Once his prosthetic leg is ready, Sam Sellie, 21, hopes to be back at the skate park in Oakdale, navigating the obstacles with a prosthetic leg and wider skateboard for better balance. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Sam Sellie won't let prosthetic leg slow him down
This past April, Sam Sellie, 21, went in for a routine heart surgery to have a leaky aortic valve replaced. The next day, he went into cardiac arrest and ended up back on the operating table. He spent the next two weeks in a medically-induced coma with a machine supporting his heart and lungs.
When he woke up in a hospital bed, he was completely unaware of what his close friends and family already knew: his heart had been saved, but his left leg had been amputated below the knee.
CenturyLink may soon tap into local market
After more than two decades with the Ramsey Washington Suburban Cable Commission, the city of Maplewood has decided to strike out on its own.
A founding member of the cable commission, the city chose to withdraw from the Joint Powers Agreement governing the commission in favor of franchising with CenturyLink on its own. The motion passed 4-1, with council member Bob Cardinal dissenting.
Stephen Wensman to start in November
The city of Lake Elmo will be welcoming its newest employee, Stephen Wensman, early next month.
City council members met in a special meeting Oct. 13 and unanimously approved his hiring as city planner.
Five candidates are running for four seats on the Mounds View Public Schools Board. Current ISD 621 board members Robert Helgeson, Amy Jones, Jonathan Weinhagen and Sandra Westerman are all running for reelection.