April 2013

Thu
25
Apr

New North softball coach looking to continue success

While North softball coach Cliff Charpentier is “new” to the Polars as head  coach, he is not new to the Polar team or to softball in general. 
“I have been coaching at various high school levels for the last 11 years,” Charpentier said. “Also, I have coached the majority of the players we have on our team in summer ball for the last four years.” 

Thu
25
Apr

Pioneers looking to hard work for tennis success

Like everyone else in the Classic Suburban Conference, the Hill-Murray boys tennis forces are champing at the bit to move outdoors to play. 
As of this writing the CSC coaches have not met to revise their schedules. 

Thu
25
Apr

Financial literacy education at work

The economy may be showing signs of improvement, but research shows employees are still not confident about their own financial situations.
In fact, according to the Federal Reserve, American workers spend an average of 28 hours a month stressing about finances. It’s a situation that can cost employers $5,000 a year per employee in lost productivity. Help for struggling employees may be right outside their cubicle through workplace financial education.

Thu
25
Apr

Oakdale man faces criminal sexual conduct charge

A 32-year-old Oakdale man has been charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly assaulting a neighbor.

Thu
25
Apr

Minimum wage increase will hurt businesses and workers

One of the proposals moving through the legislature right now is a bill that would impose an increase in the minimum wage from $6.15 per hour to $9.00 for small employers and to $10.55 per hour for large employers.
The increase would come three stages with the new minimum wage level in place by August 2015. Every year after that, the minimum wage will be adjusted based on the annual increase in inflation. 

Thu
25
Apr

Letter: Supports early learning

I was interested to read the April 3 Viewpoint piece by Rep. Leon Lillie detailing his leadership in supporting statewide funding of all-day kindergarten.

Thu
25
Apr

Irondale QB receives honor

The Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation is hosting its annual awards dinner on Sunday and one of the guests of honor is an Irondale High School student. Justus Canfield is one of eight high school seniors who will receive recognition as outstanding scholar-athletes.

Thu
25
Apr

Irondale girls track team counting on youngsters

The Irondale High School names being announced at track and field meets this spring might not be all that familiar. That’s because the Knights’ roster is packed full of first-year athletes.

Thu
25
Apr

Seniors set to lead Mounds View fastpitch

This probably wasn’t what they pictured when imagining their final season of prep softball but the seniors on the Mounds View High School fastpitch team are set to lead once the season gets underway.

Thu
25
Apr

Minimal turnover for Irondale tennis

The Irondale High School boys tennis team has plenty of familiar faces in its lineup this spring and that has head coach Mike Walseth feeling good. A slew of returning letterwinners give the Knights as experienced a roster as they’ve seen in a while.

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