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'Dear Hy-Vee': Letter campaign urged to attract grocer to Cottage Grove

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Cottage Grove wants to earn a spot on Hy-Vee’s shopping list.

Mayor Myron Bailey is encouraging area residents to write letters to the grocery store chain, in hopes it will open a store in Cottage Grove.


Iowa-based Hy-Vee has 17 stores in Minnesota and earlier this year announced plans to expand into the Twin Cities area. It has plans for an Oakdale store, and the company said it will add several locations annually over the next several years.

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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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