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Pastor Bryan Olson, who has returned to serve as pastor of Cottage Grove United Church of Christ where he was an intern 10 years ago, is pictured in front of the church in Old Cottage Grove. Bulletin photo by Judy Spooner

Old Cottage Grove church gets familiar leader


As he looks out of his office window, Pastor Bryan Olson sees the Old Cottage Grove Cemetery and is reminded that the church he serves is full of many years of family connections.

"There's a feeling of community here, of being included," Olson said in an interview last week. "People help one another."

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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.
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