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An officer responded to a tree that fell across road and damaged power lines on HIghway 35 in Maiden Rock at 9:21 p.m. May 7. The officer helped with emergency lights and shutting down the highway until highway and utility crews could make the road safe. Stolen vehicle Officers assisted St. Croix County Sheriff's office with a traffic stop concerning a stolen vehicle at 5:27 a.m. May 11 on 890th Avenue / Highway 63, Baldwin. A subject was arrested and transported to St. Croix County Jail.
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.
To the editor:
Marge Sagstetter was the featured speaker at the Pineridge Garden Club April 18 meeting held at Cottage Grove City Hall on the topic "Raising Monarch Butterflies Responsibly." Sagstetter has been raising monarch butterflies for over five years and discovered the passion by accident after two friends asked her to "babysit" their caterpillars. She overcame a childhood fear of butterflies and insects in the process. Raising monarch butterflies indoors increases the survival rate from 2-3 percent outdoors to 99 percent indoors.
Thank Lewis for supporting the Financial Choice Act
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.
Getting a chance to take the court for the first time this spring, the East Ridge boys' tennis team swept Duluth East on Saturday, 7-0, winning all the matches in straight sets. The most dominant win came at No. 1 doubles where the Raptors' top duo of Caleb Fridinger and Sujay Garlapati won 6-0, 6-0. Fillippo Ugollotti and Eli Van der sman (6-3, 6-1) notched a win at No. 2 doubles, followed by Adam Ryerse and Kevin Chen at No. 3 (6-1, 6-3).
Group homes becoming more institutionalized
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.