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Walmart breaks ground in Cottage Grove, plans spring 2014 opening

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Gold-painted shovels churned fresh dirt Wednesday morning as Cottage Grove city officials marked the official groundbreaking of the 180,000-square-foot Walmart on the former Cottage View Drive-In site.


Walmart Market Manager Ted Jones, who will oversee the store when it opens next year, welcomed city and local business leaders and thanked former drive-in owner Gerry Herringer for selling the property.

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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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