Rian Crooks announced his retirement as a volunteer firefighter with the Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds-View Fire Department after 20 years of volunteer service to the community.
Crooks joined the department on Feb. 2, 1994 and was assigned to the night shift at Station One. During the course of his 20 years Crooks attended 700 drills and 2190 fire calls.
Ice fishing contest - Scouts and families gathered on Feb. 1 in Shoreview for the 17th Annual Northwest District 2014 Ice Fishing Contest. Participants had a chance to win several awards depending on the size of fish they caught.
The Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts (MAWD) has recognized Cliff Aichinger, Administrator of the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District, for his leadership by naming him the 2013 “Watershed Employee of the Year” at its annual conference December 6.