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The city of Cottage Grove has temporarily closed the Grey Cloud Island Trail bridge to vehicle traffic ahead of predicted flooding. The city said the water pressure from the rising water presents safety issues on the bridge. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)

Predicted flooding moves Cottage Grove to declare emergency

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Following the lead of neighboring communities, the city of Cottage Grove has declared a state of emergency in preparation of what is predicted to be record Mississippi River flooding.


The declaration allows the city to begin addressing flooding issues reported on Grey Cloud Island and the River Acres housing development, City Administrator Ryan Schroeder said Wednesday.

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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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