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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 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.
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.
Join Washington County Parks for a guided snowshoeing adventure 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park. The program is sponsored by DIRO Outdoors. The group will explore the park's new and improved trails through rolling hills and woods. Class size is limited and registration is required. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children age 14 and younger. All equipment is provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Dress for winter outdoor activity. Other items to consider bringing are water bottle, sunglasses, snacks and a backpack to carry items.
The Washington County Citizen Review Panel is seeking members. The advisory group panel meets monthly with the mission, "Citizens partnering with child protection services advocating to keep children safe." Panel members volunteer to work with child protection staff of Washington County Community Services and the state of Minnesota. Members analyze child protection trends, policies and procedures, provide insights into the child protection system, recommend and advocate for needed changes and resources, and increase community understanding and investments in protecting children.
The following area schools have announced closings for Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, due to the cold:
The following area school districts will remain closed through Wednesday Jan. 30, 2019 due to the weather...
Greg Kraft, sculptor and member of Artists of Woodbury, was awarded seventh prize for his hand-carved sphere of alabaster stone. Kraft is a featured artist at the small works exhibition of Gallery 96. His work was selected by a committee of artists and was included with 35 works of art that the exhibit will continue to display at Shoreview Community Center through Feb. 15.