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Zac Farber (Editor) May 2, 2013 at 02:15 am
The Fridley Cancer Cluster Facebook group may be able to provide you with more information:Read More https://www.facebook.com/groups/237415153006099/ Erin Brockovich also has a web page addressing Fridley residents' cancer concerns: http://www.brockovich.com/projects/fridley-minnesota/
Steven Jay Grant May 16, 2013 at 04:18 am
Gary, Hello! Your old nieghbor Steve, have you looked at the Fridley Cancer Cluster group yet!
glenn mcgregor May 22, 2013 at 12:58 am
My dad has prostate cancer we lived on hickory dr in the 60s and early seventies. Glenn mcgregor isRead More my name
PK June 20, 2012 at 07:17 pm
For my family, this weekend event has always been about our bringing our hometown community andRead More friends and family together to celebrate each other and our "friendly" City. It saddens me to hear some people are complaining that things are not measuring up to their expectations considering all the effort that volunteers contribute to make the annual 49er Days happen. I feel we are also very lucky to have the luxury of the Midway at the State Fair, ValleyFair, and even Nickelodeon Universe to be able to enjoy rides year round. It sounds like there are some fun new alternative inflatables and games this year, and hoping that people check it out before they make commentary on what is perceived to be lacking by not having a costly metal carnival at 49er Days. There is also opportunity for viewing many amazing fireworks displays throughout the summer in closely surrounding metro areas, so just really not feeling we are being terribly put out. The Calendar of Events is still noteworthy, especially for a local celebration with a limited budget. I commend the Parks and Rec Dept. for another awesome affordable family friendly event they have planned, and thank them for all the hard work that they and volunteers do to raise money and all the help during 49er Days. I hope anyone who has ever enjoyed this event will express your appreciation too!
LJ June 21, 2012 at 06:23 pm
I thought is was crazy having the festival at the same time as the Columbia Heights carnival thisRead More year. Why even bother? Here's an idea..why not just have the parade and fireworks at the park. Then invite some of the food trucks that are in Mpls during the lunch hour to sell food before the fireworks. I think it would be a treat for folks who don't get a chance try some various foods that are made by the truck vendors. They are in the papers all the time. The city would just have to pay for fireworks!
HEO June 23, 2012 at 10:34 pm
This year's 49er's day is a true representation of the overall city. The only ideas for developmentRead More are senior housing and low-income/homeless shelters. More children from other cities are attending our schools than residential children and more than 50% of Fridley children are attending schools elsewhere like families will be doing this year for their family entertainment. For those stating we have limited space, why not use the vacant lots owned by the city along University or the abundance of vacant parking lots where businesses have left. As far as donations, there should be a year long effort of collecting donations such as donation boxes at local businesses for community events or if allowed pull tabs at local bars or liquor stores. it seems the only times Fridley is making the news is for negative issues (train derailment, sewer leakage and high cancer rate) and soon we will be called failing Fridley. We need to work to improve that image and it starts with the little things like 49er Days, which brings the community together.
Joanne Toews June 16, 2012 at 12:32 pm
Friday night's street dance and FHS All- School Reunion sound like a great opportunity to reconnectRead More with FHS alumni, staff and parents. If you are able to attend, be sure to look for me and let me know if you still have you typing reference manual (notes)! Be there or be square. Mrs. Toews