Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Fridley nature center director told the newspaper about tornados, tarantulas and what's next.
Siah St. Clair, longtime director at Springbrook Nature Center in Fridley, is the subject of a Q&A-style interview in the Star Tribune. (He is retiring after 35 years at the city-owned nature center.) Brief excerpts from the long Star Tribune article: A place like Springbrook brings out people who feel passionately about this place. ... It’s a privilege to simply be in the middle of all of that, and to work with all those people who have a commitment to see the nature center continue in a vibrant way. ... I had taken my family on a vacation in Michigan. I got a phone call and was told to turn on the TV. And there was the famous Springbrook tornado, being filmed live. It was on the front page of the Star Tribune the next day. I had to leave…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
District 13 wants to know why 1,100 of 3,400 children go to Fridley or other nearby district schools instead, the Star Tribune reported.
When a third of the children in the Columbia Heights School District attend school elsewhere, they take $11 million in state funding with them. That's one of the hard facts behind a district survey of parents in the district seeking to discover why kids don't stay in district schools, the Star Tribune reported: About 660 children open enroll into the district, mostly from Minneapolis. But that still leaves the district a net loser in the open-enrollment race. The 1,100 students leaving Columbia Height Schools fan out to neighboring districts, with Fridley, St. Anthony-New Brighton and Mounds View absorbing the most. One Columbia Heights parent told the newspaper those patterns influenced his family's choice: He worried that with the influx…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Fridley Patch Local Voices blogger Mandy Meisner says biking now can be 'nerve-racking' in Star Tribune story.
The City of Fridley's roadmap for becoming more friendly to bicyclists and pedestrians gets some play in a Star Tribune article posted online Tuesday. You can read the study online at this Fridley Patch post: The Star Tribune article quotes Fridley Patch Local Voices Blogger Mandy Meisner, who wrote a blog post at Fridley Patch in July about the joys of biking Fridley. Related:
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
In a Star Tribune op-ed, the Fridley legislator again argues against URS Corp. getting more government contracts, including any part of work on the Southwest LRT project.
State Rep. Tom Tillberry (DFL-51B) of Fridley continues his effort to stop public contracts from going to URS Corp. with an op-ed article in today's Star Tribune. Tillberry asked Gov. Dayton to cut URS out of government work, specifically the proposed Southwest Light Rail Transit project, in a letter last April. URS responded with its own letter to Dayton. Then last week came news that suggested Tillberry's argument had resonated: URS was no longer in line to get the entire Southwest LRT contract. Here are excerpts from Tillberry's op-ed today: On Aug. 1, Minnesota will mark the five-year anniversary of the fall of the Interstate 35W bridge. ... My friend and neighbor Pat Holmes died on the bridge. Since that day, I have been waiting for …
Monday, June 18, 2012
KARE 11 interviewed state Rep. Carolyn Laine, and Fridley residents responded to Star Tribune story.
With consumer advocate Erin Brockovich planning a visit to Fridley a week from Wednesday, Twin Cities media outlets are again turning their spotlights on the city and to residents’ concerns about a possible linkage between cancer cases and environmental factors. In a front page Sunday story, the Star Tribune cited state officials and national experts who said scientific proof is elusive. And at least one local TV network (KARE 11) is preparing a followup story by interviewing state Rep. Carolyn Laine (DFL-50A) and Jason McCarty, the Fridley Cancer Cluster Facebook group founder. Laine said she is pushing the state Department of Health to provide more data about Minnesotans who contract cancer in order to better track environmental risks. “…
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Cancer-cluster concern on Facebook hits local airwaves, news pages.
Updated below. Erin Brockovich's plans to visit Fridley, announced last Friday, firmed up a bit Tuesday, according to a flurry of media reports. The famed consumer advocate accepted an invitation to look into elevated cancer rates from a Facebook group called Fridley Cancer Cluster after a Fridley Patch post on March 21 got her staff's attention. Brockovich's environmental investigator Bob Bowcock said Friday that local visits were several weeks off and that Brockovich herself would not likely be part of her team's initial visit. Now Brockovich plans to hear Fridley residents' concerns about local cancer rates at a town-hall style meeting that will likely be held in May, according to reports aired on KSTP-TV and published at the Star …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Senator wasn't mad, just trying to talk amid protest in Richard Sennott's picture.
Have you ever had your photo in the newspaper? Leave a comment below. You could have your photo at Fridley Patch by leaving a comment or starting a blog!
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The Fridley school, in Columbia Heights district, courts volunteers.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Star Tribune Publisher Michael Klingensmith, who grew up in Fridley, got the honor from Editor and Publisher magazine.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Updated below. Editor and Publisher has named Star Tribune publisher Michael Klingensmith Publisher of the Year, the Star Tribune reported Thursday. Klingensmith grew up in Fridley—a fact that got the city's "Friendly Fridley" nickname in the New York Times earlier this year when another Minnesotan, David Carr, profiled him. Did you know this local-boy-makes-good from way back? Leave a comment below. Update (1 p.m., Thursday): Here is the link to Editor & Publisher's announcement. In it, Klingensmith says: I'm a fan of the Twin Cities, which is my hometown. ... So the challenge of restoring health and building a future for my hometown newspaper seemed like a great opportunity and a very worthwhile goal. What does a publisher do? …
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Young patients stand to suffer in community standing from data breach, the editorial noted.
The 32 workers Allina fired on May 6 for peeking at patients' electronic medical records—including 28 at Unity Hospital—deserved to lose their jobs, says the Star Tribune in an editorial column published Saturday: Allina's move was swift and appropriately harsh—especially given that these staffers had undergone training and were well-aware that they were violating the nation's health privacy law. Allina said all 32 had no valid patient-care reason to look at the records, which related to a March 17 mass-overdose in Blaine. A 19-year-old man died at Unity Hospital after overdosing on a drug, 2C-E, that sent almost a dozen others to hospitals from the party. A 21-year-old man faces a third-degree murder charge in the case. The Star Tribune'…