Senator Chuck Wiger presents his bill, S.F. 1071, on workplace violence prevention to the Health and Human Services Budget Division on April 15. Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell and Nurse Simone (Nora) Jordan, testified in support of the bill. (submitted photo)
Senator Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, has recently been awarded the 2015 Public Official Award by the Minnesota Nurses Association in recognition of his work on S.F. 1071, the Violence against Health Care Workers Bill.
Students at Cowern Elementary participate in a City Planning Day lesson in North St. Paul. (submitted photo)
The month of October was National Community Planning Month, as designated by the American Planning Association. In recognition, Mayor Mike Kuehn read a proclamation at the Oct. 6 City Council meeting declaring National Community Planning month.
Offers to help manage council meetings
The Lake Elmo City Council has received a bombardment of unwanted media attention in recent months over its inability to work as a cohesive group.
Now, the city's insurance carrier, the League of Minnesota Cites Insurance Trust, has stepped in to advise the council, citing the example of Maplewood politics in the last decade as a cautionary tale.
Solid Ground, a non-profit organization, formerly known as East Metro Women’s Council, will provide family homeless prevention services, after the Washington County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement with the organization Oct. 6.