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Continued: West metro town briefs

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  • Last update: March 4, 2014 - 12:57 PM

The three-day closing shut down traffic from County Road 47 to Schmidt Lake Road and closed off Vicksburg from 55th to 51st Avenues N. The city isn’t involved and has no authority to regulate the railroad.


March 13 talk on youth drug use

Alcohol, tobacco and other drug use by youth is the subject of a March 13 talk by Brian Hubbard, Edina High School’s resource officer.

Hubbard will speak from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. at the Edina Senior Center in a meeting hosted by the League of Women Voters of Edina, which is studying the drug issue.

Hubbard, one of two officers who work on prevention and safety programs for Edina schools, will talk about trends in drug use and prevention.

The meeting is open to the public. For more information, visit

Skating for disabled youth at Braemar

An adaptive recreational skating program for disabled youth ages 5 to 15 will be offered this spring at Braemar Arena, courtesy of a Minnetonka High School figure skater.

Last year, Sage Kelner became part of the 2013 U.S. Figure Skating Scholastic Honors Team, wining $1,000 for the charity of her choice. She chose the DREAM Skating Program, which uses certified coaches and volunteers to work with each participant. No skating experience is needed; a hockey helmet is required.

The class will be offered on April 13, 27; May 4, 11, 18; and June 1 from 5 to 5:50 p.m. at Braemar, 7501 Ikola Way. The class fee is $150.

For more information or to register, visit or call Kristin Aarsvold, 952-826-0433.

Auctioneer, weather expert to speak

Speakers at the Edina Rotary Club this month include auctioneer Karen Sorbo on Thursday, March 6, and KARE-11 meteorologist Belinda Jensen on Thursday, March 13.

Sorbo has received national recognition as an auctioneer and an advocate for humanitarian causes. Jensen will speak about our unusual winter.

Rotary meetings are from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Edina Country Club, 5100 Wooddale Av. The meetings are open to the public for $18 admission, which includes lunch.


Mother to speak about family’s struggles

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