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When Gov. Mark Dayton and I took office in 2011, Minnesota faced a $6 billion shortfall, and the state's public schools had weathered more than a decade of inconsistent funding and even outright funding cuts. Graduation rates were stagnant, full-day kindergarten was only a dream, and public preschool options were limited or nonexistent.
A missing White Bear Lake teenager has been found safe in Minnepolis, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension's Crime Alert Network.
Washington, Dakota and Goodhue counties were included in an air-quality alert issued for Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 through 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. According to the alert:
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.