April 2013

Tue
30
Apr

IGH Salmonella cases traced to poultry

It’s official: those little chicks or ducklings you brought home can be so cute it’s sickening--literally.
Minnesota Department of Health investigators have linked three cases of salmonellosis (illness due to infection with salmonella bacteria) to ducklings purchased from Tractor Supply in Inver Grove Heights. The cases are associated with a multi-state outbreak of salmonellosis being investigated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Tue
30
Apr

Chicken, deer ordinances hop another fence


The above map shows the city’s proposed deer-feeding ban centers on the closely-developed city core. (map courtesy Inver Grove Heights)

At the outset of the Inver Grove Heights City Council meeting April 22, Mayor George Tourville acknowledged his city has taken some ribbing for tackling the issues of feeding deer and raising chickens simultaneously.
“There was no intent to have deer feeding and urban chickens come up at the same time,” Tourville insisted.

Tue
30
Apr

WSP acquires more Robert Street properties

If you tear it down, they will come.
It may not have the same ring, but that’s the short version of a plan by West St. Paul’s Economic Development Authority to attract redevelopment along the city’s soon-to-be rebuilt Robert Street corridor. The West St. Paul City Council approved the purchase of the fourth of five desired properties along the corridor in its April 22 meeting.

Mon
29
Apr

Your legal rights: how to assert your rights as a consumer

Most companies understand that it is usually beneficial to try to find a solution to a consumer’s concerns. Companies don’t want unhappy consumers to complain and use a competitor’s service or product. Keep in mind the following points when filing a complaint about a product or service with a business.

Mon
29
Apr

High school project teaches financial life lessons

A staggering 220,000 or 4.1 percent of Minnesotans are “unbanked” and currently without access to a bank account.
As part of Financial Literacy Month, I visited Tartan Senior High School in Oakdale to tour the school’s newly-opened branch of the Postal Credit Union, the first credit union branch entirely run by students, to promote the importance of youth savings and financial education.

Mon
29
Apr

Kendall’s Ace Hardware


Workers at Health Systems Cooperative Laundries feed linens into gigantic iron presses. Heat from the irons is captured and used to warm wash water at the facility. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Kendall Crosby stands proudly in his new East Side hardware store overlooking Phalen Boulevard. A sleepy Rottweiler sits nearby. Wearing a tie-die shirt and a Western hat, Crosby seems proud of the look and feel of the building.
The store, with its zany, brightly colored walls -- no one the same color, was given a Sustainable St. Paul award for a commercial green building design.

Mon
29
Apr

Health Systems Cooperative Laundry


Workers at Health Systems Cooperative Laundries feed linens into gigantic iron presses. Heat from the irons is captured and used to warm wash water at the facility. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

It’s a bustling place, full of dirty laundry.
The vast 72,000-square-foot space, installed on part of the former Stroh Brewery site, processes all the linens from 19 area hospitals and over 150 clinics. That means the facility cleans about 32 million pounds of linen annually.

Mon
29
Apr

Roseville Area police reports Apr. 30, 2013

Arrests, Thefts and more

Mon
29
Apr

Two East Side businesses receive green awards


Checking for holes and stains in the fabric, workers at Health Systems Cooperative Laundries hold a hospital sheet over light tables. Linens in good shape are sent back to local hospitals, while the more beat up stuff gets patched, repurposed, recycled or donated. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Seeking to recognize earth-friendly businesses, the Mayor Chris Coleman’s office has for seven years doled out Sustainable St. Paul awards.
This year, two East Side businesses were recognized. Health Systems Cooperative Laundry was given a “Green Practices” award, and Kendall’s received a “Commercial Green Building Design” award.

Mon
29
Apr

Meet the new East Side Y guy


The new East Side YMCA executive director David Dominick says “there’s never a dull moment” on the job. The new director has his hands full directing two St. Paul Y’s. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

David Dominick’s transition into the top job has been fairly seamless, it seems

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