A litter of feral kittens finds food on a deck in Maplewood back in 2007. The feral mother cat was trapped and spayed, so she couldn’t have more kittens. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Trap-Neuter-Return likely method
In a residential strip of Maplewood bordering St. Paul, two neighbors are at odds when it comes to dealing with stray and feral cats that inhabit their streets.
One has been trapping the cats and bringing them in to be set up for adoption or euthanized, depending on their condition.
While total enrollment is nearly the same this school year as last, District 622 has seen a small spike in the number of students enrolled in special-education programs, and needs to hire additional staff to meet state requirements for student-tea
Frezgi Hiskias and his wife Sihin cooked a chicken and lasagna dinner to share with Wally Wakefield. The families met through hospice and struck up a friendship and made known an incredible life story, “Striking it Lucky: A Biography of Pain and Resiliency from Eritrea to St. Paul.” (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Meeting hospice staffer leads to Wakefield book documenting lifetime quest
As a 13-year-old boy in Eritrea — a coastal African nation bordering Sudan, Ethiopia and the Red Sea — Frezgi Hiskias got caught in a thunderstorm while herding cattle back to his village.
As he and a friend sheltered under a tree, talking about how close they were to home — just a two-day journey — a bolt of lightning struck.
Though it’s barely bigger than a coin, this potshard shows clearly the marks of the material or rope used in making it. (submitted photo)
The Fish Creek bluff in Maplewood must have hosted something like a family-and-friends reunion as people gathered centuries ago at their favorite summer spot: along the water and offering enough room for a number of families, unlike their winter h
Members of North Presbyterian Church in North St. Paul stand inside a well-manicured labyrinth. (submitted photo)
Pastor James York to recharge in Hawaii, Niger and California
Pastor James York’s decade at North St. Paul's North Presbyterian Church has been a labor of love, filled with sermons, bedside visits, service work and Bible studies.
Even so, York, 46, is well aware of his human limits. He needs to take a step back every now and then to recharge and recalibrate, he explains.