North news briefs: Springbrook Nature Center to host Discovery dinners

  • Updated: December 31, 2013 - 9:22 AM

Snowmobile certification classes in Lino Lakes begin Jan. 7.

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Nature center to host Discovery dinners

Springbrook Nature Center is launching a Discovery Dinner series for adult nature lovers.

The Saturday evening events, starting in late January, will feature an educational presentation followed by a casual catered meal.

The presentations are designed for an adult audience. Topics will include environmental issues, conservation and outdoor heritage. Each starts at 5:30 p.m.

The programs are:

• “Raptors in Minnesota, with the Minnesota Raptor Center,” on Jan. 25;

• “An Evening with Teddy Roosevelt, America’s First Conversation President,” on Feb. 22;

• “Moths and Butterflies of Minnesota,” on March 27.

Tickets are $25 each; multiple tickets can be purchased for $22.50 each. Pre-registration is required, and payment must be made in advance. Call the nature center at 763-5672-3588 to reserve a spot.

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Lino Lakes

Police offer youth snowmobile training

The Lino Lakes Police Department is offering a three-part DNR Youth Snowmobile Certification class. It is for kids ages 11-15 with little or no riding experience (certification becomes valid at age 12).

The program includes two classroom sessions, online training at home and a driving test. The first class will be 6-8 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Lino Lakes Police Department, 640 Town Center Pkwy. Parents are encouraged to attend. The second class, 6-8 p.m. Jan. 21, includes a final exam. The driving test will be from 8 a.m. to noon on Jan. 25. To sign up, call the Lino Lakes Police Department at 651-982-2300.

Anoka County

Health survey planned this month 

Anoka County is conducting a Community Health Survey as it develops a health assessment and plan for public health services in 2015-19.

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