Holly Wenzel

Fri
16
Aug

All-night search in SSP finally locates snoozing boy

It was, in the words of Tommy Lee Jones' character in "The Fugitive," a search of every "residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse" and garage and shed in the area.
And thankfully for all concerned, it turned up its young target unharmed.

Tue
04
Jun

Hansen, gymnasts named parade grand marshals


Ken and Lorraine Hansen (pictured), and their daughter Diane Lang, have played a key role for many years in making sure the Rosefest parade is a wonderful event. (submitted photo)

Dedication, effort and tradition could well be the themes of this year’s Rose Parade; they’re definitely the driving forces behind both the group and individual grand marshals.
The 2013 Rose Parade will honor longtime volunteer Ken Hansen and the Roseville Area High School Gymnastics Team.

Thu
23
May

Garden with birds, bees, savings in mind


Chick-a-dee-dee-don’t: Big, clean plate-glass windows are great to look through, but birds may find them deadly. (submitted photo)

Spring is here, which means it’s time to slip those green thumbs into some gardening gloves.
And if you want to feel truly good about what you grow, consider upgrading your garden to be more planet-friendly.
Here are some ideas to consider:

Thu
23
May

So, is a DIYer’s best friend the local building inspector?


Extending electrical circuits and adding new outlets was featured as a “don’t do-it-yourself” project at www.todayshomeowner.com. (submitted photos)

That bathroom has needed upgrades since you moved in. Your vintage home also has that vintage “one outlet per room” wiring, which apparently was sufficient to 1913 but not 2013. You heard something recently about the energy savings of insulating a basement -- but does that mean it will trap moisture?
In the rush to get started on home-improvement projects, given our “late” spring, homeowners may be tempted to forego licensed contractors’ waiting lists and tackle the work on their own.

Fri
03
May

Erickson recounts birds-eye view of WWII


Ellsworth Erickson, assigned to the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II, gave a presentation at the North St. Paul Historical Society. Erickson gave a firsthand account of the Sky Spies and photo reconnaissance. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Guests packed the North St. Paul Historical Society Museum recently for an ever-rarer opportunity to hear from a World War II veteran -- one who had a bird’s-eye view of the European theater.

Wed
01
May

Updates that add value — to your home and your life in it

Where can homeowners invest in remodeling projects that pay back the most both in dollars and enjoyment?

Kitchens, bathrooms and exteriors, say the experts.

Tue
16
Apr

How late is it, anyway?

According to seasonal averages, this spring is “behind” the average by about a week and a half, assistant state climatologist Pete Boulay says.

Spring 2012, on the other hand, came four weeks early.

Tue
16
Apr

What to do with a late spring?

Last year saw throngs flocking to garden stores the first two weeks of April.

Tue
05
Mar

Charges filed against boyfriend in Anna Hurd killing


Anthony Joseph Mitchell Jr. was in a group of North High School AFJRTOC cadets honored by the North St. Paul City Council in September, 2011. (file photo/Review)

Prosecuters seek to try Anthony Mitchell Jr. as adult for second-degree murder
The Ramsey County Attorney's office has charged Anthony Joseph Mitchell Jr., 17, with second-degree murder in the death of Anna Hurd.
Hurd's body was found in a wooded area of Hillside Park the morning of Feb. 23; she was dead and had been stabbed multiple times.

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