Sunday, May 29, 2016
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The annual parade brought out families in West St. Paul on May 21 as part of the Celebrate West St. Paul Days festivities. At right, kids enjoyed running to pick up candy thrown by passing floats. The Vulcans (second photo), the Henry Sibley High School marching band, local and visiting royalty (... + continue reading

During restoration of Pilot Knob, the overhead power lines were buried as to not detract from the natural look of the area. (Submitted photo)
Sunday, May 29, 2016
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It’s been a hot topic for a few years now: the decline of pollinators.  Last fall, Mendota Heights decided to do something on its end to help insects and animals that pollinate plants.  The city began developing a pollinator-friendly work plan, and at the April 19 city council... + continue reading

Cameren Torgerud said Studio Payne will be one of the first oddity shops in Minnesota. (Marjorie Otto photos/Review)
Sunday, May 29, 2016
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Cameren Torgerud defines oddities as “things that you wouldn’t expect people to collect but they do.” Torgerud is busy putting the finishing touches on his new oddities shop and artist space called Studio Payne, at 1129 Payne Ave., across the street from Cook St. Paul restaurant. He will be... + continue reading

Brianna Bertsch of Shoreview studied abroad in Kenya with a group of 15 nursing students from North Dakota State University. Bertsch is in the middle row, second from the left. (submitted photo)
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Shoreview native Brianna Bertsch has a lot to look forward to as a recent graduate from North Dakota State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing.  But with just returning from a semester-long practicum in Kenya, she said looking back is also important.  ... + continue reading

Tyler Schaller hid geocaches in Maplewood parks for his Eagle Scout project in 2010.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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A new summer hobby gains popularity Geocaching is on the rise. This hobby involves travel, mystery and discovery. It gets people learning history and practicing forgotten skills while solving puzzles and engaging in self-paced exercise.  People of any age can participate independently or... + continue reading

During restoration of Pilot Knob, the overhead power lines were buried as to not detract from the natural look of the area. (Submitted photo)

Cameren Torgerud said Studio Payne will be one of the first oddity shops in Minnesota. (Marjorie Otto photos/Review)

Brianna Bertsch of Shoreview studied abroad in Kenya with a group of 15 nursing students from North Dakota State University. Bertsch is in the middle row, second from the left. (submitted photo)

Tyler Schaller hid geocaches in Maplewood parks for his Eagle Scout project in 2010.

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Cameren Torgerud said Studio Payne will be one of the first oddity shops in Minnesota. (Marjorie Otto photos/Review)
Sunday, 05/29/16
Cameren Torgerud defines oddities as “things that you wouldn’t expect people to collect but they do.” Torgerud is busy putting the finishing touches on his new oddities shop and artist space called Studio Payne, at 1129 Payne Ave., across the street from Cook St. Paul restaurant. He... + continue reading

The Smokedale Tobacco company sells a wide variety of tobacco products and the Oakdale store has the largest selection of water and hand-blown glass pipes in the region. (file photo)
Sunday, 05/29/16
Synthetic drugs appeal to teenagers, but have deadly consequences On May 12, after almost four years of investigation, Washington County Attorney Pete Orput filed three felony drug charges against Hatem Amin Younis, 44, which include the sale and possession of hallucinogens, stimulants... + continue reading

During restoration of Pilot Knob, the overhead power lines were buried as to not detract from the natural look of the area. (Submitted photo)
Sunday, 05/29/16
It’s been a hot topic for a few years now: the decline of pollinators.  Last fall, Mendota Heights decided to do something on its end to help insects and animals that pollinate plants.  The city began developing a pollinator-friendly work plan, and at the April 19 city... + continue reading
Sunday, 05/29/16
Who can live in single-family home at center of discussion   How do you define a family? That was a question debated at the May 9 West St. Paul City Council meeting, during the first reading of a proposed zoning ordinance amendment. Ultimately, the city code zoning... + continue reading
Sunday, 05/29/16
The annual parade brought out families in West St. Paul on May 21 as part of the Celebrate West St. Paul Days festivities. At right, kids enjoyed running to pick up candy thrown by passing floats. The Vulcans (second photo), the Henry Sibley High School marching band, local and visiting... + continue reading

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East Side Review

Sunday, 05/29/16
Thursday, April 28 — Wednesday, May 4 District 1 District 2 District 4 District 5 About the blotter The East Side... + continue reading

The Smokedale Tobacco company sells a wide variety of tobacco products and the Oakdale store has the largest selection of water and hand-blown glass pipes in the region. (file photo)
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Cameren Torgerud said Studio Payne will be one of the first oddity shops in Minnesota. (Marjorie Otto photos/Review)
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Studio Payne, located at 1129 Payne Ave., is located across the street from Cook restaurant and will include a sign marking the oddity shop and art space.
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Studio Payne will include an oddities shop, seen in the rear, and a gallery for artists to sell their work.
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Torgerud collects skulls he finds while walking in the woods. He then either soaks the bones in a water and bleach mix, or lets flesh-eating beetles clean them.
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South West Review

Sunday, 05/29/16
Who can live in single-family home at center of discussion   How do you define a family? That was a question debated at the May 9 West St. Paul City Council meeting, during the first... + continue reading

During restoration of Pilot Knob, the overhead power lines were buried as to not detract from the natural look of the area. (Submitted photo)
05/29/16

There’s no need to head north to land a lunker. There are plenty of quality fishing spots for families to enjoy right in the metro area. (submitted photo/Minnesota DNR)
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Roseville - Little Canada

Tuesday, 05/24/16
Paid off his mortgage, credit cards, with mom’s money A Roseville man pleaded guilty to two counts of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult May 11 in Ramsey County District Court.... + continue reading

Roseville Police Lt. Lorne Rosand and Officer Tom Pitzel presented a wreath May 12 at the Suburban Ramsey County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony at St. Paul Hmong Alliance Church in Maplewood for the Roseville officers killed in the line of duty. The children of Officer Howard Johnson, who was killed by a bank robbery suspect in 1972, can be seen at right. “They show up every year” for the ceremony, Rosand said. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
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Roseville named parks to honor its slain officers. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)
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Oakdale - Lake Elmo

Wednesday, 05/25/16
Castle special education students, including Michael Abaciry, left, and Mitchell Kuschke, enjoyed beautiful weather out at Silver Lake in North St. Paul May 16. About 75 Castle, Cowern, Skyview and... + continue reading

From left to right: Terry Furlong, Candy Petersen, Mike Kuehn, Paul Anderson, Jan Walczak and Tom Sonnek. (Aundrea Kinney photos/Review)
05/25/16

Tyler Schaller hid geocaches in Maplewood parks for his Eagle Scout project in 2010.
05/25/16

The North St. Paul History Cruzers will be gearing up for another year of Friday night car shows. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
05/25/16

Ramsey Co. - Maplewood


Tyler Schaller hid geocaches in Maplewood parks for his Eagle Scout project in 2010.
Wednesday, 05/25/16
A new summer hobby gains popularity Geocaching is on the rise. This hobby involves travel, mystery and discovery. It gets people learning history and practicing forgotten skills while solving... + continue reading

The North St. Paul History Cruzers will be gearing up for another year of Friday night car shows. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
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Comedy teen improv, music, and jokes took to the stage at the Kid City Laugh event at the Maplewood Community Center. (Linda Baumeister photos/Review)
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The Tanner’s Lake ballfield will be named “The Ted Bearth Memorial Ballfield” in memory of the former Oakdale mayor’s devotion to public service. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
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Bulletin Area

05/25/2016
Police arrested a 28-year-old man May 25 who is suspected of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl in her home and for burglarizing -- and attempting to burglarize -- several homes in St.... + continue reading

The sprinkler system in an apartment building on Old Highway 8 is largely credited with dousing a fire last week. (submitted photo)
05/25/2016
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