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Friends in Need Food Shelf receives donation from Marathon Petroleum Refinery

The building for St. Paul Park Friends in Need Food Shelf is all paid for. Located at 535 4th Street in St. Paul Park and serving a core area including Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, and Grey …

Newport Council to meet July 18

Due to meet Thursday, July 18 at 5:30 p.m. at city hall, the City of Newport Council will cover several agenda topics. Of note at tonight’s meeting is the SWCTC Annual Report, followed by …

City Hall renovation includes work on the masonry as well as the dome roof and HFAC systems.

City Hall renovation: Helping history stand the test of time

Hastings City Hall began renovation in 2023 for the dome roof, masonry repair, replacing the annex roof and updating the building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC). The $5 …

Spin Doctors headline Rivertown Days 2024

Rivertown Days has long been the biggest event on the Hastings calendar. Live music, a craft fair, carnival rides, and events from the medallion hunt to the car show draw residents from across the …

Jose Miranda crosses the plate after hitting a 434-foot homerun in the Saints opening day game against the Guardians AAA team, the Columbus Clippers.

Saints hit 3 homeruns, win 8-1 on opening day

The Saint Paul Saints won their home opener on Saturday evening defeating the Columbus Clippers at CHS Field in St. Paul’s Lowertown by a score of 8-1. We can all breathe a sigh of relief; …

Nurse pleads not guilty to foot amputation charges

A former Spring Valley Health Care Center nurse accused of amputating a 62-year-old hospice patient’s necrotic foot without permission pleaded not guilty to three felony charges at a Feb. 16 arraignment hearing in Pierce County Circuit Court.

Sen. Jeff Smith: Shameless politicians

Since 2017, the University of Wisconsin System has been under what we might call a restructuring. It began with integrating the UW two-year campuses with UW four-year institutions and assigning …

The Barteck family with the dedication plaque and the two books that were donated.

Book Nook dedicated in memory of Elaine Barteck

On Saturday, July 13, a dedication was held at the Owen Public Library for a Book Nook that was sponsored by the Barteck family in memory of Elaine Barteck. Elaine was a wonderful and beloved woman …

There was no place like the Owen Jr. Fair

The great “Oz” was at work last weekend during the Owen Jr. Fair, July 12-14, as rain stayed away, and the sun shone for nearly all the fun-filled Wizard of Oz themed days. Friday night …
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How many workers can AI really replace? Estimates are all over the place.

Verbit analyzed jobs data as well as academic and analyst forecasts to illustrate the potential for AI to displace jobs in the coming years.

Signature sandwich from each state

Stacker researched staple sandwiches—the kind that makes residents proud—and highlighted one from each state that everyone should try.

The 411 on area codes: How new tech and population growth fuels the need for more digits

Using information from the North American Numbering Plan Administrator, Spokeo analyzed the proliferation of area codes and how they are assigned

Influencers are upending advertising. Here are 4 ways their brand collabs have changed the marketing game.

Collabstr scoured press coverage and analyzed marketing campaigns to dissect the ways brands collaborate with influencers to sell products.

Data shows nursing home inspection backlog is improving very slowly. Here's how it looks in your state.

Nursing Homes analyzed nursing home inspection data from the CMS to provide an update on the post-COVID-19 challenges to oversight.

Data shows severe depression is most prevalent among teens

Mental Health Facilities looked at data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health and other sources to see how severe depression impacts teenagers.