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Aside from the ‘ohs’ and ‘ahs’ from the crowd as dozens of floats and performers made their way down Jamaica Avenue Saturday for the 2014 Strawberry Festival Grande Parade in Cottage Grove, the real topic of conversation was the weather. Sunshine, blue sky and high temps, a forecast that has absent from recent parade years, greeted hundreds of area residents, forcing some to bring out the sunscreen.
Child transported with unknown injuries.
Overlooking the Grey Cloud Island Channel, the 168-year-old lime kiln, a prominent structure that defined the early industrial era in south Washington County, has collapsed. Shortly before noon Friday, the free-standing kiln was discovered in shambles. While it is unknown what exactly caused the towering limestone kiln to crumble, Marge Schmaltz, who owns the property on which the kiln resides, attributed it to both its age and the recent heavy rainfall.
Soft opening next week, ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled July 1.
A local educator and her son beat out dozens of treasure hunters Friday morning and found the 2014 Strawberry Festival Medallion, which was hidden in the baseball dugout at Woodridge Park. Brenda Theurer, kindergarten teacher at Cottage Grove Elementary School, and her 7-year-old son, Drew, had a hunch the medallion was in their neighborhood park.
IPAD concludes the council's failure to summarize a March closed session violated state statute.
Climb aboard the “Strawbinnium Eagle,” as Cottage Grove City Council member Dave Thiede dubbed it, and take part in this year’s Star Wars-themed Strawberry Festival. The annual four-day get-together is packed with family-friendly events including the popular pie eating and Top Chef contests, carnival, talent show and the return of Belissimo Salon and Day Spa’s Ambush Makeover. Longtime Strawberry Fest organizer Lori Olsen said her hope for the event is the same as previous years: good weather.
Despite some residents questioning its efficacy and safety, all-way stop stays.
Lindeen, McCormick replace retired Sgt. Smith and Sgt. Brysky.
Units to include both low-income and market rate, as well as condos and senior living apartments.