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If you have had shingles, you are very aware of how painful this viral infection can be. Shingles most commonly appears as a rash or a stripe of blisters that wraps around the left or right side of your torso, but it can appear anywhere on the body including the face and scalp. It is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you've had chickenpox, the virus lies dormant in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and brain. For some, the virus can reactivate as shingles.
Nearly three and a half months later, and the 2019 Slim Down Challenge has come to an end. However, the conclusion of the challenge does not have to bring your healthy lifestyle to a halt. We hope that you've learned as much about yourself and maximizing your health as we have and that you continue with your best practices going forward. Brian Mozey I can't believe the final weigh-in was last Wednesday. There have been many ups and downs, but the challenge has opened my eyes to many possibilities regarding exercise and nutrition.
A missing Norhtfield juvenile was found Friday, May 17, 2019, according to Northfield Police Department.
Ellsworth police are looking for a man in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in Ellsworth Thursday night. According to a news release, a male suspect approached a lone female who was seated in her vehicle at about 10:52 p.m. May 16 near 315 W. Main St. The man, armed with a handgun, told the woman to give him her purse and phone. She complied, and the man fled south into an alley toward a residential area on South Grant Street.
A Brooklyn Park man is accused of running sex trafficking operations at hotels in Woodbury and Brooklyn Center while incarcerated in a county jail cell. Daniel David Ellington, 38, was charged in Washington County on two counts of sex trafficking and two counts of promotion of prostition, according to a news release Thursday, May 16, 2019, from County Attorney Pete Orput. According to the news release:
Hastings High School senior Alexis Edmundson has been selected as the Hastings Rotary Student of the Month for May. Edmundson was nominated by Keri Cotton, Jody Geib and Kim Hoff.
Neighborhoods around the region will be busy with bargain hunters this weekend for annual garage sale events. The weather May 3-5 is expected to be mostly sunny with high temperatures in the 60s, according to the National Weather Service . Find maps for the 100 Mile Garage Sale, Hastings Community Garage Sales and New Richmond House to House Sales below.
A dangerous near miss happened this morning on a road near you. A motorist racing to work came around the bend and found a tractor starting to lumber up the hill. Another vehicle was already behind the tractor, but the impatient motorist figured he could overtake both the car and the tractor. Halfway around them, he suddenly encountered an SUV cresting the hill at 60 mph.
United Way of Hastings will be holding its next "Life 101" workshop from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the Hastings High School Lecture Hall. The workshop, "Is College the Only Option? How to Make Smart Post High School Choices and Not Graduate $100,000 in Debt," will cover the different options that teens have after high school.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Dakota County, and the Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District have teamed up to offer area residents free nitrate testing clinics. Homeowners who rely on private wells for their drinking water supply should test for nitrates on a regular basis. Free nitrate testing clinics that will be held from 5-8 p.m. on: • Thursday, May 2, at the Dakota County Extension and Conservation building, 4100 220th St. W., Farmington • Thursday, May 16, at Hampton City Hall, 5265 238th St. E.