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Kent Ripplinger, who oversees the daily activities at LSP-Cottage Grove, said volunteerism is part of his employees’ job description. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)

Large Business of the Year: LSP-Cottage Grove helps in big way

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Being a good neighbor and community partner is almost as imperative as on-site safety at the LSP-Cottage Grove Cogeneration Facility.


Kent Ripplinger, who oversees the 14-acre power plant adjacent to the much larger 3M-Cottage Grove site, said since the company’s relocation to Cottage Grove in 1996, there has alway been a focus on giving back to the community.

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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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