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Tajudin Belayneh (middle) thanks the dozens of area volunteers who helped build his home while his wife, Radiya Tolla, smiles and listens to remarks Saturday. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)

First Cottage Grove Habitat for Humanity project dedicated


Mihret Wolde walked through her brand new, unfurnished living room last week, and holding the hand of her 4-year-old son, Robel, she smiled, and pointed out the backyard where her two boys would soon play.

She spoke softly but the look on her face couldn’t hide the excitement she felt as she toured her family’s first home to themselves.

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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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