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Continued: Briefs: Washington County highway volunteers thanked for cleanup work

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Questions about River Awareness Week can be addressed to St. Croix River Association at 715-483-3300.


Members sought for new advisory group

The Gateway Corridor Commission seeks community members to serve on a new Gateway Corridor Community Advisory Committee (CAC).

The CAC will advise the commission throughout preparation of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS), which is a step in the federal process to study potential transit service. The CAC will be asked to advise the commission on several aspects: how to best inform the public about the work, meaning, and conclusions of the Draft EIS; identifying potential concerns in the Gateway Corridor that will need to be addressed in the Draft EIS; providing information related to potential social, economic or community issues as a result of the transitway; and advising the commission on key project decisions.

The commission encourages applications from residents, businesses operating on the corridor, major employers, institutions and schools, travelers in the Gateway Corridor (existing transit users, bicyclists, pedestrians, and drivers), and environmental interests.

Applications are online at and due by July 19.

Cabela’s project plan wins final approval

Plans to build a 100,000-square-foot Cabela’s outdoors store near the junction of Radio Drive and Hudson Road in Woodbury won final approval from the Woodbury City Council.

The project, in conjunction with Jerry’s Enterprises Inc., submitted an application to the city for a planned unit development, conditional-use permit, preliminary plat and site and building plan. All four elements were approved unanimously. The applicant is requesting to build a Cabela’s retail store and seeks approval for several nearby retail sites that may include fast food, convenience store, or multitenant retail businesses.

The city’s Planning Commission reviewed the application June 17 and recommended approval.

Cottage Grove

Youth safety taught during two-day camp

The Cottage Grove Recreation, Police, and Fire departments are teaming up to encourage youth safety for children 8-11.

During this two-day camp, Tuesday and Wednesday, participants will experience and learn about safety issues including dangerous dogs, mouth guards, mounted patrol, electrical safety, State Patrol helicopter, water pollution, severe weather, fire truck pumper demo, Internet safety, life jackets, Regions burn center and first aid, bike safety, backpack safety, chemical safety, Washington County emergency communications, basic CPR and K9 Demo.

Cost of $50 includes safety presentations, T-shirt, team hat, lunches, snacks, water bottle, and an all-sport helmet. A graduation ceremony closes the camp on Wednesday, July 10 at 5 p.m.

The camp will run from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Hamlet Park. Register online at

Council members call town meeting

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