A group of volunteers met last year at the Maple Grove Government Center to cut, sew and put together colorful feminine hygiene kits for girls in Third World countries to help them manage their periods. (submitted photo)
North Hts. Lutheran joins global effort
In American stores, girls and women may find an entire aisle of feminine hygiene products for managing their menstrual cycles so they can continue going to school, working or doing sports. They wouldn’t accept anything less.
But in remote areas of developing world, girls are often shunned, forced to miss school when they are menstruating.
Sometimes they skip food and water, because they have to sit apart from others on cardboard or moss for a few days or they may use leaves, corn husks, mattress stuffing, newspapers or cow dung to manage their periods. They often get vaginal infections.
Last week a story about the March 1 caucuses was accompanied by a box titled "If you go ..." that incorrectly listed the cities in the Bulletin coverage area for state House Districts 42A and 42B. The Bulletin regrets the errors.
The New Brighton Department of Public Safety has sent out these new facial reconstruction images of a woman found dead 15 years ago in Long Lake Park. She remains unidentified. (courtesy New Brighton Department of Public Safety)
Police ask for help identifying woman
A woman who was found dead in New Brighton 15 years ago has never been identified, but now the image of her face has reemerged through facial reconstruction technologies, and though it’s only a likeness, police are hoping it will lead to new information in the cold case.
The investigation of the woman’s death began in the fall of 2000, when her body was found by two hikers just off a little-used path in Long Lake Regional Park. Police believe the corpse had been lying there for at least two months by the time it was found Sept. 15.
The New Brighton Department of Public Safety requested assistance from the FBI last year, specifically to have them reassemble characteristics of the woman’s face using facial reconstruction. The image was released to the public last week.
Precinct party caucuses are a week away on March 1 — Super Tuesday — when voters in Minnesota and 12 other states will caucus for presidential candidates, among other party business.
The events, which begin at 7 p.m., are run completely by state political parties and deal with internal party business so caucus rules and happenings will vary, district by district.
Roseville Review area Republicans and DFLers who plan to caucus likely live in either House District 42B or 66A; officials in both parties are expecting lots of caucus participation during this presidential election year.
Sheriff puts out word about phone scams
The phone scammers are going down the list, and according to the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office, their fingers have been dialing the numbers of Arden Hills and Shoreview residents.
Residents within both cities have reported calls and messages concerning “unclaimed packages” of money that belong to them.