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October 2018 was proclaimed Let's Talk Month in Minnesota by Gov. Mark Dayton, part of a nationwide initiative encouraging parents and caregivers to have open conversations with young people about sexuality and healthy relationships.
The Dakota County Historical Society will host the annual Harvest Haunting and three Candlelit Tours at the LeDuc Historic Estate on Saturday, Oct. 20. The Harvest Haunting event will start at 5 p.m. and the Candlelit Tours will begin at 7 p.m. Admission to Harvest Haunting is $6 a person or $25 for a family. The Candlelit Tours admission is $10 for adults and $6 for ages 17 and under.
The American Red Cross is calling on donors to give blood or platelets in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Cancer patients may need red blood cell or platelet transfusions during chemotherapy, surgery or treatment for complications. Donors of all blood types are needed to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this fall, especially after Hurricane Florence and subsequent flooding forced the cancellation of more than 6,000 blood and platelet donations last month.
A Rosemount special education teacher has been suspended after posting a message on social media with threatening intent towards recently sworn-in U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The instructor, with Intermediate School District 917, posted the tweet “So whose [sic] gonna take one for the team and kill Kavanaugh?”
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch through Wednesday morning, Oct. 10, 2018, across much of eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin as 2-4 inches of rain is expected to fall over the next 48 hours.
Faith Church in Farmington will host Trunk or Treat 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Decorate a car or parking spot at the church and hand out candy from a trunk. Musical entertainment and games will be available inside. Farmington police and fire departments will be present to entertain children.
Property taxes on Dakota County real estate for the second half of 2018 are due Monday, Oct. 15. Property taxes can be paid online, by phone or by mail. Mailed payments must be postmarked by midnight Oct. 15 to be considered timely. Payments can also be made in person at the following times and locations: • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Dakota County Administration Center, 1590 Highway 55, Hastings
Citizens can now protect their financial information by ordering a free "credit freeze" with the three major credit agencies, Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. The law that allows the credit freeze or security freeze went into effect Sept. 21. A freeze restricts access to a credit file, making it more difficult for criminals to open fraudulent new accounts or borrow money in an individual's name.
An Arizona-based meat processor is recalling more than 6.5 million pounds of raw beef that could be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. The products being recalled were packaged on various dates from July 26-Sept. 7, 2018, and have the establishment number "EST. 267" in the USDA inspection mark. The meat was shipped nationwide.
ROCHESTER — President Donald Trump will visit Rochester today, Oct. 4, 2018. “For Minnesota Republicans, this is a dream come true,” Minnesota Republican Party Chair Jennifer Carnahan said in a news release. “We are jumping through the roof with excitement to welcome our great and fearless leader, President Donald J. Trump, back to Minnesota next week.”