Cottage Grove

Grove jail temporarily closes doors

COTTAGE GROVE — Last week, the Cottage Grove city manager’s office announced the temporary closure of the Cottage Grove Jail. 

City officials cited staffing shortages as the catalyst for the closure. In the meantime, the Cottage Grove Police Department will be renting five beds from the Springfield Municipal Jail and transporting inmates to and from municipalities. 

The city says there will be “no gap in the city’s ability to appropriately detain alleged violators.”

Jake Boone, Cottage Grove assistant city manager, says that during the staffing shortage the city will be . . .