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On Saturday, Nov. 17, Dakota County District Court, the Dakota County Sheriff's Department, the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and La Asamblea de Derecho Civiles (Civil Rights Assembly) will host a "Warrant Resolution" event at Crossroads Church, 4100 Lexington Way, Eagan. The event will offer anyone with an outstanding Dakota County arrest warrant an opportunity to meet with justice system officials and take steps to resolve their cases. The event will run 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Ski season at Afton Alps has arrived as five lifts will be up and running on Friday, Nov. 16. The ski area will be open 3:30-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. Afton will continue to blow more snow, and plans to have more lifts open as soon as possible. Afton Alps is located at 6600 Peller Ave. S., Hastings.
As temperatures fall in Minnesota, the number of people who become seriously ill from carbon monoxide poisoning goes up, according to data from the Minnesota Department of Health. Illness and deaths from CO poisoning can be prevented when people take certain steps to prepare for heating season, say state health and public safety officials.
Give to the Max Day will celebrate its 10th anniversary Nov. 15. This year will build on the $150 million raised in the first nine years and is an opportunity for Minnesotans to show their support for their favorite nonprofit organizations and schools. This year, Hastings Family Service has $10,000 in matching funds. If you are not able to go Online Nov. 15, gifts for Give to the Max Day can be scheduled now during the early giving period and will be immediately counted toward Give to the Max totals and eligible Prizes.
The Rosemount-based 34th Red Bull Infantry Division assumed responsibility for mission command and control of Task Force Spartan from Pennsylvania's 28th Infantry Division during a transfer of authority ceremony Monday, Nov. 12, at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait, according to a news release. The Minnesota National Guard division is on a nine-month deployment to lead nearly 10,000 soldiers from subordinate brigades conducting theater security operations across the Middle East.
World War I officially ended when the Allies and Germany signed the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919. That centennial is still eight months away. Fighting had ceased seven months earlier, however, when an armistice — a temporary cessation of hostilities — went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Namely, Nov. 11, 1918. Blessedly, that armistice held and today that's when we consider the end of what was known then as "The Great War."
Minnesota Department of Commerce announced Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, the state will hold a second online auction of unclaimed property from abandoned safe deposit boxes. The auction will include more than 400 items such as jewelry, coins and collectibles. A Randy Moss sports card will be up for bid, the commerce department says.
A snow squall over eastern Dakota County and northwest Pierce County could dump one to two inches of snow Friday morning, Nov. 9, 2018, according to the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities and Chanhassen .
Dakota County employers can learn about the benefits of apprenticeship programs at an upcoming event. The Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board and the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry will sponsor an event called Learn How Apprenticeships Can Help Your Business from 8-9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Dakota County Northern Service Center, 1 Mendota Road W., West St. Paul.
On Thursday, Nov. 1, a paid political letter titled "Hastings City Council Concern" was published on the Hastings Star Gazette website and on page A5 in the print product referencing a 2015 civil lawsuit settlement. The letter referred to a settlement agreement between a former city employee and the City of Hastings. The letter included certain claims about City of Hastings Administrative Services Director Julie Flaten. All of those claims appear to be factually unsupportable, and the Gazette therefore hereby retracts them.