February 2014

Mon
24
Feb

Inquiring minds: Tell me about the word 'Cribbage'

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.
Q.  I really love the game “cribbage.” Can you tell me about that word? Is there a verb “to crib?”

Mon
24
Feb

Officials, neighbors look at lower Payne redesign


Residents teamed up with local business owners and city staff to hash out ideas for how to improve lower Payne Avenue. The group focused on the area from Edgerton Street down to East Seventh Street. (submitted photo)

In its current state, the lower end of Payne Avenue is ready for some attention, says Amy Brendmoen, city council member for Ward 5.
Luckily, the street should get some love next year, thanks to some Capital Improvement Budget funds, which would bring a redesign of the Payne Avenue and East Seventh Street intersection. It’s ranked 15th among city CIB projects, and stands to get around $97,000 in 2015 for a reworking of the intersection, and improved pedestrian and bicycle features.

Mon
24
Feb

Cookie Cart looking at East Side


Cookie Cart, based in Minneapolis, could be looking to add an East Side location. The company is a youth employer that runs training programs for kids while also giving them hands-on job training. They employed 145 youth in 2013. (submitted photo)

The nonprofit youth employer Cookie Cart might be adding a location on St. Paul’s East Side.
The Minneapolis-based company employs neighborhood teens in North Minneapolis, giving them hands-on job training, financial literacy training and career readiness training.
Youths work in the bakery making cookies for wholesale, as well as to sell in the company’s retail shop, while also taking courses with the organization.

Mon
24
Feb

Intro to chaos theory

Researchers studying chaos theory should leave the lab and try coaching fourth-grade basketball.
If you want a good look at how random elements affect dynamic situations, look no farther than a basketball tournament for 10-year-old boys. Check out a game sometime: You’ll find 10 beginners attempting to play basketball, but succeeding primarily in developing a hybrid of rugby and amoeba soccer, where everyone keeps stealing the ball from one another and at any given time half the players are laying on the court crying. You’ll also find two sets of coaches popping Advil like Skittles.

Mon
24
Feb

Partners in crime target metro area Menards stores

Howard and St. John hit 12 separate locations; stole more than $8,000 worth of tools
In just a week and a half, two partners in crime stole more than $8,000 worth of goods from 12 Menards stores in the metro area last summer.
The thefts took place between June 4 and June 14, 2013.

Mon
24
Feb

Out with the old

Whether you recently received a brand new flat-screen TV as a holiday gift or are planning to spend your income tax return on the latest laptop to hit the market, you’re likely left with outdated or unwanted electronics that you’d like to clear ou

Mon
24
Feb

Letter: West St. Paul’s busy roads need sidewalks

While driving in West St. Paul, within one-half hour I saw four people waking in the streets because there were no sidewalks on either side of the busy roads. Two of the pedestrians were using a cane.

Mon
24
Feb

Only you really know

Everyday we live with our self images and reputations. No other person knows what our character is really like. Only you and I know if our reputations and our characters are in real harmony. We think of personal integrity as doing or being the same in private as in public.

Mon
24
Feb

2 women unharmed after man threatened to shoot, rape them in Maplewood, North St. Paul


North St. Paul and Maplewood police are searching for a suspect who reportedly used a gun to force two women to drive their cars to another location, threatening to shoot and rape them in the adjacent suburbs. The man, who was described as a white male, 30 to 40 years old, wearing dark clothing and latex gloves, has not been apprehended. (Courtesy of the Maplewood Police Department)

Police suspect the same man held two women at gunpoint in their cars Sunday night, one in Maplewood right after the other in North St. Paul, forcing them to drive around and threatening to rape them.
One woman fled, and the other was let go unharmed.

Mon
24
Feb

Wentworth Library buzzing with activity


An interesting art show features art sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation at the Wentworth Library in West St. Paul.

The weather outside may have been frightful, but it was warm and cozy inside the Wentworth Library in West St. Paul last week.

Pages