A group of volunteers met last year at the Maple Grove Government Center to cut, sew and put together colorful feminine hygiene kits for girls in Third World countries to help them manage their periods. (submitted photo)
North Hts. Lutheran joins global effort
In American stores, girls and women may find an entire aisle of feminine hygiene products for managing their menstrual cycles so they can continue going to school, working or doing sports. They wouldn’t accept anything less.
But in remote areas of developing world, girls are often shunned, forced to miss school when they are menstruating.
Sometimes they skip food and water, because they have to sit apart from others on cardboard or moss for a few days or they may use leaves, corn husks, mattress stuffing, newspapers or cow dung to manage their periods. They often get vaginal infections.
Last week, a dump truck got stuck on Comcast wires on Long Lake Road, just south of I-694 in New Brighton. According to the New Brighton Department of Public Safety, the truck was driving with its box up when it hit the lines.
Just before reaching Mounds View, both County Highway 10 and U.S. Highway 10 appear together on signage along Interstate 35W. (Jesse Poole/Bulletin)
Rice Creek Commons’ development could assist in name change
Attempting to change the name of County Highway 10 is nothing new for the city of Mounds View. It’s been an ongoing topic since the early 2000s.
At points, the undertaking has seen progress, solutions and agreements with other cities. However, an equal amount of setbacks and delays have been a part of the story as well. That’s why the busy thoroughfare is still called County Highway 10, according to Mounds View City Council member Gary Meehlhause.
Last week a story about the March 1 caucuses was accompanied by a box titled "If you go ..." that incorrectly listed the cities in the Bulletin coverage area for state House Districts 42A and 42B. The Bulletin regrets the errors.
The New Brighton Department of Public Safety has sent out these new facial reconstruction images of a woman found dead 15 years ago in Long Lake Park. She remains unidentified. (courtesy New Brighton Department of Public Safety)
Police ask for help identifying woman
A woman who was found dead in New Brighton 15 years ago has never been identified, but now the image of her face has reemerged through facial reconstruction technologies, and though it’s only a likeness, police are hoping it will lead to new information in the cold case.
The investigation of the woman’s death began in the fall of 2000, when her body was found by two hikers just off a little-used path in Long Lake Regional Park. Police believe the corpse had been lying there for at least two months by the time it was found Sept. 15.
The New Brighton Department of Public Safety requested assistance from the FBI last year, specifically to have them reassemble characteristics of the woman’s face using facial reconstruction. The image was released to the public last week.
Precinct party caucuses are a week away on March 1 — Super Tuesday — when voters in Minnesota and 12 other states will caucus for presidential candidates, among other party business.
The events, which begin at 7 p.m., are run completely by state political parties and deal with internal party business so caucus rules and happenings will vary, district by district.
Roseville Review area Republicans and DFLers who plan to caucus likely live in either House District 42B or 66A; officials in both parties are expecting lots of caucus participation during this presidential election year.
On any given Mounds View street all four city-licensed trash-hauling companies can be seen represented by their garbage bins awaiting pick-up. The City Council has decided not to pursue looking into organized collection, which would essentially reduce the number of garbage trucks on individual residential streets to one truck, while dividing and designating geographical sections of the city to the hauling companies. (Jesse Poole/Bulletin)
Nazi Germany cited to underscore opposition to organized garbage collection
The trash talks are over, according to the Mounds View City Council, which said the contentious discussions concerning the city switching to an organized system of collecting garbage will be “discontinued.”