May 2017

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22
May

It’s in Your Court: What is a Hate Crime?

Judge Steve Halsey
Wright County District Court

It has been reported by the Anti-Defamation League that nationwide anti-Semitic incidents are up 86% in 2017 from the same period in 2016. These include assaults, harassment, and vandalism, often directed at synagogues and cemeteries. 

Mon
22
May

What’s that smell?

South St. Paul clarifies odor ordinance

The South St. Paul City Council approved an ordinance amendment May 15 that will help provide an objective standard for any odor complaint received.

Mon
22
May

Work begins on Highway 110


The project area for Highway 110 is between Highway 15/13 and Interstate 494. The work, which began May 15, will help rehabilitate the busy, four-lane state highway.

Work has begun on the eastbound lanes of Highway 110. Currently, it is one lane of traffic, but starting June 12 both lanes will be closed for six weeks. During that time, drivers will need to use the signed detours on interstates 35E and 494. The full closure of westbound traffic will follow completion of work on the eastbound lanes.

 

Mon
22
May

Former St. Thomas Academy teacher investigated

Former St. Thomas Academy teacher investigated 

On May 9, the Mendota Heights Police Department was notified of allegations of inappropriate behavior by a now former St. Thomas Academy teacher.

Mon
22
May

Mural unveiled at Farnsworth Aerospace School


The mural celebrating Tuskegee Airman Col. Kenneth Wofford, who often visited the Farnsworth Schools, was originally commissioned by the Air Force Association, Rawlings Chapter. The association decided to house the mural at Farnsworth after the mural’s original home was abruptly closed

Celebrates late Tuskegee Airman Col. Kenneth Wofford

A piece of history has found a home at the Farnsworth Aerospace School Upper Campus.

Mon
22
May

The city has gone to the kids


Several fourth graders took on the roles of the mayor and city council members, while other children took on the role of residents. The residents had the opportunity to share their opinions about having an open or organized waste hauling system, and the council took a vote. The first group of fourth graders voted four to two for an open system, but the other two groups passed an organized system with six to one and five to two votes. The results of the children’s votes will be presented to the real city council at an upcoming meeting when the trash hauling system is discussed.

One firefighter showed the students how he could use a special tool to pry open any door in the city in the event of a fire. The students also saw what an infrared camera looks like when it detects heat and learned that a firefighter needs to get his or her gear on in one minute or less in order to be prepared to fight a fire.

On May 18, fourth graders from Garlough Environmental Magnet School took over West St. Paul City Hall.

Fri
19
May

Inquiring Minds: Resources on a new job or career

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.

Q. I’m currently in career transition and I want to get information and research what careers will become bigger in the future.

Fri
19
May

BBB: Don’t get stuck in an asphalt scheme

Better Business Bureau
Minnesota and North Dakota

Online entity defrauding janitorial supply businesses nationwide 

 

Fri
19
May

We only have one chance to protect the Boundary Waters


A scene from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

 

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is a treasure. A special wilderness place that is valuable in so many ways. 

Fri
19
May

Pondering a wall in Big Bend National Park


A man walks down the sandy path to the Rio Grande River at Boquillas Hot Springs.

 

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