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City Council begins penning a list of desired attributes for Schroeder’s successor, says engaging, flexible and innovative are top characteristics.
Cottage Grove Director of Public Safety/Police Chief Craig Woolery is the recent recipient of an award recognizing his continued support of public safety employees with military backgrounds. Police officer Brad...
City officials say transaction effectively "kills" development plans for the proposed Rivers Edge residential development, Nesvig mum on details.
Developer D.R. Horton is nearing completion of the Eastridge Woods subdivision in the Upper Ravine area of Cottage Grove, finishing the 135-lot housing project that first broke ground in 2013...
Local summer, spring and fall athletes looking for year-round indoor practice and play space will soon be able to take advantage of artificial turf being installed at the Cottage Grove Ice Arena’s west rink. Last year, the Parks and Recreation Department conducted an improvement work plan alongside the city’s ice arena business plan, both of which identified a need to provide indoor turf to accommodate the growing youth athletics community.
It’s a call no first responder wants to get, but it’s something more and more law enforcement and emergency personnel face: situations involving mass injuries or mass casualties. Over the...
Jim Gorbunow is hoping the saying “Third time’s a charm” works in his favor — and fast. Now in his third attempt at soliciting a life-saving kidney donation, the Cottage Grove resident, who was diagnosed with end-stage renal failure, has once again built a giant snow kidney, Kevin 2.0, outside is Hillside Trail home. “It’s not creative, I know,” he joked about the sculpture’s name. “I couldn’t come up with anything else.” The first oversized kidney was constructed out of snow last winter and was also named Kevin.
Troje’s Trash and Recycling was given more time to rectify numerous complaints made recently by St. Paul Park customers after its temporary trash hauling license was extended by another 90 days. Earlier this year, the city nearly revoked Troje’s license after receiving dozens of complaints from St. Paul Park residents related to alleged poor service, but opted to issue a three-month temporary license to monitor the situation.
Longtime Cottage Grove City Administrator Ryan Schroeder is stepping down just weeks after receiving a generally positive performance evaluation. An announcement Monday by the city said Schroeder and the Cottage Grove City Council are “parting ways,” and that Schroeder, who has been the city’s top manager for the last 17 years, will leave May 31.
It might not be a tropical oasis, but an island in the Mississippi River could soon be under the ownership of the city of Cottage Grove. The city is in the early stages of acquiring a roughly 3-acre parcel of land just north of 103rd Street adjacent to Grey Cloud Island to use as a primitive recreation spot for outdoor enthusiasts. While conducting property tax assessments for a nearby road project, the city discovered the island was tax forfeited in 2009, prompting it to look into ownership. The island is currently owned by Washington County and was classified as conservation land in 2014.