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Cottage Grove Public Safety Department to open doors for upcoming tours
Cottage Grove Minnesota 7584 80th Street South 55016

The Cottage Grove Public Safety Department is opening its new facility for public tours.

Three upcoming tours are set for: 10 a.m. Monday, April 29; 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30; and 9 a.m. Saturday, May 4.


The tours will take approximately 45 minutes. People are asked to RSVP by April 25 by emailing or calling 651-458-6040. Future dates will be scheduled and plans are underway for a Public Safety Open House in the fall.

Tours for groups, such as Scouts, civic groups, class trips, can also be arranged by emailing or calling 651-458-6040 at least 30 days in advance of the desired tour date. 

The public safety facility is part of the City Hall building at 12800 Ravine Parkway. An open house was held when the building opened in October 2012, but city officials added the upcoming tours, citing the desire to be transparent and allow residents to see the building.

In addition, Cottage Grove Fire Station tours are available on the fourth Wednesday of every odd month, with the next one happening May 22. Call 651-458-2862 or email to schedule a group or individual tour. All ages are welcome.

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.
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