Just prior to being loaded into firetrucks and distributed to other stations, Lake Johanna Fire Department’s 60 new airpacks were on display at the department’s headquarters July 16. (photos by Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
Engineer Bruce Carlson loads one of the department’s new airpacks into a firetruck. The brackets that hold them are built into the truck’s seats.
Captain Nate Berg wearing the new equipment.
Lake Johanna Fire Department Chief Tim Boehlke said the difference between the department’s new self-contained breathing apparatuses—airpacks, in station parlance—and their old ones, is “night and day.”
Stephanie Lasch arrested at airport in April on plane bound for China
A former Oakdale business owner arrested on felony identity theft charges while trying to flee the country in April will not face any additional jail time. Stephanie Rae Lasch, 35, of East Bethel was sentenced in Anoka County Court earlier this month to 10 years’ probation.
Two men are suspected of robbing a Roseville Pawn America store and shooting an employee in the leg the evening of Monday, July 21. Police are currently searching for information regarding the suspects' identies and getaway vehicle, a dark-colored 2005-2010 Chevy Cobalt without license plates, shown above in images taken from video surveillance. (Photos courtesy of Roseville Police Department)
Police searching for 2 suspects, getaway car
Lt. Lorne Rosand is confident the Roseville Police Department will catch a pair of suspects who robbed a pawn shop and shot an employee on Monday, July 21.
Properties such as this one, on Annapolis Street, were discussed at a recent West St. Paul City Council workshop as illustrations of rental-property codes that need to be tightened. (Photo from city documents)
Shocked at rundown properties, council kick-starts revamp
With more and more tenants complaining about conditions at the homes they rent, the West St. Paul City Council at its July 14 workshop directed staff to address gaps in the city’s housing evaluator guidelines.
A public art project coming to the Arlington Hills Community Center may bring a media pod, tables with live plants sprouting from them, and a giant sign proclaiming “We Belong Together” to the new building. (submitted photo)
One idea Works Progress has for the community center is to add live plants to the furnishings -- a work table would have live plants in the middle to add appeal to the surrounding space. (submitted photo)
If your idea of public art is static paintings or murals on walls, the public art project at Arlington Hills Community Center is redefining the term to embrace both new technology and nature.