The billboard above the St. Paul Police Department’s Eastern District building is no more — the billboard was removed on May 4th and 5th, following neighborhood pressure to see the dilapidated, empty billboard go.
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.
Ready to launch the shot put, Hill-Murray’s David Shipp took part in the triangular meet at Tartan April 28. Hill-Murray’s Fiona Nath competes in the long jump at Tartan April 28. (photos-Linda Baumeister/Review)
The garden on the corner of Prior and Roselawn avenues in Falcon Heights is in full bloom again this spring. The many tulips and daffodils planted in this private yard were ready for spring on Saturday, May 2. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
Residents gathered to pick out their choice of 200 large bare root and container trees at Richard Walton Park April 25. The Pete Graske Arbor Day Tree Give Away this year had red maple, Haralson apple, Black Hills spruce, and honey crisp apple. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Raga Govada watches as Garrett Kapanke, blindfolded, takes a stab at a game at the India booth. Behind them, from left, Hannah Barrot, Rachel Lehne, Kate Altman, Paige Kamin, Leah Sonnenburg, and, back row, Adam Schuyler, and Jason Rupprecht, watch and laugh at Kapake’s performance.
To celebrate the diversity of St. Croix Lutheran students, grades 6 to 12 participated in an event to enrich cultural awareness. The school held an international festival Thursday, April 23.