The city of Cottage Grove hopes a new business can sweeten its local economy. A budding chocolatier opened a storefront this fall, with an emphasis on direct trade buying and educating customers on where their food comes from. KLCC’s Brian Bull paid a visit to Sanity Chocolate, and has this report.
A Springfield jail and police levy appears to have been approved in Tuesday’s special election, by about 68 percent. It is a levy of $1.40 per $1,000 assessed value for five years beginning in July 2018. The levy is a renewal which funds the municipal jail and city police.