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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In an effort to garner support against the cuts to SNAP, U.S. Sen. Al Franken and Rep. Betty McCollum, both Democrats, toured the Friends in Need Food Shelf in St. Paul Park Tuesday and spoke with volunteers and community members.
In an attempt to tighten the proposed budget for fiscal year 2014, the Cottage Grove City Council last week identified roughly $80,000 in cuts.
The Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce will be the fourth tenant in the BEC and first to occupy space in the lower level of the former city hall building.
It was a pact more than 60 years in the making. A solemn promise made by 113 area World War II veterans that bonded them for a lifetime. At the core of the pact: an original bottle of 100 proof Old Fitzgerald bourbon to be opened only by the sole surviving member of the Last Man Standing Militant Order of the Ruptured Duck. However, like many World War II veteran organizations, dwindling numbers and an aging membership forced the order to disband.
Warm weather and blue skies for the St. Paul Park Heritage Days grand parade.
Four St. Paul Park residents filed for the two open City Council seats: incumbents Sandi Dingle and Jeff Swenson, and challengers Darrin Smith and Nathan Kotfis.
The city’s fire department is celebrating 75 years of service and rich history with the theme “Hot Times on Broadway" for this weekend's St. Paul Park Heritage Days.
Preliminary budget figures for St. Paul Park show debt levy below zero, minor increase in expenses.
Parks and recreation department proposes $1.82 million budget while public safety proposes $6.85 million in expenses. Both budgets up slightly from previous years.
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