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Speakers split on Cottage Grove charter effort as vote nears

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After more than a year of debate regarding a petition urging the city of Cottage Grove to relinquish its statutory form of government for a home-rule charter, a decision is expected at the end of the month.


Residents unsuccessful in their efforts to force a citywide vote on financing for the nearly $15 million city hall and public safety building collected more than 1,600 signatures asking for the city to change its governing framework.

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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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