State Rep. Joe Atkins announced his support for a new plan to cut prescription drug costs by up to a third for seniors and other Minnesotans forced to pay exorbitant out-of-pocket prices for their medications.
Through March 5, 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.
Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom has released statistics for 2005 involving juvenile prosecutions handled by his office. The total number of juveniles (youth 10 to 17 years old) charged with criminal offenses decreased from 1,968 in 2004 to 1,924 in 2005.
Jay and Nora Smith of Inver Grove Heights and Ron and Rosemary Brezina of Alexandria are honored to announce the engagement of their children, Nancy and Dan. Nancy is employed with Ecolab in Eagan and Dan by General Mills in Golden Valley.