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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.
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: