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The American Red Cross will hold the sixth-annual 12 Hours of Giving Blood Drive 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20 at Inwood Oaks, 484 Inwood Ave. N., Oakdale. It is Minnesota's largest, one-day Red Cross blood drive.
Hastings Bierstube will host author Frank Weber on Thursday, Dec. 20. The author event is free and open to any person or club members that enjoy reading mystery/thrillers. Weber will speak at 6:30 p.m. in the Bierstube's "new addition." Attendees are invited for a meal or beverage before the event begins. Books, including Weber's newly released book, "The I-94 Murders," will be available for purchase and personalization at the event.
A New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall on an infant ibuprofen product distributed to Walmart, CVS Pharmacy and Family Dollar retail stores. The product was found to have potentially higer levels of ibuprofen than what is listed on the box, according to a news release Dec. 5, 2018 .
Minnesota's incoming administration is committed to upholding good government-to-government relations and serving individuals. That is a message that Gov.-elect Tim Walz and Lt. Gov.-elect Peggy Flanagan are making clear as they hold listening sessions throughout the state. Flanagan spent the morning Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Prairie Island Indian Community and invited leaders from surrounding communities to join her.
Lane closures are scheduled to begin 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5 on I-494 in Woodbury and I-694 in Oakdale for median work, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
There will be no mail delivery Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, as the Postal Service observes a national day of mourning for former President George H.W. Bush. Wednesday editions of the Woodbury Bulletin, South Washington County Bulletin, Pierce County Herald and Red Wing Republican Eagle will be delivered Thursday. The papers will be available on newsstands Wednesday as usual.
Motorists can expect traffic delays Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 5-6, on Highway 63 on the Wisconsin side of the Highway 63/Eisenhower Bridge at Red Wing as crews place the first half of a box culvert, according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation.
The first two musical acts were announced Monday, Dec. 3 for the 2019 Minnesota State Fair Grandstand lineup: 90s rockers and the parody song king.
Public and private health care insurance plans play important supporting roles in the current U.S. coverage strategy. Neither sector can do it alone. People need to keep that fact in the forefront as the "Medicare-for-all" debate heats up, talk grows of a crippling national debt and seniors scramble to change their Medicare supplemental plans before the open enrollment window closes. Some key details make up our reality. First, 2018 brings a dramatic change in the Medicare enrollment process.
All romaine lettuce consumption should be avoided while a multi-state E. coli outbreak is investigated, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. There have been 32 reported cases of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli in 11 states — including Wisconsin, but not Minnesota — as of Nov. 19, the CDC says. An additional 18 cases have been identified in Canada.