An oath of office “re-enactment” for new Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell was held during the Aug. 12 city council meeting. Schnell was officially sworn in on his first day, July 29. His wife, Julie, pinned on his badge, No. 55. Mayor Will Rossbach made a statement on behalf of the city, saying, “We know that he will do a very good job for us and continue the tradition of leadership we have come to expect.”
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has identified the man shot when law enforcement served a search warrant at a New Brighton home Tuesday as 45-year-old Matthew Lloyd Vanhofwegen.
According to a press release from the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office, a multi-jurisdictional task force -- the Ramsey County Violent Crime Enforcement Team (VCET) -- served a narcotics search warrant at Vanhofwegen's residence on the 1500 block of 20th Avenue northwest at about 2 p.m.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources field staff, resource managers and the DNR Information Center staff answer many questions every day about natural resources topics. Here is one of them: Q. What causes many lakes, rivers and ponds to turn green by mid-summer? Some even have an odor.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources field staff, resource managers and the DNR Information Center staff answer many questions every day about natural resources topics. Here is one of them: Q. Finding a place to ride an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) or other off-highway vehicle (OHV) takes a little research. Are there different levels of riding choices — from novice to adventurous? How can riders find the trail that fits their needs?
When you are admitted to a hospital, it is only natural to believe that you have been admitted as a regular patient, or an “inpatient” to that hospital. Yet, a concept known as “observation status” can affect the amount you pay if you are on Medicare. “Observation status” is a term sometimes used by hospitals and Medicare. Technically, it means that the hospital is caring for you while deciding whether to admit you or discharge you. Hospitals sometimes treat patients overnight for serious injuries or illnesses under the category of observation status. That could cost hundreds or thousands of dollars more than if the hospital classified you as an inpatient.
I may have made it just under the wire.
I wanted desperately to perform alongside my daughter before the “dad is still cool” window of opportunity closed. She’s 12, you see, and in her eyes I’m getting a little dumber and dorkier every day. OK, perhaps in EVERYONE’s eyes I’m getting a little dumber and dorkier every day.
The football teams at Irondale, Mounds View and St. Anthony Village high schools, thanks in large part to their well-organized conferences, avoid the scheduling issues that have plagued other teams in the state. Because of that, the Knights, Mustangs and Huskies haven't had to utilize the Zero Week scheduling exception.
All three teams play their first games this week. Here's a look at each team leading up to their season openers.