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Dakota Electric’s alms diplomacy raises over $31,000
Dakota Cares lath members, from left, Julie Simonsen, Bernie Kolnberger, Susan Strong, Corey Willert, Mel Belschner, Cherry Jordan, Dave Reinke and Tom Riste.
Dakota Electric Association and its advisers acquire aloft $31,614 for charities – the best anytime – through an employee-led diplomacy alleged Dakota Cares.
Each year Dakota Electric’s advisers authority a array of fundraising contest and a agreement drive to accompany in donations for three charities: United Way, $7,775; Association Bloom Charities, $15,683; and the Fallen Lineman Organization, $8,156.
“We could not acquire done this afterwards the adamantine assignment of the lath and the acceptable and caring bodies of Dakota Electric,” said Julie Simonsen, lath chair.
Employees, lath associates and others acquire alternate in fundraising contest such as a antic adobe shoot, bashful auctions, appropriate commons and more. Advisers acquire the advantage of altruistic through bulk answer or a ancient donation.
“The advisers stepped up to the challenge,” Admiral and CEO Greg Miller said. “It’s nice we can accession a cogent bulk of money to abutment these abundant causes. My acknowledgment to the lath for all their adamantine work.”
Lebanon Cemetery lath to meet
The Lebanon Cemetery Advisory Lath will accommodated 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Apple Valley Municipal Center, 7100 147th St. in Apple Valley.
The calendar items accommodate 2019 goals, a aliment and breadth update, action report, 2018 cemetery report, Cemetery Advisory Lath appellation expirations and winter 2018/19 burghal account article.
The abutting affair for the lath is appointed for April 16.
AV Garden Club meets Jan. 24
The Apple Valley Garden Club will accommodated 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Apple Valley Association Center, 14603 Hayes Road.
The diplomacy will be “Plant Communication,” presented by affiliate Chris Reiners.
New associates and visitors are welcome. For added information, alarm 952-432-4034.
Workshops aim to depolarize politics
The Eagan Alliance of Bigger Angels, allotment of the civic grassroots alignment Bigger Angels, is alive to depolarize American politics. The alignment offers two types of workshops through the Dakota Canton Library System:
• Red/Blue Workshops accompany a counterbalanced accumulation of Republican-leaning and Democratic-leaning citizens calm in structured conversations that focus on listening, acquirements and reflecting. The purpose is to acquire for compassionate to the adventures and behavior of those on the added ancillary of the political divide. Upcoming workshops are 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Inver Glen Library in Inver Grove Heights, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Wescott Library in Eagan.
• Abilities Workshops accommodate participants the abilities for accepting admiring conversations that analyze differences, ability for accepted arena and assert the accent of advancement relationships with those of the added ancillary of the political divide. Participants convenance chat abilities in pairs with addition of the aforementioned political persuasion. Upcoming workshops are 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Inver Glen Library and 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at Wescott Library.
Registration is via email: Heather.Stephenson@co.dakota.mn.us.
Email Media with questions.
Citizens’ Altitude Lobby meets Jan. 12
Citizens’ Altitude Lobby of Dakota Canton will accommodated 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Robert Trail Library, 14395 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. The afresh proposed aldermanic bill for Carbon Fee and Dividend, a market-based, socially amenable altitude solution, will be discussed.
CCL is a grassroots, nonprofit, detached alignment focused on creating political will to abode altitude change at the bounded and civic level. For added information, acquaintance Deborah Nelson at Media or arrangement Media County, Academy Commune 196 host Association Conversation
Dakota Canton and Academy Commune 196 are partnering to host a Association Chat on affliction and brainy bloom admittance in Apple Valley. The altercation will be 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Dakota Canton Western Service Center, 14955 Galaxie Ave. It is accessible to the public.
The Association Chat will focus on how the accessible can be across-the-board to the growing cardinal of individuals with disabilities who alive and assignment in the Apple Valley area. Participants will altercate applied achieve they can booty to be affable to association and others with disabilities, and they will apprentice about assets accessible to abutment bodies with disabilities in the community.
County offers chargeless radon testing kits
Dakota Canton association are encouraged to analysis their homes for radon during Civic Radon Action Month in January.
Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs artlessly in Minnesota soils. It has no color, aftertaste or smell. It can access homes through cracks or openings in walls or foundations. It’s the arch ecology account of blight deaths in the United States; added than 21,000 lung blight deaths are attributed to radon anniversary year.
Testing is easy, bargain and alone takes three to seven days. Analysis after-effects will be mailed to the home owner, and a canton adumbrative will chase up with the buyer if the analysis indicates aerial levels of radon. Dakota Canton offers one chargeless radon analysis kit per Dakota Canton citizen at the afterward locations:
• Accessible Bloom Department, fourth floor, Northern Service Center, 1 Mendota Road W., West St. Paul.
• Accessible Bloom Department, added floor, Western Service Center, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley.
A account of added analysis kit vendors and added radon advice can be begin on the Minnesota Administering of Bloom radon website. The administering additionally offers an alternate radon levels map.
Minnesota law requires acknowledgment and advice be provided to buyers about radon during Minnesota home sales. The law does not crave radon testing or mitigation. Another law requires that all homes congenital back 2009 accommodate acquiescent radon aggressive features.
Veterans Service admiral to allege at Eagan Legion meeting
Veterans Service admiral from Dakota Canton will accommodate updates on veterans diplomacy and allowances at the 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, Eagan American Legion Column 594 affair in the feast allowance bench at Cedarvale Lanes. All are acceptable to appear and apprentice about the abounding assets accessible to veterans and their families.
Also on Jan. 15, Column 594 will host its fourth accident to account Vietnam veterans and their families. The Eagan column is a registered accomplice of the United States of America Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration. This accident will be captivated at 8:15 p.m., appropriate afterwards the column affair in the Cedarvale Lanes feast room. The celebration ceremoniousness all U.S. veterans who served on alive assignment in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time amid Nov. 1, 1955, and May 15, 1975, behindhand of location. The celebration additionally uses the appellation “Vietnam Veteran” to alarm those veterans who served on alive assignment during this time period, and makes no acumen amid veterans who served in-country, in-theater, or who were stationed abroad during the Vietnam War period.
All acceptable veterans in the breadth who acquire not yet contacted American Legion Column 594 can do so by sending an email to Media hosts Ancestors Fun Night in Eagan
NAMI Minnesota will host Ancestors Fun Night 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, in the affair allowance at Davanni’s, 1960 Cliff Lake Road, Eagan.
The accident will accord parents of accouchement alive with brainy bloom challenges a time to affix with those who acquire been there and acquire resources. Accouchement will booty allotment in fun activities accompanying to bloom and abundance throughout the evening.
Those who would like to architecture a Valentine’s Day agenda or January eyes lath should accompany family-friendly magazines and stickers. NAMI will accommodate bound supplies.
For advice or to register, alarm 651-645-2948 or see “classes” at Media from brainy affliction presentation in Eagan
In Our Own Voice, a chargeless accessible apprenticeship diplomacy featuring two speakers administering their claimed belief of alive with a brainy affliction and accomplishing recovery, will be offered 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Oak Hills Church, 1570 Yankee Doodle Road, Eagan.
The diplomacy includes a abbreviate video and a question-and-answer period. NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Brainy Illness) offers these presentations about the accompaniment to beforehand accessible acquaintance of brainy illnesses. For added information, alarm 651-645-2948.
Eagan Rotary admission applications due Feb. 28
Eagan Rotary will acquire admission applications from active, registered nonprofits confined the Eagan association through Feb. 28. The best appliance accolade is $2,000. Funds will be broadcast in April.
“The Eagan Rotary Association Grants diplomacy has continued served the Eagan association by channeling funds to assorted nonprofit agencies that accommodate casework to Eagan residents,” said Jason Raether with the Hellmuth & Johnson law close and armchair of the Association Casework Committee. “These casework awning a advanced ambit of needs, from arts apprenticeship to abandoned shelters to acknowledged casework to aliment pantries. The primary focus of these grants is to abetment accustomed programs in accomplishing their missions which, in turn, achieve Eagan a bigger abode to alive for everyone.”
To apply, complete the appliance anatomy begin on Eagan Rotary’s website, Media and can be anon affiliated through https://bit.ly/2s28sU1. Send applications to Media Applications should be beatific as one PDF, with all accessories included.
For questions, acquaintance Raether at 952-746-2145 or Media 2017, $26,000 in grants was broadcast to 23 nonprofits benefiting Eagan residents, such as 360 Communities, Dakota Center for the Arts, Dakota United Adapted Hockey, Dakota Woodlands, Eagan July 4th Fun Fest, Eagan Men’s Chorus, Guild Incorporated and Home-In-Stead M.O.M.S.
The 2019 Eagan Rotary Gala Game appearance on Feb. 2 will accession funds for the abutting admission administering event.
The Rotary Club of Eagan was founded in 1987 and is affiliated with Rotary International. The club has 76 members. The Rotary adage is “Service aloft Self” as guided by the Rotary Four Way Test. Affairs are Wednesdays at apex at the Lost Spur Golf Club in Eagan. See Media and Facebook.
Eagan sailor serves aboard USS McCampbell
1 U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Chic John Harris/Released
Eagan built-in Jonathan Pate, gas agent arrangement artisan (mechanical) 3rd class, takes readings from a low burden arrangement aboard the guided-missile boner USS McCampbell. McCampbell is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet breadth of operations in abutment of aegis and adherence in the Indo-Pacific region.
Fare For All advancing to Easter Lutheran
Easter Lutheran is hosting Fare For All 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15.
Fare For All is a diplomacy affairs packs of beginning aftermath and arctic meat for up to 40 percent off grocery abundance prices. It’s a community-supported, budget-stretching diplomacy accessible to everyone. Fare For All gives bodies who don’t charge aliment abutment the befalling to advice aloof by purchasing the aliment to accumulate it beneath expensive.
The diplomacy purchases advantage from wholesalers and volunteers pre-package the aliment into packs. The Aftermath Pack includes 16 pounds of beginning fruits and vegetables for $10. There are two sizes of arctic meat packs: a Mega Meat Pack (eight to nine arctic meats) for $25 and a Mini Meat Pack (four arctic meats) for $11.
In January, the Hot Buy is Tyson Chicken Thighs, 2.5 pounds for $3 (limit two per household).
Easter Lutheran Church is at 4545 Pilot Knob Road in Eagan (corner of Cliff and Pilot Knob roads). Anybody is welcome.
Farmington Library events
The Farmington Library, 508 Third St., will action the afterward programs. Alarm 651-438-0250 or arrangement www.dakotacounty.us/library for added information.
Books & Brew Book Group, 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15. The accumulation will altercate “The River at Night” by Erica Ferencik.
Cover Letters, Email and Thank You Notes, 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16. Apprentice what to accommodate in a awning letter to get the employer’s attention, the aberration amid a mailed and an emailed letter or note, back and how to chase up, and able email amenities to finer acquaint with employers. Taught by Dakota Canton WorkForce Center staff. Registration required.
Storytime for 2s-6s, 10:30-11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18. Read, play, sing, allocution and address calm with belief and activities to beforehand aboriginal articulacy abilities for toddlers and preschoolers. Siblings welcome. Ages: 2-6.
Open Studio, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18. Assignment on a accepted art or ability activity while visiting with added makers. Get advice with alone projects. New bolt techniques approved as requested. Geared for adults and adolescence ages 10 and older.
Fix-It Clinic, 12-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. Accompany up to bristles baby domiciliary electronics, clothing, adornment or added items to get advice acclimation at this first-come, first-served event.
Veches called coordinator for apprentice barter organization
Farmington citizen Andrea Veches has been assassin as bounded coordinator for All-embracing Cultural Barter Services. She will assignment with all-embracing aerial academy acceptance and the Farmington breadth families that host them.
Veches is currently attractive for families that would like to host for the 2019 academy year. Barter acceptance alive as a affiliate of the host family. They participate in ancestors activities, chase host ancestors rules, and advice with chores. Acceptance acquire their own medical allowance and spending money to awning all claimed expenses. Host families accommodate allowance and lath and admiring affectionate advice to the student.
For added advice on hosting an all-embracing student, acquaintance Veches at Media or 612-306-5983.
Mentor a child
January is Civic Mentoring Month. Advisers are bare for youths in Dakota Canton through Kids ’n Kinship, a bounded nonprofit alignment that matches accouchement ages 5 to 16 with beforehand advisers for fun and agreeable account activities in the community.
There are 65 youths currently akin with mentors, and 20 youths cat-and-mouse for mentors.
Ongoing training and abutment for advisers are provided. Advice sessions are appointed 11 a.m. to apex Saturday, Jan. 19, at Galaxie Library in Apple Valley, and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at Wescott Library in Eagan. For added information, go to Media or alarm 952-892-6368.
Lakeville Breadth Garden Club
Lakeville Breadth Garden Club will authority its January affair 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at a new location, Alive Waters Church, 22222 Dodd Blvd., Lakeville.
Speaker Laura Opsahl will present “European Inspiration – Gardens of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.” Opsahl is a adept agriculturalist from Woodbury who volunteers in Washington County.
Light refreshments will be served afterwards the meeting. All are welcome.
KSTP’s Joe Schmit to allege at Brett Hack fundraiser
KSTP’s Joe Schmit will allege at a Jan. 12 fundraiser for the Brett Hack Vasculitis Charities at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 20165 Heath Ave., Lakeville.
Schmit will present “Silent Impact: Influence Through Purpose, Persistence and Passion” at the 1:30 p.m. event. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
Lakeville citizen Brett Hack died in 2014 from axial afraid arrangement vasculitis. Vasculitis is a attenuate autoimmune ache that causes deepening of the claret vessels. The claret argosy can abate and narrow, abbreviating basic claret breeze to the afflicted organs.
Brett Hack Vasculitis Charities was created by Brett’s mother, Terry Hack. It is a nonprofit alignment committed to allowance those diagnosed with vasculitis in award the resources, advice and abutment they need.
More advice is at Media Board Nominating Lath announced
Governor-elect Tim Walz and Lt. Governor-elect Peggy Flanagan on Jan. 5 appear the nominating lath associates and accessories action for candidates absorbed in confined on the City Council.
The nominating lath has historically been comprised of seven associates who are accepted or aforetime adopted bounded officials, added the board armchair as an ex officio member. To actualize added seats at the table for Minnesotans to advice appearance his administration, Walz broadcast the lath to 12, including the armchair and three added ex officio associates acquired from the city community.
Walz requests the nominating lath about advanced three candidates for anniversary board commune by Feb. 18 so that he can accommodated his approved borderline of arrangement by March 4.
The 12-member nominating committee, which recommends candidates for the City Board to the governor, will host accessible affairs to acquire statements from, or on account of, applicants for the positions. The associates include:
• Janet Williams, ambassador of Savage, apery Scott County, armchair of the nominating committee.
• Dave Bartholomay, ambassador of Circle Pines, apery Anoka County.
• Randy Maluchnik, canton commissioner, apery Carver County.
• George Tourville, ambassador of Inver Grove Heights, apery Dakota County.
• Andrea Jenkins, Minneapolis Burghal Board carnality president, apery Hennepin County.
• John Choi, canton attorney, apery Ramsey County.
• Lisa Weik, canton commissioner, apery Washington County.
• Nora Slawik, admission City Board chair, ex officio member.
• Nikki Villavicencio, affliction rights advocate, ex officio member.
• Pahoua Hoffman, controlling administrator of the Citizens League, ex officio member.
• Joe Hobot, admiral and CEO of American Indian OIC, ex officio member.
• Ruby Azurdia-Lee, admiral of Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES), ex officio member.
Applicants called to be interviewed by the nominating lath will affirm at one in a alternation of four accessible meetings. They will acquire capacity on the architecture in beforehand of those meetings.
Locally, a accessible affair will be captivated 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Savage Burghal Hall for Board Districts 3, 4, 15 and 16.
For added than 50 years, the City Board has played a key role in analogous bounded beforehand and planning, accouterment capital casework such as alteration and wastewater treatment, and convening ally to achieve aggressive goals unrealistic for a distinct community, but accessible as a region.
The Secretary of State’s appointment appear the vacancies for all 16 board seats on Nov. 1, 2018. Applications charge be submitted to the Secretary of State’s appointment by 5 p.m. on Jan. 9 to be considered. Anyone absorbed in applying charge complete an Accessible Accessories Appliance Anatomy at https://commissionsandappointments.sos.state.mn.us/Agency/Details/80.
For added advice on the responsibilities of board associates or to acquisition your district, apprehend the job description: http://bit.ly/2SKtoKH.
Two appointed to Zoo Board
Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Anna Boroff of Burnsville and Mike Erlandson of Minneapolis to the Minnesota Zoological Lath on Thursday.
Boroff and Erlandson will serve as accessible associates able Jan. 8 with their agreement expiring on Jan. 3, 2022.
Boroff is replacing Lori Marco, and Erlandson is actuality reappointed.
BBB: Getting fit in the New Year
Getting into appearance is consistently amid the top New Year’s resolutions, but there are some things to anticipate about afore committing to a contract. Bigger Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) recommends bodies analysis breadth gyms or bloom clubs afore signing on. Also, bodies should argue a medical able first, abnormally if they haven’t formed out in a while.
BBB suggests because these factors afore joining:
• Determine fettle goals – Thinking about fettle goals in beforehand will achieve selecting the fettle club that best fits an individual’s needs abundant easier. Assignment with a medical able to advice set astute goals.
• Set priorities – The location, hours, types of accessories and classes can all appulse a person’s charge to alive out. Deciding what factors amount the best will additionally advice bodies attenuated bottomward options afore they alpha their search.
• Check Media – BBB has business profiles and customer reviews on gyms and bloom clubs, so booty a moment to apprehend the acquaint reviews.
• Booty a bout – Achieve abiding the gym lives up to expectations and needs. Ask questions about active times, delay times for equipment, whether classes crave preregistration, and the availability and amount of trainers.
• Ask about anterior offers – Gyms generally use appropriate anterior offers to allure new members, such as chargeless or bargain acceptance fees. Be bright on all the agreement and what the account or annual amount will be already the balloon aeon is over.
• Understand the agreement – Apprehend the arrangement anxiously afore signing. Achieve abiding all exact promises are in writing. Also, ask about automated renewals and abandoning policies.
Contact the BBB at Media or alarm 651-699-1111 for added information.