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‘Comedy for a Cause’ will benefit family

Comedy, live music and dinner will be served Saturday at the Coon Rapids American Legion as part of a benefit for the Daniel Jaeger family.

Jaeger, a 58-year-old truck driver, suffered a stroke last fall followed by bleeding into the brain cavity that required surgery.

The benefit will help the family with medical bills and rehabiliation costs.

The event starts at 2 p.m. Musicians Kevin James Pertinen and Tony Comeau will perform from 5-7 p.m., and a comedy show featuring Tammy Nerby, Rox Tarrant and Bob Larson will follow at 7:30.

A $20 donation at the door will cover the entertainment and a spaghetti dinner.

For further information, go to www.facebook.com/ danieljaegerbenefit. The Legion is located at 11640 Crooked Lake Blvd., Coon ­Rapids.

College hosts suicide prevention workshop

Anoka-Ramsey Community College will offer a free suicide prevention workshop on Wednesday, April 16.

Two one-hour sessions will be offered, starting at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Legacy Room on the Coon Rapids campus, 11200 Mississippi Blvd. W.

Presenters include licensed psychologist Davin Maijala and Nikki Jagodzinski, a suicide-prevention coordinator. Both are from St. Cloud State University.

Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and learn skills to intervene to help a friend or relative. The public is welcome to attend.

Nationally, suicide is the third-leading cause of death among 15- to 24-year-olds.

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New Hope, Crystal set curbside cleanups

New Hope and Crystal residents can get rid of unwanted rubbish, including old furniture and appliances, during a curbside cleanup April 4 to 11.

The Hennepin Recycling Group is coordinating the event. Single-family through eight-unit homes that pay for city curbside recycling are eligible. Crews will pick up old couches, chairs and furniture, appliances, scrap metal and household junk up to 100 pounds per item.

Residents will receive a reminder postcard informing them when their neighborhood is scheduled for pickup. Items must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on cleanup day. Tires, electronics, paint and chemicals will not be accepted.

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