A house fire the evening of April 18 on the 1400 block of Pinewood Drive in Shoreview spread to two neighboring houses, damaging all three, though no injuries were reported, according to the Lake Johanna Fire Department.
Writer Cheryl Blackford of North Oaks awaits the May 1 publication of “Hungry Coyote,” her children’s picture book about a year in the life of an urban coyote. (courtesy Jessie DeCorsey)
North Oaks author's book to be released May 1
On one of her many walks through the woods near her North Oaks home, author Cheryl Blackford saw a "lone coyote trotting across the frozen lake" and wondered how it lived successfully so close to an urban area.
Blackford says she walks outside almost every day, regardless of the weather. It's her thinking time for writing stories, including imagining the setting for her newly published children's picture book, "Hungry Coyote," a story about a year in the life of an urban coyote.
This week, Arden Hills is delivering large city-branded recycling carts to residences, and beginning May 5 and 6, Republic Services will start as the city's new contracted recycling hauler with continued weekly pickups.
The County Road E bridge over Snelling Avenue in Arden Hills was demolished April 18, and area residents and commuters should settle in for delays and detours throughout the reconstruction project that will result in a new bridge by the end of sum