Several road projects sent to state to fund
Washington County will submit several potential road projects to the Minnesota Department of Transportation for funding in 2015. Proposals include:
• Construction of a single-lane roundabout at County Road 15 (Manning Trail N.) and Hwy. 97 in Scandia.
• Construction of right-turn lanes and a traffic signal at Hwy. 5/County Road 17 (Lake Elmo Avenue N.) in Lake Elmo.
• Construction of a center left-turn lane and right-turn lane at Hwy. 61/50th Street in Forest Lake.
• Construction of a center left-turn lane and right-turn lane at Hwy. 97/County Road 1 (Lofton Avenue N.) in Scandia.
If any of these projects are selected, Transportation Department funds would be available after July 1, 2014, the county said.
Run for teen suicide prevention set
The Suicide Prevention Collaborative (SPC) is conducting its third annual fundraiser 5k run/walk July 27 at Hamlet Park, 8833 Hamlet Road S., Cottage Grove.
Preregistration is encouraged. Race day registration begins at 8 a.m., and the walk starts at 9 a.m., rain or shine.
Fees for the walk are $20 for adults and $15 for ages 5-17; those 4 and younger are free. Team discounts are available. T-shirts, refreshments and race bags are included with the fees. There will be live music by Viewpoint and prizes for top finishers. Walkers and runners of all abilities are welcome.
SPC is a community-based group dedicated to preventing teen suicide in the eastern Twin Cities metro area through education, awareness, collaboration and advocacy. SPC is committed to increasing awareness about depression and other mental illnesses, the warning signs of suicide and the need for professional treatment.
Members of SPC include representatives and/or sponsors from PrairieCare, Central/Priority Pediatrics, Penticoff Community Counseling, Counseling Psychologists of Woodbury P.A., Sentier Psychotherapy and Youth Service Bureau Inc.
For information and preregistration, see www.suicide preventioncollaborativemn.org; click on news and events.
Disabilities agency opens new center
Midwest Special Services Inc., a provider of services for adults with disabilities, will open its new Oakdale Center on Monday. It will be the sixth and newest Midwest Special Services center in Minnesota, and will offer day training and habilitation programs.