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A new local restaurant-bar and indoor golf business is on its way to Valley Creek Mall — a welcome move as retailers add more experience-centered businesses.
Kraus Anderson selected to construct Valley Library makeover
Contingent on grant funding, Andersen Corp. plans to build a $35 million addition to its Cottage Grove-based window replacement division, which the company said is increasingly profitable.
As a 16-year-old, Eryka Pluff landed a job hosting at Hastings' Green Mill Restaurant and Bar. After working her way up to the catering team lead position, she strove to take shifts at one of her favorite venues: the then-fledgling wedding site Hope Glen Farms in Cottage Grove. "She was so excited for us, and she was such a hard worker," said Paula Bushilla, co-owner of Hope Glen Farms. "She said, 'If there's ever anything I can do to help, I would love to' — and that's why we thought of her later."
From our June 12 print edition: Now beginning its second year, the Eastern Twin Cities Islamic Center celebrated Eid Saturday, June 8. A selection of these photos also appeared in print.
As toddlers, Mark Boggess's grandkids left toy cars at his grave. They placed a miniature 1974 Dodge Charger — which he drove before he died at age 33 — next to a pretend tow truck scene, as if he had stopped to help. "Any time it's not like that, I put it back like that," said his wife, Laura Boggess, now 55. "I check it every time I come."
After digging out of a record snowfall, residents like Kris Heywood faced another challenge last month: clearing the yard of six months worth of dog poop. Heywood enlisted 10-year-old Cottage Grove resident Silas Ruprecht for his dog poop removal services. Two hours and a clean lawn later, she asked if he'd help pick up after Sadie and Diva on a weekly basis. "His eyes lit up," she said. "He's like, 'oh, yeah!'"
Mayor Bill Palmquist was joined by Miss Pre-teen North Star Rylee Van Houten and U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, among others, for the ribbon-cutting Saturday. Jackie Renzetti / Rivertown Multimedia
Just after reaching 100 days in Congress, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig held her fourth monthly town hall meeting Tuesday night. Over an hour, Craig answered nine questions as about 60 people listened from risers in Cottage Grove Middle School's cafeteria. Participants asked about Craig's views on health care and transportation, with some pressing for her support on gun control and pro-life policy. As with previous town halls, the moderate Democrat emphasized civility throughout the event.
WOODBURY — An ongoing fundraiser by area businesses has raised over $20,000 for Landen, the 5-year-old Woodbury boy who remains hospitalized after being thrown from a Mall of America balcony earlier this month. The April 12 crime drew national attention, as did a Gofundme page started by Woodbury resident and friend of the family, Noah Hanneman. Close to $1 million has been raised for the family as of Monday, and local businesses are seeking a boost.