Jordan Kirchner tries his hand at tying snake knots at the Scout-O-Rama held at the NorthStar Museum in North St. Paul Sept. 24. The youth in the community sampled the fun of scouting also with a cooking demonstration, pioneering, fire starting, crafts, and camping tent set-up.
Russ Barrett, from the MN Prayer Breakfast Network, Inc., was the guest speaker for the North St. Paul Prayer Breakfast. He spoke of building community. A North High graduate, David Capistrant gave the dedicatory prayer, emphasizing restored hearts.
The University of Minnesota Raptor Center educational presentation during Prairie Days Sept. 18 included showcasing a red tail hawk and what they eat for dinner. Hawk, falcon … they’re all part of the ecosystem.
West St. Paul held a Family Fun Day at Harmon Park on Sept. 17 where kids and families got to see and climb on and into cool vehicles like a squad car. Metro Police officer Scharber and his K9 dog, Rusty, greeted families during West St.
2016 was the 110th annual Harvest Festival, which took place Sept. 16-18. The parade was on Saturday, Sept. 17, with activities, dancing and food afterwards. While the day started out cloudy and chilly, it soon warmed up and got people out and about. After the parade, Plaza del Sol held a dance in the street to the north of their building. Dancers from Indigenous Roots, a local organization that promotes and teaches about the Mexica-Nahua culture, performed for onlookers.
Janett and Steve and their dog Max, passing through on an over 12,000 roundtrip vacation from California, stop to charge up at the Tesla charging at HyVee in Oakdale. Their 2013 Tesla Model S even has a GOTESSY license plate.