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New Richmond Police Department has asked the public's help to locate a suspect believed to have attacked another man with a boxcutter and fled the scene in a stolen vehicle, according to a City of New Richmond press release. Officers responded Jan. 14 to a report of a disturbance on the 800 block of Knowles Avenue where a victim sustained multiple lacerations to his head and face by a man he identified as 32-year-old Roberto Reyes Jr., also known at Tito, who fled the scene in the victim's vehicle, the release states.
WinterFest is an opportunity to get outside and enjoy everything that winter has to offer, including: cross-country skiing, kick-sledding and fat-tire biking at Lake Elmo Park Reserve. WinterFest will be held Saturday, Jan. 26. The Soup Coupe food truck will be onsite 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. selling hot soup and wraps. WinterFest will feature: • Cross-country ski lessons — all skill levels are welcome; equipment is provided. Reservations are required at www.rideandglide.org (select Lake Elmo Clinic).
Students get real-world hospital work experience Area students were part of a cohort that recently graduated from a six-week immersion program at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater. The Explorers Program, offered through the Boy Scouts of America's Northern Star Council, lets students ages 14-20 explore health care careers in a real-world setting, such as sessions in the pharmacy, birth center, emergency department and radiology. Students who graduated Dec. 10, 2018, include: • Colin Muehlbauer, Clare Roti and Jack Seipel of Woodbury
Woodbury Elementary will participate in the 2019 season of HealthPartners PowerUp School Challenge with a kick-off on Monday, Jan. 28. More than 60 elementary schools in Minnesota and western Wisconsin are participating. HealthPartners developed the challenge based on research that shows eating fruits and vegetables and getting physical activity is the most effective way to promote health and prevent obesity in kids.
Learn how Woodbury's historic Miller Barn was built during a workshop at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at Woodbury's Central Amphitheatre, 8595 Central Park Place. Docents from the Bruentrup Heritage Farm and the Friends of Minnesota Barns will present a "barn raising." The audience will participate in assembling a historically accurate model (scale 1:5) of an early 1900s era barn. All joints in this model are the traditional mortise and tenon fastened with wood pegs. Refreshments will be served.
Things moved quickly after the 2018 legislative bonding bill allocated $9.5 million to the East Metro Public Safety Training Center. Formerly called the HERO Center (Health and Emergency Response Occupations), the remainder of the total $19 million cost will be split between the cities of Cottage Grove and Woodbury. The cities broke ground on the project in October and expect it to be completed next fall.
After the long 2017 summer of watering bans and new revelations about perfluorochemicals in East Metro drinking water, the state of Minnesota and 3M Corp. finally settled the lawsuit for $850 million.
RiverTown Multimedia investigated the rising number of high school students in South Washington County Schools facing homelessness on any given night. During the 2017-18 school year, there were at least 200 students considered homeless, though it was estimated to be between 400 and 600 in reality. At least 26 of those students are not only experiencing homelessness, but are facing it alone, without any family members.
Oltman Middle School announced the Scholars of the Month for December. Students were selected based on their outstanding demonstration of one or more of the following life skills: integrity, caring, common sense, initiative, effort, perseverance, organization, flexibility, pride, problem solving, responsibility, cooperation, sense of humor, patience, friendship, curiosity and courage. Students and their parents attended a breakfast in their honor sponsored by Hy-Vee, Ed's Trophy, Applebee's, Park Grove Bowl, Jimmy John's and Minnesota Historical Society.
An open house to discuss improvements to Woodbury Drive will be 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Woodbury City Hall, 8301 Valley Creek Road. The meeting will be in the Birch Conference Room. There will be no formal presentation — attendees may come and go and ask questions as needed. The open house will allow residents to: • Learn about the project background, design process, schedule and next steps • Review existing conditions data and traffic analysis • Provide feedback and share ideas • Meet the design team