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A note to the community, Our phones are down Wednesday March 20, 2019, due to a circuit upgrade. Engineers are working to restore service. The newsroom can be reached by email at email@example.com . Find more contact information at www.rivertowns.net/contact-us .
With the risk of flooding in the Upper Midwest continuing to grow, Xcel Energy is preparing its facilities as well as providing safety information to customers who may be affected. According to a news release Monday, March 18, 2019: Xcel Energy urges caution for customers who now may experience flooding in their homes and businesses. In certain flood-related situations, Xcel Energy may need to disconnect electric and/or natural gas service to ensure customer safety.
While watching the news one evening, Tab Hanson saw a familiar face flash across the screen — it was the same man who a few days earlier hopped into the vacant driver’s seat of Hanson’s vehicle, pulled a gun, told him to get out and then drove away, according to a criminal complaint filed in St. Croix County Circuit Court.
ROSEMOUNT — Parents in the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public School District interested in becoming involved in conversations regarding curriculum, instruction and assessment are encouraged to apply for membership on the district's Curriculum and Instruction Advisory Council (CIAC).
Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), a leading worldwide manufacturer of filtration systems and parts, recently awarded a $20,000 grant to Glenwood City High School. The funding was made possible through the Donaldson Company Foundation, which strives to provide equitable access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines through grants that increase youth engagement and learning in these areas of study.
ROSEMOUNT — The "Let's Get Growing!" Spring Expo 2019 is planned for 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Rosemount Community Center, 13885 S. Robert Trail. This event is designed to inspire gardeners of all skill levels interested in home gardening. Classes and experts will answer gardening questions. The keynote speaker will be Alan Branhagen, director of operations for the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. His presentation is based off research from his 2016 book, "Native Plants of the Midwest."
Members of the Augustana Choir are preparing for a brief performance tour of the Midwest during spring break, including a stop in Hastings. The focus of the 2019 tour will be "Masterworks of the Sacred European Tradition." The choir is preparing pieces by Bach, Mendelssohn, Grieg and Vivaldi, with a set of contemporary pieces as well. Under the direction of guest conductor Steve Grives, the choir will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at St. Philip's Lutheran Church in Hastings. All concerts are free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be accepted.
The month of February is National Heart Awareness Month. It is important for us to keep our hearts healthy. A healthy heart allows efficient delivery of oxygenated blood and nutrients to our cells and waste out of our body. Monitoring blood pressure Heart disease is infamously known as the "silent killer" since signs or symptoms often go unnoticed. According to the American Heart Association, blood pressures of less than 120/80 are considered within the normal range. If you have a high blood pressure, please consult your doctor.
The following area schools are closed Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, due to snow.
FARMINGTON — For the 13th year, Crops Day will bring University of Minnesota Extension and agency specialists to Dakota County to share local research results and crop management strategies with producers and other agricultural professionals. Crops Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at Dakota Electric Association, 4300 220th St. W., Farmington. Registration will start at 8:30 a.m.