With spring’s arrival many area green thumbs are anxious to get out and start prepping gardens for the much-awaited growing season. Metro lawns are sill blanketed in snow and it seems as though spring will arrive a bit later than it has in recent years (2010 being an exception).
Barbara Subak returned home from an outing on Saturday, Feb 16 to find her two loving canine companions, Billy and Spirit in serious trouble. Both dogs had severe diarrhea and she knew instantly something was wrong when she saw Billy vomiting large amounts of blood.
The 8-year-old, mixed-breed rescue dog from Oklahoma died a short time later in her owner’s home.
At a March 4 meeting Shoreview council members unanimously approved plans and specifications for the realignment and reconstruction of an 800-foot section of Owasso Street near the County Road E and Victoria Street intersection.
The estimated $3 million project will involve moving part of Owasso Street to the north and aligning it with the western leg of County Road E.
A review hearing for a 34-year-old man accused of randomly shooting at cars and killing an Oakdale Elementary fourth-grader has been set for next week.
Nhan Lap Tran, of Oakdale, is accused of opening fire on passing motorists just after 6 p.m. Feb. 11 near the intersection of Seventh Street and Hadley Avenue in Oakdale. Multiple rounds were fired at four vehicles, including a minivan that 9-year-old Devin Aryal was riding in with his mother, Melissa Aryal.
Roseville Area High School junior, Aditi Das, won the International Science and Engineering Award at the 75th Annual Twin Cities Regional Science Fair held Feb. 22-23 at the University of Minnesota. One of the top award winners, she will be presenting her project, “Building New Agrobacterium Strains for High Efficiency Transformation of Plants,” in May at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix.
A first-round loss was a tough way to start the weekend but the Mounds View/Irondale/Roseville CI division adapted floor hockey team bounced back to make the best of it. The Rams rallied following the loss and were able to take home a trophy.
Concordia Academy’s boys basketball team went into its section semifinal on March 12 as the underdog but certainly didn’t play like it. The Beacons took it to Breck, especially in the first half, but couldn’t sustain it long enough to pull off the upset.