An old adage says that top athletic programs don’t rebuild, they reload. Mounds View High School’s girls tennis team is one of those programs but this year’s team has some extra reloading to do.
The Mustangs graduated seven of their top 10 players from a year ago.
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.
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.
Out back the shelter provides a spacious, large enough for seventeen to have a snowball fight last winter, fenced in yard for all seasons.
Gretchen brings out beverages, milk and water, for dinner. Earlier she was helping with cleaning.
Mady Parker, volunteer and cook, has prepared a chicken casserole and rice for dinner and volunteer Lynne Croes helps in the kitchen, unloading the dishwasher. Mady is often accompanied by her children who also love to help out and play with the children.
Volunteer Lynne Croes checks out the dinner cooked for the evening meal at the shelter at Guardian Angels Church. Cherry pie and lemon meringue pie will be dessert.
Operations and Volunteer Coordinator Mike Fouts brings out “Skittles,” one of the donated vintage games that has been popular with the residents.
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.
Maureen Schmidt, sporting a colorful butterfly face painting, got back in line for the giant inflatables out at Lions Park during Lake Elmo Days. (file photos)
A motorcyle and trailer on display during Lake Elmo Days just happened to have the character Elmo on the custom paint job. Games, helping the youngsters with the fire hoses, and the fire safety house were manned by the fire fighters.
Ciara Kessel cuddles Niño, a 5-year-old chihuahua, during the Everybody Wins Pet Show hosted by Cedar Pet Clinic during the 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.”
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.
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
Ornamental grasses and flowers and other flowers and shrubbery make up 55 rain gardens all around Maplewood Mall.
Informative signs explain features of the raingarden concept.
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.
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.