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Navy Ensign Andrew Morin, a 2002 graduate of Park High School, headed for Haiti today aboard the amphibious assault ship, the USS Bataan. The ship, which left from Norfolk, Va., had just returned from a seven-month deployment in the Mid East, according to Sue Morin, the ensign's mother. The ship is scheduled to stop in North Carolina to pick up Marines, Sue Morin said. "The crew was told to have leather gloves with them," she said.
On Friday, Jan. 15 from 10 to 11 a.m. Carpenter Nature Center in Denmark Township will host a preschool story time about animals in winter for preschoolers. Longtime St. Paul Park painter Mary Larson will display her latest works from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, at St. Paul Park City Hall, 600 Portland Ave.
St. Paul Park City Council members voted 5-0 on Jan. 4 to reject a proposed amendment to city ordinance, which would have allowed cows on property along County Road 75, at the south end of the city. The request for a proposed amendment came from landowner Gordon Nesvig and was considered by the planning commission in November and December. Steve Hunstad, city council member and liaison to the planning commission, said the city's comprehensive plan doesn't allow that type of use. "We don't have any agriculture or farming type district on our books," Hunstad said.
St. Paul Park business owners as well as residents have been invited to meet with the city's Public Safety Commission at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan.
On Saturday morning, author Robert Gabrick will present "Going the Greyhound Way: The Romance of the Road," to the South Washington Heritage Society. Saturday afternoon, the newly expanded and remodeled Allina Medical Clinic in Cottage Grove will be on display for all to see during an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 75 basketball teams, comprised of fifth- through ninth-grade girls including eig
Dick Gardner ate his first White Castle hamburger when he was 9 years old. Now, 65 years later, he's still eating them. He's such a loyal customer he's been officially recognized. Gardner, a Cottage Grove resident, is one of nine others from east of the Mississippi River inducted into the 2009 White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame in Columbus, Ohio, on Nov. 12. "I probably eat at White Castle in Inver Grove Heights two to four days a week," Gardner said in a recent interview.
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.