Cottage Grove

Video: Trans rights discussion turns violent at South Lane School Board candidate forum

Editor’s Note: The video used in this article has been edited for length. The full 25-minute video can be found here. COTTAGE GROVE – A school board candidate forum in Cottage Grove this week turned physical in response to a woman’s chant denouncing anti-transgender rhetoric.  The forum was hosted by[Read More…]

Bohemia Mining Days in dire straits: event $35K short of goal

COTTAGE GROVE — The summer-fun July festival in Cottage Grove, Bohemia Mining Days — a weekend full of prospectin’,  rootin’ and tootin’ — continues to struggle with the lingering effects of the COVID pandemic, and organizers say “final fundraising and logistical factors” may ultimately derail the event.  In a letter[Read More…]

Grove city manager up for evaluation 

COTTAGE GROVE – The city manager of Cottage Grove will be evaluated after the mayor requested an executive session to review “the employment-related performance” of the chief executive officer of the city.  This isn’t the annual evaluation for city manager Richard Meyers, where the council reviews his overall performance.  Mayor[Read More…]

‘Extremely unacceptable behavior’ led to Cottage Grove PD resignations

Chief, Captain engaged in racist language, sexual harassment, other acts in the workplace COTTAGE GROVE – Five months after the sudden resignations of former Cottage Grove Police Chief Scott Shepherd and Captain Conrad Gagner, The Chronicle has obtained documents that detail the circumstances around their departure, including: The documents were[Read More…]