Volunteers start sandbagging in Cottage Grove | SWC Bulletin

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Sharon Marcotte and volunteer Michael Edman of Cottage Grove place sandbags on a dike in Marcotte's yard, which backs up to the Mississippi River. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente

Volunteers start sandbagging in Cottage Grove

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Flood preparations are under way in the River Acres neighborhood of Cottage Grove as volunteers sandbag around a flood-threatened home.


Volunteers started filling and placing sandbags Thursday morning at the River Acres Road home of Sharon Marcotte. The work is expected to continue through Sunday.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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