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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.
FARMINGTON — Dakota Electric Association's annual meeting April 27 focused on the future — in terms of people, technology and growth. President and CEO Greg Miller highlighted recent initiatives in solar energy, electric vehicles and grid interactive water heaters. "In 2017, Dakota Electric partnered with Great River Energy and Schmitty and Sons bus company in Lakeville to bring the first ever all-electric school bus to Minnesota," Miller said.
Minnesota mystery writer Jeff Falkingham will bring his "Elementary, My Dear Watson!" (Investigating Sherlock Holmes) multimedia program to Robert Trail Library, 14395 South Robert Trail, Rosemount, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17. The free, one-hour event is part of the Meet the Author series co-sponsored by the library and the Rosemount Area Arts Council..
Property taxes on Dakota County real estate for the first half of 2018 are due by Tuesday, May 15. Property taxes can be paid online, by phone or by mail. Mailed payments must be postmarked by midnight May 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
Dakota Electric Association will hold its annual Energy Trends Expo, May 10, at the Eagan Community Center. The event, sponsored with the Lakeville Friends of the Environment, provides an opportunity for people to learn about the latest in renewable technology, energy efficiency and electric vehicles. Visitors can talk with electric vehicle owners about their experience driving electric cars, ride on Minnesota's first electric school bus and attend free seminars about energy-efficient home design and cold-climate air-source heat pumps.
The following students were named to the 4.0, A and B honor rolls, as well as the Striver's Award, at Dodge Middle School. The Striver's Award recognizes students who improved their GPA by .333 percent or more. Sixth grade 4.0 Honor Roll Natalie Adrian, Taylor Ask, Avery Comes, Maddy Dombeck, Grace Donahue, Ayden Gagner, Kennedy Gibbs, Madelyn Guerin, Jillian Hagman, Brandon Hrncir, Malea Johnson, Molly Johnson, Dalton Kesti, Holly Kiecker, Rachel Klotz,
Independent Intermediate School District 917 of Rosemount will operate an alternative center for Farmington Public Schools out of the former District Service Center, 421 Walnut St. The location mentioned at the April 23 board meeting and printed in the April 26 edition was incorrect.
The music suite at Farmington High School has been anything but quiet lately. In the past several weeks, the Farmington bands have hosted a series of major events that have showcased not only the talents of Farmington students, but students from throughout the metro and southern Minnesota. "We returned from our weeklong band tour to Hawaii and just hit the ground running," Associate Director of Bands Bradley Mariska. said "Taking 115 band students to a destination that is 4,000 miles away is not small task, but it was definitely worth it."
Dakota County residents are invited to bring household hazardous waste and electronics to the following drop-offs as well as confidential documents to be shredded on site:
To the editor: April 22 marks the 50th observance of Earth Day. Each of us can celebrate by reducing our driving, use of electric energy, and consumption of animals.