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.
Holiday Train Prep 2013
On December 14, 2013 the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train made a historic stop in Cottage Grove, Minnesota. 15,000 people attended the signature concert event featuring Sheryl Crow, Take 6, and The Claytones. Before the train arrive the City of Cottage Grove, Canadian Pacific, and the local Holiday Train Committee had to do a lot of work to ensure this event was safe and well organized.
Cottage Grove Spotlight December 2013
On this 75th episode of Spotlight we celebrate with the CP Holiday Train. We join resident Pam Cunniff and her family as they explore and enjoy the 15th Anniversary Holiday Train in town featuring Sheryl Crow, Take 6, and The Claytones. We also find out how the City, CP, and many volunteers prepared for the event that attracted 15,000 and discover how the train decided to stop in Cottage Grove and how the event has evolved over the years.
News with Sharon Madsen:
- Tree Lighting Ceremony
- River Oaks Santa Breakfast
- Winter Parking Ban
- Resident Lisa Kaufenberg invents board game
Holiday Train History
Since 2003 the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train has stopped in Cottage Grove, Minnesota. Holiday Train organizers Mary Slusser, Sandy Shiely, and Phil Wagner take us back through 10 years of the train visiting in town.
Hale to the Bird 5K
On November 28th, 2013 Mayor Myron Bailey of Cottage Grove Minnesota pardoned a turkey. Not just any turkey though he pardoned Fatty Bird the mascot for the Hale to the Bird 5K at Hamlet Park. From this day forth Fatty Bird can continue to live and thrive in Cottage Grove.
Cupcake Race
Lisa Kaufenberg from Cottage Grove, Minnesota invented a board game named Cupcake Race. It's now sold in various locations across the country.
Tot Spot
For more info on how to register for this popular program, visit the Cottage Grove Recreation Department online:
Rec Connection December
This month on the Rec Connection: get a sneak preview of the popular Winter Tot Spot.
Grove 911 December
This month on Grove 911: It's pumpers, rigs, and cruisers as Mike & Gail celebrate the various vehicles of Public Safety!
Cottage Grove City Council Update November, 2013
This month Council Member Jen Peterson joins City Administrator Ryan Schroeder to discuss what happened during the November Cottage Grove City Council meetings.
Rec Connection November
This month on the Cottage Grove Rec Connection: we check out some fun upcoming events happening at the Ice Arena, meet hockey coach Chris Rudh, visit the Archery Range, and more!
Cottage Grove Spotlight November 2013
On this episode City Engineer Jennifer Levitt goes over some summer construction projects, we go inside the Business Enterprise Center, have a little adventure with Judy Spooner at the Langdon School house, and Mayor Bailey talks about upcoming seasonal events you won't want to miss.

News with Sharon Madsen:
- Winter Parking Ban
- Historic tour Shepard Farm/Dodge Nature Center
- Tree Lighting ceremony Dec. 4th
- River Oaks Santa Breakfast Dec. 8th
- Holiday Train Dec. 14th
- River Oaks Fall Fest
- Oktoberfest
Mayor Myron Bailey November 2013
Mayor Bailey talks about upcoming seasonal events happening in Cottage Grove, Minnesota.
The History of the Langdon School
History buff Judy Spooner takes us inside the Langdon School House built in 1918. The 2-room school house sits on the west side of Cottage Grove.
Cottage Grove Construction Wrap-Up 2013
City Engineer Jennifer Levitt reports on local construction projects taking place in 2013.

For more details on street Cottage Grove construction:
River Oaks Golf Course - Fall Fest 2013
The River Oaks Golf Course in Cottage Grove, MN held a food shelf benefit concert on October 18th, 2013. Opening act Chad Sullins and the Last Call Coalition and main act The White Iron Band entertained the crowd.
Hope Glen Farm in Cottage Grove, MN donated their facility for a food shelf fundraiser on October 20th, 2013. The Oktoberfest celebration included a silent auction, games and activities, dancing, food, and more.
Dodge Nature Center/Shepard Farm Historic Tour
On October 16th, 2013 Cottage Grove city officials and local representatives took a historic tour of the Shepard Farm in Cottage Grove Minnesota. The first building on the property was built in the 1920's and several other homes and farm structures were added through the years by the family who owned it. In 2013 the historic property was donated to the Dodge Nature Center who intends to utilize the property to provide educational experiences for children and the general public.
Gophermods is located at 7516 80th St. S #201, Cottage Grove, MN 55016. If you break your phone, tablet, computer, or gaming console they're ready to help fix it. Stop by their new location in the Business Enterprise Center.

Phone: (612) 548-4674
Monday-Thursday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 12:00pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday Closed
Grove 911 October
This month on Grove 911: Senator Katie Sieben & State Rep. Dan Schoen pass House File 814, new winter parking ban ordinance, school zone safety, traffic safety awareness, & more!
Cottage Grove City Council Update October, 2013
This month Council Member Dave Thiede joins City Administrator Ryan Schroeder to discuss what happened at the October Cottage Grove City Council meetings.
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