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A preliminary rendering of the proposed $20 million HERO Center depicts a facility that would provide an all-inclusive education and training module for EMS, police, fire, law enforcement students and private citizens. (Submitted graphic)

Cottage Grove makes second pitch for $20M public safety training center

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The city of Cottage Grove is hoping a new partnership and some of its own money will persuade the Legislature to assist in funding the construction of a $20 million public safety training and education facility.


With a letter of intent from Regions Hospital and roughly $5 million potentially available through a revenue bond, the city appealed to the Senate Capital Investment Committee during its visit last week.

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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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