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August 23, 2018
A vehicle fire briefly spread into the grass on 100th Street near Manning Avenue the afternoon of Aug. 22. Courtesy of Cottage Grove Public Safety
Manning Avenue car fire destroys vehicle
August 23, 2018 - 9:21am
July 4, 2018
Cottage Grove police officer Ryan Pierre showed Dylan Wigant, 8, his bulletproof vest at Summer Safety Camp at Hamlet Park. William Loeffler / RiverTown Multimedia
Guns, dogs and firetrucks: Annual safety camp draws a crowd
July 4, 2018 - 1:07pm
June 6, 2018
AJ Roberson, 3, looks through the glass at the historical memoribilia on display at the new fire station. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia
Photos: Central Fire Station grand opening merges past and present
June 6, 2018 - 6:00am
May 3, 2018
Firefighters worked for over two hours to extinguish the fire spreadh across the Grey Cloud Dunes State Natural Area. Courtesy of Cottage Grove Public Safety
DNR natural area caught in wide blaze
May 3, 2018 - 10:16am
April 25, 2018
Cottage Grove firefighters responded to a fire at Country Inn and Suites April 19. Courtesy of Cottage Grove Public Safety
Fire at hotel leads to guest evacuation April 19
April 25, 2018 - 10:50am
April 3, 2018
Char Whitbred Hemmingson, standing with St. Paul Park fire chief Kurk Lee, is given the firefighter of the year award by Rep. Keith Franke, R-St. Paul Park. Photo courtesy of Sandi Dingle
'Fire in our blood:' Honorary firefighter Char Whitbred-Hemmingson named Firefighter of the Year
April 3, 2018 - 5:25pm
March 28, 2018
Four transported to hospital March 14 after CO poisoning in Newport
March 28, 2018 - 1:54pm
February 22, 2018
Photo courtesy of Cottage Grove Fire Department
Barn destroyed in Denmark Township fire
February 22, 2018 - 2:29pm
October 17, 2017
Zoe, 7, and Olivia, 5, Briese wave from aboard the St. Paul Park Fire Department boat. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia
Fired up: St. Paul Park Fire Department delights kids at annual open house
October 17, 2017 - 11:00am
October 4, 2017
Cottage Grove public safety director set to retire
October 4, 2017 - 8:35pm
September 28, 2017
Fire Chief Rick Redenius and Cottage Grove firefighters Bob Wood and Mike Dandl stand with Randy Gerlach at the pole in the Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Memorial with his grandfather's name on it. Photo courtesy of Randy Gerlach
A 'moving' memorial: Cottage Grove former firefighter Edward Gerlach honored
September 28, 2017 - 8:30am
August 17, 2017
Christine Selvig, who organized the St. Florian and St. Michael pendant donations for the police and fire departments, hugs firefighter/ EMT April Warner after giving her a pendant at the Aug. 9 city council meeting. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia
A saintly donation: Businesses present area firefighters with pendants
August 17, 2017 - 3:48pm
July 5, 2017
The garage, a boat and two cars were destroyed in the fire. Photo courtesy of Cottage Grove Public Safety
Cottage Grove fire destroys garage, spares house
July 5, 2017 - 5:03pm
May 23, 2017
Dave Quebodeaux and Matt Dahlquist received Meritorious Service Awards May 17. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia
Fire service: Quebodeaux and Dahlquist given Meritorious Service Award
May 23, 2017 - 1:50pm
May 16, 2017
The Cottage Grove City Council members, along with Fire Chief Rick Redenius (center) and Washington County Commissioner Karla Bigham (far right) announce the groundbreaking of the new Central Fire Station. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia play button
Sparking the new station: Ground breaks on new central fire station in Cottage Grove
May 16, 2017 - 10:29am