Briefs: Inver Grove Heights college's effort on hunger is topic of talk

  • Article by: Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 30, 2013 - 11:09 PM

Inver Grove Heights

College’s effort on hunger is topic of talk

A community college’s move to help solve the problem of hunger is the subject of a talk today.

Inver Hills Community College Prof. Barbara Curchack has worked with students and with a fellow psychology professor at Metropolitan State University, August Hoffman, to provide food to the needy.

A talk called “A Campus Feeds a Community” will be offered at 11:30 a.m. in room 203 of Heritage Hall on campus in Inver Grove Heights.

The first growing season in 2012 for the Inver Hills-Metro State Interdisciplinary Community Garden “produced more than 1,500 pounds of fresh produce that was donated to the local community,” officials say. The site includes a 50-tree apple orchard.

There’s more on the garden at www.inverhills.edu/cam puslife/communitygarden.

Burnsville

An easier way to pay those utility bills

The payment of utility bills online just got easier in Burnsville.

An upgrade offers a “more user-friendly and convenient way for residents to pay,” the city promises.

The old system required residents to proceed through multiple log-ins and page jumps.

There’s an option as well to set up an ongoing automatic withdrawal. Visit www.burns ville.org/utilities and fill out a form.

Official say online billing saves time and money and is more environmentally friendly than paper bills.

For more information, call 952-895-4480.

South Metro

Sign up for updates on Hwy. 5 construction

Residents of Scott County affected by the work on Hwy. 5 on the western edge of Dakota County are invited to plug in to Dakota’s system of updates to find out what’s going on.

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