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Investigators have taken into custody a Hastings man who police allege was driving the commercial vehicle that lost a boulder that killed a mother and daughter Monday, July 9 in Rosemount. Police identified Wednesday the truck involved in the fatal incident belonged to Czeck Services. Police determined the owner of the business, Joseph P. Czeck, 33, was the driver of the vehicle and arrested him in Inver Grove Heights, according to a Rosemount Police Department news release July 12.
Local blood bank Memorial Blood Centers is facing a serious challenge in maintaining an adequate supply of blood to meet the needs of hospital partners in Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin, according to a news release. Memorial Blood Centers has an urgent need for donors and is asking the community to donate blood to help ensure it is available for patients in need. The organization asks people to donate blood if they are:
It's been a little over three weeks since the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain and the Centers for Disease Control report on the dramatic increase in suicides in our country. Calls to helplines went up, some people made calls to loved ones and friends to check up on them, a few people took a suicide prevention class. Now what?
Five area high school students recently returned from a trip to a Washington, D.C., sponsored by Dakota Electric Association They joined more than 1,800 students from across the nation — 40 from Minnesota — for the 53rd annual National Rural Electric Cooperative Association youth tour June 9-14. Dakota Electric awarded the students the trip after they completed the application and interview process in March.
A new study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health found that nearly all young people have struggles with eating, activity and weight as they move from adolescence to adulthood.
Two are dead and five others injured after a car crash over Father's Day weekend in Vermillion Township. Around 8:40 p.m. Saturday, June 16, the Dakota County Sheriff's Office responded to a fatal crash at the intersection of Goodwin Avenue and 190th Street East, according to a news release.
Due to flooding conditions and the current weather forecast of additional rain, travel overnight is not advised in Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas, and Iron Counties. WisDOT continues to work with County and Local partners to identify and sign detour routes early on Monday, June 18.
The Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board invites employers to participate in the 2018 Employers of Excellence Awards. The program will recognize the employers in the two-county area that are best at finding and retaining employees — two challenges employers face amid low unemployment. The program also provides an overview of employment data, and trends and practices on what employers are doing to maintain an engaged workforce.
To the editor: The 2018 Farm Bill didn’t pass. It had some things in it though that exhibits the differences between who are for the Farm Bill and those who oppose it. The bill would have ended the Conservation Stewardship Plan, another USDA program providing government oversight for: planting schedules, crop yields and erosion management. And, the SNAP (food stamp) program would have been reformed so that able-bodied people could participate in job training and employment as part of an obligation to receive benefits.