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In bookmarking the past four years, I've been contemplating some of the progress our city has achieved. The following snapshot covers six key areas: Accolades
An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at St. Thomas Aquinas in the parish activities building, 920 Holley Avenue in St. Paul Park. To make an appointment call 800-REDCROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and enter St. Paul Park. Walk-ins are welcome. File photo
Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations in early-July, though there continues to be an emergency need for donors of all blood types, especially type O, according to the American Red Cross.
After initially receiving a $117,500 grant effective Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2018 from the Office of National Drug Control Policy, a new agreement has increased the same grant's amount to $127,120. The added $9,620 will fund Narcan kits, a treatment for suspected opioid overdoses, and a software and hardware system called Cellebrite, which helps investigators obtain cell phone data — when allowed by court orders.
A corrections officer was killed by a homicide offender Wednesday at Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater.
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Health is warning consumers to not eat Spring Pasta Salad from Hy-Vee if it was purchased before July 17. Six of seven cases in a Salmonella Sandiego outbreak have been linked to people who have eaten Spring Pasta Salad from four different Hy-Vee stores, a news release said. On July 16, the product was removed from all stores voluntarily while health officials have been investigating.
Investigators have taken into custody a Hastings man who police allege was driving the commercial vehicle that lost a boulder that killed a mother and daughter Monday, July 9 in Rosemount. Police identified Wednesday the truck involved in the fatal incident belonged to Czeck Services. Police determined the owner of the business, Joseph P. Czeck, 33, was the driver of the vehicle and arrested him in Inver Grove Heights, according to a Rosemount Police Department news release July 12.
Local blood bank Memorial Blood Centers is facing a serious challenge in maintaining an adequate supply of blood to meet the needs of hospital partners in Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin, according to a news release. Memorial Blood Centers has an urgent need for donors and is asking the community to donate blood to help ensure it is available for patients in need. The organization asks people to donate blood if they are:
The River City Chorale will kick off its 10th anniversary season by presenting "Awake My Soul and Sing" a summer concert series at the end of July. More than 150 vocalists from Hudson, Stillwater, the St. Croix River Valley, the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin are excited to share an amazing blend of vocal music with the community and invite the public attend to attend these performances.
WOODBURY — Greg Kraft, sculptor and member of Artists of Woodbury, will be a featured artist in the summer exhibit at the Orange Dragon Gallery in Prescott. Kraft's work was selected by a committee of artists. He will show several large sculpture pieces including an interactive one, a series of concrete heads and new stone carvings. He will also present some native-inspired talking sticks and wing fan sculptures. Of special interest is his new limestone carvings — a buffalo and leaf sculpture.