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The white screen at the former Cottage View Drive-In was purchased by the owner of the Elko Speedway and will be used to show movies at the race track south of the Twin Cities. (Bulletin file photo)

Elko Speedway buys Cottage View Drive-In sign

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The Cottage View Drive-In may be gone, but its giant screen will get a second lease on life at a new drive-in theater.

The Cottage Grove landmark closed in 2012 after more than four decades. But the screen, which carried 46-foot-high images of cartoons, cowboys and car chases over the years, will be front and center at the Champions Drive-In Theater.


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William Loeffler
William Loeffler is a playwright and journalist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked 15 years writing features for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He has also written travel stories based on his trips to all seven continents. He and his wife, Michelle, ran the Boston Marathon in 2009. 
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