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An informational meeting on providing adult foster care in Washington County will be 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in the lower level room 13 in the Government Center in Stillwater. Washington County requires people interested in providing foster care to attend an informational meeting. For those who decide to provide foster care for adults, the licensing process begins at no cost to them.
A donation shortfall over the winter holidays has prompted the American Red Cross to issue an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to give now to prevent a blood shortage from continuing throughout winter and affecting patient care. The Red Cross collected more than 27,000 fewer blood and platelet donations the weeks of Christmas and New Year's than needed to sustain a sufficient blood supply. During this period, about 1,350 fewer blood drives were hosted by volunteer sponsor groups than required to meet patient needs as busy holiday schedules kept many donors away.
Dr. William Mohr is a burn surgeon at the Regions Hospital Burn Center in St. Paul As one of only two verified burn centers in Minnesota and just four across the upper Midwest, the Regions Hospital Burn Center team is proud to provide the highest level of care for patients in the Twin Cities and for those up to hundreds of miles away. Along with treating injuries from incidents including fires, scalding water or even explosions, we also treat patients for frostbite, including over 90 patients last winter.
AFTON — Reservations are now being taken for the annual Squire House Gardens Valentines Concert set for Saturday, Feb. 9. A lineup of Twin Cities musicians are scheduled for the concert: vocalist Lucia Newell, singer/pianist Andrew Walesch, and jazz pianist Laura Caviani.
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.