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Longtime U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hydrologist and Cottage Grove resident Michael Knoff was named one of three Civil Servants of the Year. He was chosen out of more than 650 employees. (Submitted photo)

Cottage Grove man named Civil Servant of the Year

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Cottage Grove man named Civil Servant of the Year
Cottage Grove Minnesota 7584 80th Street South 55016

For nearly three decades, Cottage Grove resident Michael Knoff has provided the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with his expertise as the chief of Hydraulics and Hydrology branch.

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Knoff, employed at the St. Paul District, was named one of three Civil Servants of the Year by the USACE.

“Mike filled a crucial gap in executive leadership for the St. Paul district during the latter half of 2013 by serving as the district’s acting deputy commander for six months,” said Michael Bert, the district’s chief of engineering. “During this time he provided continuity and direction for the district, while seamlessly transitioning in a new commander.”

The St. Paul district chose Knoff as one of the award recipients because of his excellence in leadership, technical competence and professional commitment.

Knoff will be awarded the honor at the 37th-annual Minnesota Federal Civil Servant of the Year awards May 2 in St. Paul.

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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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