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News briefs: Public Safety Board recruiting; Jurgens sponsors HERO, Hastings bonding

Public Safety Board recruiting

The Cottage Grove Public Safety Board is currently looking for new members.

The non-profit volunteer group is involved in raising money to purchase items for the public safety department, the Explorer Program and K-9 officers. They also sponsor educational events and community workshops.

The Cottage Grove Public Safety Board meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of every month at City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway.

Email for more information.

Jurgens sponsors HERO, Hastings bonding

Rep. Tony Jurgens, R-Cottage Grove, is authoring bonding proposals for the HERO (Health and Emergency Response Occupations) Center and Hastings City Hall improvements this Legislative session.

Cottage Grove and Woodbury are asking for $9.7 million for half the cost of construction.

Sen. Karla Bigham will be carrying the bill in the Senate.

Rep. Keith Franke, R-St. Paul Park, will be co-authoring the proposal, likely along with Rep. Kelly Fenton, R-Woodbury, and Rep. JoAnn Ward, DFL-Woodbury.

Hastings is requesting $1.5 million for repairs, HVAC and decorative restoration for the historic City Hall building.