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Board puts off decision on new high school's location

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Cottage Grove, 55016

Cottage Grove Minnesota 7584 80th Street South 55016

School District 833 officials did not choose a site for a third high school at its Thursday night meeting as expected.

A decision was postponed until Thursday, Nov. 16, because of a concern about the 120-acre site in the southeast corner of Dale Road and County Road 19 in Woodbury, just north of the border with Cottage Grove, one of the two sites being considered.

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The delay is due to concerns about possible soil contamination from a nearby former 3M-dump site that has been under Minnesota Pollution Control Agency remediation since the late 1960s.

The other site under consideration is 80 acres at Bailey Road and Pioneer Drive.

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