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Minnesota Department of Health used a petitioning process to solicit public input on potential qualifying conditions. The process included public comments, a citizens' review panel and a set of research summaries for each condition prepared by MDH staff.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Art Department's annual Art Scholarship Sale is Nov. 30-Dec. 13 in Gallery 101 in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. The sale is open to the public. Choose from a selection of studio arts including glass, ceramics, painting, fibers, printmaking, photography and mixed media. An investment in quality artwork for you or as a gift provides valuable contributions toward the continued education of art students at UWRF.
Ten graduate students of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls have received financial stipends from the National Science Foundation to cover costs of their studies and start new careers teaching science or math. The UWRF STEMteach graduate program prepares individuals with an undergraduate major in science, technology, engineering or mathematics to become licensed middle or high school science, computer science or mathematics teachers after one year of intensive study.
Kewaunee County Board of Supervisors made their county the first in the state to limit use of manure irrigations systems with the passage of the Chapter 37 "Agriculture Waste and Process Wastewater Irrigation Ordinance Nov. 7. According to a news release from Kewaunee County Administrator's Office, the vote was the product of months of work, including the formation of a technical workgroup. The group included the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and Kewaunee County's Land and Water Conservation Department.
Minnesota deer harvest increases 16 percent over last year ST. PAUL—Minnesota firearms hunters registered 161,057 deer through the third weekend of deer season, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Preliminary results through the third weekend show that the number of deer registered was up 16 percent from 2016. Of the deer harvested, 53 percent were bucks, compared to 63 percent during the same period in 2016.
Former northern Minnesota cult leader has sentence reduced ST. PAUL—A former Pine County cult leader who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two girls at his camp near Finlayson in northeast Minnesota will see a six-year reduction in his sentence. The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday cited a technicality in reducing 56-year-old Victor Barnard's prison term from 30 to 24 years.
ELLSWORTH — National speaker Tasha Schuh recently announced "An Evening of Hope" an event to be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Abundant Life Church, 896 State Road 65, River Falls. This event celebrates and commemorates the 20-year anniversary of Schuh's accident that left her paralyzed after falling through a trap door during her high school musical rehearsal. The event will be a night of hope, motivation and inspiration including Schuh's message, music from Sparrows Rising, and family and friends sharing how Schuh's story has inspired them to move forward.
3 Florida men convicted of credit card skimming in Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS — Three Florida men have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a gas pump credit card skimming operation. Roilan Garriga, 20, Wilbur Perez-Soca, 24, and Asleys Acosta, 28, each pleaded guilty to five counts each of felony identity theft in Hennepin County District Court, according to a release from the Minnesota Department of Commerce. They will be sentenced on January 8, 2018.
Three East Ridge students finalized their college commitments during a National Letter of Intent signing ceremony last week.
ST. PAUL—Minnesota firearms hunters registered 145,054 deer through the second weekend of deer season as more corn was out of the fields, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Preliminary results through the second weekend show that the number of deer registered was up 10 percent from 2016. There were 70,724 deer taken during the first weekend and 74,330 this past weekend. Of the deer harvested over the firearms season, 54 percent were bucks, compared to 63 percent in 2016.