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Merchants Bank is launching its 10th annual 10 Days of Giving food drive for the Friends in Need Food Shelf in Cottage Grove and the Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf in Woodbury. The drive runs Dec. 1-10. Last year, the 10 Days of Giving collected 21,253 food and personal items and $171.95 in cash donations for the Friends in Need Food Shelf. People are asked to bring toiletries and monetary donations to Merchants Bank, 8479 E. Point Douglas Road S. Checks can be made out to the "10 Days of Giving."
Oltman Middle School announced the Scholars of the Month for November. 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.
Public and private health care insurance plans play important supporting roles in the current U.S. coverage strategy. Neither sector can do it alone. People need to keep that fact in the forefront as the "Medicare-for-all" debate heats up, talk grows of a crippling national debt and seniors scramble to change their Medicare supplemental plans before the open enrollment window closes. Some key details make up our reality. First, 2018 brings a dramatic change in the Medicare enrollment process.
Thomas Sullivan, Thomas Nelson and Sophie Pfluger of Woodbury and Abby Carsten, Hannah Goecke and Elizabeth Neuenfeldt of Cottage Grove will appear in Gustavus Adolphus College's annual Christmas in Christ Chapel worship services Nov. 30 through Dec. 2 on campus in Saint Peter. The theme is visions of divine mystery. The evening performance on Saturday, Dec. 1, will be livestreamed free online beginning at 7:30 p.m. For more information visit: gustavus.edu/ccc.
Christ Episcopal Church in Woodbury will host the last concert of the Christ Church 2018 Concert Series at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30. Renee Vaughan and Karl Lundeberg will present new and traditional Nordic music on nyckelharpa and 12-string guitar. The one-hour concert will feature a unique sound, rooted in the traditional Scandinavian dance rhythms. Vaughan and Lundeberg share an affinity for Nordic music and have created their own unique sound that is firmly rooted in tradition.
Individuals, organizations and counties were recognized for their contribution to Minnesota agriculture during the 100th annual meeting of the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation, held Nov. 16 in Bloomington. Washington-Ramsey County Farm Bureau received the Minnesota Farm Bureau County Activities of Excellence, the most prestigious of all county Minnesota Farm Bureau awards.
Up to $300,000 in grant funding is available through the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for landscaping equipment users to switch from two-cycle gasoline to electric-powered landscaping equipment. The state offers 50 percent cost-sharing. The maximum grant amount per recipient is $24,000. Eligible applicants include all Minnesota-based businesses with fewer than 500 employees, governmental agencies, educational institutions, nonprofits, or trade groups/associations.
All romaine lettuce consumption should be avoided while a multi-state E. coli outbreak is investigated, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. There have been 32 reported cases of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli in 11 states — including Wisconsin, but not Minnesota — as of Nov. 19, the CDC says. An additional 18 cases have been identified in Canada.
The Northfield Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Joseph Camplin, 42, of Northfield. According to an alert issued Monday afternoon, Nov. 19, 2018:
A northern pike caught by Woodbury fisherman Matthew Swanson this past May on the Rainy River is now the largest on record in the state's new catch-and-release record program. Swanson reeled in the monster pike — measuring 45 and 1/4 inches long — while on an annual fishing trip with his father and brother up north along the Canadian border, according to a news release Monday, Nov. 19 from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.