Fridley

Five candidates are running for two seats on the Columbia Heights School Board. Incumbents Scott Bardell and Laura Palmer are seeking another four-year term on the board. Their terms expire at the end of this year. Challengers include Bobby Jensen, Molly Mayer-Lewis and Grant Nichols. The General Election is Tuesday, Nov. 4. The Sun Focus [...]

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By Nathan Sommer Murphy News Service When George McMahon joined Opportunity Services in January 2011, he was in need of a full-time job with benefits. Opportunity Services helps disabled adults find employment in their community, and nearly four years later, McMahon has become one of the local nonprofit’s most successful clients. After being employed through [...]

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Five candidates are running for three open Fridley City Council seats. The seats currently held by council members Jim Saefke in Ward 1, Dolores Varichak in Ward 2 and Ann Bolkcom in Ward 3 will expire in 2014. Council member terms are four years. All three council members are running for re-election. In Ward 1, [...]

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Theft, burglary • A license plate was reported stolen Oct. 9 on the 7600 block of University Avenue NE. • A purse was reportedly stolen from a locker Oct. 9 on the 8400 block of University Avenue NE. • Burglary was reported Oct. 10 at the concession stand at Totino-Grace High School on the 1300 [...]

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Thanks to a middle school principal and two AmeriCorps members, two Little Free Libraries have been put up in Fridley. On Monday, Oct. 20, students at Stevenson Elementary School watched as the second was unveiled at the front of their school before filling it with books. “The more promoting of literacy we do, the better,” [...]

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