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August 2016

West Side couple is bringin’ the heat

Spirited WSP mayoral race in full gear

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Leslie Martin Staff Writer

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hen physician Thomas Fuller wrote in 1732 that many things grow in the garden that were never sown there he may well have been thinking of all-natural, locally grown hot sauce. Or not. Either way, the seeds of a growing business have their roots – both physical and metaphorical – in a West Side garden. West Siders Tony and Leslie Stoy have created a line of hot sauces, salts and dry rubs called Isabel Street Heat. The award-winning products are sold as near as the West Side Farmers’ Market and as far as Chicago and Maine, and wherever website sales take them. Their popular Chipotle Hot Sauce landed solidly in first place in a City Pages taste test last summer, and their other sauces have garnered rave reviews as well. They include Thai Chili, Cilantro Lime Serrano, Ghost Pepper, Jalapeno, Habanero, Sriracha, Fatalii and Probiotic. The Stoys proudly say their creations can spice up all food groups, from meats to veggies, pizza to pasta, even dessert. Hence the company’s slogan: “Finally, a hot sauce Isabel Street Heat / Page 9

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Senior shortstop Charlie Hesse (13) celebrates with his teammates after the Henry Sibley Warriors defeated Mahtomedi to win the state championship.

The Sweet Taste of Victory Memories of a championship for the ages John E. Ahlstrom Staff Writer

une 20 dawned sunny and beautiful and stayed that way – a perfect day for the Minnesota State High School championship baseball games at Target Field. The stakes of the 3A title game featuring Henry Sibley and conference rival Mahtomedi were historic in nature. If the Warriors could pull it off, it would consummate one of the greatest “rags to riches” stories in the 60 years I have followed Minnesota high school sports.

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I arrived 30 minutes before the 4 p.m. starting time. The Warriors, clad in white pants and bright red jerseys, were going through their pre-game routine on the exquisitely groomed diamond as I pushed my way through the turnstile. Buoyed by eight victories in nine games in the post-season, the Warriors were going about their business with energy and precision. Team maestro, coach Greg Fehrman, and assistants Garrett Retka, Shawn Peck, D.J. Juhlke, Brad Shepherd and David Faust were orchestrating Sibley state champs / Page 2

he very visible and controversial Robert Street construction project that has dominated the political discussion in West St. Paul in recent years motivated Dave Meisinger to challenge then-incumbent mayor John Zanmiller in the 2014 election. Meisinger prevailed and now is trying to fend off the challenge of two aspiring candidates in this year’s mayoral race. Current City Council member Jenny Halverson and Morgan Kavanaugh, a newcomer to West St. Paul politics, are running against Meisinger in the Aug. 9 primary. The two candidates with the most votes in the primary will advance to the Nov. 8 general election. Morgan Kavanaugh - A native Minnesotan who graduated from high school in Eau Claire, Wis., Kavanaugh received his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota in 2007, and along with his wife Nicole earned Juris Doctor degrees from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law in 2010. Upon their graduation the couple purchased a home on Bellows Street near Harmon Park in West St. Paul. Kavanaugh is a managing partner of the Edina law firm Wilkerson & Hegna, P.L.L.P., specializing

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Area school districts focus efforts on technology, career readiness Tim Spitzack Editor

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elieve it or not, the new school year is just around the corner. This summer local school districts have been fine-tuning new programs designed to help students succeed in the classroom and beyond. Here are a few highlights of what is happening at schools in the St. Paul Voice distribution area.

Humboldt High School - Humboldt continues to add new courses to help students prepare for college and a career. The school is working to add a College In the School Horticulture Science course to complement its environmental programming, and is continuing its Academy of Information Technology program, which allows students to earn 16 technology credits at St. Paul College. Other

career programs include Certified Nursing Assistant, Emergency Medical Response Technician and Culinary Arts Management. In 2017 the school will offer a welding program. To support these programs the school will undergo a $23 million renovation in 2017. The Humboldt teaching staff is also receiving additional training. All staff attended the AVID (Advanced Via Individual

Determination) Summer Institute in June to learn strategies to help students learn how to be successful in college and beyond high school. Humboldt saw a sharp increase last year in graduation rates, jumping to 80.2 percent, up from 71.3 percent in 2015. Humboldt is located at 30 E. Baker St., St. Paul. For more information, call 651-293-8600 or visit humboldt.spps.org.

Riverview West Side School of Excellence Riverview has recently refined its vision statement. It now states: “In partnership with families, students and community, our vision is to create an academically excellent, caring and culturally rich urban school.” To achieve this, the school is implementing standardsbased units of study this fall to better integrate language, content and culture. Part of

this effort includes offering a music specialist class that incorporates music, art and culture. Riverview will welcome two new teachers in its Spanish/English Dual Immersion program and one in its community program, and has received additional funding to implement a 3-year restorative practices

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the workout. The infielders were gobbling up groundballs like vacuum cleaners, the outfielders were effortlessly chasing down fly balls coming off the fungo bat, and all of them were making strong, accurate throws to the bases. Right then and there I liked their chances. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. It would be unfair to chronicle the championship game without looking back on the circuitous route the Sibley baseball team took to get there. The regular season, which began April 11, did not unfolded kindly. The Warriors finished in last place in the East Metro Conference with a record of 2-14. Both victories were by one run and, overall, they were outscored 119-61. Their weaknesses were threefold: hitting, pitching and defense. In nine of the 16 conference games Sibley scored two or fewer runs, and just as ominously, in half of the conference schedule yielded nine or

more runs. Despite it all, two statistics gave the squad an inkling of hope as they entered the post-season. Seven of the 14 conference losses were by one run and the quiet bats suddenly came alive as the Warriors finished the regular season with impressive non-conference wins over St. Paul Central (8-7) and Richfield (17-7). “From the first day of practice it was clear that we had a very athletic squad, and that’s a very good place to start,” said Fehrman. “We had kids with good arms, good speed, good reflexes and capable of making all the plays. I thought if we kept after it we could become a very good team.” While the two victories in the state tournament that got them to the championship game were impressive, it was Sibley’s marathon journey to the sectional championship that truly revealed the team’s grit and character. There were nu-

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Unseeded at the state tournament, the Warriors knocked off #2 seed Northfield in the quarterfinals, 3-1, and #2 seed Benilde-St. Margaret in the semi-finals, 4-1. In the championship game, they beat #1 seed and conference rival Mahtomedi, who had beaten the Warriors twice during the regular season (7-3 and 14-4). merous gut checks along the way, and in each case the Warriors responded positively and decisively. “Give the kids credit. They never hung their heads or played the ‘pity me’ card,” said Fehrman.

“As we prepared for the post-season we told them that we had all of the pieces we needed to make a run. They took over from there, fed off of each other and refused to fold. Eventually the time came for the coaches

to get out of their way.” As the #6 seed, the Warriors opened play in the double elimination Section 3AAA tournament with a 9-3 victory over #3 seed Highland Park. That win

earned them a match-up against #2 seed St. Thomas Academy. The classic pitching dual ended in an excruciating 1-0 loss, which sent the Warriors to the losers’ bracket and left them with

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S ports a daunting task. To advance to the state tournament they would have to win five consecutive games. First up was the Academy of Holy Angels. They were also the first to go down as Sibley rolled to a 9-0 victory. Simley was next and was annihilated 21-7 in a game shortened to five innings because of the 10-run rule. The third elimination game was against St. Thomas. This time, in another nail-biter, the Warriors prevailed, 2-0. That set up a “must win two games” scenario for Sibley against #1 seed South St. Paul, which had not yet lost in the sectional tournament. When I saw the score of the first game in the morning paper (201, Sibley in five innings), I thought it was a typo or a practical joke. It was neither. The Warriors followed that game with a stunning 2-1 victory that sent them to the Class 3A State Tournament. In seven sectional games, Sibley outscored their opponents by an astonishing margin of 63-13, an average per game margin of 9-2. Anyone who follows prep sports is aware that when very good, well-coached athletes suddenly find success and develop an affinity for one another it often triggers a steamroller effect. Against that backdrop, it was not surprising that the Sibley squad approached the state tournament with chests billowed and a confidence bordering on contempt. Unseeded, they dispatched #2 seed Northfield in the quarterfinals, 3-1, and #2 seed Benilde-St. Margaret in the semi-finals, 4-1. Then, the time arrived to play for all of the marbles against the #1 seed and conference rival Mahtomedi, who had beaten the Warriors twice during the regular season (7-3 and 144). Despite a crowd of fewer than 5,000 in a stadium

Your community news and information source that seats eight times that many, there was a definitive buzz in the air, particularly from the blazing red Sibley student section numbering 500 or so that had gathered directly behind the Warrior dugout. The last time I saw a Sibley student section as revved up was at the 2008 state basketball championship game at Target Center. As the higher seeded team, the Zephyrs took the field as the home team. On the first pitch Sibley first baseman Max Buell hit a screeching line drive directly into the mitt of leftfielder Gavin Pratumwon. A good omen or bad? DH Sam Essen followed with a walk, shortstop Charlie Hesse was hit by a pitch, and Essen came around to score on a crisp single to right field by Sam Gantman. The Warriors were on the board. Fehrman tapped Sibley junior lefthander Malik Wilson as his starting pitcher. In the only inning in which the Warrior defense was anything but sensational, the Zephyrs knotted the score on a single, an error and a wild pitch. Each

team added a run in the second inning and Sibley came to bat in the top of the third in an evenly contested 2-2 game. Gantman and centerfielder Sam Pressman opened the third frame with groundball outs fielded niftily by Mahtomedi’s All-State shortstop Trevor Moses. Undeterred, third baseman Joe Ihrke followed with a towering double to the base of the centerfield fence, and right fielder Austin Garibay-Moryn, catcher Matt Richards and second baseman Walter Matos followed with clutch two-out singles. After a ghastly throwing error, the Warriors were suddenly in full control, 6-2. Those in the Sea of Red behind the bench suddenly sounded more like 50,000 than 500. The bottom of the third included two stunning defensive plays by the Warriors. A foul ball arcing about 50 feet behind first base and headed for the stands was chased in unison by first baseman Buell, second baseman Matos and rightfielder Garibay-Mo-

ryn. At the very last second a screaming Garibay-Moryn, bearing down at full speed, called off the other two, who wisely hit the dirt. The ball settled into his glove. One out later, third baseman Ihrke made a similar play down the third baseline. It appeared the Warriors were on cruise control. Ihrke relieved Wilson on the mound to start the bottom of the fourth. After two putouts by centerfielder Pressman, one on a very athletic dash toward the right centerfield scoreboard, Ihrke was greeted unkindly by Moses, who slammed a homerun into the left field stands to reduce the lead to 6-3. In the bottom of the fifth, a crisp double play executed by Warrior middle infielders doused a brewing Zephyr threat. An Essen single, a Hesse triple and a groundout in the top of the sixth increased the Warrior lead to 8-3. Ihrke made his way to the mound in the bottom

of the seventh, with the delirious, screaming Sibley faithful on their feet. Moses opened the frame by flying out to right, then Ihrke gave up a rare walk, a triple and another walk. With the score 8-4 and runners on first and third, he recorded a much needed strikeout. The game ended on a routine groundball out to Matos. Suddenly, there was pandemonium as gloves and hats and bodies were thrown about in utter disbelief and delight. The Warriors had evened their season record to 15-15. Until that moment, no baseball team with more than 11 losses had ever won the state championship. Let the word go forth that in my six decades as an observer, no state championship team – not even the Edgerton Flying Dutchman in 1960 – has ever displayed more determination, savvy and courage than the 2016 Sibley Warriors baseball team.

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in real estate law. He was appointed to the West St. Paul Planning Commission by Zanmiller in 2014 and has taken great interest in the work that lies ahead to ensure the city’s economic vitality. “Upon the completion of this (Robert Street) project, West St. Paul will have a great opportunity to enlarge the scope of its economic impact in much the same manner as Woodbury and Eagan have done,” he said. “To do that effectively we should make the West St. Paul Economic Development Authority an autonomous entity made up of business leaders, council members and talented, interested citizens. We need to professionally market West St. Paul to a multitude of worthy developers and investors.”    Another high priority in the Kavanaugh campaign is the construction of a new state-of-the-art police and fire facility.

“There has been a lot of discussion about building a new city hall that would continue to integrate the first responder units. In the interest of public safety we should separate the two,” he said. “The police and fire facility must be our first priority, and city funding for a new city hall should be Dave Meisinger placed on the back burner.”     He also favors clos- attracting young people to ing Thompson Oaks Golf West St. Paul. Course, which the city “I am running for mayor is funding to the tune of because I think I can pro$60,000 a year, he said. vide a fresh look at what it “The course includes 22 will take for our commuacres of valuable land,” he nity to flourish and to atexplained. “We should in- tract the next generation of clude the lake in a public citizens,” he said. “There are space that can be enjoyed by entrenched battles that have everyone. In addition, the dominated the political construction of badly need- landscape and I think I have ed affordable single family the skill set to provide new homes mingled with some and effective leadership.” commercial development   Jenny Halverson - A would serve to increase our West St. Paul native, Haltax base.” verson graduated from As a 31-year-old father of Henry Sibley High School two small children – with a in 1994. She earned a dethird on the way – Kavana- gree in philosophy from the ugh is also concerned about University of Minnesota

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and a Juris Doctor from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law. She and her husband Chris have three children who are students in ISD 197. In 2012 a good friend informed her of a vacancy on the West St. Paul City Council and encouraged her to enter the race. After careful consideration Halverson deemed the opportunity as a great way to give back to her community. She captured the Ward 2 council seat with 71 percent of the vote. Recognizing early on that Robert Street was in distress, she has been a proponent of the reconstruction project. “In order to compete with the other communities in our area and increase safety it was imperative that we go forward,” she said. “One of my top priorities will be to continue the fight to bring some fairness to the funding levels by utilizing the relationships I have developed with state legislators and other state leaders to procure additional state resources.” Halverson looks forward to marketing the city to prospective businesses as the project moves toward completion. “We will need input from everyone,” she said, “The mayor and the city council must engage and listen to residents and business leaders and integrate the best practices from surrounding communities to create a unified policy that will attract unique, quality businesses to West St. Paul.” Halverson leans in favor of closing the Thompson Oaks Golf Course, although she is open to listening to residents and is in no hurry to propose selling lots or encouraging commercial development beyond a narrow scope. “The golf course’s bottom line continues be a drain on our budget but I do believe it is a very unique green space,” she said. “We need to be very selective in terms

of development. The preservation of public land for the recreational benefit of its citizens is a very important function of city government and we must keep that in mind.” Halverson believes the idea of partnering with multiple tenants is the best funding solution to building a new city hall. She also supports the construction of a bike/pedestrian tunnel under Robert Street north of Wentworth but believes the project should be financed by the county and through grants. “The office of mayor should be about we not about me,” she said. “My willingness to stand up for what is right for our residents, my lifelong commitment to our city, the relationships I have developed with our community partners, my legal background and my extensive public service make me uniquely qualified to be our new voice as mayor of West St. Paul.” Dave Meisinger - Born and raised in West St. Paul, Meisinger is a St. Thomas Academy graduate and earned a degree in construction management from Mankato State University, Mankato. He has three children – one in college, one in high school and one in middle school. He is also owner of D.T. Meisinger Development Inc., a general contracting firm, and sells real estate for J. H. Callahan & Assoc. Meisinger was first elected to the city council in 1996 at age 29 and was elected for a second term in 2002. In between, he served a two-year term as mayor. He has also served on the Dakota County Planning Commission and the West St. Paul Charter Commission. Meisinger challenged Zanmiller in the 2014 mayoral race and prevailed with 52.4 percent of the vote. In one of his first major decisions as mayor he vetoed the entire Robert Street package,

only to have the City Council override his action. He prides himself on being the taxpayer’s watchdog. “We put the Marie Avenue street reconstruction project out for bids last year and received only one qualified bid,” he said. “The City Council was prepared to okay the single bid but I vetoed it. We were able to put it out for a rebid and received responses from four contractors. As a result, we saved $204,000.” The Robert Street project, which includes the widening of the street, resulted in 120 businesses and homeowners losing a portion of their land. Based on preliminary appraisals, the city budgeted $6 million to purchase the land. At present, Meisinger said the owners of about 40 of the 120 lots involved are still fighting the appraisals and that the final settlements will likely cost the city “multiples of what was budgeted.” Other items on the city’s wish list that Meisinger is not currently willing to back are the construction of a new city hall and a bike path tunnel under Robert Street, which in his estimation would cost the city two commercial lots, one on each side of the street. “I am running for re-election because I am the only candidate with experience in the business of construction management,” he said. “I want to see the Robert Street project, already well over budget, to its conclusion to make certain that our city gets the maximum value out of the taxpayers’ investment. Management and leadership are in my blood. I can multi-task and see to it that all of the I’s are dotted and all of the T’s are crossed.”

Other races

In West St. Paul’s Ward 1 incumbent Pat Armon is opposed by Bob Korfhage, Bob Pace and Cass Wendlandt. In Ward 3 incumbent Dave Napier will face off against John Ramsay and Christopher Burr. The top two candidates in each ward will advance to the Nov. 8 ballot. The only other primary election in the St. Paul Voice distribution area is the race for the Dakota County Commissioner District 3 seat, which governs Mendota Heights. Incumbent Thomas A. Egan is opposed by Janine Hudson and Scott D. Johnson. The top two candidates will qualify for the November general election.


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Senate District 52 primary battle heats up Matt Klein and Todd Podgorski face off on Aug. 9

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The Fourth of July is in the rearview mirror, presidential conventions have been grabbing the headlines and the Great Minnesota Get-Together lurks on the horizon – all signs that 2016 election mania is building. On the local political scene, Matt Klein and Todd Podgorski will face off in the Aug. 9 DFL primary, seeking to capture the Senate District 52 seat vacated by the retirement of the late Jim Metzen. The winner will earn a spot on the November ballot opposite the Republican-endorsed candidate Mark Misukanis, who has no opponent in the primary.

Matt Klein Klein, who won the DFL endorsement on the fourth ballot at the District convention on Mar. 12, is a 1985 graduate of St. Paul Highland Park High School. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of WisconsinMadison and graduated from Mayo Medical School in Rochester. He currently practices medicine at the Hennepin County Medical Center. “Through my work at the medical center I have learned firsthand the importance of delivering quality healthcare and the inad-

equacies that still plague the system,” he said. “We need to work toward the goal of offering healthcare to families without bankrupting them. But more than that we must demand that care is delivered more effectively, more humanely and more efficiently.” The other issue at the center of Klein’s campaign is education, an issue with which he is more than familiar. He and wife Kristine are the parents of five children ages 12-17. All are enrolled at either Heritage Middle School or Henry Sibley High School in ISD 197. In 2010 Klein and his wife organized a parent group at Heritage designed to increase community involvement, and he successfully ran for election to the ISD 197 School Board in 2012. Despite the respect he holds for school administrators and teachers, he is dismayed by the alarming number of children who have “fallen through the cracks.”

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“Sadly, the achievement gap between kids of affluence and those of color and in poverty continues to grow and threatens the long-held perception that Minnesota’s public education system is second to none in the country,” he said. “Poverty is the greatest factor in the achievement gap, and the achievement gap is the greatest contributor to poverty. We can affect these issues best if we address them as one.” Klein also favors raising the minimum wage, arguing that the best way to halt the poverty cycle is through the creation of sustainable jobs that pay a living wage, and by making a college education attainable for any person qualified to attend. Klein pointed out that 65 percent of the state budget is dedicated to education and healthcare. He believes his experience and expertise in both areas will be indispensable in the Minnesota State Senate. If elected, he will be the only medical doctor in either chamber of

the state legislature. “My work in the medical system and in the public school system has cemented my conviction that we are capable of providing quality healthcare and a quality education for each and every Minnesotan. It is a wise investment of resources and it is the right thing to do.”

Todd Podgorski The South St. Paul city councilmember is part of five generations of Podgorskis who have lived in the city. Although his family lived in Newport, Minn., for 12 years during his youth, they moved back

to South St. Paul in 1990. He graduated from Woodbury High School, earned his associate’s degree in law enforcement from Inver Hills Community College and graduated from Winona State University with a major in political science. In addition to serving on the city council he has been elected to the school board and the Parks and Rec. Advisory Commission. Since 1998 Podgorski has served as a Ramsey County deputy sheriff, most recently at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. He and wife Carrie, a kindergarten teacher in White Bear Lake, have three children – one in college and two at the South St. Paul Secondary School. “Since I was very young I have been fascinated by both law enforcement and public service,” he said. “It is what led me to run for the South St. Paul School Board when I was 29 years old in 2002 and why I find

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plan to establish a more child-centered approach to discipline. This involves developing common and consistent language and approaches used with all students and creating restorative circles and dialogue in the classroom and in small groups. Several Riverview teachers were trained this summer to conduct home visits as part of the school’s Parent/Teacher Home Visit Project. This is part of the school’s ongoing effort to create stronger relationships with families and the community. The school will also be part of West Side Wednesdays, a series of events designed to bring the West Side community together and raise awareness of the public schools. Last year events were held monthly at Humboldt High School. This year the group hopes to host events at each school: Riverview, Cherokee Heights and Humboldt. Riverview West

Side School of Excellence is located at 160 Isabel St. E., St. Paul. For more information, call 651-744-1345 or visit http://riverview.spps. org.

ISD 197 District 197 is expanding its efforts to prepare students for college and a career. It is partnering with the South St. Paul and Inver Grove Heights school districts to hire and share a career coordinator. The coordinator will spend time developing programs to help students in all three districts earn college credits, degrees, or job-ready certifications while in high school. The position is expected to be filled this summer.  District  197 will also expand its efforts to the middle schools this year by offering a new career and college exploration curriculum for grades 7 and 8. The curriculum was instituted in grades 9-12 last year. Starting this fall, each

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River’s Edge Academy students will participate in four experiential learning opportunities this school year, including an annual trip to the Superior Hiking Trail in northern Minnesota. student in grades 3 and 4 providing iPads to middle The district is moving to- ly Hills Middle School in will have access to an iPad, school students and laptops ward greater energy efficien- Mendota Heights. Conand one device will be avail- to high schoolers. Each el- cy by adding solar arrays to struction is scheduled to be able for every two K-2 stu- ementary school will also the rooftops of Moreland completed in early August. dents. Last year, the District have a full-time counselor Arts & Health Sciences The program allows each demonstrated its commit- this fall. Previously, the po- Magnet Elementary School school to create its own ment to digital learning by sitions were half-time. in West St. Paul and Friend- small amount of energy and

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to receive a rebate from the Department of Commerce and Xcel Energy equal to the value of the energy produced. The school board is exploring the renewal of an operating levy for the November ballot. Its current 10-year operating levy, which will expire in 2017, generates approximately $5.2 million annually for teacher salaries, books, supplies, academic programs and other general operating expenses. It is one of two 10-year levies active in the district. The second levy expires in 2021. For more information, call  651-4037000  or visit  www.isd197. org.

West Side Summit West Side Summit is expanding to include a middle school and K-6 art education. This fall the school will add grade 6, with grade 7 to be added next year, and grade 8 the following year. The school now has 12 teachers and 8 education assistants, more than twice the staff it had upon opening in 2013. West Side Summit continues to focus on community partnerships. It has tutoring relationships with River’s Edge Academy and Experience Corps, and also works with the Sanneh Foundation soccer program, and Second Harvest.

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myself running for a seat in the Minnesota Senate today.” While serving a four-year term on the South St. Paul School Board, Podgorski was instrumental in reducing class sizes, implementing free all-day kindergarten and paving the way for South St. Paul High School to reach the status of an International Baccalaureate World School District. He argues that pressing issues require attention if Minnesota is to return to its greatness in education. “We have a moral imperative to improve the achievement gap and restore accessibility to higher education,” he said. “When I attended public colleges the state paid about twothirds of the cost and the student about one-third. That ratio has been virtually reversed. The minimum step we should take is a

four-year tuition freeze.” Another issue Podgorski encounters regularly during his work at Regions Hospital is the absence of quality care for those suffering from mental health issues. He laments that there are so few treatment options available for juveniles and adults, and the woeful shortage of beds and trained doctors. “Too often it is first responders and emergency room personnel who are forced to deal with mental health issues, for which they are not trained,” he said. “We need to expand state hospitals and create community-based transition centers to aid in stabilizing patients. In addition we need to implement mandatory 40-hour classes in crisis intervention training and de-escalation procedures for all new police officers.” Government reform is another issue of concern for

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fall as a science teacher. He recently worked at a YMCA camp and as an educator for the Mississippi National River and Recreational Area, and currently serves on the board of directors for the Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa. The school also added two student support staff positions and has decreased class sizes to 22. It now has a student to staff ratio of 6 to 1. Students will participate in four experiential learning opportunities this fall, including rock climbing at Taylor’s Falls, paddling the Mississippi River, biking in the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary and an urban scavenger hunt. They will also take a spring hiking trip

Podgorski. He favors a constitutional amendment that would outlaw the unlimited amount of money individuals and corporations can donate to political candidates and political action committees. He also favors open primaries that permit all citizens to vote regardless of political party, and is a proponent of “rank choice” voting. “I have served on the South St. Paul School

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he sound of sizzling burgers and brats, echoes of laughter and murmurs of how to make the West Side safer will be heard at block parties across the neighborhood on Aug. 2. West Siders will be among thousands citywide attending National Night Out (NNO) events to get to know their neighbors better and discover ways to make their neighborhoods crime-free. Nearly 350 block parties are scheduled in St. Paul. “It’s about neighbors getting together, getting to know each other and becoming familiar enough with someone so if something happens a person will call their neighbor,” said Pam McCreary, who coordinates the events in St. Paul. Police visits are a hallmark of each event, and nearly every event last year was attended by law enforcement officers. Some groups have large turnouts and some are small, but regardless of the

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for every meal!” All ingredients are natural and most are locally grown, and their sauces contain no additives or fillers. “We try to work with as many local growers as possible,” Tony said. “Last year we worked with over twelve vendors to supply us with peppers. We also work with local companies for spices for our dry rubs.” The heat intensity ranges from their “gateway” sauces of smoky Chipotle and the Serrano to the fiery Fatalii. The Stoys didn’t set out to become epicureal entrepreneurs or “pepperheads,” but their paths diverged in that direction. Tony learned his way around a kitchen while working as a pastry and sous chef in his native Maine and at the renowned restaurant Gabrielle in New Orleans. Leslie, a Stillwater native, is using her unique educational background to help the company as well. She has a degree in art history but it’s the chemistry minor that has come in particularly handy because fermenting is, after all, a science. It all began when the Stoys moved to Isabel Street in the fall of ’05. A close friend living nearby had a splendid garden and asked Tony if he would use some of the produce to make sauces for Christmas gifts. He agreed but kept some of it for his own use. One day while using it on his lunch at work some coworkers asked to try it. They loved it and immediately wanted to buy it. “It’s become a slippery slope,” quipped Tony. “It

became a monster and they (coworkers) are my guinea pigs.” It was Leslie who first cultivated the idea of turning Tony’s avocation into a business. “He kept making sauces, more and more every year,” she said. Finally, as the elder of their two daughters approached kindergarten age Leslie enrolled in some business courses to get the acumen needed to launch their endeavor. They began two years ago by marketing their products on their website but now work from a commercial kitchen and use a distributor, who sells their sauces and rubs to coops, markets and some local restaurants. “We started with the Thai Chili. That’s our classic,” said Leslie. “It’s in line with Tabasco in terms of heat. I like the smokiness of chipotle so Tony makes Chipotle. It’s more accessible,” to folks who might prefer a milder sauce. It’s often said that the secret of great food is in the sauce. In this case, the secret in the sauce is the fermentation. Proper fermentation lengthens that short amount of time between the bite of a pepper and when the heat overwhelms the taste buds. The process begins with ripened peppers chopped into small chunks. The “mash,” as it’s called, sits under a “cap” of kosher salt for two or three months in an anaerobic (without oxygen) environment. The chefs remove the salt cap, blend the peppers, add vinegar, heat and bottle. Those who prefer their

sauce extra hot will want to try the Ghost Pepper sauce, which isn’t as spooky as it sounds. As the name implies, it is made from ghost peppers, which are one of the world’s hottest peppers. However, Isabel Street Heat tones it down so folks can taste the flavor before the heat kicks in. They also make a sauce from Fatalii peppers, also among the hottest in the world, according to the Scoville scale, the Richter scale of pepper heat that measures the pungency of the spicy heat of chili peppers. Native to Africa, these peppers have an undertone of citrus, so Tony combines them with cold pressed lemon and orange juice in a sauce. Tony realized nearly 20 years ago that he no longer wanted to work the required 60 to 80 hours a week in the restaurant industry so he switched careers to the automotive world and is now a shop foreman at BMW Motorwerks in the Twin Cities. However, free time continues to elude him because Isabel Street Heat is

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A proud pepper-picking family: Josie, Lesle, Tony and Hazel Stoy. requiring more and more of his time. “I need to slow down,” he said, “because the company is just Leslie and me.” He’s finding that is easier said than done because his neighbors keep growing different kinds of peppers and

ask him to make test batches of hot sauce for them. Isabel Street Heat sauces come in 5-ounce bottles and range in price from $6.90 to $10. In addition to the West Side Farmers’ Market, you can find the sauces and salts locally at

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“What’s Up, Doc? The Animation of Chuck Jones,” through Aug. 14. This exhibit reveals the creative genius behind some of the most enduringly popular cartoons and animated films of all time, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd. Ongoing exhibits include “Then Now Wow,” “Minnesota’s Greatest Generation: The Depression, The War, The Boom,” “Grainland,”

“Open House: If These Walls Could Talk,” and “Weather Permitting.” Museum tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and college students, and $6 for children ages 5-17. The center offers free admission on Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m.

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(vocals, mandolin, guitar) and Lojo Russo (vocals, guitar, mandolin, bass, bodhran). The Vintage Saint Paul Tour, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 31. The tour begins at Landmark Center and makes stops at Mickey’s Diner, the Original Coney Island Café, Candyland and the Saint Paul Hotel. Tickets are $30 and must be purchased at www.landmarkcenter.org/visit/ vintagesaintpaul.html. The ticket price includes a meal at Coney Island, popcoran at Candyland, and drink specials at the Saint Paul Hotel.

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“Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs” is presented through Sept 5. View 20 mummies from ancient Peru and Egypt and explore how modern technology has revealed intricate details about the lives and customs of these ancient people. “National Parks Adventure” is featured in the Omnitheatre through Aug. 21. This film, narrated by Robert Redford, takes viewers on an offtrail adventure through some of America’s most legendary parks. “Jerusalem” shows through Sept. 5. This film explores the iconic sites of Jerusalem that are cherished by billions and offers insight into a city that is sacred to three major religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Museum tickets are $13 for adults and

The Irish Fair of Minnesota will take place Aug. 12-14 at Harriet Island. $10 for children and seniors. Omnitheater tickets are $8 and $7 respectively. There is an extra $11 charge for adults and $5 for children and seniors to view the “Mummies” exhibit.

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Irish Fair of Minnesota is held August 12-14 at Harriet Island. Billed as the nation’s largest free Irish Fair, this event celebrates Irish heritage through music, dance, Gaelic sports, a Celtic marketplace, cultural displays, and Irish food and drink. For more information, visit www.irishfair.

com or call 651-6450221. Minnesota State Fair - The Great Minnesota Get-Together will be held Aug. 25-Sept. 5 at the State Fairgrounds, 1265 N. Snelling Ave., St. Paul. The Fair showcases Minnesota’s finest in agriculture, art and industry, hundreds of concession stands, a giant Midway, Grandstand concerts, giveaways, animal and product demonstrations, parades and much more. Free park-and-ride shuttles run from a variety of locations within a short distance of the fairgrounds. Performing at the Grandstand are Don Henley (Aug. 25; $50-$60), Dixie Chicks (Aug. 27; sold out), Happy Together Tour (Aug. 29; $21), Demi Lovato and Nick Jones (Aug. 31; $40-$56) and Bonnie Raitt (Sept. 5; $36-$46). Admission to the fair is $13 for adults, $11 for seniors age 65 and older and youth ages 5-12, free for kids age 5 and under. Pre-fair discounted tick-

ets are $10. Grandstand shows additional. For more information, visit www.mnstatefair.org. Nine Nights of Music - The Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., is hosting its free Nine Nights of Music program every Tuesday through Aug. 30 at the Minnesota History Center Plaza. Listen and dance to the rich and vibrant rhythms and

sounds of some of Minnesota’s best musicians from a variety of cultures. Dance instruction from Tapestry Folk Dance Center is offered 6:30-7 p.m. Music and dancing takes place 7-8:30 p.m. Pack a picnic or purchase food from the Café Minnesota terrace grill. Come early and take advantage of free admission to museum galleries, 5-8 p.m. There is a nominal fee for parking. In case of rain, performances will be held indoors in the 3M Auditorium. For more information, visit www. minnesotahistorycenter. org/events-programs/ nine-nights-of-music or call 651-259-3000. Outdoor concerts Music in Mears concerts are held at 6 p.m. each Thursday in Mears Park through Aug. 25. The line-up includes Lehto and Wright and Galactic Cowboy Orchestra on Aug. 4, John Swardson and Bad Blood on Aug. 11, Erik Koskinen and Rogue Valley on Aug. 18, and Latin Billies and

The Honeydogs on Aug. 25. For more details, visit www.musicinmears.com or call 651-248-0857. Rhythm in Rice concerts are held at 6 p.m. most Fridays in Rice Park through Aug. 26. The line-up includes Robyat and Klezmerica on Aug. 5, Jose James and Estaire Godinez on Aug. 12, Bailey Hubbs and Frogleg on Aug. 19, and Ginger Apocalypse and Soul Tight Committee on Aug. 26. For more information, visit www. http://rhythminrice.com or call 651-248-0857. “Under the Gaslight” is presented through Aug. 27 at the Minnesota Centennial Showboat, moored at Harriet Island. A dark secret shatters Laura’s dream of marrying Captain Trafford, so she runs way from home. When a villain plots to abduct Laura, a disabled soldier fights to save her. $23-$25. For more information, call 651-2271100, or visit www.showboat.umn.edu.

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the world. His calculations showed it would take 181 hours (7 days, 13 hours flying time) to complete 18,151 miles. He estimated traveling 2,400 miles per day, averaging 100 mph. For two years he worked on his dream flight. In the meantime, he continued with his aerial feats. On May 17, 1931, Holman was performing at an air show in Omaha, Neb., when a mechanical malfunction occurred while he was flying inverted at 300 mph just 50 feet over the ground. An article in the New York Times the fol-

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and made the first of what must have felt like a million dizzying loops. Hearing the noise overhead, people began to spill out of homes and businesses to witness the record-breaking attempt. The first few loops were rather slow – four per minute – but increased to six per minute as his fuel burned and the payload lightened. Other pilots took to the sky and swarmed the airspace around him, creating what could have been a major distraction. It must have been a remarkable sight to see one plane making loop after loop while several others circled around it. George O. Miles, chief clerk of Northwest Airways, was the official counter. He stood on a hangar and posted a large white panel for every hundred loops completed. When Holman hit 1,112 the crowd cheered with excitement, but the show wasn’t over. With dogged determination to claim the record once and for all, Holman made 321 additional loops to shatter the record. It took about five hours to complete. The scene Allard captures in his biographical work is legendary and gives a nod to Holman’s showmanship. At 5:16 p.m., he steered his plane toward the ground and the throng of onlookers gasped, thinking something was amiss. A twinkle surely gleamed in Holman’s eye as he pulled up, made another loop, an inverted roll and dove toward the hangar, pulling up just 400 feet from it. Next, he performed a finale of barrel-rolls, loops and sideslips before landing virtually on fumes, with only a few gallons of fuel left. He was a bit wobbly as he climbed out of the plane and leaned against the aircraft to steady himself. He flashed a big smile to the crowd, quickly located his wife, Dee, and staggered over to give her a big kiss. She brimmed with pride. Next he found Northwest Secretary Rosie Stein and casually told her that he had lost the spinner to his propeller somewhere over the city that afternoon. As he left for home, he supposedly said, “Anybody who wants to beat that record can have at it. No more of it for me.” With the record secure – it would stand for 22 years – Holman turned his attention to an even more impressive endeavor. In 1929 he began making plans for a nonstop flight around

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cal phone company. Shortly after, he found employment with a Harley Davidson dealer in Minneapolis and was introduced to the sport of motorcycle racing. It was on the dusty tracks that he earned his nickname “Jack Speed,” a title he later used while performing aerial stunts, hoping his alias would hide his exploits from his parents. They eventually discovered what he was doing and his worried father offered to buy him an airplane if he agreed to stay in the cockpit and off the wings. He complied and allegedly bartered his labor for flying lessons, receiving his first pilot license on Oct. 2, 1925. At 6-foot-five, 215 pounds, Holman was not hard to miss on the tarmac as he sauntered to his small Laird biplane, which he flew repeatedly in air shows and long distance competitions. According to “Speed: the biography of  Charles  W.  Holman”  by Noel Allard, it is clear that Holman wanted to make his mark in the world of aviation. It is most evident through the chain of events that occurred in the weeks surrounding his world record. 

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arlene Walser is the new executive director of the St. Paul Riverfront Corporation (SPRC), succeeding Patrick Seeb, the organization’s first director. Seeb left in September to lead Destination Medical Center, the economic development initiative to secure the Mayo Clinic’s and Minnesota’s status as a global medical destination.

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the community to elevate their needs so that their collective voice can impact the design process and have equal weight with the powers that be that are shaping their community?” In recent years, former director Seeb helped broadened SPRC’s mission by applying its urban design and “place-making” expertise to other parts of the Twin Cities, including the Central Corridor along the Green Line transit route in St. Paul and the Lake Effect Project in Wayzata. Last year SPRC officially adopted the new strategic plan to include the entire metro region. “We remain fully committed to longtime partnerships, projects and funders and intend to grow in an intentional and meaningful way,” said Walser. “(SPRC) is a unique organization in the region and has a very important role to play,” she said. “It champions visionary urban design as a dynamic driver of economic vitality and quality of life,” by establishing partnerships across public and private sectors to create more livable neighborhoods. Walser’s challenge is to maintain the organization’s 20-year legacy during this new phase. “I’m excited to work with all of the communities and partners in the region as we move into the next chapter in the life of this organization,” she said.


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Neighborhood House in St. Paul is looking for volunteers to assist in the food shelf, with tutoring, youth services and other areas. For more information, contact Anders at 651-789-2524 or armayland@neighb.org. Neighbors, Inc., a social service agency serving northern Dakota County, has a number of volunteer opportunities to assist local residents, including work with the food shelf and thrift store. For more information, contact David at 651-3062145 or at volunteer@neighborsmn.org. DARTS, a nonprofit organization serving seniors in Dakota County, offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for all ages. To volunteer, contact Barb Tiggemann at 651-234-2254, barb.tiggemann@darts1.org or visit www.darts1. org/volunteer. Dakota County offers volunteer positions in community corrections, environmental resources, the Historical Society, library, parks, public health, the sheriff’s office and social services. For more information, call 651-438-4435 or visit www. co.dakota.mn.us/Government/Jobs/Volunteering/Pages/default.aspx Dodge Nature Center, a nonprofit environmental education center in West St. Paul, is seeking volunteers age 16 and over to assist with community events, land management and environmental education. For more information, call

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Humboldt 50 year reunion The Humboldt High School Class of 1966 will celebrate its 50-year reunion at 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24 at Joseph’s Grill, 140 Wabasha St., St. Paul. Event details are still being finalized. For more information, contact Mike Gall at 651-206-9700 or at mikegall62@gmail.com.

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The Republicans of Northern Dakota County are hosting a free family picnic 6-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18 at South Valley Park in Inver Grove Heights, 2810 70th St. The event features hot dogs, chips, sides, desserts and beverages, and short presentations from candidates running for office.

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St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 700 Wesley Ln., Mendota Heights, is hosting the following events: Night to Unite celebration, 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 2; Blessing of the Animals worship service, 10 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 14; Discovery Camp, 8:45 a.m.-noon, Aug. 15-17 (cost is $25; scholarships are available). For more information, contact Chris at 651-452-5683 elpizosfire@gmail.com.


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The Cherokee Tavern, a fixture at 866 Smith Ave. S. in West St. Paul for five decades, opened its new patio in June. Lunch, dinner and cocktails are served daily.

Student notes St. Olaf College graduates: Ruth Hesse of Mendota Heights received a bachelor’s degree in economics; Richard Nunez of West St. Paul received a degree in Asian studies and theater. Marquette University graduates: Margaret Lynch of Mendota Heights received a bachelor of science in nursing, John Traxler of Mendota Heights received a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering, and Rachel Sand of West St. Paul received a doctorate in therapy. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire:  Anna Hamer, Adam Heussner and Emily Varner of Mendota Heights, and  Aspen Doud and  Allison Blechinger of West St. Paul were named to the dean’s list. Anna Hamer also graduated with a bachelor of arts in psychology, and Melanie Huberty of Mendota Heights received a bachelor of arts in business and marketing. Gustavus Adolphus College dean’s list:  Emily Anderson, Austen Hilding and Molly Johnston of Mendota Heights, and Jack Sorenson of West St. Paul. University of Dayton (Ohio) dean’s list: Erika Gaertner of Mendota Heights. Milwaukee School of Engineering:  Joseph Betlej of Mendota Heights received a bachelor of science in software engineering. He was also named to the dean’s list. The College of St. Scholastica-Duluth: Bridget Goldenstein of Mendota Heights, Manuel Jaramillo of the West Side and Anita Telles of West St. Paul were named to the dean’s list. Courtney Marek of West

St. Paul received a bachelor of arts in psychology. University of Wisconsin-Madison dean’s list: Nicole Fabel, Sam Farber,  Matthew Kronschnabel,  Will Kuenster,  Connel Mcgough,  Noah Meltzer,  Nathaniel Miller and Megan Smith of Mendota Heights, Sarah Garr of Sunfish Lake and Katrina Larkin of West St. Paul. Minnesota State University, Mankato honor’s list: William Gleason and  Kyle Johnson of Mendota Heights, and Alexis Lyons, Benjamin Routhieaux,  Shannon Allie and  Macaria Meza of West St. Paul. University of St. Thomas dean’s list: Katherine Ademite, Lauren Ademite, Amanda Caruso, Michael Gleason, Sophia Petrangelo, Kayla Salmen, Thomas Tuohy, Thomas Vukodinovich and Scott Wolff of Mendota Heights, and Michael Casper, Theresa Endris, Rachel Friberg, Rebekah Grundhoefer, Jonathan Lotti, David Maslow, Gabriela Meza, Kateri Schmidt and Mark Schuweiler of West St. Paul. University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduates: Taylor Byrnes of the West Side received a bachelor of science in chemistry, Anna Erickson of West St. Paul received a bachelor of science in business administration, Nicole Finnegan of West St. Paul received a bachelor of science in marketing communications, Chloe Kinsel of West St. Paul received a bachelor of science in biology, Robert Kueppers of West St. Paul received a bachelor of science in marketing communications, Alexandra Mikle of West St. Paul received a bachelor of science in health & human performance, Tal Mohn

of West St. Paul received a bachelor of science in biology, and Kelley Stoneburner of Mendota Heights received a master of science in education, counseling. Miami University (Oxford, Ohio): Kaylie Kueppers of Mendota Heights received a bachelor of arts in strategic communication. Loras College (Dubuque, Iowa) dean’s list: Cara O’Keeffe of West St. Paul. Drake University president’s list: Samuel Meyer of Mendota Heights, and  Jamie Zaine and Peter Farley of West St. Paul. University of Iowa dean’s list: Joseph Lane of Mendota Heights. Carleton College graduates: Anya Moradian of Sunfish Lake and Samantha Saltzman of Mendota Heights received a bachelor of arts. Normandale Community College graduates: Paula Wendel of West St. Paul received an associate in science in criminal justice with high honors, Shannon Marchiando of West St. Paul received an associate in science in nursing with high honors, and Bryer McGregor of West St. Paul received an associate in arts in liberal education (Japanese) with honors. Tufts University (Mass.) dean’s list: Jordan Moradian of Sunfish Lake. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities dean’s list: Emma Doran, Emily Doyle, Bernadette Hanson, Cecilia Kuenster, Graham Smith, Parker Smith, Rachel Staebell, Ezra Strohm, and Grace Brooks from Mendota Heights; Esteban Castaneda, Martin Kapsch, Eden Palmer, Melisa Rodriguez, Santana Baker, Ladean Thach, Breanna Vick and Kristen Williams of West St. Paul.

The Optimist Club of West St. Paul meets 5-6 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (no meetings in July) at Dunham’s, 173 Lothenbach Ave., West St. Paul. Visitors are welcome. For more information, contact Cheryl Bergstrom at ckbergstrom@ hotmail.com or 651-450-7391. The Rotary Club of West St. Paul/ Mendota Heights hosts a weekly meeting at 7:30 a.m., Wednesdays at Southview Country Club, 239 E. Mendota Rd., West St. Paul. Each meeting features breakfast and a guest speaker. For more information, visit www.rotarywspmh.org. The Kiwanis Club of West St. Paul hosts a weekly meeting at noon, Tuesdays at Mattie’s Lanes, 365 N. Concord Exchange, South St. Paul. Each meeting features lunch and a guest speaker. The Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce, which serves the cities of Eagan, Farmington, Lilydale, Mendota Heights, Mendota, Rosemount, Sunfish Lake and West St. Paul, hosts a monthly meeting called the “West Saint Paul/Mendota Heights

Coffee Break” 8-9 a.m. the last Tuesday of the month. This event is hosted at various chamber member businesses in West St. Paul and Mendota Heights. Each meeting allows an opportunity for networking and to learn more about the business hosting the event. For more information, visit www.dcrchamber.com or call 651-452-9872. Veterans’ meetings - West St. Paul VFW Post 4462 hosts monthly meetings at 1 p.m., the first Wednesday of each month at the West St. Paul Armory. For more information, call 651437-4481. American Legion Post 521 also hosts monthly meetings at the DARTS, 1645 Marthaler Ln., West St. Paul. Meeting times are 7 p.m., the fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information, call George Kuzelka at 651-335-7763. Al-Anon hosts meetings in Dakota County to assist people who are troubled by a loved one’s drinking problem. For more information, call 651-7712208, 952-920-3961, or visit www.alanon-alateen-msp.org.

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The Dakota County Historical Society is hosting author Daniel C. Munson for a discussion on his new book "Malice Toward None: Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, the Homestead Act, and the Massacre – and Heartening Survival – of the Kochendorfers."

Saturday, Aug. 27 1-2 p.m. The event is FREE!

Lawshe Memorial Museum 130 3rd Ave. N., South St. Paul

A gravestone inscription leads the author on a search through early Minnesota history, and then U.S. and Civil War history. He discovers that four siblings orphaned by the Dakota War commissioned that inscription in memory of their parents and younger sister, and that their many descendants now live all around him. Those quiet descendants have kept many wonderful family records, and in those letters and photographs he learns that those four brave orphans lived lives of tolerance and gratitude, lives that answered President Lincoln's hopes in that Second Inaugural Address. St. Paul Voice - August 2016 - Page 17


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know it’s only the first of August and our Great Neighbor’s Rubber Duck Race won’t be held until Oct. 1, but I’m really excited about this year’s event, so forgive me for jumping the gun a bit. I’m excited because we’ve raised the bar this year and have elevated the event to another plateau of interest, excitement and fun. Imagine this. It’s Oct. 1 and you have adopted one or more ducks to “compete” for you in the races. It’s 4 p.m. and the championship race is on, and lo and behold your duck wins. That means you win the grand prize of a oneyear lease on a new Jeep Renegade from Fury Motors in South St. Paul. Now imagine yourself driving around in a new Jeep for an entire year…with no car payments! I had the opportunity to drive a Renegade in two parades this spring to promote the upcoming duck races and I can tell you it’s a very nice vehicle. I can also tell you that we plan

NPS visitor center reopens Aug. 25 The visitor center of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (MNRRA) will reopen Aug. 25 at the Science Museum of Minnesota. The $630,000 renovation project created several state-of-the-art exhibits designed to inspire people to explore the river. Featured is an interactive floor map running the entire length of the 2,000-squarefoot space that uses video technology and motion sensors

to sell just 5,000 duck adoptions this year, so your chance of winning the lease is 1 in 5,000 for each duck adopted. Compare that with the Powerball or some other lottery game where your chances of winning are one in a gazillion. On Oct. 1 somebody in our community will be driving a new Jeep Renegade, knowing that the money they spent on their duck adoption(s) went to a very good cause. That’s the reason we do this event. The annual duck races help us to raise funds to support our programs. Many of the people who purchase duck adoptions each year have never supported Neighbors before, and possibly have never even heard of us. This event introduces them to Neighbors in a fun way and gives them the opportunity to take that first small step toward becoming a regular supporter. Duck adoption certificates are now available. The easiest way to get one is to visit www.neighborsmn.org, click on Events, then on the Duck Races and download a certificate. Print it and return the completed form to Neighbors, along with $5 for each duck you wish to adopt. You may also call us at 651-455-5000 and we’ll mail you a form, or stop by our office at 222 Grand Ave. W., South St. Paul, and pick one up. You may adopt any number of ducks on a single certificate, so you can treat your entire family to an opportunity to win this Jeep, or multiply your own chances to win. I would be remiss if I didn’t note that we are looking for volunteers to help with the event, including set-up/teardown and a wide variety of duties during the races. If you think this would be a fun way to donate a bit of time to a worthy cause, call Dylan or Heidi at 651-455-5000. to allow visitors to get a bird’s-eye view of vantage points along the river. Another display simulates a canoe trip through the corridor. Participants “paddle” a canoe while viewing river scenes projected onto an 8-by-18-foot screen. MNRAA is a unit of the National Park Service, which this year is celebrating its centennial. A special exhibit on the National Park Service centennial will be featured at the Minnesota State Fair 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 29.

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I ask for your vote in the August 9th Primary Please visit my website to learn about my campaign, or contact me at 715-379-1480 or morgan@kavanaughformayor.com

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Volunteering opportunities During his first month in the United States Abdi saw a homeless man in St. Paul being mugged. He rushed to help, stopping the robbery and earning the praise of police. Growing up in a Kenyan refugee camp he’d seen many homeless people beaten and robbed. He hated feeling help-

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less to intervene and never understood the indifference of passersby. “Nobody would ever help them.” Abdi said. Now a student at Guadalupe Alternative Programs (GAP), an alternative school on St. Paul’s West Side, Abdi, along with his classmates, is putting his passion for social justice into practice through a unique partnership between GAP and Neighborhood House. Four days a week students from GAP’s Customer Service Program make the 10-minute walk to The Wellstone Center where they spend several hours volunteering in the Neighborhood House Food Market. From Ethiopia, Kenya, Myanmar, Somalia and Thailand, the students create a welcoming atmosphere by greeting visitors in their native language and helping them select nutritious, culturally appropriate food for their families. Kate Panning, a basic needs specialist with the food

market, has experienced firsthand the energy that GAP volunteers bring to their service. “The students really connect with our participants on a personal level,” she said. “They’re always eager to meet new people, and their passion for customer service brings out the best in everyone.” Enthusiastic and ambitious, the student volunteers have big dreams for their futures. Some want to be small business owners, while others aspire to the medical sector. Abdi hopes to one day become a social worker serving the homeless. There are many opportunities to volunteer at Neighborhood House. If you are interested in volunteering, visit www.neighb.org/volunteer or contact Vanessa Edwards at 651-789-2524 or vedwards@neighb.org. As always, the Neighborhood House doors are always open. We look forward to your next visit.

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