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Gary Spooner has sold the Bulletin License Center in Cottage Grove and is retiring after 47 years in the business. He’ll still be wearing his Santa suit at Christmas. (Bulletin photo by Toni Lambert)

License to retire: Gary Spooner selling Bulletin License Center after 47 years in the business

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The go-to man in Cottage Grove’s earlier years was Gary Spooner, longtime resident and owner of the  Bulletin License Center, who is retiring after 47 years in the business.


Spooner has sold the license center to Jeff Orth, owner of license centers in Rochester, Eagan, Inver Grove Heights, Circle Pines and in the St. Paul Sears store.

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