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Split Cottage Grove City Council approves electrical undergrounding project

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Despite being torn on the idea of spending more than $166,000 to bury a handful of electrical poles underground, the Cottage Grove City Council voted 3-2 last month to move the project forward.


Council members Derrick Lehrke and Dave Thiede cast the dissenting votes on May 15.

The project consists of undergrounding electrical poles at the construction sites on East Point Douglas Road from Menards to the Walmart site and 70th Street from Joliet Avenue to Highway 19.

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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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