John Thompson and Falcon Heights resident Chuck Laszewski hugged following a heated discussion about black people’s fears of police at what was a Falcon Heights City Council work session on Sept. 7. Working in the wake of the police killing of Philando Castile in the suburb in July, the council was discussing a proposed city policing task force, though it walked out after protestors disrupted the meeting.
Protesters and residents discuss race issues long after officials are gone
Falcon Heights and 21 other metro area cities have subscribed to solar gardens in order to offset city government energy costs and to utilize clean energy. Falcon Heights already utilizes solar energy — there are more than 220 solar panels on City Hall’s roof, as seen with Mayor Peter Lindstrom.
Cities look for savings, use of clean energy
Falcon Heights City Hall has solar panels on its roof and in the past couple of years the city changed its code to make it easier for residents to install solar.
Submitted by mmunzenrider on Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:51pm
Protesters began to gather at the entrance to the community center in St. Anthony Village around 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19. The organizing group -- Justice Occupation for Philando -- said it would wrap up the protest around 4:30 p.m. so that participants could join a protest against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who was scheduled to make a fundraising stop in Minneapolis that evening. (Jesse Poole/Bulletin)
More than 100 people were expected to show up at some point at a day-long protest in St. Anthony Village Aug. 19.
The group gathered at the entrance to the community center in the 3300 block of Silver Lake Road N.E. in opposition to the news that St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez had returned to work