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With the ragweed pollen season expected to peak in early-September, now is a good time for allergy sufferers to learn about steps they can take to keep allergies and asthma under control, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Due to the changing climate, allergy sufferers have a much longer season of suffering; ragweed pollen season is now 18 to 21 days longer than it was in the mid-1990s. Pollen for ragweed is highly allergenic and can travel very long distances.
The Dakota County Farm Bureau is holding its 101st anniversary meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Rosemount American Legion. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. Keynote speaker, Janet Bremer, is a farmer from Hastings that has many other titles including blogger and Minnesota Dairy Princess coordinator. Bremer was also recently named America's Farmers Midwest Mom of the Year. She is passionate about telling her farm's dairy story through school visits, speaking and writing opportunities, her blog, and other social media.
A Law Enforcement Lip Sync Challenge video by the Dakota County Sheriff's Office has advanced to the final four in a nationwide competition by USA Today. The Sheriff's office is asking for the public's help in voting for the video in the contest bracket. The 2016 video is competing against a video by the police department in Flower Mound, Texas.
"I'm just going to go to the doctor and get antibiotics ... this cold is so annoying and I'm going on vacation next week." "I'm sure it's an ear infection that's keeping my baby up at night. The doctor will prescribe antibiotics to take care of it." Seems like antibiotics are a first line of defense for sickness. That's a problem.
A Minnesota Vikings football player is facing a felony theft charge and a domestic violence charge stemming from an Aug. 28 confrontation at an Eagan hotel. Cayleb Seth Jones, 25, of Los Angeles, was charged with theft by temporary control, a felony. He also is charged with interfering with an emergency call, a gross misdemeanor, and misdemeanor domestic assault.
Farmington School Board is working to improve communications, dialogue, roles and responsibilities. The goals are better governance, management and consultation. Lead by Dennis Cheesebrow, founder and principal of TeamWorks International, the developmental work focuses on roles, responsibilities, relationships, structure and process grounded in the Education Leadership System.
The Rosemount VFW Post 9433 and the Rosemount Beyond the Yellow Ribbon volunteers invite veterans and a guest to breakfast 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. The free meal will be served at VFW Post 9433, 2625 120TH St W. Friends of the Veterans is helping to make this possible.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed reports of zebra mussels in Lake Isabelle in Dakota County, as well as Bald Eagle Lake and Lake Johanna in Ramsey County, according to a news release. A trained detector found three zebra mussels attached to the fishing pier on Lake Isabelle during Saturday’s University of Minnesota Extension “Starry Trek” search day.
As summer winds down, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give blood and platelets now and help end an emergency summer blood shortage that began last month. A critical need remains as many regular donors delay giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to start. To ensure lifesaving treatments remain available for patients in the coming weeks, donations are needed now, especially type O. In thanks for helping at this urgent time, all those who come to donate blood or platelets through Aug. 30 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together. To make an appointment to donate blood, download the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit www.RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-RED CROSS.
FARMINGTON — Anthony Hilden, Lakeville, announced he will seek a position on the Farmington School Board. Hilden, an education enthusiast, said he desires to improve the Farmington Schools. Hilden is passionate about public education and wants to see greater transparency between the district and families. Hilden desires to improve the fiscal responsibility of the district and wants to better the safety of all students.