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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.
Free teenager mental health program offered Change to Chill, Allina Health's award-winning mental well-being program, is now offering free training sessions around the region. Change to Chill works as a guide to help teens become more aware of the things that stress them out and equip them with tools and resources to better manage stress and anxiety and live happier, more resilient lives.
The Minnesota chapter of the National Pancreas Foundation and the University of Minnesota Medical Center are holding an educational event for patient, caregiver and family-centered care for pancreatic diseases. The free event will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital in Minneapolis.
A one-vehicle accident near New Trier left one dead and another with non-life threatening injuries late Thursday night, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Michael James Serres, 53, Hampton, was driving eastbound on Highway 50 when the vehicle went into the ditch and rolled in the area of Inga Avenue in Douglas Township, the report said. The passenger, Terri Lynn Stephenson, 49, Hampton, did not survive the crash.
A two-vehicle crash on Highway 316 near the area of Bauer Circle on Thursday morning resulted in life-threatening injuries for a 20-year-old woman from Cottage Grove, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. According to the incident report, Kaitlyn Nielsen was traveling south on Highway 316 when her 2011 Ford Taurus crossed the center line and made contact with a Ford F-150 driven by Timothy Hovseth, 58, of Hastings, who was traveling north.
The Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District is a resource for those interested in partnering for soil and water conservation. One of its programs, Landscaping for Clean Water, includes free educational workshops, hands-on design classes, assistance at site visits and grants for homeowners. The goal of the Landscaping for Clean Water program is to teach residents how to beautify their yards while also protecting local water quality and providing habitat for pollinators.
Last updated 6 a.m. Feb. 12, 2019 The following area schools are closed or delayed starts Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 due to snow: Amery School District -- closed Baldwin-Woodville Area Schools -- closed Boyceville Community School District -- closed Cannon Falls ISD #252 -- delayed two hours (Cannon Kids is delayed two hours)
RiverTown's first-ever healthy lifestyle challenge, Slim Down with RiverTown, has kicked off. The 13-week challenge started with weigh-ins this week and pushes participants to live healthier.
Just the word "norovirus" is enough to upset your stomach. This season the nasty stomach bug is worse than ever. There was a recent news story about the more than 475 people on a single cruise ship becoming infected with the virus. Outbreaks have also been reported across the Twin Cities including schools and senior living facilities. Ask your friends and neighbors—it is going around.