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Four East Ridge High School juniors were designated finalists in the 2018 COMAPS' Mathematical Contest in Modeling. Leah Restad, Christopher Liu, Christine Severude and Jackson Anderson participated in the contest for high school students and college undergraduates. It challenges teams of students to clarify, analyze and propose solutions to open-ended problems.
There will be an informational event about problems facing the world's oceans starting 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at the Davanni's in Woodbury. The event will include viewing the film "Acid Test" which describes the problem of ocean acidification and is narrated by Sigourney Weaver. Following the film, Macalester College Professor Louisa Bradtmiller will provide further information about the critical problems facing the world's oceans. The event comes the weekend before World Oceans Day observed Friday, June 8.
Crisis services are a critical piece of the mental health system. During Mental Health Month this May, the Minnesota Department of Human Services is highlighting services that get people in crisis the help they need, when they need it. One of 5 Minnesotans face mental illness each year, and one in 25 people live with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Fortunately, there are more treatments, services and community support available, and many people with mental illness can and do recover.
Bye to a water champion Did you know that when Representative JoAnn Ward retires at the end of this Legislative session, Woodbury and the other folks living in District 53A will lose a water champion? When I went to St. Paul to meet with Rep. Ward, I was happy to hear that she supports actions that would lead to reduced chloride contamination from salt applicators. Chloride from road salt is killing fish and plants in our community waters, like Battle Creek Lake!
Woodbury Middle School practice before their performance of the musical "Hairspray Jr." is set to begin. "Hairspray Jr." will have performances on May 4 (7 p.m.), May 5 (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.) and May 6 (2 p.m.). Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Submitted photo by Michelle Sego
As we celebrate National Park Week, April 21-29 and the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act which helped established the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway, it's worth noting the benefits national parks bring to our state and local communities, but also the challenges they face.
Each year, 1.5 million children die from vaccine-preventable diseases. Government spending on foreign aid has proven to be extremely effective, however, in reducing these deaths through vaccine programs and initiatives. The Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Initiative, for example, has made great progress since 2000 when it began, saving more than 20.4 million lives from this incredibly contagious disease in total. Still though, every day there continue to be 246 child deaths from measles — deaths that we can prevent with a simple MMR vaccine.
In March, the Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce held ribbon-cutting ceremonies for two new businesses in Woodbury and one in Oakdale.
Current East Ridge High School students and District 833 eighth graders who will attend East Ridge wishing to compete on the school's trap shooting team this upcoming spring, please email Coach Radecki at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to let him know if you wish to shoot trap, sporting clays or both. The email must include the student's full name as it will appear on all registration materials, home address, phone number and a separate email address for each student wishing to register. The entire registration process must be completed by March 15.
In March, while basketball teams are fighting for the chance to be crowned champions, patients battling cancer and other illnesses are fighting for their lives. The American Red Cross asks blood donors to help patients rebound by making a lifesaving donation this spring.