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Henry Sibley math team first in conference

Midway through the season, Henry Sibley’s math team is hanging on to first place in the conference, leading second-place Mahtomedi by three points, 207 to 204. The St. Thomas Academy/Visitation team is in third place with 177 points. Two meets remain before the state tournament on March 13.

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Lilydale receives $145,000 trail grant

The National Park Service has awarded $145,000 in grants for improvements to regional trails along the Mississippi River in the Twin Cities.

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Behnken-Oster

Bob and Jan Behnken, South St. Paul, and Steve and Trish Oster, Omaha, Neb., joyfully announce the engagement of their children, Amanda and Larry. Amanda is employed by Independent School District 196 as an early childhood speech/language pathologist.

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Wourms - Urbanski

Andrea Wourms of Grand Rapids and Steve Urbanski of Inver Grove Heights, both living in Crystal and both working in the airline industry, announce their engagement. An Aug. 5 wedding is planned at The Church of St. Patrick in Inver Grove Heights.

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Thompson Lake aeration will cause thin ice

Thompson Lake, a small lake located within Thompson County Park in West St. Paul, will have unusually thin ice over the next few weeks. County officials suggest citizens should avoid walking or riding on the ice for the rest of the year.

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Jan

Port Crosby included in governor’s bonding priorities

State Senator Jim Metzen and Representative Rick Hansen have both expressed their thanks to the Governor for including funding for the Port Crosby project in South St. Paul in his 2006 capital investment recommendations.

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Jan

Energy-assistance funds now available

The CAP Agency has funds available to help homeowners and renters in Scott, Carver and Dakota counties pay a portion of their heating bill.

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Dist. 197 fourth-graders excel on performance tests

In late October, fourth-graders in School District 197’s five elementary schools took two tests: the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS), which measures academic skills and assigns a percentile rank based on nationwide results, and the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT), which measures students’ acade

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Jan

Free family law clinic and child support session scheduled

The Dakota County Child Support staff and Fathers First are co-sponsoring a unique legal clinic on child support and other family law issues. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the Dakota County Northern Service Center.

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Bill would close loophole in sex offender law

The chance of local sex offenders reoffending could become a little smaller, thanks to a bill proposed by Rep. Joe Atkins of Inver Grove Heights.

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