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The city of Cottage Grove temporarily closed the Grey Cloud Island Trail bridge to vehicle traffic ahead of predicted flooding last week. The bridge was reopened Monday morning. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)

South Washington County cities keep cautious eye on river

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South Washington County cities are keeping a cautious eye on the swollen Mississippi River as floodwaters that reached near-record levels last week began to recede.

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Last week, the National Weather Service reported the possibility of record flooding in the area and the river overflowed into parts of Newport, St. Paul Park, Cottage Grove and Grey Cloud Island.

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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.
(651) 459-4629
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