Second-grade teacher Molly Hickok of Visitation School is being praised for her creativity and innovative teaching methods and activities. The Minnesota Council for the Social Studies recently named her the elementary teacher of the year. (Submitted photo)
Hickok recognized for ‘thinking outside the box’
A favorite teacher from Visitation School in Mendota Heights has received top honors from the Minnesota Council for the Social Studies.
Second-grade teacher Molly Hickok was recently named the 2014 Elementary School Teacher of the Year.
The Dakota County Public Health Department is seeking nominations for the annual Public Health Achievement Awards that will be presented at the Dakota County Board meeting April 8 as part of Public Health Week. The awards recognize contributions of Dakota County residents who devote their time, energy and talents in their communities.
The snowplows were out on Feb. 25 in South St. Paul trying to improve road conditions late last week.
Slushy snow bonded to street surfaces during a large snowstorm Feb. 20 and over a week later it was still hard to maneuver around most city streets in the Twin Cities. Concord Boulevard in South St. Paul was one of the many icy, rutted streets around town. Road crews said sub-zero temperatures were reducing the effectiveness of the salt and chemical compounds on the streets. Up next: pothole season.
Four days after the Twin Cities was blanketed with 11 inches of wet snow, crews were attempting to reduce the huge piles in city lots. Here the lot at the South St. Paul Community Center needed more attention. There was little chance of Mother Nature lending a hand with melting the all the snow, as the forecast called for sub-zero temperatures continuing into early March.
Howard and St. John hit 12 separate locations; stole more than $8,000 worth of tools
In just a week and a half, two partners in crime stole more than $8,000 worth of goods from 12 Menards stores in the metro area last summer.
The thefts took place between June 4 and June 14, 2013.
Whether you recently received a brand new flat-screen TV as a holiday gift or are planning to spend your income tax return on the latest laptop to hit the market, you’re likely left with outdated or unwanted electronics that you’d like to clear out to make space for what’s new.
Fish Creek cuts through a property in south Maplewood that the city recently acquired, after pursuing the land for more than 20 years. (Courtesy of the city of Maplewood)
Across the Mississippi River from South St. Paul, the Fish Creek waterfall is among the treasures to behold on the 70-acre future preserve. Maplewood recently acquired 62 acres of the land surrounding the creek near the river bluff and is gathering funds to permanently protect the remain eight.
For around 30 years, Carolyn Peterson pushed for the purchase of an expanse of land in south Maplewood recently acquired by the city, even though she still hasn’t seen most of it.
She contracted polio at a young age, leaving her disabled, she said. When Peterson was introduced to the 70-acre Fish Creek parcel decades ago, it was too difficult for her to trek through parts of the rugged property.
On Monday, Feb. 17, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis released a list of nine more priests thought to have been credibly accused of sexual misconduct.
The archdiocese released the names following a comprehensive file review by Kinsale Management Consulting, an outside firm based in Los Angeles, Calif. The review began in December 2013, when a Ramsey County judge ordered the archdiocese to release the list of priests who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse. At that time, the archdiocese disclosed claims against 33 priests.