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Jan

Rep. Joe Atkins not seeking re-election

Shortly after he was first elected to the state House of Representatives, Joe Atkins, left, along with Mayor George Tourville, walked in the Inver Grove Heights Days Parade Food Drive.  (submitted photo)
Shortly after he was first elected to the state House of Representatives, Joe Atkins, left, along with Mayor George Tourville, walked in the Inver Grove Heights Days Parade Food Drive. (submitted photo)

Will instead run for open county commissioner seat
State Rep. Joe Atkins, DFL-Inver Grove Heights, announced on Tuesday, Jan. 26 that he will not run for re-election in House District 52B this fall. That same day, he revealed he would instead run for the District 4 Dakota County commissioner seat being vacated by the retiring Nancy Schouweiler.

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31
Jan

St. Paul Hiking Club-February Hikes

The St. Paul Hiking Club announces these February hikes:

• Tuesday, Feb. 2 - 11:30 a.m. Meet in the parking lot of the Sherwood Lounge, 1418 White Bear Ave. N, at Arlington, St. Paul. We’ll hike the scenic Furness Parkway.

Sun
24
Jan

The great tree migration


(submitted photo)

Dodge Nature Center moves pines to help with prairie restoration
Roughly four weeks ago, the process of transplanting trees from the Rachel C. Lilly Preserve in Mendota Heights to Dodge Nature Center in West St. Paul began. 
On a frigid Saturday, Jan. 9, the last of four large, native red pines were trucked to their new home at the nature center.

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24
Jan

Read a good book lately?

The Big Read community-wide reading project to kick off at Metro State
Most book lovers have at least one book that left them thinking about it long after it was finished. 
A book that takes them so far into the pages it seems impossible to find a way out again. 

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24
Jan

MacKenzie to chair River Heights Chamber board

Brian MacKenzie
Brian MacKenzie

Brian MacKenzie, owner of the local sign and visual graphics provider FASTSIGNS of Inver Grove Heights, was selected to be the 2016 chair of the River Heights Chamber of Commerce board of directors.

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24
Jan

South St. Paul man sentenced for threatening tweets

Harrison William Rund
Harrison William Rund

Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced Jan. 20 that Harrison William Rund, 21, of South St. Paul, was sentenced to 120 days in jail by Judge Timothy McManus. 

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24
Jan

Novice turkey hunters can register for mentored hunts

On a spring morning, a novice turkey hunter holding a turkey call tries out a newfound skill of imitating the yelp of a turkey hen. From the field edge, gobbling ensues and a dark shape approaches.

Sun
24
Jan

Get Wild hockey discounts with hunting or fishing license

Minnesota hunting or fishing license holders can order discounted tickets to Minnesota Wild hockey games at www.mndnr.gov/wildhockey.

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24
Jan

Paul Bunyan State Trail to remain open during Highway 371 realignment

The Paul Bunyan State Trail between Nisswa and Jenkins will remain open during the State Highway 371 North realignment project, but trail users should be cautious near construction activity and check trail conditions before traveling.

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24
Jan

Women can learn outdoor skills at DNR winter workshop

Becoming an Outdoor Woman program offered by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will take place Feb. 19-21 in Hackensack. (submitted photo)
Becoming an Outdoor Woman program offered by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will take place Feb. 19-21 in Hackensack. (submitted photo)

Women can discover the enjoyment of snowshoeing, cross country skiing, birding, wild ricing, dark-house fishing and hiking at a winter workshop offered by the Becoming an Outdoors Woman program of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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