South news briefs: Lakeville discussion to focus on costs of aging

  • Updated: April 1, 2014 - 2:25 PM

Lakeville

Discussion focuses on costs of aging

The Minnesota Department of Human Services will engage Lakeville residents in a costs-of-aging discussion next week.

The “Own Your Future” discussion, a federal and state initiative that encourages Minnesotans to map out plans for their futures, will be held on Tuesday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Lakeville Heritage Center.

The free event sponsored by the Lakeville Senior Resource Coalition will answer questions about long-term care and retirement costs. Help in preparing individualized plans also will be provided.

Metropolitan Council Member Wendy Wulff and a long-term care insurance specialist also will answer questions.

Lakeville residents can register at the door or before the event at www.lakevillearea communityed.net or by calling 952-232-2150.

NORTHFIELD

Hospital Auxiliary offers thousands of books

Readers can browse through thousands of used books during the Northfield Hospital Auxiliary’s 53rd Great Northfield Book Raid April 22-26 at the Northfield Ice Arena. For those who show up on the last day, an entire bag of books is just $5.

Those who want to donate books for the sale, which supports projects at Northfield Hospital & Clinics and other community health initiatives, can drop them off at the ice arena starting Sunday, April 6. This year, funds raised from the book fair will go toward an expanded cancer care center at the hospital.

Sale hours are 5-9 p.m. April 22, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. April 23-25, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 26. On Friday, all books are 50 percent off. Saturday morning is the bag sale ($5 per bag) from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Starting at 1 p.m., any remaining books are free.

Donation hours are 1-4 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through next Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 14-18 and 9 a.m.-noon April 19.

The book sale has raised more than $750,000 in its history, the auxiliary says.

ROSEMOUNT

Police, fire employees of the year honored

The city honored its police and fire employees of the year at an event held by the Rosemount post of the American Legion this month.

Investigator John Winters was selected as Police Officer of the Year. Says a police department news release on the honor: “Investigator Winters’ experience and training served him and the department very well in 2013 as he displayed the leadership of a veteran officer when the police department experienced many challenges and changes. He was responsible for managing a number of high priority cases, coordinating with various agencies from the local to state level, and assisted with the transition of personnel in the investigations unit.”

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