A ‘moving’ experience: Veterans receive long-awaited welcome home – Richmond

“To pull Freedom Park, which was essentially a field, into an excellent site … the event ran so smoothly … We kept waiting for a shoe to drop and nothing did. It was amazing.”

In addition to city staff, Ard  also thanked volunteers for their help – whether it was manning the welcome center or assisting veterans any way they could upon their arrival.

Friday was school visitation day in which students from New Richmond, Osceola, home schools, and Somerset visited.

Saturday was marked by a program which included speakers, including former Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Ray Boland.

In addition, on Saturday and Sunday, Vietnam veterans in attendance were presented special lapel pins that won’t be officially available to veterans across the country until this coming November.

Ard didn’t have an accurate count on the number of people who attended over the four days, but

... read more at: http://www.newrichmond-news.com/life/events/3841171-moving-experience-veterans-receive-long-awaited-welcome-home

Mitsubishi: U.S. cars not affected by fuel economy scandal

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There’s good news and bad news for Mitsubishi fans. Since it’s Friday, we’ll start with the good stuff.

Mitsubishi Motors North America has just issued a statement confirming that late-model Mitsubishi vehicles sold in the U.S. do,

... read more at: http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1103700_mitsubishi-u-s-cars-not-affected-by-fuel-economy-scandal

Self-proclaimed ‘river nut’ will serve as grand marshal

But one hat he hasn’t worn yet is that of Prescott Daze Parade grand marshal, which he will be for this year’s parade.

“I’ve never been nominated for anything before, so it’s a nice gesture,” Shiely said. “I’m looking forward to it. It’ll be fun.”

Love of the river

Shiely, who was born and raised in St. Paul, learned to love the St. Croix River at a young age. His grandpa owned a house at the end of Prescott’s Lake Street turnaround along the river, so he and his cousins spent summers and holidays fishing, swimming and skiing, he said.

He was always intrigued when he was younger by the house on Lake Street that he and his wife Dianne have now called home for 40 years. Prescott and its riverfront are in his blood.

Since 1971 he has practiced general law in St. Paul, with an emphasis on

... read more at: http://www.piercecountyherald.com/life/celebrations/3830644-self-proclaimed-river-nut-will-serve-grand-marshal

Haute Vegan Cuisine Is One of Dining’s Hottest Trends

The vegan renaissance is now. Vegan cuisine—which doesn’t incorporate any animal products, such as butter or eggs—is no longer the milquetoast cuisine of choice for your most devout PETA friends, served with a side of proselytization and self-righteousness. Although only 3 percent of Americans declare themselves vegan, plant-based food is becoming the cuisine of choice—or at least a regular option—for non-vegans who want a meal that will leave them feeling like they’ve made healthy choices… both for themselves and for the environment. To that end, vegan restaurants—some of them quite gourmet—are cropping up around the country, many helmed by extremely well-regarded chefs.

One of NYC’s hottest restaurateurs, Ravi DeRossi, plans to open five vegan restaurants in the next year. “We opened our first four months ago, and every month we’re turning thousands of people away,” says DeRossi, talking about Avant Garden, his white-hot vegan spot. DeRossi has also turned his tiki bar Mother of Pearl entirely

... read more at: http://robbreport.com/fine-dining/haute-vegan-cuisine-one-dinings-hottest-trends

Quick Bites: Taste the world at two new ethnic restaurants in Rochester – Post

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St. Paul Park police reports for Jan. 27: vandalism, domestic assault


Thomas James Sibila, 36, of St. Paul Park, was arrested for an outstanding traffic warrant Dec. 25 after police were called to investigate a domestic argument in the 1100 block of Fifth Street. He was transported to Washington County jail.

Domestic assault

Marcus Alan Larsen, 30, of Maplewood was arrested for an outstanding warrant for misdemeanor domestic assault after police responded Dec. 27 to a report of a disturbance at Franke’s Bar, 304 Broadway Ave. Larsen was transported to the Washington County jail.

Prettipaul Balraj, 47, of St. Paul Park was arrested for fifth-degree domestic assault Jan. 8 after police were called to investigate reports of a loud argument at a residence in the 300 block of Pullman Avenue. Balraj was transported to the Washington County jail.


A 31-year-old St. Paul Park man was ticketed for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after police stopped his vehicle in the 300 block of Seventh Avenue

... read more at: http://www.swcbulletin.com/news/3933377-st-paul-park-police-reports-jan-27-vandalism-domestic-assault

Global Cadillac Sales Up 1 Percent To 22502 (Or 22442) Units In March 2016

Global sales of Cadillac vehicles totaled either 22,502 units or 22,442 units in March 2016, an increase of 1 percent year-over-year. “Why 22,502 or 22,442?”, you may ask. And ask you most certainly should!

Here’s the deal: Cadillac’s official report tallies the sales at 22,442 units for March 2016. But when we add up the individual model line totals from Cadillac’s own report, we get 22,502 units for March 2016. A similar discrepancy is in place for March 2015, with Cadillac’s report showing 22,229 units sold in March 2015, with the line totals adding up to 22,228.

We reached out for official comment, but at the time of this writing, all’s quiet.

Now then: in March, the brand began initial deliveries of the 2016 Cadillac CT6 full-size sedan. Shipments of the 2017 Cadillac XT5 midsize luxury crossover are scheduled to begin in April in the United States.

“Launching new products into our largest markets expands our portfolio, continues to build our product substance, and

... read more at: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2016/04/cadillac-march-2016-sales-results-numbers-figures/

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