Paramedics Kenny DeRosier and Albert Reiff receive cards from twins Etta and Elsie Slabiak, now 3, with their mother Becky, Aug. 28 during a paramedic recognition event. DeRosier and Reiff drove Becky to the hospital while she was in labor with the twins and had the complication of a prolapsed umbilical cord. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
Pete, Elsie, Etta and Becky Slabiak check out an ambulance at the Allina Medical Transportation center in Mounds View. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
The Allina Medical Transportation center in Mounds View is a state-of-the-art staging area for paramedics and the ambulances and high-tech equipment they field in to medical emergencies.
On Aug. 28, the center served another function: the site of reunion for twin girls and the paramedics who helped ensure their safe delivery one morning three years ago.
Vadnais Heights and Roseville, two recent recipients of Wal-Mart Supercenters, have found that although the retail hubs attract crowds of shoppers, they also require a good deal of police attention, leading the cities to look for ways to help cut the cost of increased policing.
St. Anthony Fire Marshal Chris Fuller found a thrilled firetruck fan in 2-year-old Bodhi Geyen at the St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce's 2013 Touch-A-Truck event. The fire department will return with sirens and lights a-blazing at this year's Touch-A-Truck event Sept. 13.
The backhoe simulator at last year's Touch-A-Truck event was a popular attraction.
Local kids got the chance to get up close and personal with more than a dozen trucks, emergency vehicles and heavy equipment at the last year's Touch-A-Truck event.
"Nordy" from the Minnesota Wild hung out with kids among the heavy equipment at last year's Touch-A-Truck event.
Touch-A-Truck sent in the clowns, who were also skilled balloon sculptors, at last year's event.
The St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce and Silver Lake Village Shopping Center will hold their second annual Touch-A-Truck event Saturday, Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Silver Lake Village.
New Brighton Urban Farming Task Force makes recommendations for bees, birds
New Brighton residents could soon be serenaded by the buzzing of their neighbors' honeybees -- or clucking of chickens -- if the city council adopts recommendations made Aug. 26 by its urban farming task force.
Three Bulletin-area kayakers from the Rice Creek Boat Club, Cassie Rogers and Sarah Tokos of New Brighton and Ina Poecher of Shorevew (pictured left to right), medaled in the USA Canoe/Kayak Sprint National Championship held in early August in Lak