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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.
McAuliffe Elementary held a geography bee on Jan. 17. Taking first place was Elianna Herrera-Carlson. Rowan Hailey placed second and Danzel Saliente took third. For 10 years, fourth-grade students at Hastings elementary schools have participated in the Geo-Bee Club. McAuliffe teacher Jodi Glazier said participation in each school's Geo-Bee Club is by invitation only based on test scores and interest in geography and current events.
Experience a broad range of handbell musical styles and crowd pleasing popular songs in a series of concerts by Bells of the Bluffs Handbell Ensemble and friends. The season begins with a pair of concerts in two locations featuring music by Bells of the Bluffs and Roberts Congregational United Church of Christ handbells. The groups will play separately and as a mass handbell choir. Guest musicians and audience interaction will add to the experience.
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.
The following area schools are closed Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 due to snow:
Hastings dance teams competed at the Rochester Together We Dance competition on January 26. The competition featured over 200 teams including five from Hastings. Mini Kix took second, Wee Kix fourth, Mini Jazz fourth and Wee Lyrical third. These teams and the Junior Combo and Senior Combo dancers will be competing again at Eastview High School on February 24.
Authorities recovered a body from the debris of a house explosion Tuesday morning, Feb. 5, 2019, in the 24000 block of Lewiston Boulevard, in Hampton Township, according to the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office.