March 2006

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Mar

Yard waste sites open late due to heavy snowfall

The opening of Ramsey County’s seven yard waste sites has been delayed for one week due to the recent heavy snowfall. All seven yard waste sites will open to the public on April 3.

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30
Mar

Highway 36 snowman to be moved yet again

No matter what the weather — sleet, hail or torrential downpours — the 44-foot-tall North St. Paul snowman has been smiling at passing motorists for nearly two decades.
But that’s about to change.

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30
Mar

Construction of new Maplewood library will begin in April

What was originally planned to be a 14,000 square foot addition to Maplewood’s library on Beam Avenue is now an entirely new construction project a week away from fruition.

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30
Mar

District 623 levy referendum on the horizon

With costs rising and student enrollment expected to drop off in coming years, the Roseville Area School District is working on an operating levy referendum that, if approved by the School Board, would likely go before voters this fall.

Thu
30
Mar

School board member branches out to own a bank

Marc Cove has spent years looking at ways to own a bank in the City of Oakdale. Now, after plans he started in January provided “the right opportunity,” Cove decided to resign March 17 from his eight-year employment at Western Bank in Oakdale.

Thu
30
Mar

Behrens-Rossbach complaint denied by Office of Administrative Hearings

After barely two years handling political complaints about local elections, it looks like the Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings has plenty of “job security” from Maplewood cases.

Thu
30
Mar

Governor, legislature should not duck tax relief

Last week the Governor released his supplemental budget. I was disappointed that there was no money for property tax relief in the Governor’s budget. We’ve all received our property tax statements and can see that property taxes are going way up.

Thu
30
Mar

Local projects included in Senate funding

The Legislature’s top priority, the Capital Bonding Bill, recently passed the Senate with strong bipartisan support.

Thu
30
Mar

Maplewood squad car crashes into house

Even Joe Polencheck has to laugh, as he unconsciously drops a cliché into directions to his house.
“You can’t miss it,” he says before starting to chuckle ruefully.

Thu
30
Mar

Food shelf pushes to store summer rations

Every year the pine squirrel digs a shallow midden, filling it with enough rations to last the winter.

The Zicks do the same for the North St. Paul Area Emergency Food Shelf, only they save up provisions for the summer months.

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