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Candidates file for open Cottage Grove, Newport city council seats

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A number of candidates are stepping forward for two seats on the Cottage Grove and Newport city councils.

Both incumbents and first-time candidates will be on the ballot in November. The candidate filing period opened July 29 and closes Tuesday, Aug. 12.


Cottage Grove filings

Both incumbents from Cottage Grove — Dave Thiede and Derrick Lehrke — have filed for re-election.

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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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