Folks gathered round the radio to hear first-hand accounts of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, -- the day everything changed. (photo courtesy of the Ramsey County Library system)
Minnesotans rushed to enlist in the service following the devastating attack on the “day that will live in infamy,” Dec. 7, 1941. (photo courtesy of the Ramsey County Library system)
Ramsey County libraries are taking a new look at World War II
When Judy Woodward, history coordinator for the Ramsey County Library system, began to look for opportunities for post-summer programs, she says she again thought about World War II and how veterans’ experiences need to be shared.
U.S. veterans of the 1941-45 war are dying at the rate of more than 600 a day, according to the Veteran’s Administration.
"Lovey Howl Reisetter" is a 7-year-old rescued golden retriever owned by owned by one of the RAGOM volunteers -- "the love of my life," as her owner puts it. The Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota fundraiser will be held in New Brighton Sunday, Sept. 15.
It'll be pure gold(en) at Long Lake Regional Park Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., as the "Goldzilla" fun fair and walk brings together people and canines to benefit the Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota rescue organization.
Police are asking for the public's help in identifying this woman, who was seen using Melake's bank card at an ATM in Minneapolis hours after Melake was last seen alive.
Hagos Tsegay Melake
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has identified a man who was found shot dead in a parking lot in Shoreview Aug. 29 as 26-year-old Hagos Tsegay Melake.
Ramsey County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to a business in the 5700 block of Hamline Avenue North in Shoreview at approximately 6:40 a.m. Aug. 29 after receiving a report of a man, later identified as Melake, who appeared to be sleeping in the parking lot. According to a Sept. 5 press release from the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office, investigators believe Melake, of South St. Paul, was last seen alive leaving the Hunan Garden Restaurant on Cedar Street in downtown St. Paul around 1:30 a.m., just hours before his body was found.
The top three finishers from McNally Smith College of Music’s 2013 “Clash of the Teen Guitar Titans” competition held on Aug. 10. From left: McNally’s Guitar Department Head Joe Elliott, first place winner Collin Johnson, third place winner Owen Hiber and second place winner Bobby Rethwisch. (submitted photo)
Owen Hiber, an 11-year-old boy from Shoreview, impressed those in attendance at McNally Smith College of Music’s “Clash of the Teen Guitar Titans” on Saturday, Aug. 10.
This is the second year McNally has hosted the guitar competition at its downtown campus. The competition was just one of several guitar-themed events that weekend, climaxing with the Lowertown Guitar Festival in Mears Park, which drew a crowd of 2,000 and featured performances by famed guitarists like Mark Ribot, Pat Donohue and Scott Henderson.
Business owners in Shoreview will now have more flexibility in displaying signs advertising services.
The Shoreview City Council adopted changes to the city’s sign code at its Monday, Aug. 19 council meeting. The adopted changes will provide the business community more opportunities to display temporary and message center signage.
The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the suspicious death of a man found outside a building on the 5700 block of Hamline Avenue North in Shoreview on Thursday morning, Aug. 29.
As of Friday morning, the man’s identity had not been released. According to a Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office press release, the deceased is a black male who appears to have been in his late 20’s to late 30’s. The man had no identification on him when deputies arrived.
The Mounds View School Board unanimously approved a resolution to put a levy renewal referendum on the ballot in November.
The district has been receiving $11.5 million annually from a voter approved property tax levy, which began in 2006 and will expire at the end of 2014.
If the levy is renewed it would begin in 2015 and continue through 2023.
The cause of death of a man found outside a building on the 5700 block of Hamline Avenue North in Shoreview on Thursday morning, Aug. 29 has been classified as homicide.
On Friday, Aug. 30, a Ramsey County Medical Examiner confirmed that the man died from a gunshot wound that was not self-inflicted.