Jason Ziemer, formerly with Maple Plain and the DNR, is the new city manager for North St. Paul. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
North St. Paul City Manager Jason Ziemer and Deputy Clerk Mary Mills go over paperwork on his second day on the job. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Jason Ziemer didn’t always have plans to manage entire cities. And yet, at age 39, he has already managed two Minnesota cities — Maple Plain, and, most recently, North St. Paul.
His first day with North St. Paul was Sept. 4, and since then, the newly minted city manager has been taking a crash course in the city’s affairs.
Linda Baer, a senior consultant for i4Solutions in Maplewood, has been named a “guest director” on the Society for College and University Planning, an international group of higher-education planning headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich.
An oath of office “re-enactment” for new Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell was held during the Aug. 12 city council meeting. Schnell was officially sworn in on his first day, July 29. His wife, Julie, pinned on his badge, No. 55. Mayor Will Rossbach made a statement on behalf of the city, saying, “We know that he will do a very good job for us and continue the tradition of leadership we have come to expect.”
The North St. Paul Police Department greeted visitors with manning a radar gun gauging speed, wearing special goggles that mimic some effects of being under the influence, and making fingerprinting records for children.
Brayden Gehrmann tosses bean bags as Target assisted at the National Night Out held at Christ Lutheran.
Westin Johnson shoots hoops during the National Night Out gathering at Christ Lutheran in North St. Paul, Aug. 6.
A visit from character Cpt. Jack Sparrow, aka Brendan Anderson, saw plenty of National Night Out visitors, including Emily Feagler and Peighton Carlson, getting their photos taken.
Neighbors were treated to hot dogs, popcorn, games, and a performance by the Teddy Bear Band. A neighborhood watch group made root beer floats.
Former, current, retired, and family of 3M have been volunteering for the Paint-A-Thon for years and gather at the lunch break. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)
The North St. Paul homeowner’s fence also gets a fresh coat of paint.
It took the 3M/Novation Credit Union Paint-A-Thon team a full day to prepare Milly and Norm’s home on Century Avenue in North St. Paul to be painted. (submitted photo)
The St. Pius X Parish team, nicknamed “The Pastels,” touch up and paint trim on their final day of work Aug. 3 in Maplewood. The group also worked the previous Monday and Tuesday.
Many of the St. Pius X Parish have been volunteering for years and look forward to the Paint-A-Thon.
If you live in a community in the Twin Cities, chances are good you’ve seen a house that has been painted by a Paint-A-Thon team. Over the last 29 years, Paint-A-Thon volunteers have painted 6,300 homes in the seven-county metro area.
Saturday, Aug. 3, was the official “paint day” for the 60 teams that participated in this year’s Paint-A-Thon, a program offered through the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches. Now in its 29th year, the program caters to low-income seniors and the physically disabled, who may not be able to paint their homes on their own.
Richard Engstrom, Maplewood, and his son Rob, Shell Lake, both have built wood canoes based on plans from the 1969 magazine Popular Science. Richard, after raising seven children with his wife Mary Lou, finally got around to building the canoe.