Here in the upper Midwest, we love to get outside. From sport to family picnics, people enjoy the fresh air and changing weather. Sometimes, the pain of arthritis can limit your interest in these fun activities; but there’s no need to stay behind.
Thanks to a bill co-sponsored by Rep. Joe Atkins of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota counties will begin this month requiring high-risk sex offenders to wear ankle bracelets equipped with tracking devices to monitor their whereabouts upon release from prison.
Parents are invited to learn about middle school (grades 5 to 8) in District 197 at an information night at Heritage Middle School on Thursday, Jan. 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The school is located at 121 W. Butler Ave. in West St. Paul. Highlights of the evening include the opportunity to:
More than 900 parents have signed up for Henry Sibley’s SchoolView Parent Portal, according to Beth Borgen, principal. SchoolView is a Web-based system that offers parents 24/7 access to information about their child’s schedule, attendance record and academic performance.
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.
Starting Monday, Jan. 2, through Jan. 23, cable viewers in Northern Dakota County can tune in to Insight 7 on Channel 14. Insight 7 is the news magazine program featuring all local stories for the seven-city area. Insight 7 appears on Channel 14 daily at 3, 7 and 11 p.m.
Volunteers rarely get the recognition they deserve. But at DARTS (Dakota Area Resources and Transportation for Seniors), four volunteers were recently singled out for their commitment to giving back and helping seniors and children in Dakota County.