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Roxy Mueller's New Year's resolutions aren't just a January tradition. She makes resolutions every day. After 15 months dealing with the loss of both legs below the knee, eight fingers and most of both thumbs, Mueller says, "I've decided there's nothing I can't do, it just depends on how long I want to wait." The 53-year-old Cottage Grove resident and former school bus driver contracted bacterial meningitis that nearly killed her in October 2008.
St. Paul Park City Administrator Kevin Walsh swears in council members Sandi Dingle and Jeff Swenson Monday night. Both start second terms after running unopposed in November.
Landowner Gordon Nesvig has asked for an amendment to city ordinance to keep cows on a portion of his property in St. Paul Park along County Road 75. The request came before the city's Planning Commission on Monday, Dec.
Two area businessmen presented a preliminary plan of action to revive the former Willie's Hidden Harbor to the St. Paul Park Economic Development Authority Monday night. Tim Kennedy, vice president of River Fun in St. Paul, and Paul Narpaul, president of Innovative Chemical Corp. in Cottage Grove, will sign the purchase papers Dec. 21 and take possession of the marina on March 7, Kennedy told Authority members. "We're dropping the 'Willie's' and just calling it Hidden Harbor," Kennedy said.
We've posted this week's planner early to include all of Wednesday's Thanksgiving events. On Wednesday evening, there will be a Thanksgiving praise service at Hope Community Church, a Thanksgiving Eve Worship and Pie Potluck at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Thanksgiving Worship at St.
It might cost revelers at least $1 to stroll down Broadway Avenue with a beer in hand during the 2010 St. Paul Park Heritage Days festival. That was just one of many suggested changes proposed by new Heritage Days committee chair Greg Langbehn, as he spoke to city council members last week. "The wristbands would aid police in controlling underage drinking and bring in a little more revenue for Heritage Days," Langbehn said. Langbehn told the council he met with Broadway Avenue business owners in early November. "They had a long list of recommendations and suggestions," Langbehn said.
Newly certified therapy dog, Cooper Isaac, dispensed his special brand of friendly contact recently on a visit with All Saints Lutheran Church senior pastor Jules Erickson to All Saints parishioner Ginny Christiansen, at a local nursing home. Cooper is a Goldendoodle that has been certified through All Breed Obedience School in Woodbury, according to Erickson. "It's a great gift to give people the joy that comes through Cooper," she said.
When Maureen Dillon's days as a registered nurse were filled more by computers and machines than patients, she quit and found a job where people were the focus. Dillon has been the parish nurse at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in St. Paul Park for the past 10 years -- the best 10 years of her nursing career, she said recently. Her job is mostly compassionate listening, she says. "I help people sort out their needs for themselves." When she began the job at the church, Dillon said she still treated people like patients.
Bells will ring for peace in south Washington County at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11 -- Veteran's Day -- at St. Rita's Catholic Church, All Saints Lutheran Church and Zion Lutheran Church, all in Cottage Grove, and at Community United Church of Christ in St. Paul Park. Those who want to acknowledge the day with prayer, remembrance and hope are invited to coffee and fellowship at 10:30 a.m.
THURSDAY, NOV. 5 ST. LUKE'S BOUTIQUE -- The craft fair at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Hinton Avenue and 70th Street, in Cottage Grove, will start a full weekend of craft fairs throughout the area. The fair at St. Luke's will run three days with lunch available on Friday and Saturday. The hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 5 and 6, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7. OAKWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH invites everyone to its first bazaar, 3 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7. The church is located at 1388 Point Douglas Road, St.