Social services plans classes on day care

  • Updated: October 19, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Dakota County Social Services will host two classes this fall to inform parents about licensed child care.

Information will be offered about safe infant sleep practices and Minnesota child care safety regulations. Parents will get tips for creating effective relationships with their child care provider.

The classes will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Dakota County Northern Service Center, 1 Mendota Road W., West St. Paul, Rooms 110 A & B; and from 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Dakota County Western Service Center, 14955 Galaxie Av., Apple Valley, Room L139.

No registration is required. For more information, call 952-891-7400.


2 named to the county workforce board

Vance Boelter, plant manager at Lettieri’s in Shakopee, and Claire Giancola-Belmares, director of Talent Acquisition-Legal, were appointed by the Dakota County Board to the Dakota-Scott Workforce Investment Board.

Boelter will fill a vacancy on the board representing small business. He has experience in the food manufacturing industry and currently oversees production operations, quality, maintenance, safety and research and development projects at Lettieri’s.

Giancola-Belmares will fill a vacancy on the board representing large business. She has more than 15 years of experience in human resources.


Foundation to host ‘Eagan Has Talent’

The Eagan Foundation is hosting the second annual “Eagan Has Talent” at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Eagan High School Theatre.

Auditions for the show were held earlier this month for performers ages 12 and older. Held in conjunction with Eagan High School, the event will showcase the talents of the Eagan community.

At least one member of any group of performers will be an Eagan resident.

“Eagan Has Talent” is not a contest, but an exhibition event only. Cash prizes will not be awarded. Proceeds from ticket sales will support the Eagan Foundation and the Eagan High School Muse Literary Arts program.

Tickets cost $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. They’re available online at


Summit on water quality set for Nov. 6

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