A 17-year-old girl from St. Paul was ejected from the vehicle she was driving in a rollover while traveling north on I-35W in Mounds View around 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1.
According to a Minnesota State Patrol incident report, Olivia D. Schaab-Johnson, rolled her 2002 Hyundai Sante Fe while trying to exit from northbound I-35W to County Road 10 at the last minute.
A walking path through Dawn Pape’s native prairie garden. The Pape’s won a 2013 Green Community Award from the city for their eco-friendly gardening practices. (submitted photo)
Shoreview’s Environmental Quality Committee (EQC) announced the winners of this year’s Green Community Awards during the Slice of Shoreview Days.
The awards program, now in its seventh year, was originally started by local Sierra Club members to recognize residents who have taken steps on their property to improve water quality in local lakes, streams and wetlands.
Examples include the planting of shoreline buffers, gardens with native plants and the installation of rain gardens to reduce erosion and help filter out contaminants from storm water.
Only the Aug. 13 Maplewood primary stands between the candidates for mayor and city council and Election Day Nov. 5. There are currently three candidates for mayor and six candidates for two city council seats.
One mayoral candidate and two council candidates will be eliminated after the primary election. Several candidates responded to the Review’s candidate questionnaires.
Polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, for the primary election. Those who are not currently registered to vote may do so at the polls. Call the Maplewood Citizens Services Department at 651-249-2001 to learn more about which forms of identification will be accepted for same-day registration.
The Helen Street senior housing project in North St. Paul is finally making strides after a series of minor delays.
At the July 2 North St. Paul city council meeting, the final plat of the Helen Street senior living development project was approved with a few small changes requested by city engineer Morgan Dawley.
The two-acre project, located on the west side of Helen Street, south of Highway 36 and just north of Seppala Boulevard, has been in the works with the city since last summer. The parcel was once occupied by Bartholmy Body & Auto Service and small, two-story homes. The last of those structures was razed last fall.
Workers at Health Systems Cooperative Laundries went on strike Monday, fighting proposed changes to their contracts. Around midnight, the workers' union reached an agreement with management. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
After months of contract negotiations, things were not happening for the roughly 200 laborers at Health Systems Cooperative Laundries, which cleans all the linens for 19 area hospitals and over 150 clinics.
The previous contract had run out in late March, and in the renewal process, the union was faced with a gutted version of the previous contract, said Julie Boots.
Boots manages the contract for the union, Worker's United Local 150. Management was proposing cutting the four sick days laborers were entitled to, as well as removing employees' rights should the company change hands, Boots said. In total there were 150 proposed language changes which were largely rejected by the union, she said.
The Roseville City Council filled three vacancies on three city commissions at its Monday, July 22 council meeting.
Full-length terms for all city commissions are for three years, however, three commissioners vacated their appointments before they expired for various reasons, Roseville Communications Specialist Carolyn Curti said.
Council members and the chairperson for each respective commission interviewed candidates individually at City Hall on Monday, July 15.
Roseville residents are rolling out the red carpet — literally — for this year’s annual Night to Unite.
Mary Edel-Joyce, along with three other Roseville residents, are preparing for their “red carpet” extravaganza with planning underway for food and attire.
“I think it’s great,” Edel-Joyce said. “It’s a way for people to meet. It’s a treat to see other people and visit.’’
Fifty years ago on Aug. 28, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a Baptist minister with a Ph.D. in theology, led a peaceful march from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial and gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech calling for jobs and for justice for all people. At that celebration, Rosa Parks, Archbishop Patrick O’Boyle and Roy Wilkins were among the many speakers while singers Mahalia Jackson, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Marion Anderson and Peter, Paul and Mary entertained the monumental crowd of 200,000 to 300,000 people who came from all over the country.
In his first novel, “The Devereaux Dilemma,” West St. Paul writer Steve McEllistrem paints a picture of a disturbing time in the not-so-distant future.
In this “speculative” science fiction piece, the world is on the verge of collapse. War is breaking out among humans, many of whom are biologically enhanced, and the bio-weapons being created are powerful enough to destroy them all. As war wages around him, Jeremiah Jones embarks on a journey to hunt down an elusive religious leader who holds the key to saving them or destroying them all.
It’s that rare time of year you can smell smoke, hear shouting and see a fire engine pull up in front of your house and feel excitement rather than panic.
That’s because grilling, big parties and visits from local fire and police departments are beloved traditions for many participants of Night to Unite, which returns this year on Aug. 6. The statewide event is gives residents a chance to get to know their neighbors better and meet city staff and elected officials in a relaxed setting as a way to build a stronger sense of community and prevent crime.