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The Newport City Council has passed a resolution reserving the right to use audio and video recordings on public premises in Newport. The resolution specifically lists places likely to be recorded as City Hall, the Public Works garage, fire halls, outdoor parks and outdoor parking areas. Any place in Newport that may be under surveillance will have signs clearly placed.
An upcoming road project could reduce vehicle stacking on 80th Street at East Point Douglas Road.
The Jamaica Avenue and 70th Street intersection will be closed for two weeks as crews continue construction of a new roundabout. The intersection is expected to be closed from 7 a.m. Monday, July 18, to 3 p.m. Friday, July 29, weather permitting. A three-day closure was part of the original project outline, but City Engineer Jennifer Levitt said a two-week closure will help to finish the road project up to a month earlier than originally anticipated.
Cottage Grove City Administrator Charlene Stevens received positive marks in a recent performance evaluation. Mayor Myron Bailey summarized the recent closed-door review during the Cottage Grove City Council’s July 6 meeting. Bailey said Stevens has been doing positive work since she came on board in October 2015. “The overall review was very good,” Bailey said. “We were very happy with what we’re seeing, and Charlene is happy to be here.”
Ed and Jan Jelinek reflect on their late daughter, Danielle.
Cottage Grove economic development officials are considering how to regulate food trucks, brew pubs, breweries, taprooms, wineries and distilleries.
Assistant Supervisor Brian Rumpca is serving as interim Public Works Supervisor after Rob Weldon's departure.
Summertime weather draws kids to the splash pad at Cottage Grove’s Highlands Park, especially from 11 a.m. to noon on Fridays for special events organized by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.
Boys and girls tried their luck angling from the Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park pier June 28, at the city’s annual Fish Camp. The Parks and Recreation Department event was more about letting the kids learn how to fish and use the skills they already had than catching fish to eat. Recreation Supervisor Molly Pietruszewski told the kids: “Don’t forget: We’re treating the fish humanely; throw them back in the water.”
There were 2,630 traffic crashes in Washington County last year, with only one fatality in Cottage Grove and none in Woodbury, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s 2015 Crash Facts report released June 30.