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The Elliott's have provided a temporary home for more than 100 children and teenagers throughout the last 35 years. They were recently honored for their dedication for being longtime foster care providers. Bulletin photo by Emily Buss

100 children and counting, Cottage Grove couple awarded for 35 years of foster parenting


It wasn't a life Cottage Grove resident Scott Elliott ever envisioned for himself.

With a college degree in business administration, fostering at-risk, mentally unstable and abandoned youths was not on his agenda. However, Scott and his wife Karen were recently honored for providing 35 years of foster care to more than 100 children and teenagers.

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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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