In Cottage Grove, construction has begun on the realignment of County Roads 19, 20 and 22. This project is a safety and mobility project that will realign Military Road (County Road 20) and reconstruct sections of Keats Avenue S. (County Road 19) and 70th Street S. (County Road 22). It will consolidate two closely spaced intersections with a new roundabout. Valley Paving, the prime contractor for this project, has begun work.
For more information, see the project websites, www.co.washington.mn.us/woodburydrive and www.co.washington.mn.us/19-20-22, or contact Mindy Leadholm, communications coordinator, at 651-430-4361 or 651-470-7754.
Grammy winners to perform at Explore Your Parks Day
All Washington County parks are free to the public on Saturday, June 1, for Explore Your Parks Day.
The main event will be at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve swim beach area from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with outdoor recreation demonstrations, live entertainment and food. Live music will be provided by 2013 Grammy winners, the Okee Dokee Brothers, at 1 p.m. The Okee Dokee Brothers recently won Best Children’s Music Album of the year for “Can You Canoe? – A Mississippi River Adventure Album.”
Lifeguards will lead a 5K/1K fun run/walk with free registration from 9-9:45 a.m. The 1K kids run will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by the 5K run/walk at 10 a.m. from the beach building.
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., activities will include free rock climbing, Zumba on the beach, kayak demonstrations, outdoor yoga, Franconia spin art, camp scavenger hunt, s’mores, Nordic walking, Munzee and more for all ages.
Cosmetology student elected to state office
Woodbury resident Allison Harder, a cosmetology student at Century College, has been elected to a state office in SkillsUSA, a workforce development organization. She is president of the Century chapter of SkillsUSA.
Cosmetology students at the college won seven medals at the annual SkillsUSA state competition recently. Three students will advance to the national competition in Kansas City in June.
Century students won gold, silver and bronze medals in the hair competition, gold and silver medals in the nail competition and gold and silver medals in the skin competition. A student also received honorable mention in product demonstration.
X’s on roads will be used for aerial photography