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SOUCHERAY: Summer can be time for enrichment

June 24, 2013 in Woodbury Bulletin

Summer is officially here, at least for all the children who ran from their buildings and embraced their delicious break last week. So how dare I suggest that you make a trip to a local retailer to purchase summer enrichment materials, or go to your local library’s website and check hours and schedules for presentations that would be interesting for your family? Continue Reading

Dan Schoen Viewpoint: DFL delivered fairness, progress, transparency

June 16, 2013 in South Washington County Bulletin

When Minnesotans elected a DFL governor, and DFL majorities in the House and Senate, people asked what they could expect this legislative session. Our answer was simple: Fairness, progress and transparency. No budget games and no gimmicks. Continue Reading

Myron Bailey Viewpoint: River Oaks is important community amenity

June 15, 2013 in South Washington County Bulletin

A Bulletin story published on May 29 (“River Oaks finances in the rough”) may have raised some questions about the future of the River Oaks Golf Course. Continue Reading

Judy Spooner Viewpoint: There are unexpected turns in search for perfect Strawberry Fest Top Chef Contest dish

June 13, 2013 in South Washington County Bulletin

The best part of the Strawberry Fest Top Chef Contest is at the end when everyone in the audience is invited to taste the best offerings of all ages of Cottage Grove cooks for free. Continue Reading

Katie Sieben Viewpoint: A balanced budget with a lasting impact

June 9, 2013 in South Washington County Bulletin

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Judy Spooner Viewpoint: Prepare for the memorable and the unexpected when planning vacation

June 2, 2013 in South Washington County Bulletin

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James Neuenfeldt Viewpoint: Make this summer a safe one

June 1, 2013 in South Washington County Bulletin

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Cottage Grove resident writes Memorial Day poem

May 26, 2013 in South Washington County Bulletin

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Keith Jacobus Viewpoint: Get to know some of our all-star staff

May 25, 2013 in South Washington County Bulletin

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VIEWPOINT: As adults, we can’t underestimate the value of playtime

May 20, 2013 in Woodbury Bulletin

When we see little children at play, they are immersed in the present moment, with seemingly no distractions. In fact, if we were to call their name and they appeared to ignore us, they would contend they did not hear us. When they are playing, they enter a different world, one that involves their body, mind and spirit. How often do we enter into the moments of our lives with such total abandon? Continue Reading