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Firm chosen to market former State Farm campus

A local commercial real estate firm is getting down to the business of marketing the former State Farm campus to new tenants.

Welsh and Colliers, a Minnetonka-based real estate firm, was chosen to market the existing 400,000-square-foot-building, officials announced last week. The building and its 100-acre corporate campus off Interstate 94 and Radio Drive have been vacant since State Farm moved its headquarters to Nebraska in 2004.

“Adding Welsh/Colliers is a big step for the project,” said Matt Alexander, Kraus-Anderson’s director of real estate development. “We are very fortunate to bring on Chris Simmons and Tom Palmquist, two of the region’s most experienced and highly regarded retail leasing brokers who also have national resources at their disposal.”

Kraus-Anderson last month entered into a joint venture with Elion Partners, a Florida-based real estate investment and development firm, to redevelop the campus. Plans call for a commercial development with retail, office space and an upscale 180-room hotel.

Cottage Grove

Election judges needed for general election

The city of Cottage Grove is looking for poll workers to work the coming general election.

Candidates must be 18 or older, an American citizen and resident of Minnesota, and be able to read, write and speak English. Those who’ve had their voting rights revoked are not eligible.

Poll workers, also called election judges, work at local polling places, carrying out election procedures and protecting voters’ rights. Their responsibilities include setting up the polling place, registering voters, running the voting equipment, and reporting and certifying the results after polls close.

Anyone interested can download an application online or go to City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway S. Applications must be mailed to City Clerk Caron Stransky at City Hall.

Washington County

Household recycling collections scheduled

Seven weekend household hazardous waste collections are planned for various Washington County cities this year:

• Hugo, April 26: at the Hugo Public Works building;

• Cottage Grove, May 3: at the Cottage Grove Public Works building;

• Stillwater, May 17: at Lily Lake Park;

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