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October 18, 2018
Actions Taken at October 17, 2018 City Council Meeting
A summary of actions taken by the City Council on October 17. Read More
October 05, 2018
Actions Taken at October 3, 2018 City Council Meeting
A summary of actions taken by the City Council on October 3.Read More
September 28, 2018
September Council Update
Quickly learn more about actions taken in September by the City Council with Council Member Mills and Administrator Stevens. Read More
September 20, 2018
Actions Taken at September 19, 2018 City Council Meeting
A summary of actions taken by the City Council on September 19.Read More
September 14, 2018
Fall Colors Photo Contest
The City has a Fall Colors Social Media Photo Contest. Learn more! Read More
September 06, 2018
Actions Taken at September 5, 2018 City Council Meeting
A summary of actions taken by the City Council on September 5. Read More
September 05, 2018
Mayor for a Day Contest
Have your Fourth, Fifth, or Sixth Grader participate in the League of Minnesota Cities Mayor for a Day Essay Contest. Read More
August 22, 2018
August Council Updates
Quickly learn more about actions taken by the City Council this month with Mayor Bailey and City Administrator Stevens.Read More
August 16, 2018
Actions Taken at August 15, 2018 City Council Meeting
A summary of actions taken by the City Council on August 15. Read More
August 09, 2018
Our new website is launched!
Our new website is powered by Revize.
August 02, 2018
Actions Taken at August 1, 2018 City Council Meeting
A summary of actions taken by the City Council on August 1. Read More
August 01, 2018
I-494 Bridge Deck Project Scheduled to Begin in August
Information on the 494 Construction project. Read More
July 24, 2018
July Council Updates
Quickly learn more about actions taken by the City Council this month with Council Member Dennis and City Administrator Stevens. Read More
July 19, 2018
Actions Taken at July 18, 2018 City Council Meeting
A summary of actions taken by the City Council on July 18.Read More
July 18, 2018
Cottage Grove is Partnering with Polco to Gather Resident Input
Information on Polco, a new way for the City to gather your input on projects that are important to you.Read More
July 16, 2018
6th Annual Oktoberfest Fundraiser Set for Sunday, Sept. 23
Learn more about the 6th Annual Oktoberfest Fundraiser.Read More
June 29, 2018
City Seeks Nominations for Annual Green Garden Award
Information on Cottage Grove's Annual Green Garden Award.Read More
June 28, 2018
Water Rate Changes and Summer Water Usage
Information on Cottage Grove's new water rates, and Water Conservation programs.Read More
June 22, 2018
Cottage Grove Residents Invited to Participate in Night to Unite
Information on Night to Unite, which will be on August 7.Read More
June 21, 2018
Actions Taken at June 20, 2018 City Council Meeting
Summary of actions taken by the City Council on June 20.Read More
June 15, 2018
June Issue of Cottage Grove Reports Now Available Online
The June issue of Cottage Grove Reports is now available.Read More
June 08, 2018
City Council Recognizes Eagle Scout for ADA Compliant GaGa Ball Arena Project
The City Council recognized David Mueller for earning the rank of Eagle Scout and his Ga-Ga Ball project.Read More
June 08, 2018
Fun in the Parks Instagram Photo Contest
Information about the City's lastest Social Media contest.Read More
June 07, 2018
Cottage Grove City Council Recognizes Citizen for Life-Saving Action
The City Council recognized Jim Huber for his life-saving efforts.Read More
June 07, 2018
Actions Taken at June 6, 2018 City Council Meeting
Summary of actions taken by the City Council on June 6.Read More
June 04, 2018
Central Fire Station Grand Opening Held June 2
Cottage Grove's new State of the Art Central Fire Station had its grand openning on Saturday, June 2.Read More
June 01, 2018
Police Involved in Police Pursuit: Suspect Fled and Barricaded Himself in Garage - Now In Custody
Suspect fled and barricaded himself in garage – Now in Custody.Read More
May 30, 2018
Central Fire Station Grand Opening Celebration on June 2

The community is invited to the grand opening of the Central Fire Station on Saturday, June 2, from 10 am to noon. 

Remarks at 10 am, followed by a ceremonial hose uncoupling. 

After that you can visit with firefighters, tour the new station, and enjoy refreshments.

The Central Fire Station is located at 8641 80th Street South.  Please park across the street in St. Rita's parking lot.

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May 16, 2018
Actions Taken at May 16, 2018 City Council Meeting
The following actions were taken at the May 16, 2018 City of Cottage Grove Council meeting. City Council meetings are broadcast by the South Washington County Cable Commission and are available for online viewing at www.swctc.org.Read More
May 16, 2018
Police Officer Sworn in at May 16 Council Meeting
Cottage Grove Police Officer, Luke Landgraf, was sworn in at the May 16 City Council meeting.  Landgraf graduated from Mankato State University with a degree in Social Behavior Science (Law Enforcement).  Read More
May 10, 2018
Strawberry Fest 5K and 10K Walk/Run and Kids 1K
Don’t miss the 12th Annual Strawberry Fest Race and Walk at Kingston Park on Saturday June 16.Read More
May 04, 2018
May Cottage Grove Reports Newsletter Now Available Online
The May 2018 issue of Cottage Grove Reports is now available onlineRead More
May 03, 2018
Actions Taken at May 2, 2018 City Council Meeting
The following actions were taken at the May 2, 2018 City of Cottage Grove Council meeting. City Council meetings are broadcast by the South Washington County Cable Commission and are available for online viewing at www.swctc.org.Read More
April 28, 2018
May Council Update with Council Member Steve Dennis
Council member Steve Dennis joins City Administrator Charlene Stevens to discuss updates from the May 2018 City Council meetings.Read More
April 20, 2018
City of Cottage Grove Promotes Detective Sergeant McAlister and Officer Frank
Two Cottage Grove Police Officers were promoted in a ceremony at the April 18 City Council meeting.Read More
April 20, 2018
Congratulations to Deputy Public Safety Director-Captain McAlister and Police Sergeant Franck
Detective Sergeant Randy McAlister was appointed Deputy Public Safety Director–Captain and Officer Brian Franck was promoted to Sergeant at a ceremony at the April 18 City Council meeting. McAlister was promoted to the position vacated by Director of Public Safety Pete Koerner’s appointmentRead More
April 19, 2018
Police Reserve Justin Fox Recognized as Cottage Grove's Volunteer of the Year
Mayor Myron Bailey and the City Council announced Justin Fox as Cottage Grove’s Volunteer of the Year at the City’s annual volunteer recognition ceremony held April 17.Read More
April 19, 2018
Actions Taken at April 18, 2018 City Council Meeting
The following actions were taken at the April 18, 2018 City of Cottage Grove Council meeting. City Council meetings are broadcast by the South Washington County Cable Commission and are available for online viewing at www.swctc.orgRead More
April 05, 2018
Four Firefighters Sworn in at the April 4 City Council Meeting
Four new Cottage Grove firefighters, Peter Fischer, Tim Oachs, Christy Kreminski, and Mike Armesto, were sworn in at the April 4 City Council meeting.Read More
April 02, 2018
Enrollment for Junior Golf Programs at River Oaks Golf Course Now Open
River Oaks Golf Course offers a number of opportunities for kids to play golf this summer in a structured and fun environment!Read More
March 22, 2018
Actions Taken at March 21, 2018 City Council Meeting
The following actions were taken at the March 21, 2018 City of Cottage Grove Council meeting. City Council meetings are broadcast by the South Washington County Cable Commission and are available for online viewing at www.swctc.org.Read More
March 14, 2018
County Will Celebrate Renovation of Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park with Free Entry until July 1
Visitors to the newly-renovated Cottage Grove Regional Park will be able to enjoy the park for free until July 1 after the park reopens later this spring.Read More
March 12, 2018
Police Respond to Domestic Situation: SWAT Assists with Search
On March 12, 2018 at 4:23 a.m., Cottage Grove Police received a call to 8287 Jody Lane South,
on a domestic situation where the suspect had made verbal threats of violence while
brandishing a handgun.Read More
March 12, 2018
Washington County's 2018 Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale
Washington County is excited to partner with the Recycling Association of Minnesota to sell compost bins and rain barrels at low cost. Washington County residents will get an extra $20 off each item!Read More
March 12, 2018
State Public Informational Meetings on Recent Settlement with 3M
In February 2018, Minnesota and the 3M Company settled their lawsuit regarding natural resource damages associated with a group of chemicals known as PFCs. 3M made a grant of $850 million as a condition of the settlement to address two priorities in the east metro area. Read More
March 09, 2018
Actions Taken at March 7, 2018 City Council Meeting
The following actions were taken at the March 7 2018 City of Cottage Grove Council meeting. City Council meetings are broadcast by the South Washington County Cable Commission and are available for online viewing at www.swctc.org.Read More
February 22, 2018
Actions Taken at Feb. 21, 2018 City Council Meeting
The following actions were taken at the Feb. 21, 2018 City of Cottage Grove Council meeting. Council Member Dave Thiede was not in attendance. City Council meetings are broadcast by the South Washington County Cable Commission and are available for online viewing at www.swctc.org.Read More
February 19, 2018
Cottage Grove in List of 20 Safest Cities in Minnesota
Home to twenty of the 2018 US Olympic athletes, Minnesota has a lot to be proud of. The Land of 10,000 Lakes is not only a wonderland for winter sports but also one of the safest states in the nation.Read More
February 12, 2018
Cottage Grove Receives Awards from ACEC/MN and CEAM for Interim Water Treatment Facilities
he City of Cottage Grove received an Honor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies – MN Chapter (ACEC/MN) and the City Engineers Association Minnesota (CEAM) Project of the Year – Special Recognition for its temporary treatment facilities at Well 3 and Well 10. The awards were presented to the City in January at the organizations’ respective conferences.Read More
February 08, 2018
Winners Announced in the Capture Cottage Grove Photography Contest
Winners in the City’s 2017 photo contest, Capture Cottage Grove, were announced Feb. 7 by the Cottage Grove City Council. This year's contest had 60 entries.Read More
February 08, 2018
Cottage Grove Statement on State of Minnesota and 3M Settlement
The City of Cottage Grove is pleased to see that the State of Minnesota and 3M Company have reached a settlement. We are also pleased to hear that the Attorney General has stated the funds will be used to fund water quality initiatives in those communities directly impacted in the East Metro, including Cottage Grove.  Read More
February 08, 2018
Actions Taken at Feb. 7, 2018 City Council Meeting
The following actions were taken at the Feb. 7, 2018 City of Cottage Grove Council meeting. City Council meetings are broadcast by the South Washington County Cable Commission and are available for online viewing at www.swctc.org.Read More
February 01, 2018
Level III Predatory Offender Notificaiton: Community Notification Meeting
Level III Predatory Offender Notification
Community Notification Meeting
According to Minnesota Statute 244.052, the Cottage Grove Police Department is releasing
information regarding Maxxe Stevens Jackson, DOB 11-29-75, a registered predatory offender
subject to public notification. Read More
January 29, 2018
Primrose School of Cottage Grove Now Open
Primrose School of Cottage Grove held a grand opening celebration on Jan. 27.  Primrose Schools® is a national system of accredited private preschools that provides a premier early education and child care experience for children and families. Read More
January 18, 2018
Cottage Grove Selects New Public Safety Director
The Cottage Grove City Council appointed Captain Pete Koerner as the City’s next public safety director.Read More
January 17, 2018
Mayor Bailey to Deliver State of the City Address

Cottage Grove Mayor Myron Bailey will deliver his 2018 State of the City address Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway S.
Anyone interested in learning more about the direction of the City is invited to attend.

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January 11, 2018
Where Should City Parks Be Connected?
One of the My Future Cottage Grove initiatives is to improve pedestrian safety and connections to our community parks. You can help by providing your input in an online interactive map related to this initiative.Read More
December 23, 2017
Junction 70 Grill Celebrates Official Opening with Ribbon Cutting
The City of Cottage Grove welcomed the grand opening of Junction 70 with a ribbon-cutting. Mayor Myron Bailey was joined by City Council members La Rae Mills, Steve Dennis, and...
December 22, 2017
August Council Update with Mayor Bailey
Mayor Myron Bailey joins City Administrator Charlene Stevens to discuss updates from the August 2017 City Council meeting. Click on a link to view the short video.
December 21, 2017
Cottage Grove Water Rate Change Beginning January 2018
On Dec. 20, the Cottage Grove City Council approved new water and sewer rates which go into effect on Jan. 1.  Residents will see the rate change on their Feb. 15 water bill. Read More
December 20, 2017
Facebook LIVE Budget Q&A
For the first time, Cottage Grove is going live on Facebook to give residents an easy way to learn about the City's proposed 2018 budget. Questions suchRead More
December 11, 2017
Cottage Grove Receives American Public Works Association Minnesota Project of the Year Award
The City of Cottage Grove received the 2017 American Public Works Association Minnesota Project of the Year Award for the Interim Water Treatment Facilities project.  Jennifer Levitt accepted the award on behalf of the City at the association’s fall conference in November.Read More
November 09, 2017
City of Cottage Grove's Statement on Senator Dan Schoen
The City of Cottage Grove is aware of the allegations made against Senator Dan Schoen in his legislative role for the State of Minnesota. We take the allegations seriously, as we do all sexual harassment allegations. Read More
October 30, 2017
Public Safety Responds to Fatal Crash: Single vehicle crashed into train bridge (103rd Street)
On Monday, October 30, 2017, at 12:08 pm, Cottage Grove police, fire and EMS were dispatched to a single vehicle crash in the 6500 block of 103rd.  Responders located a pick-up truck pinned under the rail road bridge on 103rd.  The caller reported the driver (lone occupant) was unresponsive.Read More
September 27, 2017
Cottage Grove Public Safety Director Announces Retirement
Cottage Grove Public Safety Director Craig Woolery has announced his retirement. His last day of employment will be Feb. 23, 2018.Read More
August 10, 2017
Cottage Grove Gives Outstanding Community Partner Award to Werner Electric
The Cottage Grove City Council presented an Outstanding Community Partner award to Werner Electric at their Aug. 9 meeting. Read More
July 20, 2017
Cottage Grove Announces End Date of August 1 for Emergency Watering Ban
 Effective Aug. 1, the emergency watering ban that the City of Cottage Grove has had in place since May 23 will be lifted.Read More
July 20, 2017
Cottage Grove Swears in Five Police Officers at July 19 City Council Meeting
Five Cottage Grove police officers, Alec Bobick, Brandyn Graff, Joseph Pierre, Brian Thomas, and Andrew Ronning,  were sworn in at the July 19, 2017 City Council meeting.Read More
July 05, 2017
Parks Puzzler Contest Encourages Visits to Cottage Grove Parks
In honor of National Parks and Recreation Month, Cottage Grove is hosting its first “Parks Puzzler” social media contest beginning July 17.Read More
June 28, 2017
Granada Park Renovations Include Pickleball Courts
Granada Park is now home to a new playground and pickleball courts. The new playground additions include a climbing wall, sitting and hanging spinners, a balance beam, and swings.Read More
June 23, 2017
Inclusive Playground Community Build Event
The Inclusive Playground Task Force and the City of Cottage Grove are holding a community build day on July 29 to help construct the Inclusive Playground at Woodridge Park. Read More
June 22, 2017
City Seeks Nominations for Annual Garden Award
The City of Cottage Grove is seeking nominations for its annual Garden Award, which focuses on sustainable gardening this year.  Residents may nominate themselves, or their favorite gardener or organizationRead More
June 20, 2017
Cottage Grove Achieves GreenStep Level 3 Status
The City of Cottage Grove was recognized Thursday, June 15 by the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program for its achievements in environmental sustainability. Read More
June 16, 2017
Cottage Grove Holds Sunrise/Sunset in the Parks Photo Contest
Cottage Grove is holding a photography contest to encourage residents and visitors to take in the amazing sunrise and sunset views available in its city parks.Read More
May 23, 2017
Cottage Grove City Water is Safe to Drink and Compliant with All MDH Health-Based Values
On Tuesday, May 23, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) released updated health-based advisory values for two industrial chemicals—PFOA and PFOS–present in groundwater in the East Metro area and Bemidji, including Cottage Grove.Read More
May 19, 2017
Cottage Grove Now Accepting Credit Cards
Credit cards are now accepted for most transactions at City Hall, including payments for permits, licenses, and license renewals under the sum of $10,000. Payments can be made with American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa credit cardsRead More
May 18, 2017
Two Cottage Grove Firefighters Receive Meritorious Service Awards
Matt Dahlquist and Dave Quebodeaux, who work as firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) for the City, were presented with Meritorious Service Awards at the May 17 City Council meeting.Read More
May 17, 2017
Lions Club International Foundation Donates $100K for Inclusive Playground in Cottage Grove
The Lions Club International Foundation has made a $100,000 donation to be used towards the building of an Inclusive Playground in Cottage Grove.Read More
May 15, 2017
Cottage Grove Police Investigating Theft of Soccer Tournament Medals (Public Safety)
The Cottage Grove Police Department is asking for help from the public with identifying those responsible for the theft of over 500 medals from a youth soccer tournament over the weekend. Read More
May 11, 2017
Residents Invited to Open House on 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Cottage Grove residents are invited to an open house to learn about the city’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 22, at City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway S.Read More
May 03, 2017
Volunteers Needed to Plant Pollinator Patch Gardens
Volunteers are needed to join Friends of the Mississippi River staff in planting multiple pollinator patch gardens throughout a stretch of Camel's Hump Park and Open Space, 7600 Burr Oak Cove S., May 20 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.Read More
April 28, 2017
Central Fire Station Groundbreaking Planned for May 9
The City of Cottage Grove is having a groundbreaking for the new Central Fire Station on May 9 at 3:30 p.m. The groundbreaking will take place at 8641 80th Street South, which is the former site of Fire Station 2.Read More
April 26, 2017
Eugene "Bud" Schmidt Named Cottage Grove's Volunteer of the Year
Long–time Cottage Grove resident Eugene “Bud” Schmidt was named Cottage Grove’s Volunteer of the Year at the City’s annual volunteer recognition event held April 25.Read More
April 21, 2017
Hy-Vee and South Washington Watershed District Receive Sustainable City Award for Stormwater Project
The Cottage Grove City Council presented the 2017 Sustainable City Award to Hy-Vee, Inc. and South Washington County Watershed District at the April 19 City Council meeting. Read More
April 14, 2017
Cottage Grove Maintains AA+ Credit Rating
The City of Cottage Grove has maintained its AA+ rating from Standard and Poors. AA+ means the City has a strong capacity to meet its financial commitment. AAA is the highest rating.  Read More
March 13, 2017
Police Respond to Domestic Assault - SWAT assists with apprehension – charges pending (Public Safety)
On March 12, 2017 at 9:11 p.m., Cottage Grove Police received a call to 8598 Jewel Avenue South, on a report of a woman that was assaulted by her boyfriend and had then fled to a neighbor’s house for help.Read More
March 03, 2017
Cottage Grove Accepting Volunteer of the Year Nominations
The City is currently accepting nominations for Volunteer of the Year.Read More
February 27, 2017
Cottage Grove State of the City Address for 2017

Cottage Grove Mayor Myron Bailey will deliver his 2017 State of the City address March 15 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway S.
Anyone interested in learning more about the direction of the City is invited to attend.

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February 24, 2017
Suspicious Person in the area of Cottage Grove Middle School: Unknown man offered a 12 years old a ride home (Public Safety)
On February 23, 2017, at 3:04 p.m., Cottage Grove Police received a call that an unknown man had offered a 12 year old female a ride home. Read More
February 21, 2017
Cottage Grove Home Damaged in Fire: Multiple Victims Transported to Hospital (Public Safety)
On February 19, 2017, at 12:56 a.m., Cottage Grove Public Safety was dispatched to the 8200 block of Jensen Ave on a report of garage fire.  Responding units determined the correct address to be 8062 Jensen Ave.   Read More
February 16, 2017
Presentation of Citizen Life Saving Awards
At the Feb. 15 Cottage Grove City Council meeting, four citizens – Karin Mae Herder, Ed Cassidy, Patrick Zittel, and Steve Smalley – were presented a Citizen Life Saving Award for their actions at a Park High School sporting event. Read More
January 25, 2017
Cottage Grove Seeking Sustainable City Award Nominations
The City of Cottage Grove is now accepting nominations for its annual Sustainable City Award, which recognizes those individuals, businesses and organizations that make the city a more sustainable community.  Read More
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