Members of the North St. Paul High School Class of 1943 took advantage of the Homecoming/Fall Round-Up hoopla to schedule their 70th class reunion, demonstrating the close ties that bind so many to their hometown even decades later.
Gayle Bauman, center, along with the whole finance department at the city of Maplewood gathered with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award given them from the Government Finance Officers Association at the Sept. 9 city council meeting.
Jason Ziemer, formerly with Maple Plain and the DNR, is the new city manager for North St. Paul. (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.
Neighbors were treated to hot dogs, popcorn, games, and a performance by the Teddy Bear Band. A neighborhood watch group made root beer floats.