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Continued: South metro news briefs: Wasps close several city parks in Prior Lake

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  • Last update: July 30, 2013 - 4:11 PM

Hastings is taking applications for a police chief to take the place of Paul Schnell, who left the department July 21 to become police chief in Maplewood.

The city is accepting applications until Friday, Aug. 9.

For more details and links to the full job description, visit



Free computer classes offered for job seekers

The Scott County libraries are sponsoring free computer classes in August aimed at folks looking for jobs.

The Government Center’s Professional Development Center, 200 4th Av. W. in Shakopee, is the site for hands-on computer basics classes. Teachers are from the Science Museum of Minnesota Computer Education Center.

Classes include:

• E-mail Basics, Aug. 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Set up a free e-mail account, send and receive messages, and add attachments.

• Word Basics, Aug. 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Enter and edit text in a word processing program, apply formatting and save files. Must know how to use a keyboard and mouse.

• Word, Part 2, Aug. 20 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Page layout, margins, page breaks, AutoCorrect, AutoFormat, page numbers, headers, footers, lists, tabs and tables.

Call 952-707-1770 to register. Space is limited to 16 per class.



Professors and students will honor Newtown victims

Professors and students from Inver Hills Community College and Metropolitan State University will honor the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims this fall by planting an orchard in Newtown, Conn.

The orchard is to be part of Newtown’s public Victory Garden. It is to be set up Oct. 5 with a tree-planting ceremony and communitywide planting. Produce will go to local food shelves.

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