Senator Chuck Wiger presents his bill, S.F. 1071, on workplace violence prevention to the Health and Human Services Budget Division on April 15. Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell and Nurse Simone (Nora) Jordan, testified in support of the bill. (submitted photo)
Senator Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, has recently been awarded the 2015 Public Official Award by the Minnesota Nurses Association in recognition of his work on S.F. 1071, the Violence against Health Care Workers Bill.
Students at Cowern Elementary participate in a City Planning Day lesson in North St. Paul. (submitted photo)
The month of October was National Community Planning Month, as designated by the American Planning Association. In recognition, Mayor Mike Kuehn read a proclamation at the Oct. 6 City Council meeting declaring National Community Planning month.
Joint prosecution project is holding more offenders accountable
Committing acts of domestic violence and skirting jail time had become somewhat of a routine for Anthony Lester, 33. By early January, he had five domestic assault charges on his record that had all been dismissed.
With only one domestic assault conviction from 2005, the odds appeared to be in his favor.
All that changed when assistant Ramsey County attorney Anna Christie took an interest in Lester, tracking his actions in White Bear Lake and then Maplewood.
Gerry Sande collects produce at the Catholic Church of Corpus Christi farmers’ market that he donates to Keystone Community Services’ food shelf. Although he has family and normal obligations, he says he always makes sure his Tuesday mornings are free so he can man his donation truck at the market. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)
A truck and the spare time are all one man says he needs to help
It was just after 9:15 a.m. on Oct. 27, a couple hours into the final farmers market of the year at the Catholic Church of Corpus Christi in Roseville, and Gerry Sande was confident he'd met his goal.
"Beautifully," Sande said when asked how the day was going, as he stood in front of his red pickup truck that sported a sign listing the total pounds of donated food he'd collected from customers and vendors at the seasonal market this year.
This swirl of glass full of small flowers inside is called Garden Memories, created in 2009 by Rick Ayotte. This modern piece is on display at the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)
The Fox Cities area is full of surprises
Who would have thought that in 1882, the beautiful Victorian Hearthstone home overlooking the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin, would be the first home in the world to be lighted by hydroelectricity from a central station using the Thomas Edison system?
The event put the area on the map and launched unimaginable changes in how people cooked, cleaned, lived and entertained themselves in their homes.
North St. Paul is working with the DNR and lakefront homeowners to reduce the updated shoreland setback rule. Currently, those on Silver Lake have a 75-foot setback. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
City, DNR negotiate to appease residents
Some homeowners on Casey Lake would like to invest in some property improvements.
But they may have to put their visions on hold until the city smooths out a few kinks in its newly revised shoreline zoning code.
Lakefront property owners raised issue with the ordinance regulating shoreland setback requirements of up to 150 feet at the Sept. 1 North St. Paul City Council meeting.
Wearing her school colors, Pam O’Meara stands in front of her former sorority house, now privately owned. It overlooks Lake Michigan just off the Northwestern University campus. (Pam O’Meara/Review)
I searched my closet for anything purple — my school color — and came up with a few shirts, a jacket, socks and even shoes to wear for my 50th college reunion at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois — the first reunion I’ve ever attended.