August 2013

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Aug

Experience on Huskies' side

Following what head coach Travis MacLeod termed a "learning season" a year ago, the St. Anthony Village High School cross country teams have solid cores back this fall. That has both teams looking to improve in both the conference and section meets.
The Huskies' boys squad returns nine letterwinners and the girls team brings back six.

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Aug

Demo of two Mounds View buildings approved

Mounds View’s Economic Development Authority unanimously approved a resolution allowing for the demolition of two EDA-owned buildings at its Aug. 12 meeting.
The two parcels – the former Robert’s Sports Bar site at 2400 County Road H2 and the former location of Taiko Sushi at 2394 County Road 10 – were purchased by the EDA earlier this summer using unobligated tax increment financing (TIF) funds.

 

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28
Aug

A mission fulfilled


Out back the shelter provides a spacious, large enough for seventeen to have a snowball fight last winter, fenced in yard for all seasons.

Nearly one year after its opening, a homeless shelter to serve suburban families is going strong.
“Hope for the Journey Home,” a facility in Oakdale that provides shelter for families experiencing homelessness in suburban Washington and Ramsey counties, opened in September of 2012.
The effort is a partnership between Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Oakdale and St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi. The two congregations have been joined by more than 30 churches throughout the metro area that volunteer to staff the shelter for certain weeks during the year.

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Aug

Make way for 2013 Lake Elmo Days!

The annual Lake Elmo Days celebration is back, and the city is pulling out all the stops to make this year’s event bigger than ever before.
Lake Elmo Days has grown from humble beginnings into the two-day festival it is today. In 2007, the event started as a way to celebrate the Lake Elmo Fire Department’s 50-year anniversary.
After its initial success, it became the city’s one-day “Fall Festival” until 2012, when organizers added more activities and renamed it “Lake Elmo Days.”

Wed
28
Aug

Victim identified in traffic fatality in Shoreview

James L. Youngbauer, a 56-year-old Shoreview resident, died after he was struck by a semitrailer truck at approximately 12:55 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, in the 5500 block of Lexington Avenue in Shoreview.
Witnesses report seeing Youngbauer walk in front of the semi that was traveling north bound on Lexington Avenue, north of County Road I.

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28
Aug

Maplewood Mall rainwater runoff retrofit featured in symposium


The Maplewood Mall’s giant rainwater cistern (a very big watering can) is one of four special features used to catch, reuse, and clean rainwater. photos by Linda Baumeister/Review

An urban forest is growing in a surprising area of Maplewood. Where one might expect to find a desert of paint lines, concrete and vehicles, an oasis of trees, gardens and art is popping up.
Last week, the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District’s stormwater infiltration retrofit project at the Maplewood Mall parking lot was highlighted as part of the 2013 International Low Impact Development Symposium.
The symposium, which garners the attention of thousands of engineers, professors, environmentalists and other professionals each year, is hosted by the University of Minnesota at the St. Paul RiverCentre. The conference is a series of lectures and presentations about various programs across the Midwest that work to address urban water quality issues like stormwater runoff and sewer overflows.

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28
Aug

Maplewood man killed in Pine County crash

Maplewood resident William D. Joseph, 50, died Aug. 17 after his 2011 Toyota Prius was hit by a pickup truck on a road in rural Pine County.
Joseph was westbound on two-lane state Highway 70 when his car was struck by a Dodge Ram pickup driven by Danny Kitterman, 48, of Waite Park. According to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol, the truck apparently ran a stop sign going north on Government Road and broadsided the Prius around 2:45 p.m.

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Aug

MnDOT holds Hwy. 5 project open house

Officials from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and Lake Elmo held an open house at Lake Elmo Elementary School Aug. 21 to discuss the plans for the state Highway 5 micro-surfacing project that begins in September.
Residents, business owners, commission members and teachers were present to ask questions and express concerns about the project, which will impact Lake Elmo’s Old Village area as a center left turn lane is installed.

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28
Aug

Book review: “Hadrian’s Wall,”

Book review: “Hadrian’s Wall,” by William Dietrich
There’s nothing new under the sun. Stories about ethnic unrest, political intrigue, romance and sexual tension between supposed enemies abound in today’s news, movies, and novels, but the themes are as old as human history.

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28
Aug

The great Minnesota get together is here

Every August, Minnesotans from across the state travel to the Minnesota State Fair. People come from all 87 counties of the state to participate in this wonderful event. It brings Minnesotans together like no other activity.
This annual event has been going on for more than 150 years. It was first held in 1859, and since then there have only been five years without the annual get together. The fair was not held in 1861 and 1862 due to the Civil War and Dakota Indian Conflict, in 1893 because of scheduling conflicts with the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, in 1945 due to war-time fuel shortages, and in 1946 due to a polio epidemic. The fair has been in the same location since 1885.

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