Done right, a fence can add beauty to a home and grant peace of mind. Throw in a few miscalculations, however, and the same fence can become a source of strife between neighbors and a magnet for city code enforcement.
The South St. Paul City Council is trying to ensure residential fences built within in the city fall in the first category, with an ordinance amendment that will clarify regulations and policies. The council presented a first reading of the updated ordinance in its March 18 meeting.
Members of the South St. Paul Mayor’s Youth Task Force and the South St. Paul High School drama club donned costumes and cut a rug in a YouTube video to raise awareness for the task force’s March food drive. (submitted photo)
Food drives never cease to be important, but at times the constant needs can cause potential donors to grow numb to requests for help.
This March, however, the South St. Paul Mayor’s Youth Task Force is demanding attention for its annual food drive with a costumed version of the popular Harlem Shake dance video. Dressed as a giant tub of popcorn, a soup can, the Packers bull, McGruff the Crime Dog, the duck from Neighbors, Inc. and more, members of the task force and members of the South St. Paul High School drama club shook, twisted, boogied and bounded for a one-minute video posted to YouTube March 18.
Plans for street reconstruction in Mendota Heights Hunter and Orchard neighborhoods are now back on track and ready for bids after they were temporarily derailed last fall by disagreements over street widths and curb styles.
The current memorial wall established at the Capitol includes the names of Minnesotans who lost their lives in Vietnam. However, Hmong soldiers who helped U.S. forces but were then forced out of their homeland and settled in Minnesota have no memorial. (File photo Linda Baumeister/Review)
On June 13, 2009, veterans' organizations in Minnesota teamed up for the largest Vietnam veterans event in state history. Here, a visitor studies the "traveling wall" exhibit set up at the State Capitol. Now, Hmong veterans are hoping to have a memorial for their military service installed on the Capitol grounds. (File photo Linda Baumeister/Review)