Golfers get in an early fall game out at Phalen Golf Course.
The City of St. Paul is considering exploring privatization of Phalen and Como Golf Courses. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
City officials say St. Paul’s four municipal golf courses have long been a black hole for city funds.
Though the courses were once self-sustaining, since 2008 the four courses have gone a total of $5 million into the red, said Brad Meyer, spokesperson for St. Paul Parks and Recreation. The city needs to take action, he said.
A 15-year-old involved in the Aug. 4 assault on 27-year-old Ray Widstrand was sentenced to 1 1/2 to two years in a juvenile corrections facility, according to the Ramsey County attorney’s office.
The juvenile pleaded guilty to assault in the first degree.
Three teens have been indicted on first-and second-degree homicide charges in the shooting death of West St. Paul resident Luis David Reyes-Galvan, 31.
Each has been indicted on charges of murder in the first degree while committing aggravated robbery, murder in the second degree -- intentional, and murder in the second degree while committing a felony.
On Nov. 5, we will elect a new Mayor and two City Council Members for Maplewood. Last year a bill was passed that we would have a no excuse needed for the right to vote on absentee ballot, so you can go to City Hall and vote anytime convenient for you. No waiting in long lines, or fearing bad weather.
It’s a glorious autumn day; the sun is shining down on leaves that have turned lemon yellow, dusky orange and mahogany red.
As I pause every so often to gaze out a window, a few lines from a Rodgers and Hammerstein song run through my head:
“I’m as restless as a willow in a windstorm, I’m as jumpy as puppet on a string, ... I’m as busy as a spider spinning daydreams, I’m as giddy as a baby on a swing.”
As the leaves turn their final shades of yellow, orange and maroon, we are all reminded of the fight that is right around the corner. Flu season is here, and it is time for a reminder on what to do to prevent it.
Influenza, which is commonly mistaken with the “stomach flu” or the “common cold,” is caused by a virus that attacks the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness and at times can lead to death. Symptoms come on quickly in the form of fever, cough, sore throat, headache, extreme tiredness, stuffed-up nose, and body aches.