October 2013

Fri
25
Oct

Steven Grant of Oakdale tours with Disney on Ice

Steven Grant of Oakdale is currently on tour with Disney on Ice presents Passport to Adventure, which will be coming through the Twin Cities Dec. 12-15. Steven trained with the Woodbury Figure Skating Club and has been skating since he was three years old. He attended the St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists.

Fri
25
Oct

Pedal to the medal - photos


Cyclocross bikers arrive at the plank barriers, aka bunny hop, with a quick dismount, carry and navigate, and remount.

Along the sometime winding roped off course at Green Acres in Lake Elmo, bikers, bloodied and dirt splattered, endure.

A weekend of racing, including a wood ramp flyover, drew endurance bikers to the Cyclocross at Green Acres. After 2 days of setting up the course, bikers took on the long hill climb, sharp turns, and barriers, for a duration of around 45 minutes.

The first race of the weekend gets started up the long steep hill out at Green Acres in Lake Elmo Oct. 19. One biker needed to be helped off the course.

Green Acres in Lake Elmo was the site of the Premium Grade A Cyclocross endurance races held Oct. 19-20. Bikers make their way up the semi-rideable staircase followed by a tight corner Saturday morning as they make several laps through the course.

Green Acres in Lake Elmo was the site of the Premium Grade A Cyclocross endurance races held Oct. 19-20. Bikers make their way up the semi-rideable staircase followed by a tight corner Saturday morning as they make several laps through the course. Photos by
Linda Baumeister/Review

Fri
25
Oct

Laura Larson awarded Outstanding Contributor

Laura Larson, Coordinator of Operations for Stillwater Area Public Schools District 834, was awarded the 2013 Outstanding Contributor Award at the annual Minnesota Educational Facilities Management Professionals Association conference held on Oct. 3. This award is in recognition of Ms. Larson’s outstanding dedication and commitment to educational facilities management.

Fri
25
Oct

St. Paul officials critical of new Maplewood Fire Station


A rendering of the new Maplewood fire station shows its four bays as it would look from McKnight Road. (submitted image)

As plans move forward for a new fire station for Maplewood, St. Paul city officials say the city and its residents were left out of the planning process.
“I wish I could unring the bell,” said city council president Kathy Lantry, who represents the St. Paul neighborhood across the street from the proposed Maplewood fire station. “I had no idea.”

Fri
25
Oct

Zombies to invade theater from all directions


Jeffrey Furchner practices his gutteral noises and drunken, wild stagger for his role as a zombie in the Historic Mounds Theatre’s production of “Night of the Living Dead.” (photos by Patrick Larkin/Review)

Piper Geving, 7, practices a part of the play where she’s abducted by a zombie with veteran “undead” actor Jeffrey Furchner.

Director Derek Dirlam, left, goes over a scene during a rehearsal at the Historic Mounds Theatre on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Some prop zombies sit in the Historic Mounds Theatre during a rehearsal.

If you can’t handle an onslaught of zombies -- a zombie from the left, a zombie from the right, a zombie from behind and a zombie head on -- you may want to stay at home, rather than go to the Historic Mounds Theatre’s production of “Night of the Living Dead” on Halloween weekend.
Scares, gore and a sense of claustrophobia are what Derek Dirlam and Sal Niteo are hoping will pull you into their immersive, live production of the classic 1968 zombie horror flick.

Fri
25
Oct

Letter: ‘Set the record straight’

After attending the recent candidate forum hosted by the North Metro Chamber of Commerce, I must set the record straight.

Fri
25
Oct

Letter: ‘Quality was determining factor’

I am writing to support the Mounds View School levy on the November ballot.

Fri
25
Oct

Letter: ‘Experience, understanding and perspective’

We are writing in support of Mary Burg for Mayor of the City of New Brighton.

Fri
25
Oct

Letter: ‘Will not be disappointed’

I know her, I like her, she is smart, she is engaged with people both as a listener and a problem solving public servant. She will represent the community of New Brighton exceptionally as it’s new Mayor... That’s Mary Burg.

Fri
25
Oct

Letter: ‘Not making it at all’ in Mounds View

This may be unpopular, but I will vote NO on the school levy renewal this fall, and I encourage others to do the same. 

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