PERSPECTIVES - Woodbury - South Maplewood


Get Together

“Get together” is a section of the Review Perspectives publication where readers can find out about ongoing clubs and networking groups and how they can join.  


Helping Hand

"Helping hand" is a section of the Review Perspectives publication where readers can find out about area volunteer agencies and ongoing volunteer opportunities.  


Oakdale WWII vet honors generations of fallen comrades

Carlson, an Oakdale resident, is a member of Roseville VFW Post 1635 on the East Side of St. Paul. (submitted photo)

For Gordon "Gordy" Carlson, volunteering is a way of life.

Every Wednesday for the past 30 years, you'll find Carlson at Fort Snelling National Cemetery as a member of the Memorial Rifle Squad.


Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald

The St. Clair ore freighter passes through the Soo Locks on the St. Mary's River in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The ore freighter is similar to the Edmund Fitzgerald, which sank Nov. 10, 1975, and is the subject of local programs and a special beacon lighting at Split Rock Lighthouse in Two Harbors this month. (Photos by Pamela O’Meara/Review staff)

When the gales of November took down the ore freighter
For years I’ve heard the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior in a storm but I didn’t know the details until my recent trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula where I went through the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, visited two maritime museums along Lake Superior and heard lots of stories.


WA County reserve deputy looks back on storied career

Longtime Washington County Reserve Deputy Gary Glaeser, diagnosed with terminal cancer, was honored by colleagues at a gathering in September at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve. (Linda Baumiester/Review)

Gary Glaeser is fighting cancer General Patton style
A man who has devoted himself to not only protecting the residents of Washington County, but the nation as a whole, has refocused his efforts on fighting a battle with the disease.
To say Glaeser, 69, of Oakdale has lived an interesting life would be an understatement.


Residential haunted house is a real scare

Mike Etoll has been a haunted house lover his whole life. The East Side haunt he’s created packs an impressive punch, especially for being in a detached garage. (photos by Patrick Larkin/Review)

Garage comes to life for Halloween spectacle
Mike Etoll, proprietor of the East Side's own residential butcher-shop-themed haunted house, might be considered by some to be an eccentric, an oddball, or a quirk.
That's probably just fine with the man, who confidently wears a goatee that's dyed green.



Friends in need

“Friends in need” is a section of the Review Perspectives publication where readers can find out about support groups in the area. 


Forgotten gem? 3M headquarters may be headed for historic register

Built in 1940, the old 3M headquarters was surrounded by other 3M buildings which have since been demolished. (Submitted photo)

After buying the vacant former 3M headquarters building at 777 Forest St. two years ago from the St. Paul Port Authority, Exeter Group has been trying to fill the place with tenants.


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