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On the left, fundraising winner Ella Nienow is waving, Her friends, Annabelle Lee (center) and Amelia LaCroix. On the right is Cottage Grove Fire Chief Rick Redinius who drove the girls to Armstrong Elementary School. Submitted photo

Arriving in style: Cottage Grove kids earn police car, fire truck rides

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Two Armstrong Elementary School students arrived at school on the last day of year in style.

Like famous people arriving at the Oscars on the red carpet, Jada Walsh and Ella Nienow were greeted by their friends and classmates.


The reaction was due to the fact that Walsh arrived with two friends in a Cottage Grove squad car driven by police officer Gail Griffith.

Nienow arrived in a Cottage Grove fire truck driven by Fire Chief Rick Redinius.

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Judy Spooner
Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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