The 203rd Transportation Company U.S. Army Reserve out of Arden Hills, an integral piece of the U.S. mission, stand ready to enter Aldrich Arena as guests arrive for the Farewell Ceremony June 18. The Patriot Guard was also on hand showing their respect. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)
Family and friends gathered at Aldrich Arena in support of their loved ones. After the ceremony, a reception was held, including 700 cookies baked in the last 24 hours.
The Maplewood Fire Department displayed the huge flag in honor of the 203rd deployment ceremony at Aldrich Arena.
The recessional concludes the farewell ceremony for the 203rd Transportation Company out of Arden Hills. The 203rd will be part of the historic drawdown of personnel and equipment out of Afghanistan.
Dignitaries take the stage with Tom Halden, anchor of FOX 9 news, as the Master of Ceremonies as the farewell got under way for the 203rd Transportation Company’s deployment June 18. Halden is a North St. Paul native who attended North High.
Dressed in his Army gear and surrounded by family and friends, Leo Severson celebrated two occasions on June 18 - his 21st birthday and his deployment to Afghanistan.
Severson was one of 103 Minnesota soldiers from the 203rd Transportation Company of the U.S. Army Reserves being deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. The soldiers said farewell to families and friends June 18 at a ceremony at Aldrich Arena in Maplewood.
The body of a man was found in a third floor hallway at an apartment complex at 7750 Silver Lake Road on Thursday, June 20 at 8: 45 p.m. The man was later identified as Perry Paulson, age 49, of Mounds View, a resident of the apartment complex.
The Shoreview City Council adopted ordinances to implement electric and gas service franchise fees at its Monday, June 3 council meeting.
Homeowners in the city can expect their electric bill’s to be $2.50 more per month and gas bills of a $1.30 more per month, or a total of about $45 more per year starting in October.
City Manager Terry Schwerm said the spike in utilities is expected to bring in around $805,000 of new revenue into the city each year.
Country music star Rockie Lynne and his band will be playing a free concert for a cause that is close to his heart. The show will take place at the North Heights Lutheran Church in Arden Hills on Sunday, June 23 from 5-6:30 p.m.
The concert is being hosted by the North Heights Military Care Ministry and sponsored by the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Network of Suburban Ramsey County.
Concertgoers are encouraged to give what they can at the show to benefit the Tribute to the Troops Fallen Heroes’ Children Education Fund.
Como Zoo now has 3 male adolescent gorillas and one family gorilla group on display. The males and the family group are kept separate from each other in different zoo enclosures.
Families viewed the new outdoor exhibit area where the three bachelor males adjusted to the new outdoor area. (photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review)
The new Gorilla Forest enclosure opened June 6 at Como Zoo.
The new Como Zoo Gorilla Forest exhibit features an outdoor window viewing area where the gorillas can be seen up close.
It’s likely going to be a very exciting and busy summer at Como Zoo thanks in no small part to the zoo’s newly opened Gorilla Forest exhibit.
The $11 million, 13,000 square-foot enclosure is home to seven gorillas, six of whom are new to Como.
Matt Reinartz, Como’s marketing and public relations manager, notes the new exhibit is nearly three times larger than the previous gorilla habitat.
New Brighton resident Wes Mouri is serving as understudy for six of Joseph’s brothers in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre. (Heather Edwards/Bulletin)
It isn’t easy being a theatre understudy; you must always be prepared to take an actor’s place if they become ill or are injured. However, if an actor enjoys perfect health, the understudy may never take the stage despite extensive preparation.
“(Audience members) don’t think about what really goes into being an understudy,” noted Wes Mouri of New Brighton, who is an understudy for the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre’s current production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”
New Brighton’s Community Partners with Youth (CPY) is sponsoring a golf tournament fundraiser on Saturday, June 22 at Brightwood Hills Golf Course to help support the organization’s summer and fall programs.
Golfers who are interested in participating are encouraged to form a foursome to play nine holes at Brightwood Hills. Each golfer would be responsible for finding $100 in sponsorship for their round.
Following legislation legalizing same-sex marriage that Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law on May 14, Ramsey County began accepting same-sex marriage license applications on Thursday, June 6.
Licenses will not be issued until Thursday, Aug. 1, at 12:01 a.m. Also beginning that day, Minnesota will recognize legal marriages of same-sex couples that took place in other states.