A recent study of private water wells in Dakota County, funded by the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment through the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, found nitrate levels in some wells that were above the safe drinking water standard. According to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), water with a nitrate concentration of more than 10 milligrams per liter is unsafe for infants and pregnant women to drink.
Dakota County provides links to find services for people who need assistance to live in their home safely, as listed on www.co.dakota.mn.us; search on “seniors.” These are a few of the suggestions. More can be found through the LinkAge Line, at 1-800-333-2433. Consider:
Believe it or not, it’s been more than a year since West St. Paul’s sports dome assumed its dominant position in the city’s skyline.
As an indirect reminder of the Regional Athletic Center’s anniversary, the West St. Paul City Council voted in its Nov. 25 meeting to keep the dome’s current management company in place through at least one more year.
A 60-day public review and comment period for Dakota County’s Lebanon Hills Regional Park Master Plan is open until Jan. 18, and the public is invited to weigh in on a variety of plan elements including natural resource restoration projects, improved amenities and trail enhancements.
St. Paul Police Department’s Eastern District noticed a string of reports of a phone scammer on the prowl.
Police said Spanish-speaking adults have reported someone claiming to be from “Xcel Energy” had called them. The scammer would tell the victims they are past due on utility bills, and that their power will be shut off.
With bow hunting season underway and the opener coming up soon, state Rep. Rick Hansen (DFL – South St. Paul) is encouraging hunters to donate venison. As hundreds of thousands of hunters gear up for this year’s deer hunt, tens of thousands of Minnesotans are in need of assistance from local community food shelf services across the state.
A stable local economy, relatively low debt load and reliable budgetary track record have added up to Mendota Heights receiving the highest possible endorsement from its rating agency.
City officials say the AAA bond rating received from Standard & Poor’s is especially noteworthy for a city as small as Mendota Heights and will help save taxpayers money in the long term in the form of reduced interest rates for city projects.
As part of an effort by the Department of Homeland Security to entice a new generation of computer wizards to think about a career in cybersecurity, Inver Hills is sponsoring the Minnesota Cyber Aces State Competition. Minnesota is the third state to hold the competition, behind New Jersey and Virginia.