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An Inver Grove Heights man is facing felony auto theft and fleeing a peace officer charges after allegedly driving off in a Minnesota Department of Transportation vehicle Monday that was parked in Hastings. Gregory Henry Wiley, Jr., 33, was booked into the Dakota County jail after leading local police on a chase that ended in Newport.
Officials say condemned building poses safety hazard.
Cottage Grove resident Laura Devine grew up wanting to be a doctor. Her undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota led her down the path of physiology and soon into the hospital for pre-med courses. Yet, all the while her real passion was in the gym. Her dedication to bettering others through fitness led her to open her Real Fit Workout Studio in Cottage Grove, Minn. “Real Fit Workout Studio is a word play off the word real,” Devine explained. “I’ve been in clubs and other settings where it feels like the people aren’t real, almost like they are fake.
The iconic Cottage View Drive-In marquee that has welcomed outdoor cinema-goers for nearly five decades will soon be en route to the Little Log House Pioneer Village in Hastings. A late Monday afternoon deal was made between the city of Cottage Grove, drive-in owner Gerry Herringer, and local preservationist Steve Bauer, sealing the fate of the now-closed outdoor theater. Cottage Grove City Administrator Ryan Schroeder said Monday agreements were being signed between Herringer and Bauer, and between Bauer and the city of Cottage Grove, in a strategic move that would allow the city to regain