North St. Paul’s leaders are considering a $50,000 proposal to help them track what area residents eat, drink and buy and how they can use that information to attract and support retailers.
The North St. Paul City Council had its first glance at what a national data-gathering company can offer at a workshop Nov. 19. With better information on where residents and people from neighboring cities shop and find services, the city hopes to drive retailers and restaurants to pick the city as a development site. The Economic Development Authority will review the proposal in January.
The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday afternoon it has charged the Rev. Mark Andrew Huberty with criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree. The priest, head pastor of Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic in Maplewood, is accused of having a sexual relationship with an adult woman he had been counseling.
The Twin Cities Archdiocese says Huberty has denied the allegations.
Oakdale resident Relindis Moffor and 10 staff members operate Angel of Mercy USA, a nonprofit she founded in 2005. Through three offices located in Cameroon, the organization serves about 750 people, many of whom have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Their clients live in about 10 villages in the west central African country. (submitted photos)
Some days, Relindis Oyebog Moffor, a registered nurse at Regency Hospital in Golden Valley, works a 16-hour shift in the dead of night caring for ailing patients. Then she comes home, makes a phone call to Cameroon and provides care for several hundred people living nearly 7,000 miles away.
A group of 11 orphans have traveled thousands of miles from their native Colombia to Shoreview to spend a week and a half at the Camp of Dreams held at the Ona Orth Ministry Center on Snail Lake’s northeast shore.
The camp runs from Nov. 21 to Dec. 2. During this time the children will participate in a Minnesota-style camp experience, which will include a traditional Thanksgiving feast, arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor recreational activities, games, and a trip to an indoor water park.
Replacing departed players will be key for the Irondale/St. Anthony Village boys hockey team this winter. The Knights return just seven letterwinners from last year’s team.
"We lost a lot of scoring to graduation, early departures and one transfer,” said Irondale head coach Adam Schmidt, who is in his third season as the Knights’ head coach. “Therefore, we will need the returning players to step up a bit and the young players to contribute immediately if we are going to be successful.”
Taking over for a coaching legend is never easy. Inheriting a group of young, inexperienced players makes it even tougher.
That’s what David Leiser faced when he took over the reins of the Mounds View High School boys basketball team last year. Leiser replaced Ziggy Kauls after Kauls stepped down following 45 years as the Mustangs’ coach.
Now in his second season at the helm, Leiser has what he believes is a better team. Mounds View returned four starters and nine total letterwinners from last year’s 12-15 team.
With the departure of its top five scorers from a year ago, the Irondale High School boys basketball team has some work to do get back to that level. Head coach Jon DeMars expects a lot of players to see court time early on as the coaching staff tries to develop a rotation.