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Cottage Grove ice arena study under way

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The outdated refrigeration system inside one of the rinks at the Cottage Grove Ice Arena is under inspection.

While the R-22 refrigerant system inside the north and south rink is adequately operating, the arena’s manager, Jordan Hirman, said it has surpassed its life expectancy by 11 years.


In preparation of a mandated phase-out of all R-22 equipment by 2020, the city of Cottage Grove has hired Hudson-based Stevens Engineering to conduct an ice systems evaluation study.

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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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