In her Mrs. Claus attire and he in Santa hat for the Breakfast with Santa and later open house Dec. 7, Raydelle and Bill Bruentrup still spend time at the old homestead, volunteering countless hours on behalf of the Maplewood Area Historical Society. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Growing up on his family’s farm, Bill Bruentrup milked cows twice a day. Even on Christmas.
“On Christmas Eve, we’d milk a little bit earlier than we normally did so we could come in, clean up, eat dinner, and then we would open our presents,” the 72-year-old said. “I remember getting ready for Christmas, because we tried to get as many things done as we could.
The Washington County Board of Commissioners recently awarded a contract for preliminary work on a street reconstruction project on Lake Elmo Avenue (County Road 17) from 30th Street North to Stillwater Boulevard North. The goal is to address safety, mobility and flooding issues on the roadway that cuts through Lake Elmo’s downtown. (Map of project area courtesy of Washington County)
The Washington County Board of Commissioners recently approved a consultant contract for preliminary work on a project to allay issues with safety, mobility and flooding by reconstructing a stretch of Lake Elmo Avenue North that cuts through the city’s main business district.
Downtown Lake Elmo transformed into a winter wonderland of Christmas trees Dec. 14 as the Light Up Lake Elmo event took shape and visitors warmed up with hot cocoa and cider. The event officially got under way as a community tree, donated by Krueger’s Christmas Tree Farm, was lit. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)
Was there a present you wrote on your wish list every year when you were a child -- a present you never received? Maybe it was a much-desired pet or a toy that “Santa” disapproved of. Or perhaps there’s a gift on your adult wish list that you’re still holding out hope for.
Or maybe you unexpectedly did get that longed-for item and were overjoyed.
Here, newspaper staff members reflect on holidays past and what they did, and didn’t, find under the tree.
The 2014 property tax levies for School District 623 and the city of Little Canada were approved last week.
The Roseville School Board approved the school district’s 2014 property tax levy at its Tuesday, Dec. 17 meeting.
District business manager Shari Thompson presented information on the levy and current budget year at the truth in taxation hearing prior to the regular board meeting.
The book cover of Julie Klassen’s latest novel “The Dancing Master” seemed to come alive in front of hundreds of fans earlier this month.
During her Dec. 12 book launch at Barnes & Noble in HarMar Mall, the Shoreview author introduced readers to Jen Halvorson and Brandon Kaschmitter, who appear as “Alec” and “Julia,” the main characters in Klassen’s 7th book.
A Christmas proposal at a Stillwater gazebo seemed more like a Christmas miracle.
I wasn’t looking for a Christmas miracle that night.
When the movie I was taking Daughter No. 2 and her friends to was sold out, I could see the disappointment on their faces. They had been looking forward to seeing a Disney film with a lovely young princess and a handsome young prince.