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More than 20 Renewal by Andersen employees, retired and current, and several Augustana Lutheran Church volunteers worked through the heat last week to install a roof on a Habitat for Humanity home. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)

Heat, humidity doesn't stop construction of Habitat home in Mississippi Dunes development

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With temperatures in the high 90s last week, Habitat for Humanity volunteers learned a whole new meaning of the phrase sweat equity.

Since breaking ground in May, more than 20 area businesses, churches and volunteer groups have strapped on tool belts, donned bright orange hard hats and walked scaffolding to construct the first Habitat for Humanity homes in Cottage Grove.


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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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