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Judy Spooner: Some local history you might not know

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Did you know Cottage Grove was once in the running as a place to build Carleton College?

In 1866, the Minnesota Conference of Congregational Churches wanted to build a college in Minnesota and Cottage Grove was the first community to put in a bid. Soon after, Northfield, Lake City, Wabasha and Zumbrota were also in the running.

Northfield, with a larger population than the others, raised more subscription money and Carleton was built there.

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Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
(651) 459-7600
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