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Hastings Man Indicted for Producing Child Porn

A 24-year-old Hastings man was indicted Monday for producing child pornography, the U.S. Attorney's Office says.

Mark Matthew Cortes was charged with one count of production of child pornography.

SSP Skate with Santa Set for Dec. 15

The annual Skate with Santa event at Wakota Arena in South St. Paul will take place Saturday, Dec. 15.

Beginning at 11:10 a.m. there will be holiday music, refreshments, and Santa on skates.

If you don't have your own skates, bring a non-perishable food item and get a free skate rental. Otherwise, skate rentals cost $2.

2 Veterans Perform in Dakota Valley Symphony

The Dakota Valley Symphony and Choir performed Handel's Messiah at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center Sunday.

Among the talented musicians on stage were two veterans who once served together in Cold War Germany who had been separated, yet reunited recently.

Ramsey County Hazardous Waste Site Switches to Winter Hours

Workshop on Planting for Clean Water Feb. 28

A free workshop focused on planting for clean water is set for Feb. 28 in Apple Valley.

The Blue Thumb Planting for Clean Water workshop will run from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Apple Valley Municipal Center.

Attendees will have the chance to see examples of native plant gardens, raingardens and native plant shorline stabilizations.

Youth Task Force Hosts 4th Annual Mitten, Hat Drive

The South St. Paul Mayor's Youth Task Force is collecting new and gently used hats and mittens for those in need.

The fourth annual Holiday Mitten and Hat Drive runs through Dec. 6.

Eagan Police Issue Reminder About Unsafe Ice

Eagan police are reminding community members that ice on area lakes is unsafe due to recent mild and fluctuating temperatures.