The late poet and essayist Bill Holm elevated the elements of everyday life in Minnesota to the sublime. Some of his published collections include “The Heart Can Be Filled Anywhere on Earth” and “Boxelder Bug Variations.” (file photo)
In “Lake Wobegon Days,” Garrison Keillor depicts the irony of Swedes, Norwegians, Danes and their Finnish and Icelandic cousins leaving farms in their homelands for Minnesota:
Yard waste collection is a weekly service for North St. Paul residents that runs April - November and is picked up on the same day as trash. Yard waste cost $85.68 annually, but is billed monthly at $7.14.
When the city of Maplewood converted from recycling bins to roll-out carts, Tennis Sanitation had some old bins converted into a recycled bench. The donated bench now sits outside City Hall with the inscription “Recycle today for a better tomorrow” across the backrest. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Maplewood’s improved recycling efforts show results
When you’re done reading this newspaper, where will it end up?
Appointed council member to start June 2, or later
Scott Thorsen's North St. Paul council chair inside city chambers has only been empty for a couple of weeks. Inquiries about who's going to fill the newly opened position, however, have already begun flooding City Hall.
From left, Frank Atencio, Dawn Parks, Philip Parks and business owner Emad Almaliki work on interior renovations. Almaliki hopes to open his grocery store by the end of the month, or early May. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Taking spring cleaning to the extreme, two longtime downtown North St.