Newsbriefs - South-West Review

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22
Apr

SSP food drive total nearly triple the goal


Mayor Beth Baumann celebrated the food drive totals with members of the Mayor’s Youth Task Force and the Southwest Lionesses at the South St. Paul City Council meeting April 15. (submitted photo)

The South St. Paul Mayor’s Youth Task Force hoped to raise 15,000 pounds of food through its month-long community food drive.

Fri
19
Apr

Dakota County offers free hazardous waste drop-offs

Dakota County residents will have two different opportunities this spring to rid their homes, garages and sheds of unwanted poisonous, hazardous and dangerous chemicals at no cost to them. Household hazardous waste drop-offs will be held at the following times and locations:

Mon
08
Apr

Have input in Dakota County’s health

As part of its comprehensive community health assessment and improvement project known as the “Healthy Dakota Initiative,” the Dakota County Public Health Department is seeking help from people who live or work in Dakota County.

Wed
20
Mar

Private well owners need to know what’s in their water

More than 1 million people in Minnesota rely on private wells as their source of drinking water, but too many of them are not tested on a regular basis for things that can make people sick, such as bacteria, arsenic, or nitrate.

Mon
18
Mar

Community invited to sing for scholarships

Singers in the community are invited to participate in a vocal competition April 18 at Inver Hills Community College as part of the college’s 2013 Fine Arts Festival.

Mon
18
Mar

New chief for South Metro Fire

The South Metro Fire Department Board announced it will hire its next chief from within the department to fill the role left open by the retirement of the previous chief.

Tue
12
Mar

Call in for tax help

Cable subscribers metro-wide will have the opportunity to have their tax questions answered by a panel of experts on Call-n-Talk Taxes. The popular live call-in show can be seen on cable television March 28, from 7 to 8 p.m.

Tue
12
Mar

Sheriff’s office announces new emergency coordinator

Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows announced last week the selection of Dan Carlson as the new emergency preparedness coordinator for Dakota County. The former director, Dave Gisch, recently retired after 29 years of service.

Mon
21
Nov

Cooking fires peak on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

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