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The St. Croix Valley Foundation recently announced that a collaborative project amongst middle school bands received a $1,530 music education grant. The funding allowed the schools to develop a women composers music library.
A note to the community, Our phones are down Wednesday March 20, 2019, due to a circuit upgrade. Engineers are working to restore service. The newsroom can be reached by email at email@example.com . Find more contact information at www.rivertowns.net/contact-us .
AFTON — Recycle and refresh your accessories while supporting YoungLives and Courage Worldwide, nonprofits helping women in crisis. The sale, held 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 23, at Shepherd of the Valley Church in Afton, will provide the opportunity to purchase gently-used jewelry, purses, scarves, etc. Cost for admission is $5. Shepherd of the Valley Church is located at 14107 Hudson Road S., Afton.
With the risk of flooding in the Upper Midwest continuing to grow, Xcel Energy is preparing its facilities as well as providing safety information to customers who may be affected. According to a news release Monday, March 18, 2019: Xcel Energy urges caution for customers who now may experience flooding in their homes and businesses. In certain flood-related situations, Xcel Energy may need to disconnect electric and/or natural gas service to ensure customer safety.
While watching the news one evening, Tab Hanson saw a familiar face flash across the screen — it was the same man who a few days earlier hopped into the vacant driver’s seat of Hanson’s vehicle, pulled a gun, told him to get out and then drove away, according to a criminal complaint filed in St. Croix County Circuit Court.
A Minneapolis man charged with promoting prostitution was sentenced to 10 years of probation on March 4 by the Washington County District Court. Johnny Shamar Williams, 35, will also spend a total of 365 days in jail minus the 198 days he served before the sentencing. According to the criminal complaint, the charge related to an undercover operation conducted by the East Metro Human Trafficking Task Force, a unit established in 2015 by the Washington County Attorney's Office with the goal of pursuing and prosecuting labor and sex trafficking.
Washington County Historic Courthouse is hosting the exhibit Spokes and Folks: The Evolution of Bikes and Trails in Washington County, which will open June 1 and run through 2019. To launch the exhibit, the county is seeking loaned contributions of bicycle artifacts, such as horns, bells, helmets, historic bikes or a new bike for display. All things bicycling are welcome, such as bike accessories or parts, cycling clothes or jerseys, stories of biking in Washington County, photographs, biking objects or documents.
Members of the Woodbury Ambassador Royal Family visited seven elementary schools and three preschools this month, reading to children as part of February's "I Love to Read" month activities. "This is one of my favorite volunteer events of the year," said queen Jordyn Yourczek, Miss Woodbury. "Sharing our love of reading, and inspiring children to make it a lifelong activity, is a gift for all of us."
With another winter storm forecast to affect the region this weekend, Xcel Energy reminds customers to prepare for severe weather. The company is also monitoring the forecast and is prepared to increase staff or send employees where they may be needed to restore power in the event of storm-related outages, according to a news release.
University of Iowa The following student was recently named to the University of Iowa dean's list in Iowa City, Iowa for fall 2018: Afton — Laren Chang and Jason Heegaard Woodbury — Theresa Baranick, Britta Bjerke, Mitchell Carlson, Emma Connors, Maureen Hughes, Emily Kriegl, Madeline Lawrence, Riley Madigan, Andrew McKeen, Alexa Mouton, Megan Rosenbrook, Lauren Vasilakos and Charles Wolfe. *** The following students were recently named to the University of Iowa president's list (4.0 GPA) in Iowa City, Iowa for fall 2018: