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Minn. Lawmaker To Work For Medical Marijuana Manufacturer

A state lawmaker who advocated for Minnesota’s medical marijuana law is now working for one of state’s medical marijuana manufacturers. Rep. Dan Schoen will be a security consultant for LeafLine Labs.

07/15/2015

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Woman Accused Of Stealing Almost $3K Worth Of Sunglasses From Pearle Vision

A Cottage Grove woman is accused of stealing almost $3,000 worth of eyewear from a Hastings Pearle Vision last spring. Emily Catherine Pesek, 31, is facing one count of theft over $1,000.

07/15/2015

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Lightning Strike Causes House Fire In Cottage Grove

A Cottage Grove house caught on fire Saturday morning after a bolt of lightning struck the home. According to Washington County officials, around 6 a.m. a call came in reporting a fire in the 8400 block of Hyde Avenue.

06/20/2015

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Minnesota Man Dies In Wisconsin ATV Crash

A Minnesota man has died after crashing an all-terrain vehicle into a tree in northwestern Wisconsin. The Bayfield County Sheriff’s Department says 37-year-old Matthew Losen of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, and a group of friends were riding ATVs Friday when Losen went off the road into the ditch and struck a tree.

06/13/2015

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Teen Pleads Guilty In Cottage Grove Teacher’s Shooting Death

A 19-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday in the January shooting death of a popular Cottage Grove teacher who was also a bar owner. Bailey Garcia was charged with second-degree murder in the Jan. 24 drive-by shooting death of David Frigaard, who owned Frigaard’s Bar in Mahtomedi.

05/13/2015

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Soldier Surprises Kids At School In Cottage Grove

An early morning surprise brought one family to tears. Chief Warrant Officer Gabriel Timp has been serving in Kuwait, and Monday morning, he had an emotional reunion with his children.

05/04/2015

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Former Radio Host Jeff Dubay Arrested Again

Former radio host Jeff Dubay is in trouble with the law again after an arrest for suspicion of possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia on Wednesday in Cottage Grove.

04/30/2015

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Cottage Grove Man Arrested After Driving SUV Through House

A 37-year-old man is in jail on suspicion of drunk driving and domestic assault after driving an SUV through a house in Cottage Grove early Wednesday morning following a domestic dispute, according to police.

04/29/2015

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Andersen To Add 300 Jobs In $45M Expansion

America’s largest window and door maker is getting even bigger. Andersen Windows announced Monday a major expansion in Minnesota. The company just opened its newest manufacturing facility in Bayport.

04/06/2015

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Kidney Snowman Helps Get Cottage Grove Man Life-Saving Transplant

A Cottage Grove man, who earned worldwide attention while waiting for a kidney transplant, has a new organ. Jim Gorbunow, 44, begins each day with a handful of medications. Over the course of a day, he’ll take upwards of 30 pills.

04/04/2015

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St. Croix Bridge Construction Reaches Halfway Point

A milestone has been reached on the St. Croix Crossing bridge. The $600 million project has reached the halfway point.

03/17/2015

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Minnesota Woman Convicted For Providing Porn To Washburn Man

A Minnesota woman who was promised $100,000 from a North Dakota man in exchange for producing and providing child pornography has been convicted in federal court. A jury found 35-year-old Roxanne Merrell, of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, guilty on two counts of production of child pornography.

03/13/2015

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Cottage Grove Community Pulls Together For Family Of Slain Teacher

Friends and family worked up a sweat Saturday in honor of a popular teacher and business owner. The Cottage Grove community organized a Zumba marathon at Shape Me Group Fitness in Roseville to raise money for the family of slain Park High School art teacher David Frigaard.

03/08/2015

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Minnesota Medical Marijuana Workers Unionize

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union says it has organized employees at Minnesota Medical Solutions, in Ostego, the first facility expected to be open for production.

02/21/2015

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Cottage Grove Home Damaged In Fire

A Cottage Grove home was damaged after a fire broke out Monday night. The fire started around 8:30 p.m. Monday at a home on Hilton Trail.

02/10/2015

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Community Mourns Shooting Death Of Popular Teacher

The shooting death of a Twin Cities man is having an impact on several communities in the east metro.

01/25/2015

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Police: High School Teacher Shot Dead In Mahtomedi

A popular high school teacher was shot to death by a teenager early Saturday morning in Mahtomedi. According to the Washington County Sheriff’s office, police received report of a shot fired near Highway 244 and 75th Street North at 3:17 a.m.

01/24/2015

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Man, 33, Arrested In Cottage Grove Standoff, ID’d

A 33-year-old man was arrested Wednesday morning after an overnight standoff with police in Cottage Grove.

01/14/2015

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Cottage Grove Man Barricades Himself Inside Home

Residents of a Cottage Grove neighborhood were urged to stay inside their homes by police Tuesday night due to a man who barricaded himself inside his residence. Police were called to the 8100 block of Harness Road South Tuesday night.

01/13/2015

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Soldier Gives Little Sister Surprise Gift — Himself

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.

12/19/2014

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Friends Severely Injured In Limo Crash On Road To Recovery

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.

12/09/2014

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Police: Man, 33, Charged For Stealing Packages From Doorsteps

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.

12/03/2014

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Cottage Grove Woman Indicted On Child Pornography Charges

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.

11/13/2014

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‘Everyone Was Jumbled Around': Victims In Cottage Grove Limo Crash Speak

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.

10/19/2014

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4 People Injured In Cottage Grove Limo Crash

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.

10/18/2014

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