Andrew Stoup and Derek Bartholomay in the “infested area” room at Alameda Estate; the chainsaw will be used as a prop in the haunted house. (photo courtesy of Alameda Estate)
Neighborhood teens bring the terror
For Derek Bartholomay and Andrew Stoup, the pair of 14-year-olds who run the Alameda Estate, Roseville's do it yourself haunted house, preparations for the horror business begin earlier and earlier every year.
In 2014, they began getting things together two months before the big show — Halloween.
Once his prosthetic leg is ready, Sam Sellie, 21, hopes to be back at the skate park in Oakdale, navigating the obstacles with a prosthetic leg and wider skateboard for better balance. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Sam Sellie won't let prosthetic leg slow him down
This past April, Sam Sellie, 21, went in for a routine heart surgery to have a leaky aortic valve replaced. The next day, he went into cardiac arrest and ended up back on the operating table. He spent the next two weeks in a medically-induced coma with a machine supporting his heart and lungs.
When he woke up in a hospital bed, he was completely unaware of what his close friends and family already knew: his heart had been saved, but his left leg had been amputated below the knee.
CenturyLink may soon tap into local market
After more than two decades with the Ramsey Washington Suburban Cable Commission, the city of Maplewood has decided to strike out on its own.
A founding member of the cable commission, the city chose to withdraw from the Joint Powers Agreement governing the commission in favor of franchising with CenturyLink on its own. The motion passed 4-1, with council member Bob Cardinal dissenting.
Offers to help manage council meetings
The Lake Elmo City Council has received a bombardment of unwanted media attention in recent months over its inability to work as a cohesive group.
Now, the city's insurance carrier, the League of Minnesota Cites Insurance Trust, has stepped in to advise the council, citing the example of Maplewood politics in the last decade as a cautionary tale.