August 2006

Thu
31
Aug

The Hat Lady of Westwood Ridge

Margaret "Peg" Conlan, 87, of West St. Paul, has worn many different hats over the years.

She's been a mother, a teacher, a postal employee, an almost nun, a wartime survivor and an artist.

But above all things, she's a people person.

Thu
31
Aug

City hall security system comes at a price

The hefty price tag of a new security system for South St. Paul City Hall, currently under renovation, sounded some alarms at Monday's City Council meeting.

Thu
24
Aug

Imation CEO in treatment for brain tumor

In his two years as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Imation, which is headquartered in Oakdale, Bruce Henderson has shown strong direction for the future of the company and a positive, forward-thinking attitude, according to co-workers and city officials who met with him at the company's

Thu
24
Aug

'Q Comp' starts school in 622

School District 622 planners were ecstatic last spring when they secured state approval and $2.9 million in funding for a "Q Comp" program.

Thu
24
Aug

Hwy. 36 crash kills Lake Elmo woman, 64

On Aug. 14, a three-car crash in Lake Elmo took the life of 64-year-old Lake Elmo resident Kay J. Day, whose Buick Century was broadsided shortly after 8 a.m. by a delivery truck headed eastbound on Highway 36 as Day was driving through on Lake Elmo Avenue.

Thu
24
Aug

North St. Paul events committee switching to non-profit

North St. Paul's Community Events committee, comprised of volunteers that organize the city's annual festivals, plans to disband by the end of this year and start over as a non-profit organization.

Thu
24
Aug

One victim injured in drive-by shooting

Maplewood police have not found a motive or a suspect in a drive-by shooting that injured one person at the BP gas station, 1987 County Road D, Lt. Michael Shortreed said.

Thu
24
Aug

Maplewood Human resources director to contest dismissal

Prior to her Aug. 11 termination as human resources director for the city of Maplewood, Sherrie Le said she filed a hostile work environment complaint against the city and offered to resign when "retaliation" from city staff and some elected officials did not stop.

Thu
24
Aug

Police chief will stay in Maplewood

Of three finalists, including Maplewood Police Chief Dave Thomalla, Eagan's City Council voted Aug. 15 to offer the job to their acting chief, Jim McDonald, said Eagan Communications Director Tom Garrison.

Thu
24
Aug

Dog trainers teach humans to be pack leaders

When Laura Kraft adopted a 2-year-old dog named Alfie from a pet foster-home organization, her new companion had difficulties adapting to his surroundings.

"He scratches at the door and cries loudly when I'm gone," Kraft said. "He gets himself really worked up."

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