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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The council will hold a public hearing on whether to secure a general obligation capital improvement bond.
The strawberry picking season at Afton Apple Orchard was drastically shortened by a bought of unruly weather during May and June.
The cities of Cottage Grove, Newport and St. Paul Park were recognized last month.
The wide array of wing sauces and infamous Blazin' Wing Challenge just might be on its way into Cottage Grove as Buffalo Wild Wings is said to be in talks with Cottage Grove city officials. The franchise is scouting two potential locations within the city.
An accounting dispute will cost the city of Cottage Grove nearly $100,000. The city was recently fined $94,068 after a 2012 state audit of several of the city's tax increment financing (TIF) districts included four findings of noncompliance with state TIF law.
The stormwater collection system at new City Hall featured.
A couple's planned wedding and event venue has drawn concerns from neighbors.
The construction contract the city of Cottage Grove has with Stantec Consulting Services for the Highlands Park splash pad was amended.
The city received the official numbers last week when a representative for Smith, Schafer and Associates accounting firm summarized the annual audit. The representative praised the work of Financial Officer Kim Sommerland saying she was "very forthcoming and we had no issues and no concerns when performing the audit."
Barry Sittlow, visionary behind the new Sittlow Park, dedicated the playground Saturday.