Category: City of Cottage Grove Videos
Grey Cloud Lime Kiln
From 1846 until 1902 this 35-foot lime kiln located on the Cottage Grove portion of Grey Cloud Island was used to burn limestone rocks into a powder that was used to fertilize farm fields. Join local history buff Herb Reckinger as he walks you inside the historic kiln.
Fort Ripley Road History
Join Herb Reckinger as he takes us back to the mid-1800's to see how one of the first military roads in Minnesota traveled through Cottage Grove.

This video was made in partnership with the SWCTC and the Historic Preservation Commission.
Sustainable Award 2014 - Werner Electric
The City of Cottage Grove awarded the inaugural Sustainable City Award to Werner Electric in 2014. Werner's facility off 95th street utilizes solar and wind power, has an extensive recycling program, and more.
Habitat for Humanity Dedication
On April 26, 2014 four new families were welcomed to Cottage Grove Minnesota. For the first time Habitat for Humanity organized a home build in town and welcomed the owners to their new town homes. 50,000 hours were volunteered to build the new homes. Eight additional town homes will be built in Cottage Grove over the next 2 years. If you'd like to help please sign-up at
Cottage Grove Spotlight May 2014
This month we meet some new neighbors who worked with Habitat for Humanity, see updates to the River Oaks Golf Course facility, go back in time to the 1800's and travel Fort Ripley Road, welcome Goodwill to town, and Mayor Bailey talks about the environment.

News with Sharon Madsen:
- Volunteer of the Year
- Business Showcase
- Goodwill Grand Opening
- Sustainable City Award- Werner Electric
- Strawberry Fest
Rec Connection May
Learn about a local group whose making a difference by adopting-a-park, find out how you can sign up for summer skating lessons, and get a glimpse of the new bike park.
Cottage Grove City Council Update April, 2014
This month Council Member Derrick Lehrke joins City Administrator Ryan Schroeder to discuss what happened at the April, 2014 Cottage Grove City Council meetings.
Grove 911 April
This month on Grove 911: get severe weather awareness tips, check out the Night to Unite Info Picnic, and more.
Rec Connection April 2014
On this episode: we look forward to Arbor Day, the Ice Show, visit the Archery Range, and more!
Life of a 3rd Grader (Pine Hill Elementary)
Wonder what kids REALLY do in school? Join our friend Riley as we tag along to find out what a 3rd Grader does all day at Pine Hill Elementary in Cottage Grove, Minnesota.
Cub Foods Grand Re-Opening
On March 27, 2014 Cub Foods in Cottage Grove, Minnesota celebrated a million dollar remodel.
Mayor Myron Bailey April 2014
Mayor Bailey talks about volunteering in Cottage Grove, Minnesota.
VFW Red Barn
For decades the VFW Red Barn has been a staple in the Cottage Grove community. Join us inside to find out what the VFW has to offer.
Cottage Grove Spotlight April 2014
On this episode we spend the day in a 3rd grade classroom at Pine Hill Elementary, check out the VFW Red Barn, welcome Walmart to town as they open their new superstore, celebrate a $1 million dollar remodel at Cub Foods, Mayor Bailey thanks the dedicated volunteers in the community, and more.

News with Sharon Madsen:
- Bike Park is a finalist for $100,000 grant
- Spring Business Showcase planned for April 26th
- Walmart
- Cub Foods
- Arbor Day volunteers needed
- Spring Clean-up Day scheduled for May 3rd
Grove 911 March 2014
This month on Grove 911: special guest hosts Adam Overbey & Pat Nickle stand in for Mike & Gail. Also, tips on how to prevent home burglary and a look at the upcoming Citizens Academy.
Cottage Grove City Council Update March, 2014
This month Mayor Myron Bailey joins City Administrator Ryan Schroeder to discuss what happened at the March, 2014 Cottage Grove City Council meetings.
Walmart Ribbon Cutting
On March 12, 2014 Walmart opened their doors in the Cottage Grove community. The 24 hour super center offers general merchandise, a full grocery line, drive thru pharmacy, liquor store, and more.

Walmart is located at:
9300 E Point Douglas Rd S,
Cottage Grove, MN 55016
Volunteer Park Ranger
If you're passionate about Cottage Grove parks why not join the Volunteer Park Ranger Program? For more info, visit
Mayor Myron Bailey March 2014
Cottage Grove, Minnesota - Mayor Myron Bailey discusses current and future business.
Park Grove Library
Do you know what a Librarian really does? We spend some time at the Park Grove Library in Cottage Grove and meet Librarians Laura Mielenhausen and RaeAnn Palmer. From storytime to book club kits these Librarians are ready to help.

Park Grove Library
7900 Hemingway Avenue South
Cottage Grove, MN 55016
Cottage Grove Spotlight March 2014
On this episode we find out what Librarians really do at the Park Grove Library, check out the entries in the city-wide photo contest, go inside the American Distribution and Manufacturing Company, Mayor Bailey talks about local business, and more.

News with Sharon Madsen:
- Business Showcase April 26th
- CPR classes at the fire hall
- Fire station tours
- Election Judges needed
- Youth Activities Expo March 20th
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