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Ramsey County offering free Fix-It clinic

You can fix household items for free and learn repair skills at the same time.

Volunteers with repair skills are willing to help you learn how to become handy yourself at a series of free Fix-It Clinics this summer and fall in Ramsey County.

If you have household appliances, clothing, electronics, mobile devices and olther items in need of repair, bring them in for free guided assistance. Volunteers don't do the work, but they will help show you how to disassemble, troubleshoot and fix items. Here is the Fix-it Clinic Flyer (pdf)

Upcoming Fix-It Clinics
Bring your broken household goods and clothing in need of repair. Please also bring any tools and supplies you think might help with the job. Events are first come, first served.

Events are held monthly. Check back for additional dates.

If you are already handy and would like to help others, email or call 651-266-1199 for details and to sign up.

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A familiar looking kilt in downtown St. Paul

The many friends and family of Minneapolis businessman and civic leader Devin Rice gathered for his funeral Monday morning at Assumption Catholic Church in downtown St. Paul, ushered into the church with bagpipes played by this familiar looking kilt.

Mayor Chris Coleman has become better known in the past few years for his guitar work, but he's played the pipes for a long time, although rarely in public. In fact, he has only played at two other funerals, according to his spokeswoman Tonya Tennessen: that of his mother and Nancy Latimer, wife of former St. Paul Mayor George Latimer.

Rice, 54, died last week. He was a managing director at R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co., sat on the Minneapolis Charter Commission and was a devoted member of the DFL Party.