November 2015

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Non-working Christmas lights can be recycled

Recycling Association of Minnesota says this year there’s no need to toss out strands of Christmas lights when they stop working.

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Historical society seeking new board members

The Dakota County Historical Society is accepting applications from the public to serve on its board of trustees.

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Inver Hills ranks as ‘Best for Vets’

Inver Hills Community College is the only MnSCU school to break the top 25 on Best for Vets, which ranks colleges nationwide. 

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Electronic crimes task force receives award

The University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs announced that the Dakota County Electronic Crimes Task Force has been selected for its Local Government Innovation Award at a ceremony to be held on Dec. 10.

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Signing events for Glewwe’s updated South St. Paul history book

Nearly 28 years ago, Lois Glewwe and the South St. Paul Chapter of the Dakota County Historical Society produced and sold 5,000 copies of the 528-page “Centennial History of South St. Paul.”

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Dakota County Regional Chamber recognizes local businesses with excellence awards

The Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce recognized 21 businesses for outstanding work as part of its fifth annual Business Excellence Awards Nov. 19.

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A salute to Senator Metzen

A number of local and state leaders came out to celebrate the long career of DFL state Sen. Jim Metzen, who represents District 52. He was honored Nov. 19 at Croatian Hall in South St. Paul.

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Inver Grove Heights: a celebration 50 years in the making


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In 1965 a town and a village came together. This year, the city that was formed from that union is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Inver Grove Heights was granted “incorporated city” status in February 1965.

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DNR Q & A: Are wild turkeys common?

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources field staff, resource managers and the DNR Information Center staff answer many questions every day about natural resources topics. Here is one of them:

Q. Wild turkeys seem to be fairly common in Minnesota. Has this always been the case?



 

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Be alert for ‘spoofed’ local phone numbers

Lori Swanson
Minnesota Attorney General

As people try to screen unwanted phone calls, unscrupulous telemarketers and scam artists have looked for new ways to lure people to answer calls. One increasingly common technique scam artists use is to falsify or “spoof” their caller ID information with local phone numbers or information to make it look like the calls are from a nearby person or business. While the caller’s information may appear local, the calls are often placed by scam artists who are located outside the state or country.

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