Writer Cheryl Blackford of North Oaks awaits the May 1 publication of “Hungry Coyote,” her children’s picture book about a year in the life of an urban coyote. (courtesy Jessie DeCorsey)
North Oaks author's book to be released May 1
On one of her many walks through the woods near her North Oaks home, author Cheryl Blackford saw a "lone coyote trotting across the frozen lake" and wondered how it lived successfully so close to an urban area.
Blackford says she walks outside almost every day, regardless of the weather. It's her thinking time for writing stories, including imagining the setting for her newly published children's picture book, "Hungry Coyote," a story about a year in the life of an urban coyote.
This week, Arden Hills is delivering large city-branded recycling carts to residences, and beginning May 5 and 6, Republic Services will start as the city's new contracted recycling hauler with continued weekly pickups.
The County Road E bridge over Snelling Avenue in Arden Hills was demolished April 18, and area residents and commuters should settle in for delays and detours throughout the reconstruction project that will result in a new bridge by the end of sum
Bethel University's Dillon John of Shoreview finished in the top ten among golfers which put him on the All Conference Squad for Golf in the M.I.A.C. this past season. John is a junior at the Arden Hills school.
In the coming months the North Suburban Communications Commission will work to hammer out a cable franchise deal with CenturyLink, potentially bringing a second cable TV provider into the area, alongside Comcast.