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Book Sale

The Usborne booksale was a big hit after the elementary concert.  Manjit Harrison, with the assistance of some of her friends, kept busy selling these popular books.   Staff Photo by Sue Jacobson.  read entire story. . . .

Math Masters

Minneota Elementary School Math Masters recently competed in the Minnesota Challenge at SMSU in Marshall with two teams. One placed sixth out of 26 teams and the other 13th out of 26. “That was very good,” said Math Coach Keven Larson. There were 130 students competing individually and as teams by solving eight sets of mathematical problems.  read entire story. . . .

Skaar receives state degree

Troy Skaar of Minneota, received the Minnesota State FFA Degree at the state convention. His sister Elen Skaar also received the degree. Special photo.  read entire story. . . .

Hospice in need of volunteers

At Prairie Home Hospice and Community Care, “Volunteers are the heart of who we are,” said Director Pat Mellenthin. “As we expand services, our need for volunteers is also expanding. There are many volunteer opportunities available,” she said.
They include:  read entire story. . . .

Police Blotter

The Minneota Police Department:
Monday, April 18
•Received a report of drugs in the 300 block of E. 3rd Street.

Tuesday, April 19
•Recovered property in the 100 block of N. Monroe Street and returned the items to the owner.  read entire story. . . .

Menus for the Senior Center, St. Ed's and Minneota Public Schools

Minneota Senior Mealsite
Call Joanne from 8 - 9:15 a.m. for meals, 872-6604.
Dinners served at 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, April 28: No Exercise; Senior Center and Legion Auxiliary Salad Luncheon - Everyone welcome! 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Bingo at 1:15 p.m.  read entire story. . . .

What's happening? Community calendar

What’s Happening?

April
Thursday, April 28
11 a.m.-1 p.m.– Senior Center & Auxiliary Salad Luncheon at the Minneota Senior Center.

7 p.m. — Ridgewater College Concert Choirs free spring concert  at Christ the King Church in Hutchinson. For more information, contact Darcy Gubrud at 320-222-7576.
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St. Edward School Happenings

Dan Maschka — Math
Grade 6 — We are learning about integers (adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing positive and negative numbers).
Grade 7 — We reviewed algebra using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  read entire story. . . .

MnDOT to start construction on highways 19 & 68 early

MnDOT announces early start date for Highway 19 and Highway 68 construction projects

Several construction projects will start early due to favorable spring weather conditions.
Highway 19 from Fairfax to Morton, Highway 68 from Milroy to Highway 19 and Highway 68 from Wabasso to Highway 71 will begin Monday, May 2.  The original start date was May 9, 2016. A total of 24 miles of roadway will be resurfaced resulting in smoother road surfaces.  read entire story. . . .

Pipestone rummage sale slated

The Pipestone County Historical Society will be holding their Spring Rummage on Wednesday, May 11 from 5 – 7 p.m. continuing on Thursday, May 12 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the American Legion Hall on South Hiawatha Ave. in Pipestone, MN.
Don’t throw away those great rummage-able items.  read entire story. . . .

For safety's sake, read the label

Reading over the pesticide label is a key step in having a safe and productive cropping season.  Even if you think you know a product well, read over the label each time you purchase and handle the product, as the label may have been updated, your practices may have changed, and because it can simply be difficult to remember all the details included on a pesticide label.  read entire story. . . .

Robot expert at conference

The SWWC presents the 22nd Annual Science and Nature Conference on May 11, 2016.
Jack Burrus, a robot expert, will be the keynote speaker. This student enrichment conference is held for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Students and chaperones must be pre-registered.  read entire story. . . .

Grief Support Group slated

Barb Moore, Social Worker from Prairie Home Hospice, will facilitate a Grief Support Group.  
It will be held on the following Tuesdays: April 5, 12, 19, 26 and May 3.  read entire story. . . .

Junior High Rally planned

On Sunday, April 24, the Catholic Diocese of New Ulm will sponsor the Junior High Youth Rally for youth entering grades six to eight. The annual rally will be held from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Dassel-Cokato High School in Cokato.  read entire story. . . .

USDA food storage tips

As Earth Day approaches, did you know USDA has an app that can help you save money and help the environment?
Or that there are some simple steps you can take in the kitchen to help you serve safer food and to help you reduce resource use and utility bills?  read entire story. . . .

Trap shooting donation

The Prairie Highlands QDMA (Quality Deer Management Association) Branch recently donated $700 to the Minneota Clay Target League Team. Funds were raised through a Fall 2015 Gun/Bow Raffle in support of youth programs.  read entire story. . . .

Kopfmann graduates from Pacific University

Claire Kopfmann of Minneota has recently graduated from Pacific University, in Forest Grove, Oregon, with a doctoral in physical therapy, with distinction.  read entire story. . . .

2016 Garvin Park Campground needs a host for this summer

Lyon County Parks is accepting applications for both the 2016 Regular Campground Host Program and 2016 Horse Campground Host Program at Garvin Park.  read entire story. . . .

Music on Mondays planned for Canby this summer

The Canby Arts Council, sponsored by the City of Canby, announces its fourth annual series of musical events that will be held this summer at Canby’s Central Park.  
Each performance will begin at 7 p.m.  read entire story. . . .