Fridley Fatherhood Partnership holds its first meeting

How can fathers support their children’s learning? How can they be involved? What issues and topics matter to them? What activities would they like to do with their children? A group of dads of students from Hayes and Stevenson elementary schools gathered Oct. 27 at the Fridley Community Center for the first meeting of the […]

Metro Transit introduces app, mobile payment option

An app introduced recently by Metro Transit provides customers another way to board buses and trains – their smartphone. The app includes a mobile ticketing feature that allows users to purchase fares in advance and to display their fares on their smartphone as proof of payment. A screen with a unique, animated image that can’t […]

Richfield resident makes history in DNR stamp contest

The artwork of a Richfield artist has become a symbol of sorts for the state’s Department of Natural Resources. Wildlife painter Timothy Turenne has won four of five categories for the department’s 2017 stamp contest, a feat he said no one had ever accomplished. The DNR’s winners each year get the honor of having their […]

Students help update Richfield High School cafeteria

Richfield High School took a page out of the junk food marketing playbook when it opened the school year with a spruced-up cafeteria. But don’t worry, school lunch clerks weren’t pushing Snickers and Ho Hos. Their goal, instead, was to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables, and they succeeded, according to Pam Haupt, the district’s […]

Book asks what peace means to us

John Noltner of Bloomington speaks about his new book, “A Peace of My Mind: American Stories,” during a release party in September. (Submitted photo) It was a simple question, and one that intrigued John Noltner of Bloomington. He’s been asking the question for more than five years, and the answers have kept him busy. “What […]