Names in the News December 9, 2021

Andrew Gordon was recently appointed by Governor Tim Walz to serve as a judge in Ramsey County District Court upon the retirement of the Honorable Lezlie O. Marek. Gordon has been the deputy director of community legal services at the…

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Names in the News July 21, 2021

Tamara S. Michaels (left) and Lou Michaels (right) are reportedly the first husband and wife to hold the office of state Ladies Auxiliary president and state Department Commander in the 75-year history of the Jewish War Veterans of Minnesota. Pictured…

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Names in the News June 9, 2021

Jeremiah Program, a national nonprofit organization that aids single mothers and their children, announced on last month’s one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder that it plans to serve 50 percent more families in the Twin Cities. In support of that…

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Names in the News April 28, 2021

Merriam Park resident Patrick Redmond of Patrick Redmond Design has been selected as an honoree for The Irish Echo’s 2021 Arts & Culture Awards. The virtual awards celebration was broadcast from Ireland on April 23. According to the The Irish…

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Names in the News, December 23, 2020

John Anfinson, superintendent of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, recently announced his re­tire­ment effective Jan­uary 2. Anfinson’s career in the federal service spanned over 40 years, beginning at the Saint Paul District of the U.S. Army Corps of…

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Names in the News November 11, 2020

Saint Paul Fire Chief Butch Inks was recently recognized as the First Responder of the Year by the Optimist Club of Saint Paul. Inks, who became chief last November, was recognized for his leadership during the Fire Department’s work with…

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Names in the News Sept. 30, 2020

Sean Kershaw was recently named director of the Saint Paul Department of Public Works, while John McCarthy is the new director of the city’s Office of Financial Services and Melanie McMahon is the new executive project lead for redevelopment. Kershaw,…

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Names in the News June 24, 2020

About 50 people from the Highland Park office of Coldwell Banker Realty turned out once again in the wee hours of June 14 to plant American flags on the boulevards of the major arterial streets of Highland in celebration of…

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Pates retires after 36 years at Villager

Mary Helen Pates, the Villager’s lively, go-to administrative assistant, is retiring at the end of this month. Many of those who have called or visited the newspaper office at 757 S. Snelling Ave. over the past 36 years will know…

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