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Flushing will continue from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and may continue on weekends.
The hydrants are flushed to keep them working properly and to remove mineral deposits that may accumulate in water mains.
The change in water-flow patterns from hydrant flushing may stir up mineral deposits, discolor water, change water pressure and increase chlorine odor.
Iron color in the water is not a health issue but it may stain clothes. Residents are encouraged to check their water before doing laundry. Discoloration can be corrected by opening all cold water faucets and allowing them to run until the water runs clear.
Tech college president to retire
Ron Thomas, president of Dakota County Technical College for the past 13 years, is set to retire July 1.
Thomas announced his plan last week. He has worked in education for almost 50 years.
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Chancellor Steven Rosenstone met with the college community April 3 to get input on the next step in the college’s leadership.
Extra produce? Donate it
Back yard gardeners who want to donate extra produce may now obtain a new publication about how food shelves work.
The 44-page online book is designed to help increase access to healthy food for those in need by connecting gardeners and food shelves.
The publication, entitled “Garden Gleaning,” includes sample checklists, calendars and donation record-keeping guides.
Get the book at the Garden Gleaning Project’s website at www.gardengleaning.org.
Laurie Blake and Liala Helal