Shepherd of the Hills as it stands today. (submitted photo)
Shepherd of the Hills celebrates its 50th
On Sept. 20, a local church congregation will celebrate its golden anniversary. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Shoreview is about to turn the big 5-0.
The first ever Shepherd of the Hills service was held on Sept. 19, 1965 at Island Lake School. 154 people attended this inaugural service. Fast-forward 50 years and the church is still going strong.
Cities are in the process of approving proposed tax levies for 2016. The levy numbers being approved are maximum increases — once approved, the numbers can be decreased but not increased before their final approval at the end of the year.
Ordinance would include e-cigarettes with Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act
At the recent Ramsey County Board public hearing on an ordinance that would ban the indoor use of e-cigarettes in the county where smoking is already prohibited, speakers were 8-0 in favor of the ban.
The Sept. 8 board meeting was the second reading of the draft ordinance that would group e-cigarettes, the use of which is commonly called vaping, with other smoked tobacco products that are regulated under the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act.
The City of New Brighton owns and operates a gravelbed nursery of bareroot trees that were installed this past spring. The trees are generally 6-8 feet in height and are to be planted in city parks and along city boulevards this fall.
A rain garden, like the one seen here in Little Canada, is filled with plants that help filter out pollutants from runoff water. Homeowners with their sights on water quality improvement projects on their property can have up to 75 percent of the project paid for by a Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District grant. (courtesy of RWMWD)
Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District is offering grant money for projects designed to help improve water quality.