East Side Newsbriefs

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19
Feb

Minnesota Humanities Center and Somali community partner to produce youth anthology

The Minnesota Humanities Center, in collaboration with Somali author and educator Marian Hassan, is seeking submissions for a first-of-its-kind Minnesota Somali Youth Anthology.

Mon
12
Feb

St. Paul Police Department seeks feedback on draft use-of-force policy

The St. Paul Police Department will host three, independently moderated community meetings about its new, draft use-of-force policy, which was released online last month at stpaul.gov/police.

Mon
12
Feb

Nominate a volunteer

The second annual Garold M. “Jerry” Murphy Community Service Award will be presented in April 2018.

Tue
06
Feb

Minnesota Humanities Center and Somali community partner to produce Somali youth anthology

The Minnesota Humanities Center, in collaboration with Somali author and educator Marian Hassan, is seeking submissions for a first-of-its-kind Minnesota Somali Youth Anthology.

Tue
06
Feb

Absentee voting open Feb. 2 in Senate District 54 special election

Absentee voting began Friday, Feb. 2, for the Minnesota Senate District 54 special election. In-person absentee voting will be available weekdays beginning at 8 a.m. at the following locations for Dakota County voters:

Mon
29
Jan

Feds give green light to Gold Line transit project

The Federal Transit Administration has awarded the Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit project an important approval Jan. 19.

Mon
29
Jan

Dakota County Sheriff’s Citizen Academy

The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office has announced it is hosting the annual “Citizen Academy,” which will run seven consecutive Thursdays starting on Feb. 22 and concluding on April 5. The seven sessions will run from 6 until 9 p.m.

Mon
29
Jan

Public Health Achievement Award nominations open

The Dakota County Public Health Department is seeking nominations for the annual Public Health Achievement Awards. The awards will be presented before the Dakota County Board on April 10, in celebration of National Public Health Week.

Mon
29
Jan

The Recycling Zone changes policies

A new year has brought a few changes to how residents can recycle certain items. Dakota County no longer accepts plastic bags and packaging peanuts at The Recycling Zone in Eagan. As of Jan.

Mon
29
Jan

Enter the Mendota Heights coloring contest

Help the Mendota Heights Police Department decorate its lobby with its annual Winter Wonderland Coloring contest for kids up to age 10 who reside in or go to school in the city. 

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