Maxine said Joshua was enthusiastic about traveling from a young age, the two of them shown here in an old photo looking over a book entitled, “Travel Basics.” (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
Maxine Haglund-Blommer and her husband, Dan Blommer, established a scholarship fund through the University of Minnesota in their sons’ names.
It’s been a decade since Joshua Haglund, a Mounds View High School grad, avid traveler and teacher, was killed. On May 17, 2004, Joshua, 33, was attacked in his apartment in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, where he worked at a university teaching English.
Wilshire Park’s Bobbidy Bop Bop Bops, from left to right: Anthony Arens, Mathew Arens, Abby Salseg, Brighid Donohue, Isaac Mitchell and Hugo Drews. (submitted photo)
The Bobbidy Bop Bop Bops, Wilshire Park Elementary’s dreamers of dreams and Destination Imagination (DI) team, has advanced to the Destination Imagination Global 2014 Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The team, made up of four boys and two girls, all fourth and fifth graders, will travel to Knoxville May 21-24. Susan Boatman, Wilshire Park’s DI adviser, said this will be the third time a team from the elementary school has made it to the global finals, most recently in 2012.
Shoreview considers leaving cable commission; open to negotiating with Comcast on its own
The North Suburban Communications Commission held a special meeting Thursday, May 15, convening implicitly to reject a new Comcast cable franchise proposal after a sub-committee voted just two days prior to recommend the denial. However, the meeting did not conclude without surprises, despite being based on a foregone conclusion.
A Minnesota Department of Natural Resources graph shows the fluctuating water levels in Turtle Lake from 2005 to 2014. The target lake water level, represented by the red line, is 891 feet. (graph courtesy of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources)
The Shoreview City Council is in no hurry to help resolve the years-old question of whether or not to augment Turtle Lake, proceeding so cautiously that the council did not approve a resolution to request a preliminary engineering report on the augmentation project, which would be the first step to controlling the lake’s water levels by piping in water.
The Rainbow Foods store at 441 Highway 96 in Shoreview is up for sale, and if its parent company, Roundy’s, doesn’t find a buyer soon, the store will be closed.
Roundy’s announced May 7 it will be pulling out of Minnesota, citing the tough economy and a competitive local grocery market in which it was tough to survive, according to a company press release.