Oakdale residents say their concerns are being ignored
Oakdale residents grew increasingly frustrated at the Wednesday, March 9, meeting on the proposed Gateway Corridor bus rapid transit line.
During the open question period, residents were not shy about voicing their concerns.
Project manager Lyssa Leitner and presenters Beth Bartz and Steve Wilson tried to respond to resident concerns during the meeting at Oakdale City Hall, but they were often interrupted or ignored by audience members, who seemed more interested in talking bitterly amongst themselves than with project representatives.
The Ramsey County Library Board will meet Wednesday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ramsey County Library in North St. Paul, 2300 North St. Paul Drive. A library board subcommittee will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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Breanne Foster, ACS Relay For Life community manager; Sarah Jorgenson, North HS junior and Relay For Life volunteer; Ryan Peterson, North HS junior and Relay For Life volunteer; Sen. Chuck Wiger; Madilyn Rehr, North HS senior and Relay For Life volunteer.
Leaders of the North High School Relay for Life team met with their state senator Feb. 24 to show support for cancer research and prevention. The students showed Sen.
Building 280 is the latest addition to 3M’s Maplewood campus
3M opened its new research and development laboratory for viewing on Friday, March 11, during a grand opening event.
Attendees included Gov. Mark Dayton, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Reps. Betty McCollum, Keith Ellison and Tom Emmer, Maplewood Mayor Nora Slawik, Maplewood City Council members, top leaders from the Legislature and Mattias Fyrenius from the Nobel Organization.
Building 280, the newest addition to the Maplewood-based company’s campus, cost $150 million. The four-story building is approximately 470,000 square feet, which is about the size of eight football fields in area. About 700 scientists and researchers will occupy the high-tech building.
The city of North St. Paul in partnership with Northeast Metro 916 are building a home at 2341 14th Ave. near Tower Park. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
High school students learn hands-on while building a house
Northeast Metro 916 Career & Technical Center’s construction occupations class is not like any shop class students might otherwise take in high school. In this class about 40 high school students work together to build a house from the ground up in a single school year.
“There is no better collaboration that I’ve seen ever,” says 916 Career Tech principal Jill Stewart-Kellar.
Instructor Tom Spehn adds, “The students who take my class typically are the hands-on learners, so a lot of students might not have a lot of success in the typical classroom setting that has you sit behind a desk for an hour and memorize theory. Here they actually apply it.”
“I like to do work with my hands mostly,” says North senior Reid Olson who was drawn to the program because of his interest in construction. He is especially excited to see how all the individual pieces of the project come together as a whole.
During the 2015-2016 school year, the students are building a single-family home at 2341 14th Ave. E., North St. Paul.