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An unobtrusive pair of birds with heavy rounded beaks and a hue brighter than a Blue Jay has made its home in scrubland at the edge of Hamlet Park with their three chicks. The little family of Blue Grosbeaks have drawn several local birders to its nest, after Peter Nichols and Ben Douglas spotted it for the first time ever in Washington County last month. It is the 324th bird recorded in the county since documentation began over 100 years ago. Nichols estimates about 235 of the 324 get recorded in the county each year.
Authorities say a St. Paul man tried to disguise himself as a woman to evade police after stealing a handgun from Cabela's in Woodbury and driving a stolen vehicle to a Lake Elmo mobile home park.
Sixty-eight cases of measles have been confirmed in four counties in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Health has not found any cases in Dakota County, but officials say the virus could spread east depending on several factors. Hennepin, Ramsey, Crow Wing and Le Sueur counties all have recorded cases of the disease — which symptoms are a rash, fever and cough, running nose or watering eyes. Patients can experience serious complications such as pneumonia or encephalitis. There is currently no treatment for measles beyond bed rest, fluids and control of the fever.
River Oaks Golf Course has been under Parks and Recreation Department control for a full quarter now, after being managed by the city council for several months and Administration before that.