Thursday, March 21, 2013
Service is Friday, March 15, 2013 at Church of the Holy Cross in Minneapolis.
Waleria Zyla age 84 of Fridley. Preceded by loving husband, Walter; sisters, Helen Zbanski, Wanda Roman; brother, Wladyslaw Palka; former husband, Stephan Czepil. Survived by sons, Tom (Kari) Zyla, Mark Zyla & Renee Johnson; she will be missed by loving nieces, nephews, friends & also by her canine companions, Rascal, Bear & Izzy. We are all born one fine day, children of God. Life brings us tears of joy & pain. Through it all love remains in spite of battles won or lost. The end is not goodbye. Hope lives on & love remains. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of the Holy Cross (17th Av. NE & University). Interment Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Friday with Vigil Prayers at 7 p.m. at Kozlak-Radulovich Chapel (…
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Person who jumped from overpass onto interstate suffered "non-life-threatening" injuries.
Update (7:10 p.m. Saturday): Authorities expect a person who jumped from the Main Street NE overpass in Fridley onto westbound I-694 Saturday to live. The person who jumped sustained "non-life-threatening injuries," according to Lt. Eric Roeske of the Minnesota State Patrol. Roeske said the person was taken to a hospital. He did not have further information about the person or the incident, including whether a vehicle that appeared to have been towed from the scene was involved. Update (5:50 p.m. Saturday): The Minnesota State Patrol has cleared the scene where a person jumped from the Main Street NE bridge in Fridley onto the westbound lanes of I-694. Anoka Emergency Dispatch did not know the condition of the person who jumped. An …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
One person from the house went to the hospital with burns.
Update (3:24 p.m.): Fridley Fire Chief John Berg said the fire at a house in the 6000 block of Benjamin Street NE Tuesday started with a grease fire from cooking with oil. Although smoke was showing at the house, according to scanner reports at the time, "the fire was out as soon as we got there," Berg said. One person from the house was transported to the hospital with burns from trying to put out a grease fire with water, he said. Update (2:12 p.m.): All mutual-aid crews from other fire departments have been cleared from the scene of a house fire on Benjamin Street NE in Fridley, according to scanner reports. Update (1:50 p.m.): "Looks like everything is contained. Fire out." That's the word on Anoka County Emergency Dispatch Radio from …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Unique in Midwest, store takes place of former Brand Name Deals just north of Moore Lake and east of Hwy. 65. It joins Goodwill, which opened last month, in shaking up the Fridley retail scene.
Fridley has a brand new Salvation Army retail store where Brand Name Deals use to be. The store—open 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 1000 E. Moore Lake Dr., just north of the Shorewood restaurant—is unlike any other the Salvation Army operates in the Midwest: All of the merchandise for sale is new. "It will be exciting," said Annette Bauer, community relations director at the Salvation Army's Northern Division, in an interview before the Christmas holiday season. Not only is the merchandise new, Bauer said—some of the products for sale have never even seen the inside of a store before, she said. You can still make donations of used items at the Salvation Army's new Fridley location, Bauer said. All proceeds from sales at the store…
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Service is Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at Golden Valley Lutheran Church.
Karen I. Beglau July 29, 1942 ~ Dec. 25, 2012 Age 70, of Fridley. Preceded by granddaughter, Lydia Rose and Sister, Helen Marie. Survived by husband, Dwight “Ike”; children; Terry (Rod) Anderson, Jody (Randy) Raines, Jeff & Brad Marsh, Nathan (Dawn) & Adam Beglau; grandchildren: Ryan & Jenna Raines; nieces: Gayle “Pixie” and Kelsey Dunham; many loving friends and family. Services Memorial service at Golden Valley Lutheran Church (5501 Glenwood Avenue) Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at 11 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Memorials Family prefers memorials. Information provided by Kozlak Radulovich Funeral Chapel.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Media closure listings and district websites indicate, as of 7 a.m., no snow day or late start at Fridley, Spring Lake Park, Columbia Heights and Anoka-Hennepin districts. Also open Monday are Totino-Grace, Woodcrest Baptist, Al-Amal, Calvin Christian.
As of 7 a.m., Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, no schools or school districts in or near Fridley have announced weather-related closings, including the Fridley, Spring Lake Park, Columbia Heights and Anoka-Hennepin districts, and Calvin Christian and Totino-Grace high schools, Al-Amal School, Woodcrest Baptist Academy. Confirm school information with your district or school. ANOKA-HENNEPIN announces weather-related closures on its website mainpage but there is no such announcement. The Anoka-Hennepin district also announces closures via news media. CALVIN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL in Fridley has no snow day or late start announcement on its website or on news media lists. COLUMBIA HEIGHTS School District isn't listed on any news media lists: "…
Saturday, December 8, 2012
MN Basketball Hub tweet said 'Fridley (0) at Eagan (77)' but the linked post reported that the Eagles actually posted 45 points.
A @mnbasketballhub tweeted typo in the final score of zero points for Fridley in Friday's Fridley-Eagan boys basketball game set off an avalanche of incredulous retweets, but the link at MN Basketball Hub reported the more believable result: Eagan 77, Fridley 45. If you can't see it above, check out the Storify that tells the tale.
Authorities are seeking information about the incident in the 7300 block.
Update (6 p.m. Saturday): The Star Tribune has clarified its earlier report (see 1 p.m. update below) about a man found badly hurt by Hwy. 65 in Fridley early Saturday. Whether a beating or something else caused his injuries isn't clear: Police are seeking clues to how a 23-year-old man ended up alone with a bleeding head injury in a snow-covered ditch along a main road through Fridley early Saturday. ... Investigators don't know how the man received the head injury. Update (2:45 p.m. Saturday): A Hennepin County Medical Center spokesperson said the hospital could not confirm any information without a name for the man found beaten along Highway 65 in Fridley early Saturday. Authorities haven't released the name of the 23-year-old man. …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Here are some of the local links you might have missed amidst all the holiday fuss.
Enter Patch's “Deck the House” Contest For a Chance to Win $100,000 for Twin Cities Area Schools VIDEO: Make Pumpkin Pie with Stevenson Third-Graders Shopping Scene 'Ridic' at Fridley Stores AUDIO LINK: Suspect in Thanksgiving Morning Police Pursuit Tossed 'Stuff' out Window Extra Northstar Trains Running from Fridley for Holidazzle Parades REPLAY: Totino-Grace Takes on Owatonna for 5A Football Title STORIFY: 'Unstoppable' Totino-Grace Takes MN AAAAA Football Title High-Speed Chase, Airport Controversy and New Liquor Store: Pick of Our Patches Totino-Grace Grad Sasha McHale Dies
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Donate online today to these Fridley-based groups and efforts.
You can donate online on Thursday, Give to the Max Day 2012, to Minnesota charitable organizations and efforts, including these that are based in or somehow involve Fridley. Who are you giving to today? Leave a comment below. You can give to organizations and causes with a connection to Fridley by searching GiveMN's Give to the Max 2012 website for the term "Fridley" or Zip Codes 55432 and 55421. Others may serve Fridley as part of county-wide, metro-wide or even statewide efforts; search for them by name or with a keyword related to what they do. Update (10:20 a.m.): From a GiveMN spokesperson: Thanks to the generosity of Minnesotans the GiveMN website is moving slowly this morning due to volume. We are working hard to get the system …