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The city of Cottage Grove will work with the University of Minnesota Extension Office beginning this fall to complete a business retention and expansion program. “It’s an opportunity for us to speak with the businesses, hear about what their opportunities and challenges are, and see if there’s any way we can assist them in the short term,” Economic Development Director Christine Costello said. “A key foundation of economic development is talking to businesses.”
Crime rates were down last year across Minnesota and Washington County, though state statistics showed increased crime in south Washington County cities. All area cities except St. Paul Park reported...
Prospective home buyers in Cottage Grove can turn their eyes to Hadley Avenue and 95th Street, where construction has started on the Summers Landing development. The development has three nearly completed model homes, which are part of the Parade of Homes tour through Oct. 2. Construction will begin on more lots soon. “I can’t guarantee everything will be in at a certain date, but there are three or four more starting in the next few days,” said Casey Wollschlager, of site developer Summergate Companies.
The St. Paul Park City Council has shifted focus from a Heritage Park building renovation to park repairs and a new fire engine for 2017. Renovations to the Heritage Park building — estimated to cost $560,000 — were pushed from next year’s budget since funding would not be available without a higher levy increase or moving money from other funds for the project.
There is a pet station set up in the Cottage Grove police station, complete with kennel, food, water and toys, but it’s not for the police department’s K-9 Gunnar. It’s...
A new feature was added to Lions Levee Park in St. Paul Park a few weeks ago that allows boaters to borrow life jackets free of charge. The East Coast-based...
Fundraising for the Woodridge Park inclusive playground project continues to move ahead, now with the help of Thrivent Financial. “Thrivent Financial has stepped up big time,” Cottage Grove recreation supervisor...
Laura Draxler and Dustin Oehler are snapping into place at their new chiropractic office, Health Connections Chiropractic Center. The two chiropractors can treat most ailments between the two of them, with Draxler focusing on family care and Oehler focusing on sports and auto injury rehabilitation. Massage therapy is also available. “We offer different therapies,” Draxler said.
The Newport City Council voted Aug. 18 to change an ordinance regarding the building materials required for secondary or accessory buildings on residential properties. The ordinance required the accessory building to be built of the same materials as the primary building; it has been revised to state that the accessory building does not have to be constructed of the same material, but must look the same.
The St. Paul Park Parks and Recreation Commission is working with the Newport Masons to extend their movie-in-the-park program further into the fall. The movie, which is scheduled for Sept. 24 at 7 p.m., will be shown in the Masonic building using the parks’ movie equipment. The movie night is welcome to both St. Paul Park and Newport residents. The film has not been chosen yet.