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A Colorado meat distributor is recalling more than 130,000 pounds of ground chuck that may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture news release Sept. 19. The ground beef was packaged June 21, 2018 and shipped to retail locations nationwide. USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service urges people who may have purchased the ground beef and stored it in a freezer to throw it out.
Severe weather is expected to blow through the region tonight and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.
A one-hour organ concert featuring Jim Hockin will be held 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Christ Episcopal Church, 7305 Afton Road, Woodbury. The concert will feature music by Mozart, Clérambault, Bach, Haydn, Gigout and others. It is free and open to all. Submitted photo
Explore the Washington County Parks trail system with guided fitness hikes. The next hike is 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at Lake Elmo Park Reserve. The one-hour hikes involve a warm-up and fitness challenges along the way. Trails are a mix of turf, gravel, grass, snow and pavement depending on trail conditions, time of year and location. Plan to arrive 10 minutes early. If light rain, hike will go on as scheduled. The program is for those ages 13 and older. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Five members of Artists of Woodbury will be participating in the St. Paul Art Crawl the weekend of Oct. 12-14. Hours will be 6 to 10 p.m. that Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Artists participating are Estella Yeung, Joan Miller, Emily Arksey, Becky Amble and Greg Kraft. Yeung and Miller will have exhibits at The Union Depot, Amble and Arksey will be at Creators Space, and Kraft will be at Schmidt Artist Lofts.
Riders and motorists should exercise extreme caution this weekend along the Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers as thousands of motorcyclists take to the road for the Fall Flood Run. As many as 30,000 riders will be traveling between the Twin Cities and Winona on Saturday, Sept. 15.
Red Cross, Sport Clips team up for childhood cancer awareness During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support kids, teens and young adults battling cancer, as well as others in need of transfusions. Those who come out to give blood or platelets through Sept. 30 will receive a coupon for a free haircut at Sport Clips via email. The coupon is valid through Nov. 11, 2018, at participating Sport Clips locations. Donors must have a valid email address on record to receive the coupon.
The MOMS Club of Woodbury-South is seeking vendors for the eight-annual Woodbury Gift Boutique. This year's event will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at HealthEast Sports Center. Thr public venue provides space for dozens of vendors, such as crafters, artisans, local businesses and direct sales companies. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Madison Claire Foundation, which serves children and families living with disabilities by creating fully accessible, inclusive playgrounds that reach
The Saint Paul Postal Band is seeking new members to perform with the ensemble. Members are needed in all sections, especially percussion and French horn. The Saint Paul Postal Band is a 100-year-old organization with about 25 volunteer members including postal workers, relatives and friends. The Band's primary mission is to provide live concert band music to residents at various east Metro senior and assisted living communities. The band also plays at the Twin Cities Marathon.
Woodbury Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens presents American Legion Woodbury Post 501 Commander Tom Grezek with a proclamation naming Sept. 16 as American Legion Centennial Day in recognition of the organization celebrating 100 years in 2018-2019. City Council adopted the proclamation Sept. 5. Submitted photo