December 2013

Thu
19
Dec

'Official Award' goes to Tim Heck of New Brighton

Tim Heck of New Brighton, was the winner of the United States Tennis Association Northern Section’s Rocky Rockwell Grassroots Official Award given to an official  who has done outstanding work at the grassroots level at a banquet Nov. 22 at the Minneapolis Club in Minneapolis.

Thu
19
Dec

Oakdale names Ted Bearth 2013 Volunteer of the Year

If “Ted Bearth” isn’t already household name in most Oakdale homes, it should be. Bearth has lived in and served Oakdale in a multitude of ways over the years, and now the city council is making its recognition of his hard work official.

Thu
19
Dec

Metropolitan Parks Commission appointments

Former Lake Elmo mayor Dean Johnston was recently re-appointed as the at-large chair of the Metropolitan Council Parks and Open Space Commission, and Lake Elmo Park Commission member Sarah Hietpas was appointed to serve District F, which encompasses the northeast and east metro.

Thu
19
Dec

“Make It With Wool”

Oakdale residents Mary Ann Thelen and Sarah Thelen participated in the Minnesota “Make It With Wool” contest held Nov. 16. Mary Ann Thelen was awarded 1st runner-up in the Adult (25 and over) category, and Sarah Thelen won the Exemplary Construction Award.

Thu
19
Dec

District 622 middle schoolers win Maplewood Human Rights Commission essay contest


From left, Maplewood Human Rights Commissioners Julie Xiong, Nate Danielson and Jon Brandt pose with the winners of the commission’s essay contest, Maplewood Middle School student Nate Kong and Skyview Middle School students Julian Yang and Jaitel Vang. (submitted photo)

Three District 622 eighth graders have been named the winners of the city of Maplewood’s Human Rights Commission essay contest.
Nathaniel Kong, an eighth grader at Maplewood Middle School, earned first place for his essay and will be entered into the statewide essay contest. Two Skyview Middle School eighth graders also placed in the Top 3. Jaitel Vang earned second place and Julian Yang earned third place.

Thu
19
Dec

Winter Reading Full Speed Ahead!

A North wind is hammering out a raucous melody on the wind chimes outside my bedroom window, yard work is pretty much done for the season, the winter tires are on the car and my husband and I have pretty much mined Netflix for any of the shows we want to watch. Time for some serious winter reading!

Thu
19
Dec

State Budget Forecast Presents Uncertainty

On Thursday, Dec. 5, the Office of Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) released the November Economic Forecast showing a $1.086 billion surplus for Fiscal Year 2014-2015.

Thu
19
Dec

Tartan students involved in stabbing incident

Tartan High School was locked down the afternoon of Friday, Dec. 13, after two male students, both sophomores, were involved in an altercation near the campus in which one student was stabbed in the leg and another was slashed in the hand.

Thu
19
Dec

Maplewood keeps property tax levy steady

Legislative changes helped Maplewood hold down its tax levy for 2014, meaning most property owners will pay slightly less in city taxes next year.
The Maplewood City Council on Dec. 9 unanimously approved the budget with no increase in the 2014 property tax levy, down from the 2 percent jump planned in the preliminary levy set in September.

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Dec

Tartan hosted Classic Suburban Conference dance competition Dec. 10.


The Tartan Dance Team performed to the high kick song “Drumline” costumed in matching attire. Captains are Abbie Peterson, Hannah Benck and Erin Nelson.

The North High Dance Team performs to the high kick song “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark” during the Classic Suburban Dance competition. Maggi Semonis and MacKenzie Hanson are captains.

Dancing to the song “Justin,” the Hill-Murray Dance Team performed at Tartan Dec. 10. Captains are Maddy Schwartz and Brianna O’Gary.

photos by Linda Bauemeister/Review
Tartan hosted the Classic Suburban Conference competition Dec. 10.
 

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