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Junction 70 Grill is catering to the city. After being open for nearly three months, owners Jason Lehman, David Voss and Jason Fleig held a grand opening celebration Aug. 10.
Over 100 Cottage Grove, Newport and St. Paul Park firefighters are receiving a unique token of protection from Selvig Jewelers and 22 other businesses this month with donations of St. Florian pendants.
Public safety has added an extra layer of protection to public swapping. A sign was added Aug. 2 to the City Hall parking lot to give residents a spot to safely make transfers.
Builders are making quick work of the former Raceway to Fun site on Hastings Avenue now that ground has broken on the first of two combination warehouse and office buildings.
Jennifer Cheesman announced that she is stepping down from the St. Paul Park City Council at the Aug. 7 city council meeting. Cheesman is moving from St. Paul Park to Cottage Grove.
As area residents scrambled to experience the new Hy-Vee, over 650 employees were settling into their new jobs. The grocery store's large-scale hiring is the biggest boon to the workforce Cottage Grove has seen in years.
Authorities say a St. Paul man tried to disguise himself as a woman to evade police after stealing a handgun from Cabela's in Woodbury and driving a stolen vehicle to a Lake Elmo mobile home park.
Cottage Grove's 2018 levy will fund public safety equipment and a full-time building inspector. City council members decided early on in the budget process that they did not want to go above a 3 percent increase to the property tax levy. All requests made at the July 26 and Aug. 2 city council workshops have been figured into the budget to create the 3 percent increase, so all requests will likely be funded in 2018.
Three have announced their candidacy for St. Paul Park City Council since the candidate filing period opened Aug. 1. Andrew Cison and Patrick Downs will be vying for mayor, while Dale Roth is the only yet to file a council member seat.
All units of the Red Rock Square Apartments, the first multi-family housing built in Newport in 30 years, were filled by new residents Aug. 3 and 4. Red Rock Square is an affordable housing project funded by almost $1 million in Low Income Housing Tax Credits from the IRS, distributed through the Washington County Community Development Agency.