You walk into your school’s cafeteria and notice a geeky kid eating lunch by himself. You consider taking your tray over to join him, but suddenly see your friends waving...
Standing in the parking lot of the VFW Post 8752 Red Barn, Thomas Erickson lifts his trumpet to his lips and plays a few bars of “Around the World (In Eighty Days).” Erickson plays the melody straight, then switches gears and begins swinging, like the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy jumping up for the reveille. Starting Sept. 22, Erickson and his band, the Eric Thomas Trio, will play their third season of Tuesday night gigs at the Red Barn in Cottage Grove.
Richard King helps to keep things running around the world. Literally.
A battle is brewing over whether School District 833 deserves more taxpayer money.
Before he toured the Twin Cities as blues guitarist Joey Flip, Cottage Grove native Joe Filipovich went down to the crossroads to sell Kirby vacuum cleaners door to door. “I started that right out of high school for four years,” he said. He made money at it too, he said. But the 2003 Park High School graduate had the blues combusting in his veins and an itch to shred notes on the fretboard of his Fender Stratocaster.
For Steve Campos, serving his country also means helping others in the armed forces.
Newport Elementary School is starting the year on the upswing.
School’s back in session in District 833. Students in grades 1-12 returned to class Tuesday, after getting familiar with their new classrooms and teachers during open houses last week. Students...
Newport became one writer richer when Ric Wells and his wife moved here May 1 from Arizona. If that move from a warmer climate sounds unusual, Wells points out that he lived 35 years in upstate New York, where the winters can take a bite out of the seat of your pants. “My wife’s children live in Cottage Grove,” he said. Wells jump-started his writing career in 2009 when he began penning letters to the editor in upstate New York. He’s published a series of pamphlets titled “It’s Just My Opinion” and the book, “Just Think….” On Sept.
A South St. Paul meat company could be moving its sausage-making operation to Newport. Joe Murphy, president of Husnik Meat Co., was granted a conditional-use permit for a building at 94 21st St. Murphy’s application was unanimously approved at the Aug. 20 meeting of the Newport City Council. The decision brings Husnik a step closer to purchasing the site, which was formerly occupied by Kaiser Manufacturing. Representatives for Husnik would not comment, citing ongoing negotiations. The 0.7-acre property includes a building, parking lot and loading facilities.