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Last updated at 6 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4. Amery School District -- Closed; Clubhouse closed; no evening activities Cannon Falls ISD #252 -- Delayed two hours Clear Lake Schools -- Closed Durand-Arkansaw School District - Closed Ellsworth Comm. School District -- Delayed two hours; no morning kindergarten or PKC
Join Washington County Parks for a guided snowshoeing adventure 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park. The program is sponsored by DIRO Outdoors. The group will explore the park's new and improved trails through rolling hills and woods. Class size is limited and registration is required. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children age 14 and younger. All equipment is provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Dress for winter outdoor activity. Other items to consider bringing are water bottle, sunglasses, snacks and a backpack to carry items.
Patrick Michael Grovum, 39, of Woodbury, has been charged with his fifth offense of operating a motor vehicle under the influence. On Jan. 22, at approximately 3:24 a.m., a Wisconsin State Patrol trooper stopped a vehicle for driving 86 mph in a 70 mph zone. The driver was identified as Grovum, who had four previous convictions for OWI. A subsequent investigation, including standardized field sobriety testing, showed that Grovum was operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
The Washington County Citizen Review Panel is seeking members. The advisory group panel meets monthly with the mission, "Citizens partnering with child protection services advocating to keep children safe." Panel members volunteer to work with child protection staff of Washington County Community Services and the state of Minnesota. Members analyze child protection trends, policies and procedures, provide insights into the child protection system, recommend and advocate for needed changes and resources, and increase community understanding and investments in protecting children.
The following area schools have announced closings for Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, due to the cold:
The following area school districts will remain closed through Wednesday Jan. 30, 2019 due to the weather...
Greg Kraft, sculptor and member of Artists of Woodbury, was awarded seventh prize for his hand-carved sphere of alabaster stone. Kraft is a featured artist at the small works exhibition of Gallery 96. His work was selected by a committee of artists and was included with 35 works of art that the exhibit will continue to display at Shoreview Community Center through Feb. 15.
South Washington County Schools will be closed Monday Jan. 28, 2019, due to weather, the district announced Sunday. A winter storm warning was issued for central and southern Minnesota into west central Wisconsin with as much as 10 inches of snow possible in some areas, according to the National Weather Service . According to the website:
An informational meeting on providing adult foster care in Washington County will be 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in the lower level room 13 in the Government Center in Stillwater. Washington County requires people interested in providing foster care to attend an informational meeting. For those who decide to provide foster care for adults, the licensing process begins at no cost to them.
A donation shortfall over the winter holidays has prompted the American Red Cross to issue an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to give now to prevent a blood shortage from continuing throughout winter and affecting patient care. The Red Cross collected more than 27,000 fewer blood and platelet donations the weeks of Christmas and New Year's than needed to sustain a sufficient blood supply. During this period, about 1,350 fewer blood drives were hosted by volunteer sponsor groups than required to meet patient needs as busy holiday schedules kept many donors away.