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FamilyMeans has had a year-round presence in Cimarron for the past five years, providing both after-school and summer programming for school-age children and teens.

The 92 golfers who participated in the event represented various banks and businesses throughout the metro area.

St. Croix Region

Film shows cost of frac-sand mining

The St. Croix River Association (SCRA) will be showing “The Price of Sand,” a movie intended to show the dangers of unregulated frac-sand mining, on Thursday, Sept. 12.

This hourlong documentary was released earlier this year. “The goal of this project was to find the real price of frac sand,” said Jim Tittle, the film’s director, “not just in dollars, but in friendships, communities and the future of our region.”

The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. for a tour of the SCRA office.

The screening will begin at 7 p.m. at 230 S. Washington St., Hwy. 87, in the library complex. Discussion will follow.

The program is free and open to the public, but reservations are encouraged to ensure adequate seating.

Cottage Grove

City Public Works to hold open house

The Cottage Grove Public Works department will host an open house Sept. 19 to give the public an up-close look at some of the equipment and machinery used by city workers during the course of their jobs, officials said. The event will be held rain or shine at the Public Works building, 8635 W. Point Douglas Road.

Children will get a look at the snowplows, dump trucks, tractors and mowers in the city’s fleet. Other activities include a hayride, inflatable bouncer, balloon animals, face painting and henna tattoos.

The event is free, and food will be sold from 3-7 p.m.


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