Danielle Killey covers local government for the South Washington County Bulletin. She has worked as a reporter for other Forum Communications newspapers since 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a journalism degree.
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Jim Shiely didn’t plan on becoming a city attorney working with St. Paul Park. “It just kind of happened,” he said. After graduating from the University of Minnesota’s law school in 1971, he began working at a practice that handled St. Paul Park matters, among other legal work. He’s been working with the city ever since. City Administrator Kevin Walsh said Shiely has been helping St. Paul Park with its legal matters “in some capacity” for about 45 years. But at the end of this month, he’ll close up shop and retire.
Cottage Grove City Council members tested out the new River Oaks Golf Course menu items last week. Members traveled to Sysco Test Kitchens on Thursday afternoon to try out foods for the menu at The Eagles at River Oaks, the new name for the bar and grill at the municipal golf course. The council is acting as a temporary board of directors and council member Steve Dennis as general manager while the city works to steer the course in a new direction before handing leadership to the Parks and Recreation Department.
Jim Shiely didn’t plan on becoming a city attorney working with St. Paul Park. “It just kind of happened,” he said. After graduating from the University of Minnesota’s law school...
It’s all about relationships. That’s how Sen. Katie Sieben views the Minnesota Legislature, where she is ending her 14-year tenure. “It’s still largely an institution of relationships, and the ability to get things done is largely driven by people’s willingness to compromise and to work with advocates on the other side of the aisle,” Sieben, a Cottage Grove Democrat, said.
Cottage Grove City Council members tested out the new River Oaks Golf Course menu items last week. Members traveled to Sysco Test Kitchens on Thursday afternoon to try out foods for the menu at The Eagles at River Oaks, the new name for the bar and grill at the municipal golf course.
The restaurant at River Oaks Golf Course is getting a branding makeover. As part of efforts by the Cottage Grove City Council to steer the municipal course in a more profitable direction, the restaurant will be renamed “The Eagles at River Oaks.” The proposal came from council member Steve Dennis, who is acting as general manager of the course during the transition before handing over leadership to the Parks and Recreation Department. The council is temporarily acting as board of directors for River Oaks.
Cottage Grove’s Fire Station 2 has served the city well for the past few decades, but it’s time for an upgrade, Fire Chief Rick Redenius said. The city moved forward last week on plans for a new fire station to better fit the department’s business model and needs. The new Fire Station 2, proposed for the same site at 8641 80th St., would have improved locker and dorm rooms, training space, a ventilated room for gear, an enhanced fitness area and meeting space for staff and residents, among other upgrades.
Locals likely will have another option to make their way to the Great Minnesota Get-Together this summer. The Newport Transit Station is slated to be added to the Minnesota State...
The business climate in the area is changing, and the Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce is shifting along with it, said Nicole Toni, marketing coordinator. “It’s really a transition time,” she said. That change included the role she took over last month. Toni joined the chamber April 5, filling the sole employee slot for the organization. The position has put a new emphasis on marketing, she said, and the aim is to help grow and support area businesses in a “more out-front way.”
The new Friends in Need Food Shelf building was bustling last week as volunteers stocked the shelves with mac and cheese, rice, toiletries and other essentials. After months of planning...