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Cottage Grove Walmart opens its doors

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Hundreds gathered bright and early Wednesday to participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Walmart Supercenter in Cottage Grove, an event that has been touted as one of the most anticipated businesses openings in the city’s history.

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With a staff of nearly 300, more than half of which are Cottage Grove residents, Store Manager Ried Charpentier got misty eyed as he introduced and thanked his employees.

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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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