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On Friday, January 25, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., WCCO anchor and reporter Katie Steiner will be the guest emcee for Christ Episcopal Church's annual Variety Show Concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25. Musicians from the church will present an evening of song, word and humor. During the concert a freewill collection will be taken to help support the ministries of Christ Church's seminarians, Aaron Twait and Molly Weiss.
New Richmond Police Department has asked the public's help to locate a suspect believed to have attacked another man with a boxcutter and fled the scene in a stolen vehicle, according to a City of New Richmond press release. Officers responded Jan. 14 to a report of a disturbance on the 800 block of Knowles Avenue where a victim sustained multiple lacerations to his head and face by a man he identified as 32-year-old Roberto Reyes Jr., also known at Tito, who fled the scene in the victim's vehicle, the release states.
WinterFest is an opportunity to get outside and enjoy everything that winter has to offer, including: cross-country skiing, kick-sledding and fat-tire biking at Lake Elmo Park Reserve. WinterFest will be held Saturday, Jan. 26. The Soup Coupe food truck will be onsite 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. selling hot soup and wraps. WinterFest will feature: • Cross-country ski lessons — all skill levels are welcome; equipment is provided. Reservations are required at www.rideandglide.org (select Lake Elmo Clinic).
Students get real-world hospital work experience Area students were part of a cohort that recently graduated from a six-week immersion program at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater. The Explorers Program, offered through the Boy Scouts of America's Northern Star Council, lets students ages 14-20 explore health care careers in a real-world setting, such as sessions in the pharmacy, birth center, emergency department and radiology. Students who graduated Dec. 10, 2018, include: • Colin Muehlbauer, Clare Roti and Jack Seipel of Woodbury
After the long 2017 summer of watering bans and new revelations about perfluorochemicals in East Metro drinking water, the state of Minnesota and 3M Corp. finally settled the lawsuit for $850 million.
Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park reopened to the public June 19 after more than a year of extensive renovations that included the removal of invasive buckthorn and other noxious weeds. The 515-acre park now has a new entrance at County Road 19/Keats Avenue, additional parking lots, new and repaved trails and a new playground.
Things moved quickly after the 2018 legislative bonding bill allocated $9.5 million to the East Metro Public Safety Training Center. Formerly called the HERO Center (Health and Emergency Response Occupations), the remainder of the total $19 million cost will be split between the cities of Cottage Grove and Woodbury. The cities broke ground on the project early this fall, and expect it to be complete next autumn.
In June, city officials, firefighters and retired firefighters uncoupled a fire hose to officially open the new Central Fire Station The new 33,000-square-foot facility, at 8641 80th St., was built on the site of a former station that was built over 45 years ago. The department recently converted fully to the new model of EMT-firefighter staff.
Oltman Middle School announced the Scholars of the Month for December. Students were selected based on their outstanding demonstration of one or more of the following life skills: integrity, caring, common sense, initiative, effort, perseverance, organization, flexibility, pride, problem solving, responsibility, cooperation, sense of humor, patience, friendship, curiosity and courage. Students and their parents attended a breakfast in their honor sponsored by Hy-Vee, Ed's Trophy, Applebee's, Park Grove Bowl, Jimmy John's and Minnesota Historical Society.
Washington County residents interested in becoming a licensed family child care provider in the county may take the first step and attend an orientation 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10. Meetings are in Lower Level Conference Room 14 in the Washington County Government Center, 14949 N. 62nd St., Stillwater. Basic information regarding the family child care program and requirements for licensing will be discussed. Attendance is required at one of the meetings before a license can be issued. There is no fee for the informational meetings.