Victoria Valley Orchard located in Shoreview was open for business on Oct. 3 The apple orchard in open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. this fall and features Honeycrisp, Cortland, McIntosh and Wealthy apples.
Everyone remembers a favorite teacher, someone who motivates and inspires students for a lifetime. Minnesotans have the opportunity again this fall to nominate that unique educator for Minnesota Teacher of the Year.
The New Brighton Water Department will begin flushing hydrants on Monday, Oct. 5 to remove iron from the water system. The flushing may temporarily cause some reddish-brown water for some city residents.
Frezgi Hiskias and his wife Sihin cooked a chicken and lasagna dinner to share with Wally Wakefield. The families met through hospice and struck up a friendship and made known an incredible life story, “Striking it Lucky: A Biography of Pain and Resiliency from Eritrea to St. Paul.” (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Meeting hospice staffer leads to Wakefield book documenting lifetime quest
As a 13-year-old boy in Eritrea — a coastal African nation bordering Sudan, Ethiopia and the Red Sea — Frezgi Hiskias got caught in a thunderstorm while herding cattle back to his village.
As he and a friend sheltered under a tree, talking about how close they were to home — just a two-day journey — a bolt of lightning struck.