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All across the world people are living in extreme poverty. Living in one of the most powerful countries in the world, it is our responsibility to help those in need. In mid-June the Global Food Security Reauthorization Act passed through the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill would help combat malnourishment and chronic hunger for an additional 5 years if passed. These continued efforts would help better coordinate investments in improving global food security for those who need it.
Boy Scout Troop 777 Eagle Scout candidate Hunter Bretoi (left) and Boy Scouts of America National Committee member Veid Muiznieks stand in front of Bretoi's Eagle Scout project. The fencing secures utilities and offers a nicer aesthetic view of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Cottage Grove. His project included volunteers he recruited for the July build, and was a no cost item for St. Luke. Submitted photo
As summer winds down, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give blood and platelets now and help end an emergency summer blood shortage that began last month. A critical need remains as many regular donors delay giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to start. To ensure lifesaving treatments remain available for patients in the coming weeks, donations are needed now, especially type O. In thanks for helping at this urgent time, all those who come to donate blood or platelets through Aug. 30 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together. To make an appointment to donate blood, download the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit www.RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-RED CROSS.
Stan Karwoski and Julie Ohs pulled away from Joe Delaney Tuesday in the Washington County Board District 2 primary race, while five candidates vying for a spot on the ballot in District 2 were much closer in vote totals. Wayne A. Johnson (1,420 votes) and Jeff Swensen (1,405) led the pack in the county's fourth district, according to unofficial numbers on the Secretary of State website .
The Woodbury Rotary Club added eight new members during the previous two Rotary years, running July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2018. In alphabetical order new members are: Tom Flaherty, Director of Jerry's Foods; Dorothy Michori, homecare service; Gino Monico, Citizens State Bank; Dan Moris, Eagle Valley Golf Course Director; Shartsi Musherure, educator; Catherine Strum, medical nursing, Deb Veit, Oak Meadows Director; and Ruth Watkins, kitchen and bath designer.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued a statewide air quality alert due to smoke spreading across northern Minnesota Friday, Aug. 10, and southern Minnesota on Saturday, Aug. 11.
As the investigation continues into an outbreak of a waterborne illness this summer at a Zumbrota campground, state health officials have been working with the business owner to reduce the risk of illness.
DENMARK TOWNSHIP — A suspect was taken into custody Thursday evening after a reported firearm discharge in the 1400 block of 70th Street South. Washington County Sheriff's deputies responded 4:02 p.m. Aug. 9, 2018, to a disturbance call at a residence, according to a news release. While evacuating occupants from the residence, a deputy reported that a firearm had been discharged.
Chris Falteisek will provide a presentation 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, on his recent journey to Iceland, Sweden, Norway and Poland at Christ Episcopal Church, 7305 Afton Road in Woodbury. Falteisek, Christ Church's Minister of Worship/Music Director, recently spent five weeks on a genealogy pilgrimage to experience the life and customs of his ancestral countries.
To the editor: There is no such thing as a free lunch. Or a free session with your friendly health care provider. Everyone knows that, or should know that. Yet an increasing number of our leftist politicians — quite a few in Minnesota included — persist in telling us that, if we would only expand governmental control of our health care system, we could enjoy our free medical lunch.