The state competition participants, the Trash Talkers, from left to right, are Daisy Vang, Bilise Kumela, Chance Vang, Louis Barrett, YuePheng Yang, Lance Lee, Mitchell Belland, Derek Johnson, Christian Agaba, Delila Yang, Emma Wolters and Natalie Barrett.
At Farnsworth Aerospace, fifth- through eighth-graders are learning that the ability to work with others peacefully is key to problem-solving.
Above, with demolition taking only a few hour to complete, the lot will now be developed into a surface parking lot beginning this spring. Below, the 393 Bates Ave. home was built in 1929 and was the last house on the block, which is now being developed by Metro State University for additional parking. (submitted photo)
The 1929 adobe home at 393 Bates Ave. was finally demolished the morning of Feb. 24.
Within a couple of hours, all that remained was a muddy hole and a pile of trees, with debris from the home already hauled away.
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.
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.
Lake Elmo is considering going from two fire halls to one. Station No. 1, located on Laverne Avenue, is pictured near the downtown Lake Elmo area. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Fire department is struggling to fill its ranks
Despite a growing population, Lake Elmo city officials say a wise move might be to downsize to one fire station and change the suburb’s firefighting staffing model.
The city council members plan to discuss the possibility of shuttering one of the community’s two aging fire halls at their next meeting on Wednesday, March 2.
About four years ago, the city council was considering replacing an outdated fire engine, and before making that decision city staff began researching other volunteer fire departments in similar-sized suburbs. They eventually did replace the fire engine, but their research led them to an unexpected realization.