Tom Jacobson and his girlfriend, Cassie Hunt, look out a backdoor of his house at his backyard and the parkland behind it. “There's no more highway in back,” said Jacobson, who will be moving into his new house from an apartment in the Prospect Park neighborhood in Minneapolis. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
Retired Lance Corporal Tom Jacobson, a Marine Corps veteran, was injured while serving in Iraq in 2007, when the Humvee in which he was riding was hit by an IED, suffering burns, broken bones in his legs, hearing loss and brain damage.
The title of “Pea Soup and Tomatoes” comes from the words of Scott’s parents. Before the storm, her mother said the sky looked like “pea soup,” while her father said it looked like a tornado was coming. The then two-year-old Scott misheard “tornado” as “tomato.” (submitted photos)
St. Anthony author brings tornado history to life
On May 6, 1965, six of the most violent tornadoes in Minnesota history swept across the Twin Cities area. Throughout the course of “The Longest Night,” as the event came to be called, the tornado outbreak killed thirteen people, injured nearly 700 and caused millions of dollars in damages across the seven-county metro area.
St. Anthony Village High School graduate Elsa Marty and Mounds View High School graduate Graham Clark Stecklein have both been chosen by FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics) to participate in a two-week-long fellowship program this summer in their respective fields of study.
This week the Minnesota Humane Society named State Representative Jason Isaacson (DFL - Shoreview) as their ‘Humane Legislator of the Year,’ citing his efforts to protect wolves from recreational hunting and trapping.
The NCAA is holding its women’s hockey Frozen Fours this weekend and Irondale High School will be represented at both of them. Meghan Lorence is headed to her third Division I Frozen Four while Kelsey Barnier is set to appear in her first Division III Frozen Four.
Jean and Ivan Gilbert with their grandchildren, Brenna, 6, and Braden, 10, posed for a photo by The Groove sledding hill on March 4 in Arden Hills. With this year’s cold and snowy winter, the Gilbert family in Arden Hills has been taking advantage of the weather and enjoying their backyard. Grandpa Ivan built a 250-foot-long sledding area that starts at the top of the backyard and winds down the length of his property.