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.
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.
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.
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.
A Minnesota state senator mentioned prominently as a running mate for Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton says she doesn’t want the job.
Authorities are investigating a fire in an apartment building on Hearthside Avenue in Cottage Grove, Minn.
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.
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.
The Washington County Attorney’s Office announced that a 16-year-old boy, who was certified as an adult in court, has pleaded guilty in connection to a crime spree in Cottage Grove.
Authorities are investigating after a man was struck and killed by a SUV on 70th Street near Goodview Avenue in Cottage Grove. Police say officers, paramedics and fire responded to the scene at 2:04 p.m. Tuesday and found the victim unresponsive.
A Cottage Grove man was sentenced to more than two years in prison for his role in stealing nearly $700,000 from his church. Scott Joseph Domeier, a former employee of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, was sentenced to 27 months for swindling $670,000 between 1995 and 2012.
The Red Cross is helping a family in Cottage Grove Saturday morning after fire ripped through a home. The blaze took place at midnight in the 6600 block of Ideal Avenue South.
Black bear sightings in the suburbs are rare, but neighbors in one south metro city are on the lookout. That’s because a bear was seen roaming residential streets in Cottage Grove Wednesday morning. Police think it weighed as much as 250 pounds.
A 51-year-old Cottage Grove man pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing more than $670,000 from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, his former employer.
Triplets from Cottage Grove will each receive scouting’s highest honor on Sunday as Tom, Joe and David Tschida of Troop 286 will become Eagle Scouts.