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An unobtrusive pair of birds with heavy rounded beaks and a hue brighter than a Blue Jay has made its home in scrubland at the edge of Hamlet Park with their three chicks. The little family of Blue Grosbeaks have drawn several local birders to its nest, after Peter Nichols and Ben Douglas spotted it for the first time ever in Washington County last month. It is the 324th bird recorded in the county since documentation began over 100 years ago. Nichols estimates about 235 of the 324 get recorded in the county each year.
Authorities say a St. Paul man tried to disguise himself as a woman to evade police after stealing a handgun from Cabela's in Woodbury and driving a stolen vehicle to a Lake Elmo mobile home park.
Post-traumatic stress disorder sufferers can now register for medical cannabis treatment.
Travelling Hargis Parkway from Radio Drive to HealthEast Sports Center and East Ridge High School, drivers pass through as many as six roundabouts. Fifteen years ago, the roundabout design may not have even entered local engineers' minds. The first of 16 roundabouts in Woodbury opened in 2005 — and six were constructed in 2008 alone, alongside the opening of East Ridge High School.
Sixty-eight cases of measles have been confirmed in four counties in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Health has not found any cases in Dakota County, but officials say the virus could spread east depending on several factors. Hennepin, Ramsey, Crow Wing and Le Sueur counties all have recorded cases of the disease — which symptoms are a rash, fever and cough, running nose or watering eyes. Patients can experience serious complications such as pneumonia or encephalitis. There is currently no treatment for measles beyond bed rest, fluids and control of the fever.
The long-awaited Junction 70 Grill is now serving. Owner Joel Lehman said it is a somewhat limited opening with a limited menu, but will expand it as it's possible.
River Oaks Golf Course has been under Parks and Recreation Department control for a full quarter now, after being managed by the city council for several months and Administration before that.
Bella's new location at 7155 80th St. took awhile to get ready, but will open this week just the way Tim and Cinnamon Roche hoped it would be.
Five refinery employees were transported for treatment Saturday after being exposed to a hydrofluoric acid leak at Western Refining in St. Paul Park.
The Hastings Masonic Lodge building is up for sale, but that doesn't mean the Dakota Lodge #7 chapter is disappearing. The Hastings and Newport chapters are hoping to share a building with the Cottage Grove Accacia Lodge on 70th Street in old Cottage Grove. Accacia secretary Loren Murphy said they have "extended an invite for them to use our facilities for their needs."