Category: City of Cottage Grove Videos

On this episode of Spotlight host Ann Simpson spends time at the River Oaks Golf Course, we meet a local woman living with HIV, ask the city engineer questions about pavement management, Mayor Bailey talks about local amenities, and more.

Local news with Sharon Madsen include:
Strawberry Fest June 13-17
Outdoor Movie Night June 21
Catch of the Day fishing June 25
Modern Automotive Performance ribbon cutting
Walmart groundbreaking
Lawn watering ban noon-4pm
Farmer's market to open June 13
4th of July at Kingston Park
Spotlight wins MAGC award

Cottage Grove Mayor Myron Bailey talks about local amenities like a future bike park, community center, and inclusive playground.

Please enjoy this inspiring story about a local Cottage Grove woman and her journey to help others. 23 years ago Annie was diagnosed with HIV, she has spent the past several years advocating for improved education and healthcare. Today she works as a personal trainer and believes in being involved her community.

Ever wondered how the City determines which local streets are worked on each year? Why homeowners pay an assessment for the project or what your options to pay are? This 5-minute video will answer some common pavement management questions the City of Cottage Grove answers every year.

City code states in Cottage Grove that residential trash containers are required to be stores out of site. Please be a good neighbor and remember if your cans out of sight, then you're doing it right.

The City of Cottage Grove has received a grant from Washington County to purchase 300 gift cards from local businesses to hand out to residents recycling in the community. Get ready to "get caught" Cottage Grove!

On June 21st, watch Despicable Me FREE at Highlands Park. Concessions and souvenirs will be available for purchase. The movie will begin at dusk, but come early to enjoy the Splash Pad!

This month Council Member Dave Thiede joins City Administrator Ryan Schroeder to discuss what happened at the May Cottage Grove City Council meetings.

On May 8, 2013 Walmart officially broke ground for a 180,000 square foot supercenter to be built off highway 61 in Cottage Grove, Minnesota. The new store, that will include groceries and a pharmacy, is expected to open in Spring 2014.

Want to become a part-time Firefighter/EMT in Cottage Grove? Then contact District Chief Al Beasley at 651-458-6083 for more info!

Find out how to register your Night to Unite party at the 2013 Night to Unite Informational Picnic on 5/16 from 6 - 8pm at Kingston Park.
Also, don't miss Night to Unite on Tuesday, August 6th!

This month on Grove 911: police test their field sobriety skills on some very willing volunteers, invite all to the Night to Unite Info Picnic, Fire Chief Redenius talks about severe weather awareness, and more!

This year's Annual Ice Show was titled "Show Stoppers & Name Droppers."

Find out why Cottage Grove's newest amenity at Highlands Park is making a big SPLASH!

Cottage Grove is excited to be partnering with the MN Off-Road Cyclist Organization to build a public bike park at West Draw Park.

This month on the Rec Connection: we check out Arbor Day, head over to the Splash Pad, get an update on the new Bike Park, find out about upcoming skating lessons at the Ice Arena, and more!

Come One, Come All to the Jose Cole Circus!

The St Paul Park/Newport Lion's Club is proud once again to present the Jose Cole Circus at the Cottage Grove Ice Arena on Tuesday, May 7 at 7pm. This family and animal friendly circus has dazzling acrobatic acts, animal performances, clowns, magic and fun and hilarious entertainment that only a Circus can provide! The Jose Cole Circus has performed throughout the Midwest for over 30 years offering a unique show experience each and every time. The Circus is sure to be a hit with kids aged 2 to 102. So grab your kids, grab your friends and grab you...

Annually the City of Cottage Grove invites city volunteers to a banquet catered by the River Oaks Golf Course to thank them for their service. This year Mayor Myron Bailey informed attendees about upcoming city projects, Administrator Ryan Schroeder involved the crowd in some local trivia, and two special awards were presented to John & Gayle Brunkow and Majel Carroll.

Join host Ann Simpson as she explores the 10th Annual Business Showcase. We also discover a Cottage Grove family making maple syrup on their property, meet the Volunteer of the Year, find out where we can expect construction work to occur this summer, and Mayor Bailey talks about future business development.

Local news stories with Sharon Madsen include:
- Parks Legacy Giving Program
- Volunteer Park Rangers Needed
- Strawberry Fest is Coming!
- Renewal By Andersen Presents a New Showroom
- Spring Chamber Awards
- New Environmental Awards
- City Replacing Old Water Meters

Cottage Grove, Minnesota Mayor Myron Bailey talks about future business development plans.

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