Parents and grandparents of 4-year-olds in School District 197’s School Readiness and Early Childhood Special Education classes at Friendly Hills Middle School shared some magical holiday moments by decorating gingerbread houses together.
Friday, Dec. 16, was Brent Howe’s last day in the fourth-grade classroom at Mendota Elementary in Mendota Heights where he has taught for 16 years. After teaching in School District 197 for 34 years, he decided it was time to retire.
Students at Moreland Elementary School in West St. Paul learned exactly how their $840 donation to the American Red Cross would be spent to help children in disaster areas when Alice Des Lauriers, grant writer for the St. Paul Red Cross, accepted their $840 donation.
The Dakota County Board voted Tuesday to adopt its 2006 annual budget and five-year Capital Investment plan, and set the 2006 property tax levy. With this budget, the Commissioners lowered the County’s tax rate by 6.1 percent.
Rep. Joe Atkins of Inver Grove Heights reports that after the New Year rings in, a new state law will prevent drivers under the age of 18 from talking on a handheld or hands-free cell phone while driving, except in emergencies.