All interested residents encouraged to participate
The Payne-Phalen District Five Planning Council Board of Directors will fill an open seat on the board at its monthly board meeting on Nov. 24. The meeting is at 6:30 PM at the Arlington Hills Community Center. The open seat was created when a former director moved out of the area.
Ramsey County Parks and Recreation has created a task force to consider changes to the county’s 11 ice arenas. The county will have to make difficult decisions about the arenas in the next few years. North High senior hockey players faced off against Hill-Murray at a Section 4AA quarterfinal game in February at Ramsey County’s Aldrich Arena. (file photo)
Ramsey County studies future of its indoor rinks
With Ramsey County's ice arenas aging, usage patterns changing, and upgrades needed in the foreseeable future, the county is mulling over its options for the facilities.
To tackle the topic, the county formed its Arena Task Force, which has been getting resident input, and will make recommendations about what to do with the arenas.
The county operates 13 ice sheets at 11 arenas, and has one of the largest arena systems in the state.
Buckthorn at Battle Creek Regional Park is shown shading out understory vegetation, causing a bare soil floor within the park’s oak savanna/prairie transition zone. (photo courtesy of Ramsey County Parks and Recreation)
Buckthorn, honey locust, invasive trees: be gone.
That's the message Ramsey County Parks and Recreation is sending to the invasive plants at Battle Creek Regional Park in the southeast corner of St. Paul.
Advocates of a Chinese garden at Phalen Regional Park are hoping to see a pavilion similar to this one shown in Changsha, China at the St. Paul park. (photo courtesy of Bill Zajicek)
Plans in the works for new garden at Phalen Park
If there's any signs that the idea of a Chinese garden at Phalen Regional Park may have traction, the park's unique visitors last week may be one.
Two landscape architects from St. Paul's Chinese sister city, Changsha, China, paid a visit last week, using their expertise to come up with design concepts proposing a Chinese garden for the park.
Human Rights Commission to review, community input welcomed
For folks like 37-year-old Daniel Deltoro, a Maplewood resident and an undocumented immigrant, a call to local police to report a crime can feel like a bit of a gamble.
"I have called the police. But in the back of mind there's always [the question]: 'Is the cop they send to my house a person who likes immigrants or not?'" he says.
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Midge McLean, Eleaonor Ostman Aune and Dolly Buettner at Notre Dame Thursday, Nov. 12, the day before terrorists attacked multiple locations in Paris. On Sunday, Nov. 15, bells pealed and doves flew at Notre Dame in remembrance of victims of the attacks. (courtesy of Sharon Shonka)
Coordinated terrorists attacks in Paris Friday, Nov. 13, killed 129 people. Those killed were out for Friday night, gathered in public places like restaurants, a soccer stadium and a music venue. The Islamic State has taken credit for the attacks.
Nearing the end of their overseas guided tour, three Roseville residents and 15 others from metro area, were in Paris that night.