Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Everything you need to know about painting your house: stripping, powerwashing, fixing damaged wood and choosing paint colors. Sponsored by Home Depot.
It’s that time of year again and you’re outside, enjoying your yard. Then you start nosing around—maybe you’re inspecting your plants, or reviewing the condition of your lawn or setting up your sprinklers—and before you know it, reality hits. You need to paint the house. A daunting task. An expensive task. A necessary task—because it's not just about how your house looks. It's about your home's value. Neglect is not an option. Take heart, however. Information and resources have never been more easily available to help you through this project. Know Your Options Your options are to either hire a contractor or paint it yourself. Hiring a contractor is an expensive option, but if it's in your budget and you do the necessary research to …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Unorganized cleaning workers at retail stores in the Twin Cities are trying to form a union.
Retail cleaning workers who work for companies that are hired to clean Target and other stores in the Twin Cities were on strike Tuesday at a handful of locations. The work stoppage is being coordinated by Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha, (CTUL), a Twin Cities workers center that has been attempting to organize the retail cleaners for the past two years. The labor organization said the workers were waging a one-day strike for what it is alleges are unfair labor practices by the cleaning contractors. The CTUL alleges that employers have, among other things, threatened to fire workers if they signed petitions to organize. The group has had protesters at the downtown Minneapolis Target store as well as, among other places, the …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
On Craigslist, customers at Target, Home Depot, Walmart and Perkins in Fridley seek out service-sector workers and each other.
Shopping in Fridley is not all business for some people, judging by "Missed Connections" listings on Craigslist. For Valentine's Day, here are a few recent postings: Home Depot Carpet Gentleman - w4m - 34 (Fridley, MN) I met you over a month ago in my quest for new carpet, you were so helpful, and I think we enjoyed chatting. I met with you a few different times ton figure out my carpet wants...I kept changing my mind. :) In any case, I would love to connect with you outside of carpet buying. I hope this message reaches you if you are interested. I wish I'd said something... - m4w - 50 (Target - Fridley) I saw you, several times, shopping at Target off of Central Avenue on Tuesday January 29th around 3:30pm. Me: Brown hair, blue hooded …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Retail space where PetSmart was will include drive-through for donations.
Fridley will have a Goodwill retail store starting in December. Goodwill/Easter Seals plans to open the store to the public on Dec. 15, 2012, after a preview opening on Dec. 14. The retail space—currently under renovation—is next to The Home Depot at 5660 Main St. NE and was formerly home to PetSmart. The store will include a staffed, drive-through donation center. The store will employ 35 people in full- and part-time positions, according to Goodwill/Easter Seals. Both the store and the donation center will be open seven days a week: Fridley Goodwill store hours Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Fridley Goodwill donation center hours Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday, 11 …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Mayor and members would get first raise since 2009 under proposed increase.
Home Depot's garden center will keep its special use permit and Fridley's mayor and council members will be on their way to their first pay increase since 2009, if the council approves two items Monday. Last year the council gave Home Depot through this August to comply with parts of the permit concerning outdoor storage or lose its permit. City staff reports that Home Depot has complied. Here are two tables of information from the city staff regarding salaries for mayor and councilmembers: Fridley mayor and council 2012 salaries compared to other metro cities' average: City-by-city mayor and councilmember salary comparison: City Mayor Members Apple Valley $11,220.00 $ 8,028.00 Blaine 12,792.00 9,384.00 Brooklyn Center 11,166.00…
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Leave a comment below: What do you think of long period the Fridley Council gave to Home Depot to comply with its permits?
Updated below. The garden center at the Home Depot store in Fridley could lose its special use permits from the city and might have to close—but not until Aug. 31, 2012. That long period of limbo sounded at Monday's Fridley City Council meeting a bit like being put on probation at a new job or on scholastic probation at college. Fridley Council Member Jim Saefke described the action the Fridley council took later Monday evening as a “conditional revocation” of two special use permits. Zero Tolerance That’s because Home Depot must obey every stipulation of its special use permits—especially not to store, sell or display plants or any plant materials or any other materials outside its garden center. If Home Depot does not violate the …
Monday, October 10, 2011
The meeting includes public hearings on a proposed street-improvement assessment and repealing the city's tree-removal ordinance.
Monday, October 10, 2011
The Fridley City Council holds a public hearing on repealing the city's tree-removal ordinance at its meeting Monday night. Another public hearing is on the topic of a proposed street-improvement assessment. The council will also take up the issue of whether to revoke Home Depot's garden center permit. The council's pre-meeting, which is open to the public, will start 15 minutes early at 6:45 p.m., to allow time for meeting the new city attorney. The regular meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. at Fridley City Hall. See the full meeting agenda in the PDF above.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The city council asked staff for facts, recommendation on store's garden-center permit by Oct. 10.
The City of Fridley, staff and city council, called the local Home Depot store on the carpet Monday night for several violations of storage and display requirements in special permits for its garden center. Both Fridley city staff and council members said they were frustrated by the repeated offenses since the city first issued a permit in 1995, replaced by a second in 2004. During a public hearing on the possible revocation of its garden center special use permit, Home Depot’s east metro regional manager Scott Tessmer, its district manager and the store’s manager all tried to assure the council that the store would obey all the stipulations of the current permit. Mayor Scott Lund said taking the matter to the point of a public hearing on …
Monday, September 12, 2011
Public Hearings on a Home Depot garden center and licensing sanitary-sewer contractors.
Monday, September 12, 2011
The Fridley City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday to discuss, among other things on the agenda (see PDF above): The meeting will begin with two proclamations: one for the Sept. 16 Honor the Heroes ceremony in Spring Lake Park, and the other for Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23 (see PDF). The council meets in its chambers at Fridley City Hall.