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Bev Gross of Cottage Grove, who was named the city's volunteer of the year for 2011

Cottage Grove's volunteer of the year knows local history

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Two years ago Cottage Grove native and lifelong resident Bev Gross was awarded local preservationist of the year.

"I thought, well, that's going to be it now," said Gross, content with that recognition for her volunteer efforts to unearth and chronicle Cottage Grove history.


"And now all of a sudden this comes up," she said, laughing.

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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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