Galaxie Library offers tech help

Have a tech question? Take it to the library.

The Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Av., has two sessions this week of free, drop-in tech help. Stop by for e-book assistance, including downloading library books, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Or, if you have general tech questions about using a computer, navigating the Internet or setting up an e-mail account, get one-on-one help from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday.

Teen Police Academy starting Feb. 3

Teens curious about law enforcement can get a taste of police work at the Apple Valley Teen Police Academy, starting Feb. 3.

The class will meet Tuesday evenings until March 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Apple Valley Municipal Center, 7100 147th St. W. Instructors will talk about DWI enforcement, use of force, crime scene investigation, SWAT, evidence processing and the Dakota County Drug Task Force. For more information, call 952-953-2706.

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Caretaker needed for park at Cedar Lake

The Three Rivers Park District is seeking an individual or couple to be a live-in caretaker of Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park this summer.

The caretakers would need to park their RV or camper at the park and live in it from May 1 through Sept. 30 and do various tasks around the park. The workweek is 24 hours and chores include greeting visitors, bathhouse cleaning, some grounds work, and opening and closing the park gates. This is a volunteer position; in return, the caretakers receive free access to the RV site with electrical hookup, Wi-Fi, laundry and firewood.

For more information or an application, contact or 763-694-7778.


City hosts social media Q&A

Here's your chance to ask Shakopee a question about snow removal without setting foot in city hall.

The city will be hosting an #AskTheCity social media question-and-answer session on Facebook on Thursday. Public Works Superintendent Mike Hullander will field questions about snow removal on the city Facebook page,, from 6 to 6:30 p.m. The event will start when the city posts an introductory item at 6 p.m. Interested residents should post their snow-removal-related questions in the Comment area and follow along as Hullander answers.

This is the first of several social media Q-and-A sessions the city plans to host in 2015.


Advisory commission members needed

Eagan has four commissions that meet regularly to discuss and research topics before they go to City Council for consideration. Applications from interested parties will be accepted through March 20 for:

• Advisory Planning Commission,

• Advisory Parks and Recreation Commission,

• Airport Relations Advisory Commission,

• Energy and Environment Advisory Commission

Most commissions have six to eight members who serve staggered two-year terms. The majority of appointments are made in April.

Descriptions, general meeting schedules and applications are available on the city website at

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