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May 25, 2018
Violet Kalin, 3, placed flowers on the grave of her great-grandfather, Robert Swanlund, at Cottage Grove Cemetery during last year's Memorial Day remembrance. Swanlund, of Newport, was a World War II veteran who served in the Philippines and Japan as a squad leader with Company B 35th Infantry, 25th Division. William Loeffler/RiverTownMultimedia.
The fallen to be honored at various Memorial Day events
May 25, 2018 - 7:49am
Tyler Reitmann of Boy Scout Troop 777 was honored at the May 16, 2018, City Council meeting for earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia
Photo: Reitman recognized for earning Eagle Scout rank
May 25, 2018 - 5:00am
May 23, 2018
Singer/songwriter Jeff Dayton runs through a song he wrote with Pullman 5th graders, including Samara Wilhelmy, Kylee Bentson and Amorieanna Winans. William Loeffler / RiverTown Multimedia
Verse chorus verse: Pullman 5th graders become songwriters
May 23, 2018 - 5:00am
May 21, 2018
Competitors rush out of the gate at the Standing Strong 5k May 19, 2018. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia play button
Six years of Standing Strong
May 21, 2018 - 9:20pm
May 19, 2018
Mayor Myron Bailey hands off a plaque to Executive Director Jason Sanders of the Dodge Nature Center. Cottage Grove resident Megan Titcomb and her kids — including Timmy, who attends the Dodge Nature  Preschool — accepted the award with Sanders. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia
Dodge Nature Center awarded for Shepard Farm improvements
May 19, 2018 - 12:00pm
May 18, 2018
Thomas Crist of Woodbury has made repeated trips to Ukraine to provide dental care for the needy. Last month, Crist was a recipient of the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award. The award was presented by Community Thread, a volunteer organization in Stillwater, at a meeting of the Allegheny County Board of Commissioners. Submitted photo courtesy Thomas Crist
Quiet crusader: Dentist ministers to poor, immigrants, homeless, orphans
May 18, 2018 - 6:00am
May 16, 2018
Jenny Gregor takes a photo of son Matthew,  3, while he crouches behind a riot shield at the Cottage Grove Police Department Open House. William Loeffler / RiverTown Multimedia
Photo: Police open house draws local families
May 16, 2018 - 2:31pm
Correction: Cottage Grove man sought on criminal sexual conduct charges
May 16, 2018 - 9:45am
May 15, 2018
The Cottage Grove Random Runners team won the Female Division of the Eau Claire Marathon Relay on May 6 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.  Teammates Jennifer Lucas, Emily Firchaur, Solvei Baylis and Bridgitt Looney (pictured) posted a combined time of 3:15:27. They beat  112 other teams in the 26.2-mile race, which took runners along the scenic parks and lakes of the Chippewa River valley. Submitted photo courtesy of Carol DeBlieck
Four come first: Cottage Grove running team wins female marathon relay
May 15, 2018 - 7:49am
May 14, 2018
Brigadier Gen. Gregory Gutterman spoke to members of the Air Force Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) at Park High School on April 27. Gutterman, a 1984 Park graduate, spoke about careers in the Air Force and the importance of commitment, character and doing your personal best. The appearance was part of a valedictory tour for the general, who will retire July 20 after 34 years in the Air Force. William Loeffler / RiverTown Multimedia
Home base: Air Force brigadier general returns to Cottage Grove
May 14, 2018 - 3:34pm
May 12, 2018
Dennis Kirk of Cottage Grove (left) and John Mobley of Eagan brought their classic cars to the opening of the Culver’s Auto Show May 2. The show runs Wednesday evenings throughout the summer in the parking lot of Culver's in Cottage Grove. William Loeffler / RiverTown Multimedia
Idling pursuits: Local car shows rev to life after long winter
May 12, 2018 - 10:27am
Mason Kimbell, a junior at Park High School, is one of 21 students in District 833 who have been selected to study and perform with the Minnesota All-State music program. Submitted photo courtesy of Tracy Caponigri.
Park junior among 21 district students selected for Minnesota All State music program
May 12, 2018 - 7:49am
May 10, 2018
Kate and Anna Sawyer of Woodbury have each been accepted at a prestigious military service academy. Kate Sawyer (l) has received an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Anna Sawyer received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. The twins are seniors at East Ridge High School. Submitted photo courtesy of Jennifer Sawyer
East Ridge High School twins will attend military service academies
May 10, 2018 - 5:00am
May 9, 2018
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Photo: Raising monarchs with Pineridge Garden Club
May 9, 2018 - 9:58am
May 3, 2018
Spring cleanup day is May 5
May 3, 2018 - 12:00pm
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