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Coalition program as the 2005 HEROES Award winner for Dakota County

Coalition program as the 2005 HEROES (Honoring Effective Responsive Outstanding Efficient Service) Award winner for Dakota County. The coalition’s goal was to reduce fatalities and alcohol-related vehicle crashes in Dakota County.

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School District 197 awarded a $20,000 Mathematics and Science grant

School District 197 has been awarded a $20,000 Transition Point Remediation for Mathematics and Science Grant. This grant is part of the National Governors’ Association Grant Award to Minnesota. The funds are designed to help struggling eighth-grade math students.

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Pilot Knob Elementary students are reading their way across America

Students and staff at Pilot Knob Elementary School in Eagan are reading their way across America. As of Friday, Feb. 17, they had read their way from New York to Kansas - almost halfway to their goal.

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Henry Sibley gymnastics coach named ‘Coach of the Year’

Melanie Poach, the gymnastics coach at Henry Sibley High School in Mendota Heights, was named ‘Coach of the Year’ at both the Classic Suburban Conference and Section meets. She was recognized for gymnast improvement and performance.

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Henry Sibley Spanish teacher volunteers in Guinea, West Africa

Henry Sibley High School Spanish teacher Mark Stewart spent Jan. 27 to Feb. 10 volunteering in Guinea, West Africa. With four other men, Stewart repaired vehicles, maintained buildings, and installed solar panels to help missionaries there who are reaching out to the Maninka people.

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Illustrator of ‘Davey’s Blue-Eyed Frog’ delights Somerset second-graders

Artist Mike Wohnoutaka scored a big hit with second-graders at Somerset Elementary in Mendota Heights when he visited the school on Thursday, March 2. He was one of several celebrities who helped the school celebrate “Read Across America Day” by demonstrating the value and importance of reading.

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Facing reality with common sense

Minnesota needs to face reality for us to stay competitive in our current international political economy. As a deputy sheriff, harsh realities of life are an everyday occurrence for me.

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3/20/06 Letters

Congratulations to St. Thomas Cadets on state win
To the editor:

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Rep. Atkins calls for ban on protests near funerals

Rep. Joe Atkins of Inver Grove Heights voted to ban protests near funerals this week, saying that grieving families deserve to be protected from disruptive protests.

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Applicants wanted for Citizen Advisory Committee

The Dakota County Board is seeking applicants from District 3 for appointment to the County’s Community Corrections Advisory Board. District 3 includes the cities of Eagan (precincts 1 to 9, 11, 17 and 21), Lilydale, Mendota and Mendota Heights.

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