piercing, all inside his home.

12/09/2013

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