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Monthly Archives: September 2017
MnDOT encourages participation in
Walk and Bike to School Day Oct. 4
- ST. PAUL, Minn. –Thousands of students in more than 200 schools across Minnesota will participate in International Walk and Bike to School DayOct. 4. The annual event, sponsored by Minnesota Safe Routes to School, encourages students and parents to get outside, increase their physical activity, teach pedestrian and bicycle safety, reduce traffic congestion and strengthen connections between families, schools and communities while walking and biking to school.
“Walking and biking to school or work are great ways to skip traffic, get a little exercise and enjoy beautiful Minnesota,” said Lt. Governor Tina Smith. “I encourage Minnesota students and their families to participate in Walk and Bike to School Day on Oct. 4. I hope to see you out there.”
Dave Cowan, Walk and Bike to School Day coordinator, said this day gets families, schools and communities thinking about what it might be like if students in their neighborhoods walked and bicycled to school year-round.
“The result is transformative,” said Cowan. “Safely walking and bicycling is an important life skill we should be teaching our youth. This day is a great way to encourage students to use that knowledge all through their lives while building physical activity into their daily routine.”
He said schools can register their Walk and Bike to School Day event at www.walkbiketoschool.org.
Participants can also join in the Walk to School Day photo contest by submitting photos on the MnSRTS Facebook page with the hashtag #mnwalks. Learn more at www.mnsaferoutestoschool.org under the current programs tab.
Cowan said the event is an opportunity for children who typically ride a school bus and those who live in areas with bike friendly paths to school to walk and bike to school. Many schools participate in a “walking school bus” event by arranging for school buses to drop off students at a nearby park or other safe locations to finish the trip on foot. The drop-off option also can be used for students who are usually driven to school in private vehicles.
Walk to School Day also encourages parents and community members to begin thinking about the walkability and bikeability of their neighborhoods. A walkability checklist helps walkers assess what makes the walking environment inviting and safe, and identify existing barriers. After the assessment, schools and communities can work to make a plan for improvements.
For more information, visit www.walkbiketoschool.org.
If you, or someone you know has space, this would be an awesome gesture.
Please contact Morgan FeDora directly.
An Angels Message is a non-profit that has been formed to assist those families directly affected by hurricanes in Houston, Florida, Puerto Rico and other Islands Nations. Their goal is provide care packages and supplies to 5-10 million families in time for the Christmas Holiday. Currently they’re working to officially coordinate efforts with FEMA and others as this is a big task. They’ve contacted us looking for warehouse space and I agreed to reach out the local community. If you have warehouse space with numerous dock doors (ideally 50k sq. ft. + in the North Metro) and a landlord that would be willing to donate or significantly discount their rates please contact the non-profit directly.
Cell 763-957 2902
Let’s get together at the Springbrook Golf Club!
You’ll be amazed at the fantastic Line-Up of Presenters!
Is it true that GOLF stands for: Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden ?!
For heaven’s sake!
Minnesota Venture Conference – Early bird pricing (a savings of $100) for this event ends on Wednesday!
Sign up for the Minnesota Venture Conference —
Don’t miss the 2017 Minnesota Venture Conference, coming up on October 25! Hundreds of participants gather every year for a full day of knowledge-sharing, networking, and pitches from some of Minnesota’s most promising companies. DEED is proud to be a sponsor of this event.
Startup companies can also apply for the Entrepreneurial Showcase! Showcase participation is free for qualified registered companies and includes a one-page profile in the event book, a one-minute introduction on stage, and information table.
Learn more or register at http://mnventure.org/
Main Street South at Highway 65 in Cambridge closes September 28
ST CLOUD, Minn. – Motorists who use the Main Street South/Highway 65 intersection in Cambridge will encounter delays and a detour as the intersection closes after 7 a.m. Thursday, September 28.
After the intersection closes, a signed detour will direct motorists to the Highway 65/Highway 95 interchange, located 2.5 miles north of the Main Street South/Highway 65 intersection.
The Highway 65/County Road 43/313th Avenue NE intersection, located on the east side of Highway 65, across from the Main Street South/Highway 65 intersection, is open permanently.
Motorists should plan for the following on Highway 65 near Cambridge beginning September 28:
- Highway 65 between 305th Avenue and 357th Avenue will remain a single lane in each direction, with two-way, head-to-head traffic on the future northbound lanes while crews complete the future southbound side of the road. The posted speed limit on Highway 65 between 305th Avenue and 357th Avenue is reduced to 55 miles per hour.
- The Main Street South/Highway 65 intersection will be closed for up to 10 days beginning Wednesday, Sept. 28; the schedule is weather dependent. Get maps.
- The Highway 65/Palisade Drive intersection will remain closed through early-November.
- The Highway 65/County Road 43/313th Avenue NE intersection has opened permanently.
- All lanes of Highway 65 are scheduled to open by early November 2017.
- Crews will resurface Highway 65 south of 305th Avenue to the Isanti County line beginning in spring 2018. Information on the required lane closures will be issued when details become available.
Motorists who travel Highway 65 through Cambridge should plan their travel, expect additional travel time during peak travel times, and watch for construction crews, heavy equipment and slow or stopped or traffic.
The work and lane closures are part of 2017-2018 project to improve Highway 65 between Cambridge and the Isanti/Anoka county line, located south of Isanti, near Bethel. The project will resurface the roadway, extend turn lanes, repair or replace drainage infrastructure, resurface the Highway 65/Highway 95 interchange ramps in Cambridge, make intersection improvements, upgrade signal systems and improve pedestrian accessibility along the corridor.
When complete in 2018, the project will improve the ride, drainage and safety along 14 miles of Highway 65.
Stay informed about the Highway 65 project
To get future project updates, including advance notification of traffic changes, sent directly to your inbox, visit the project’s website at www.mndot.gov/d3/h65isanti, then click “Email updates” in the right-hand column.
To receive updates on Twitter, follow @MnDOTCentral.
For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, check www.511mn.org.
2017-2018 Banner Project – Special Promotion for Chamber Members
The Kanabec Area Chamber Foundation is proceeding with new banners from a new (local) business and would like to ask you if you are interested in purchasing a 15” x 80” banner for your business. We have many more poles to fill now so we’d like as many of our members represented as we can!
As you may know from the past banner project, MNDot will only allow 2” letters so we will keep the design the same as we had in 2014, BUT we will have this variety of colors instead of dark blue.
These are the colors of the ribbons on the Classic Series, City, and other banners that will be displayed alongside the business banners. The white letters that we’ll use for your business name will have outlines and shadows so that they will pop – even on the lighter banner colors (see banner below).
You decide what color you’d like – they will be up for a year, then you can choose a different color for the next year if you wish. These 2018 banners will be of a different material – more of a fabric so they won’t rip or get brittle. The colors will be so vibrant, the price is so reasonable, we can do this annually.
As a chamber member, your banner will only cost you $150.00. These will be ordered on a first come, first served basis so please let me know if you’re interested – right away! Once we know from you what color you’d like, we will send you an invoice and hold a pole for you. On October 2nd, the banner positions will be available to non-members.
Please contact Karen by email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to order a banner or if you have any questions.
This is a great opportunity to spruce up the highway, make a bold statement for visitors and to promote your business!