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Cottage Grove, Minn., neighbors get into dispute over snow; one is cited by police

COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. - A man here was cited by police for his involvement in a neighbor-to-neighbor dispute over snow.

According to Cottage Grove police, an officer responded Sunday afternoon to a report of two neighbors arguing over where snow was being thrown by a snowblower.

Duane R. Grunwald, 55, was cited for disorderly conduct for allegedly yelling and swearing at another man before the officer arrived, according to a police report. The citation was a misdemeanor.

Another dispute over plowed snow took place in a different neighborhood Tuesday, police said.

A man got into a shouting match with the driver of a plow truck over where the driver was depositing snow, but there were no arrests in that incident.

Scott Wente is a reporter at the South Washington County Bulletin in Cottage Grove, Minn., which is owned by Forum Communications Co.