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The Fort Snelling Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution placed its little library during its monthly meeting Nov. 1 at the American Legion Post 47. The little library is located at the corner of Pine Street and 15th Street West. Sue Nolan of DAR said she expects a lot of activity with Hastings Public Library closed for renovations.
The Northfield Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Joseph Camplin, 42, of Northfield. According to an alert issued Monday afternoon, Nov. 19, 2018:
The Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce had its annual Business Excellence Awards on Nov. 9. The event recognizes local businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals for their outstanding work and impact on the community. "So many businesses and individuals do such great things for this community without seeking attention for themselves," said Maureen Scallen Failor, president of the Dakota Regional Chamber of Commerce. "The awards are our chance to highlight them and to show our gratitude to them for helping make Dakota County a great place to work and live."
The Dakota County Historical Society is seeking applicants interested in joining the organization's board of trustees. Applicants should fill out a statement of interest form and return it by Saturday, Dec. 15, to the Lawshe Memorial Museum, 130 Third Ave. N., South St. Paul. Forms can be found at www.dakotahistory.org , by contacting the museum by phone at 651-552-7548, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
A northern pike caught by Woodbury fisherman Matthew Swanson this past May on the Rainy River is now the largest on record in the state's new catch-and-release record program. Swanson reeled in the monster pike — measuring 45 and 1/4 inches long — while on an annual fishing trip with his father and brother up north along the Canadian border, according to a news release Monday, Nov. 19 from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Prescription drugs including opioids were responsible for the most overdose deaths of any illicit drugs since 2001, according to a report the Drug Enforcement Administration released this month. How did it get to this point? The truth is, many Minnesotans who have an opioid addiction were once just a patient dealing with pain. In fact, each one of us is just a broken arm, a bad back or a slip on the ice away from being handed a prescription that, if abused, could become incredibly dangerous and possibly life-threatening. Take a look at these statistics:
Minnesota Comedian of the Year Scott Hansen will be entertaining at the Afton House Inn on Friday, Nov. 23. Hasnen has appeared on HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central, A&E, and numerous radio stations including XM and Sirius satellite radio. Seating will take place at 6:45 p.m. with a 7 p.m. dinner. The comedy show will proceed immediately after from 7:30-9 p.m. On the menu is Caesar salad, chicken parmesan, meat lasagna, mostaccioli pasta, mashed potatoes and vegetables. Cost is $40 per person for the meal, $25 per person for the comedy show.
Minnesota-based food business Schwan's Company will sell a majority stake to a South Korean firm, according to a news release Nov. 15. CJ CheilJedang of Seoul, South Korea will purchase 80 percent of Schwan's and its subsidiaries in the retail and grocery food sector and food services. The Schwan family will retain full ownership of Schwan's Home Service Inc., its legacy home-delivery business launched in 1952.
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.