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Night Owl Family hike is planned for 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve. The group will begin at the Nordic Center for evening family hikes along lit trails in the park reserve. Dress for the weather and uneven trails. The program is free with a vehicle park permit, $7 daily or $30 annually. No reservations are required. The park is at 1515 Keats Ave., Lake Elmo. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-430-8370.
October 2018 was proclaimed Let's Talk Month in Minnesota by Gov. Mark Dayton, part of a nationwide initiative encouraging parents and caregivers to have open conversations with young people about sexuality and healthy relationships.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call at 11:47 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 from a resident on Deer Lake, in the Town of St. Croix Falls, who observed a fisherman in the water and an unoccupied boat drifting.
WOODBURY — Fairytale princesses and villains will host a Halloween Ball from 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 at the Prestwick Event Center, 9555 Wedgewood Drive. Tickets are available on Eventbrite at a cost of $48.50 (adults and children over two). Favorite fairytale princesses are throwing a Royal Halloween Ball — but the villains don't want to be left out of the fun during their favorite season.
The American Red Cross is calling on donors to give blood or platelets in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Cancer patients may need red blood cell or platelet transfusions during chemotherapy, surgery or treatment for complications. Donors of all blood types are needed to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this fall, especially after Hurricane Florence and subsequent flooding forced the cancellation of more than 6,000 blood and platelet donations last month.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch through Wednesday morning, Oct. 10, 2018, across much of eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin as 2-4 inches of rain is expected to fall over the next 48 hours.
SmartAsset, a New York based financial technology company, has ranked the healthiest housing markets in Minnesota. Cottage Grove topped the list at No. 1 in the state and No. 15 in the nation with a healthiest markets index of 92.75.
Citizens can now protect their financial information by ordering a free "credit freeze" with the three major credit agencies, Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. The law that allows the credit freeze or security freeze went into effect Sept. 21. A freeze restricts access to a credit file, making it more difficult for criminals to open fraudulent new accounts or borrow money in an individual's name.
An Arizona-based meat processor is recalling more than 6.5 million pounds of raw beef that could be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. The products being recalled were packaged on various dates from July 26-Sept. 7, 2018, and have the establishment number "EST. 267" in the USDA inspection mark. The meat was shipped nationwide.
Five candidates are vying for two open City Council seats in the Nov. 6 election. Former council members Tom Ingemann and Pauline Schottmuller, as well as newcomers Laurie Elliott, Anita Wasmundt and Nathan Knox are campaigning for two open seats. Find more Election 2018 coverage here. Current city council members Tracy Rahm and Roz Johnson are not running for election.