Bob Jensen - President of the Maplewood Area Historical Society
The written history of Maplewood begins about 165 years ago when European and French-Canadian settlers began farming in this area. Prior to this time, the land was inhabited by the Dakota Indians with occasional visits by French and English fur traders and explorers. The landscape was a mix of scrub oak and prairie with many wetlands and lakes.
One day last summer, I took the road WAY less traveled. It was a blistering hot day and I was on an odyssey with the kid and dog, trying to find a fabled route to the St. Croix River from a secret location in western Wisconsin.
One of the issues in the 2016 Presidential campaign was the use of executive orders by then President Obama. An executive order is loosely defined in the dictionary as an order from the President or a federal government agency which has the force of law. In the first 10 days in office, President Trump has issued a number of executive orders.