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East Ridge students collecting donations for Haitian relief Four students at East Ridge High School in Woodbury have organized "Hearts for Haiti," a campaign to collect donations for residents of the earthquake-torn island. Tenth-graders Shua Bhattacharya, Vincent Bedard, Melanie Rabino and Erin Yockey will collect donations at all school events this week and through Friday, Jan. 29, Bhattacharya said.
St. Paul Park Police are investigating a stabbing that took place early Wednesday at an apartment complex on Fifth Street. Chief of Police Mike Monahan said police responded to the report of an altercation at 1120 Fifth Street at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. The responding officer discovered large amounts of blood in the complex's common area and in the parking lot, he said. "It appeared that a 33-year-old male from St. Paul Park and a 30-year-old male from Woodbury, and possibly more, were involved," Monahan said.
St. Paul Park City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday for its regular meeting, a day later due to observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The council will consider appointing a new city engineer, and hear from state Sen. Katie Sieben, DFL-Cottage Grove, and state Rep. Karla Bigham, DFL-Cottage Grove. At a workshop follwing the meeting, council members will consider a request for purchase of city property north of the SuperAmerica gas station at St. Paul Park Road and Summit Avenue. Check swcbulletin.com for coverage of Tuesday's St. Paul Park City Council meeting.
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.