Health care law changes topic of forum

  • Updated: August 3, 2013 - 5:00 PM

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The impact of changes in state and federal health care laws on businesses will the topic of a Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce business luncheon starting at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 14 at Mississippi Dunes, 10351 Grey Cloud Trail, Cottage Grove.

Reservations are being accepted through Thursday, Aug. 8. Cost is $15 for chamber members, $18 for nonmembers.

“The Affordable Care Act & Minnesota Health Care Exchange & the Impact to Businesses” will be presented by Jim Sarych and Andy Weitnauer of Financial Concepts, Inc.

The discussion will include:

• Overview of the Affordable Care Act.

• Determining if your business/organization is subject to the potential penalties and how to avoid them.

• Overview of the Minnesota Health Care Exchange.

• Other to do items and things to consider.

Reservations can be mailed, phone, faxed or e-mailed to the Chamber Office at Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 16, Cottage Grove; phone 651-458-8334 or fax 651-458-8383; e-mail at online at via the calendar tab.

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Drivers will encounter county road detours

County Road 22 (70th Street South) has been closed to traffic between County Road 19 (Keats Avenue) and Jamaica Avenue in Cottage Grove. The closure will remain in effect for about 90 days.

The detour route will be Jamaica Avenue on the west, County Road 20 (Military Road) on the north, and County Road 19 on the east.

The Washington County road project involves consolidating two closely spaced four-way stops on County Road 19 (Keats Avenue) into one roundabout. While the county is building a new alignment of County Road 20, the South Washington County Watershed District is also building a portion of its regional drainage system in the area of the new highway alignment.

For more information, contact Mindy Leadholm at or at 651-430-4361 or 651-470-7754. For general project information, see the project website at


Final summer concert scheduled at library

The summer’s final presentation in a series of music programs will be Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at Washington County’s Oakdale Library.

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