Weather Forecast


Cottage Grove council unanimously rejects smoking ban in city parks


Cottage Grove City Council members snuffed out a proposed smoking ban in city parks.

Council members unanimously opposed a policy that would have prohibited smoking in city parks with some exceptions allowed, including for private events and at the city-owned River Oaks Golf Course.

Council concerns included how to enforce a policy, which unlike an ordinance would have no legal penalty.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.

Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
(651) 459-7600