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Picturesque Mississippi Dunes shuts down, housing set to move in

The course was put up for sale last October, but has closed even though no buyer has been found.
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Golfers will no longer be able to enjoy the stunning 1st hole vista at Mississippi Dunes in Cottage Grove.

The golf course on the banks of the Mississippi River is no longer taking reservations, its phone line has been disconnected and its Facebook page has been removed.

The writing was on the wall in October, when its season was ended prematurely and it was put on the market for $10 million as a potential housing development.

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Its permanent closure has been confirmed now, with the Pioneer Press reporting that Cottage Grove city officials are now looking forward to a possible tax windfall should a housing developer buy the 185-acre land.

The newspaper notes that if the site were developed into half-acre housing lots costing $400,000 each, it could add $150 million to the city's tax base.

It's the third golf course in the Twin Cities metro to have closed since the end of last season, with the others being Hillcrest Golf Course and Thompson Oaks, both in West St. Paul.

The Star Tribune reports that Mississippi Dunes was in the headline last summer when a judge ordered owner Dr. William Doebler to pay four former employees $130,000 after a lawsuit alleged he groped them and fired them for complaining.

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