Holly Wenzel

Thu
24
Oct

Mayor, two council seats up in Maplewood Nov. 5

The Nov. 5 Maplewood city election pits a former mayor against a former legislator for leadership of the city, and a number of new candidates against a longtime council member for a pair of council seats.
Each candidate was asked via email to answer questions about what programs she would like to add, expand or cut in Maplewood and what she feels qualifies her for the elective office.

Thu
24
Oct

Ehalt headed for administrator job in Wisconsin

Nate Ehalt, longtime community development director for the City of North St. Paul, is headed to Burnett County, Wisconsin, to be the county’s next administrator.
Ehalt, whose resignation from North St. Paul is effective Oct. 25, says he’s been exploring administrator jobs at other cities and counties “for about 2 1/2 years....This is my third offer in the last year for a position.”

Wed
23
Oct

North St. Paul Church of St. Peter pastor rocks state with call for independent investigation into sexual abuse allegations

The fact the Oct. 20 parish bulletin from St. Peter Church in North St. Paul opens with Bible verses 7 and 8 from the 18th chapter of Luke appears to be no coincidence.
"Will not God then secure the rights of his chosen ones, who call out to him day and night? Will he be slow to answer them? I tell you, he will see to it that justice is done for them speedily. But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?" reads the first page.

Tue
15
Oct

Still time to spruce up with fall projects


Whether you’re selling or just seeing some dated or weathered facets when you look at your home, there’s still time this fall to spruce things up. Because so many Twin Cities homes have garages that open to the street, an updated garage door — especially in a rich wood finish that matches the front door — makes a big impression. (submitted photos)

They’re the projects that got pushed aside by vacation trips, summer sports and the hectic rush to enjoy the short season we had in 2013.
But there are plenty of ways to tackle your home’s exterior curb appeal, whether it’s to impress prospective buyers or to welcome guests for fall and winter holidays in style.

Thu
03
Oct

Fall foliage: with containers, the show needn’t be over


Fall mums offer a dependable splash of color to perk up a container, a border or to stand on their own in almost limitless combinations.

Flowers in garden borders and containers may well be tired of blooming all summer, or perhaps -- confession time -- you’re tired of them.
All that light, cool periwinkle and white that looked so refreshing in the summer months may not look right against backgrounds of sunflowers and turning leaves, and it does feel like time to begin to embrace autumn.

Wed
02
Oct

Benefit slated for 5-year-old with leukemia


Trenton, 5, displays his fighting spirit during one of his many visits to the hospital for treatment for leukemia. “He has physical therapy exercises, but they’re easy to make into games or ‘ninja training,’” mom Amanda Karl explains. He was diagnosed last spring; family and friends are holding a benefit for him Oct. 12. (submitted photo)

To a 5-year-old, the late, cold, wet spring of 2013 must have seemed like it would last forever. Small wonder Trenton, only son of Chad and Amanda Karl, headed outside the first sunny, warm April day he found.
After just a short time playing, though, he had what looked like blisters and burns on his face, neck and ears. Amanda took him to a clinic, worried the rash might be some kind of contact allergy.

Mon
30
Sep

County taxes: Keeping it flat

It looks like the big news on Ramsey County’s proposed 2014-15 budget is that property owners won’t see any increases in the county’s levy.
“We’re going to have no levy increase,” declared budget chair and District 2 commissioner Victoria Reinhardt.
Reinhardt says that’s because other entities have begun funding county programs they’d dropped for several years.

Wed
25
Sep

Archdiocese: Presentation priest on leave

The Rev. Mark Huberty is on a temporary leave of absence from his post as head pastor of Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Maplewood, following a woman's allegations that he touched her inappropriately.

Mon
16
Sep

How dry I am

Here we are again, looking out at lawns where the only green may be weeds, like the purslane pictured above, which seem to love desert conditions.
After two fall seasons of drought, a former co-worker’s determination to raise cactus in his yard doesn’t seem so far-fetched.

Tue
27
Aug

RAHS grad onstage at Guthrie


Aeysha Kinnunen (submitted photo)

From an early start in Roseville community and school theater, Aeysha Kinnunen has landed on the Guthrie Theater stage, as “Lydia” in “Pride and Prejudice.”
The “Pride and Prejudice” production, which runs through Aug. 31, stars Vincent Kartheiser from TV’s “Mad Men” as Mr. Darcy and Ashley Rose Montondo as the intelligent, spirited Elizabeth Bennett.
Under Joe Dowling’s direction, this “Pride and Prejudice” is definitely played for laughs, and Kinnunen, as Elizabeth’s twitter-pated and brazen younger sister, gets some of the biggest.

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