Strung along the pedestrian bridge, blue lights and personalized hearts represented law enforcement who died in the line of duty. A candle light vigil with blue glow sticks for our fallen officers was held in North St. Paul Aug. 1 and planned for each night through Aug. 4.
The huge inflatables at the Villagefest celebration got kids and families moving around Aug. 6. There was a space devoted to games for children, sponsored by the St. Anthony Village High School band boosters.
Families gather together along the parade route in Mounds View.
Summer may be zooming by, but it’s not over yet, and neither is all its fun. Mounds View’s Festival in the Park, for example, is just around the corner and is sure to bring smiles to faces in the community.
The Lake Elmo Park Reserve swim pond reopened Aug. 1 after a $1.4 million renovation. Aging infrastructure (liner, pipes, skimmers, inlets, outlets, and drain bottom) was replaced, the pond regraded to a maximum depth of 4-feet, and amenities and accessibility improved. Officials held a ribbon cutting, celebrating the jewel within a jewel that same Monday.
North St. Paul Police Reserves Lauren Pack and Alysha Huberty shared time in the bounce inflatable with youngsters during National Night Out Aug. 1. The reserves had a list of events and try to get to as many as they can.
There wasn’t an age requirement to celebrate. Thomas, with the help of his mom Shannon Campbell, was able to enjoy the bouncy house at this West St. Paul party.
Aug. 2 was National Night Out or Night to Unite. Northern Dakota County cities got in the spirit and threw their own block parties. It was a night when neighbors throughout the state got to know one another and promote community safety.