Candidates file for open Cottage Grove, Newport city council seats
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.