Suzy Tomlinson of Shoreview visits St. Anthony Park Library in St. Paul, bringing along her two children’s books and the teddy bear that inspired them. (submitted photo)
Suzy Tomlinson's bear books address 'troubles' younger kids encounter
Teddy isn't just a teddy bear, at least not in a local author's recent book series.
Sure, he's a little stuffed animal who talks, but Suzy Tomlinson of Shoreview created this bow-tied bear and his friend David, a little boy, in part to portray her relationship with her brother, David Dobis, who died of stomach cancer in 2002 at the age of 53.
Rainbow Foods in Shoreview, pictured here shortly after closing down in 2014, could soon be the home of Kowalski’s, according to officials, who are working to firm up plans for the new grocery store to settle at the corner of County Road 96 and Hodgson Road. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
Kowalski’s looks to settle into Shoreview’s former Rainbow Foods
The former Rainbow Foods location at County Road 96 and Hodgson Road in Shoreview might soon be the home of a new grocery store.
According to Shoreview Mayor Sandy Martin, Kowalski's is looking like a bright option for the 68,000-square-foot space built in the 1990s and left empty when Rainbow's parent company, the Milwaukee-based Roundy's Supermarkets, Inc., pulled out of the Twin Cities in July 2014.
The Bartz brothers, Austin, Trevor and Connor, complete their fifth snow sculpture outside their New Brighton house. This time, a giant octopus forming a tentacle archway over the stairs to their front door. (submitted photo)
Six months after a Ramsey County sheriff's deputy was caught assaulting his K9 law enforcement partner outside a casino in Carlton County, he pleaded guilty to animal cruelty, a charge he'd received in June.
Mayor honors the creators of giant octopus
It's been six years since New Brighton has seen a new face in the mayoral seat, but at its first city council meeting of the year, a new mayor was sworn in.
First-time candidate Val Johnson won the mayoral seat with 39.36 percent of the vote, for a total of 1,143 votes, winning the race over incumbent mayor Dave Jacobsen and current council member Gina Bauman back in November.
After state Sen. Bev Scalze, DFL-Little Canada, announced last month that she would not be seeking reelection in the Minnesota Senate for District 42 this year, Rep. Jason Isaacson, DFL-Shoreview, announced that he would seek Scalze's spot.