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Area families welcomed warmer temps and came out by the dozens for the city's annual skate night event at Highlands Park pond. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)

Mild temps attract dozens to Cottage Grove ice skate night

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Nothing says winter in Minnesota quite like outdoor ice skating, hot chocolate and a crackling bonfire. 

Highlands Park pond in Cottage Grove was abuzz with activity Friday as dozens of area families welcomed temperatures in the high 20s and participated in the city's 6th annual skate night. 


Decorated with colorful lights, the pond was cleared of snow allowing kids to whizz around on the ice. 

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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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