North news briefs: Anoka County hazardous waste collection on Aug. 24

  • Article by: Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 20, 2013 - 3:12 PM

ANOKA COUNTY

Hazardous-waste collection on Saturday

Anoka County will collect hazardous-waste from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Rum River Elementary School parking lot in Andover.

Residents of six counties will be able to dispose of such things as leftover paint, household cleaners, fluorescent bulbs and automotive fluids at no charge. The items must be secured so they don’t tip over or leak.

Among items that will not be accepted are appliances, asbestos, batteries, electronics, garbage, medications, medical sharps (such as needles and syringes) and tires.

Driver’s license or other proof of residence will be needed. The event is open to residents of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington counties. It is not open to businesses, organizations and schools.

The school is at 16950 Verdin St. NW., Andover. For further information, call Anoka County Integrated Waste Management at 763-323-5730.

north metro

Training offered in Braille transcription

Classes on transcribing reading materials into Braille will be offered at Volunteer Braille Services in Golden Valley, starting with an informational meeting on Sept. 17. Weekly instruction will begin the following week.

Students who successfully complete the course will be awarded a certification in Literary Braille Transcribing from the Library of Congress. For more information or to sign up, call Volunteer Braille Services at 763-544-2880 or e-mail vbsmn@comcast.net. All training materials and equipment are free.

Coon Rapids

Instructors sought for city classes

The City of Coon Rapids is seeking people to coordinate and teach new recreation, leisure and specialty classes for youth or adults. Classes may focus on arts and crafts, sports, technology and other subjects. Instructors must be 18 years or older.

The city has several parks and recreation facilities to accommodate instruction. Contact Ryan Gunderson, Recreation Coordinator, at 763-767-6513 or e-mail rgunderson@coonrapidsmn.gov.

BLAINE

New Wal-Mart opens on Ulysses Street

A new Wal-Mart store opened last week in Blaine at 11505 Ulysses St. NE.

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