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Cottage Grove shopper Jean McPherson was among the first inside the new Goodwill store Saturday following a grand opening celebration. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)

Goodwill opening in Cottage Grove draws eager shoppers

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A line of people just about wrapped around one side of the new Goodwill store in Cottage Grove Saturday morning as dozens of area shoppers eagerly awaited the grand opening of one of the nation’s most recognizable retailers.


The ribbon cutting ceremony, which took place roughly seven months after groundbreaking, was one of the highest attended events in the corporation’s history, said Michael Wirth-Davis, president and CEO of Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota.

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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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