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Meka (left) and Capone run ahead of their owners in the background. Without leashes, dogs are free to run in the dog park. The dogs are wet from rolling in some water in the large dog area of the park. Andrew Opp said he plans to wash Meka off with a garden hose at home. Bulletin photo by Judy Spooner

Cottage Grove dog park opens

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It was hard to tell who was having the most fun at the opening of the WAG Farms Dog Park in Cottage Grove on Saturday morning. Dogs were meeting each other and owners were socializing with other people who love their dogs.


All the dogs were "smiling," said Kathy Michalowski.

It's very nice to have a dog park so close to home where dogs can run without leashes, said Cottage Grove resident Andrew Opp. He plans to bring Meka to the park at least once a week.

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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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