Interfaith Outreach hosts free jobs sessionInterfaith Outreach & Community Partners in Plymouth is holding a free jobs session in October, focused on helping people who are unemployed, underemployed or in a job they aren't enjoying.

The session, "Change your stripes, do what you love for a living," will feature Catherine Byers Breet from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at 1605 County Road 101 N., Plymouth. To hold a spot, call 763-745-5264 and select option 2, or go to


Switch to single-sort recycling beginsEdina is switching from dual-sort to single-sort recycling next week, meaning residents can put all recycling in new 65-gallon carts being dropped off by Allied Waste.

Residents will have the option of asking for smaller carts but are asked to try the large carts for at least a month. Recycling will be picked up every two weeks. For more, call city Recycling Coordinator Solvei Wilmot at 952-826-0463.

Candidates to appearA District 49 state Senate candidates forum will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the Edina City Hall council chambers. Candidates are Republican Keith Downey and DFLerMelisa Franzen. The League of Women Voters of Edina will sponsor the forum.

Police officer is a 'Top Shooter'Edina police officer Brandon Kuske won a "Top Shooter" award in a regional pistol shooting competition in Rosemount in August.

More than 50 police officers and FBI agents from the Midwest and Canada tested their shooting skills. Kuske, a member of the Edina SWAT team, made it through a course that tested long-distance, barricade and shooting-in-motion in 65.48 seconds.


Volunteers needed for a day of choresCity residents will tackle volunteer jobs such as removing buckthorn, weeding lilac plantings, clearing trails and painting pumpkins during the second annual Valley Volunteer Day on Oct. 6. Volunteers are welcome as individuals or in groups and are asked to register. More can be found at

League of Women Voters meetingThe League of Women Voters Golden Valley is sponsoring a meeting on Saturday featuring Kim Hiel, principal of the Robbinsdale School District School of Engineering and Arts. It will be at the Woodfire Grill, 6501 Wayzata Blvd. in St. Louis Park. The program starts at 10 a.m. followed by lunch. For more, contact Mary Anderson at 763-588-8578 or


Card party fundraiser to benefit STEPA fundraiser for the St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP) is being held Friday with the second annual bridge and 500 card party at Westwood Lutheran Church, 9001 Cedar Lake Road. The $36 entrance fee includes prizes and snacks. To register, contact LaDonna Reynolds at or 952-929-1402 or Camille Schroeder at or 952-470-5730.


Republican seniors to meet TuesdayThe Republican Seniors of Minnesota will meet Tuesday at 10 a.m. for discussion, followed by a guest speaker, Douglas B. Loon, of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. A lunch is available after. It's at Poor Richard's Commonhouse, at 8301 Normandale Blvd. Call 952-828-1943, or e-mail:

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