Just over five years after Maplewood community lost Sgt. Joseph Bergeron, a veteran officer on the Maplewood Police Department for 26 years — the Minnesota Senate has voted to name a section of Highway 36 in his honor. Sgt.
May 1 marked the fifth anniversary of the fatal shooting of Maplewood Police Sgt. Joe Bergeron, who had served the city for 20 years. The City of Maplewood and Maplewood Police Department held a ceremony to retire his badge, number 357, at the police memorial created outside City Hall after his death. Mayor Nora Slawik reads the proclamation as Police Chief Paul Schnell holds it. Mayor Slawik presents the proclamation to Gail Bergeron along with the #357 badge. Two #457 badges were presented to Bergeron’s daughters, as well.
The late poet and essayist Bill Holm elevated the elements of everyday life in Minnesota to the sublime. Some of his published collections include “The Heart Can Be Filled Anywhere on Earth” and “Boxelder Bug Variations.” (file photo)
In “Lake Wobegon Days,” Garrison Keillor depicts the irony of Swedes, Norwegians, Danes and their Finnish and Icelandic cousins leaving farms in their homelands for Minnesota:
Yard waste collection is a weekly service for North St. Paul residents that runs April - November and is picked up on the same day as trash. Yard waste cost $85.68 annually, but is billed monthly at $7.14.
When the city of Maplewood converted from recycling bins to roll-out carts, Tennis Sanitation had some old bins converted into a recycled bench. The donated bench now sits outside City Hall with the inscription “Recycle today for a better tomorrow” across the backrest. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Maplewood’s improved recycling efforts show results
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