Pollution discussions ongoing with EPA, Clean Water Action, legislators It’s not often that a Hollywood name comes to a suburb like Fridley, especially on business. But consumer advocate Erin Brockovich of California – now a household name thanks to her namesake Hollywood movie – came to town this past summer to talk to residents, business [...]
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BY MIKAYLA BARONDEAU– SUN NEWSPAPERS INTERN When I heard Erin Brockovich was going to be in Fridley, a town I cover with the Sun-Focus, I could hardly control my excitement. Maybe it is because my favorite actress, Julia Roberts starred in the movie about Erin’s work in Hinkley, Calif. Or maybe it is because I [...]
Erin Brockovich and Bob Bowcock of Integrated Resource Management Inc., the team investigating the cancer cluster concerns in Fridley, visited the community June 27 at Fridley High School. “At the end of the day, what you need to know is your community and its environment have been polluted for a 40-year period, up to and [...]
With six Superfund sites in Fridley, residents decided to take matters into their own hands by forming the Fridley Superfund Community Advisory Group (CAG). Formed last year with the help of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the group meets monthly to gather information on the city’s Superfund sites, which are areas designated for cleanup by [...]
The past year was a big one for elections. In 2012, many local and county offices were up for election, plus all state house and senate seats in addition to other state and national races. The Sun-Focus covered school board, city, county, state legislature and congressional elections, with candidates stepping up to represent Columbia Heights, [...]