Maplewood

Mon
21
May

One-year-old boy hit and killed by car at Maplewood home

Was thought to have been inside house

 

A 1-year-old boy was accidentally struck and killed by a vehicle driven by a family member in a Maplewood neighborhood the night of May 20.

Wed
16
May

Tobacco 21 discussions begin slowly in Maplewood


file photo • Youth from John Glenn Middle School’s Support Our School group have talked with several elected officials about raising the tobacco sales age from 18 to 21. During Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation Day on March 22, the students met with Reps. Leon Lillie and Peter Fischer, as well as Sen. Chuck Wiger, at the Capitol, and in April, they met with Maplewood Mayor Nora Slawik.

Cities changing the tobacco sales age from 18 to 21 is a growing trend in the metro area. The week of May 7, Shoreview and Falcon Heights became the first east metro cities to join the trend, which includes five other cities in Minnesota.

Wed
09
May

Rep. Leon Lillie recovering after fall from ladder


Courtesy of Minnesota House Public Information Services • Despite having numerous broken bones, State Rep. Leon Lillie made a surprise appearance at the House Capital Investment Committee the morning of May 4, according to a tweet posted by @MNHouseInfo that same day.

Leon Lillie

State Rep. Leon Lillie was hospitalized after he fell off a ladder at his home April 22, breaking multiple bones. 

Fri
27
Apr

Short-term mental health facility opens in Maplewood


Aundrea Kinney/Review • During an April 12 open house event, community members were welcomed into Afton Place to see the renovations HealthPartners did to the building and to learn more about the short-term residential mental health transitional support program that began there April 18. After touring the building, most in attendance gathered to chat in the dining area where patients eat family-style meals and learn nutritional and budgeting skills.

Despite a bump in the road just over a year ago, Afton Place, a short-term residential mental health transitional support facility in Maplewood, began taking in patients April 18 after hosting a successful public open house event the week before.

Wed
18
Apr

Maplewood music teacher named a finalist for Teacher of the Year


Shaylee McComb

Weaver Elementary School music teacher Shaylee McComb is a finalist for the 2018 Minnesota Teacher of the Year award.

Wed
18
Apr

In pursuit of the past


Aundrea Kinney photos/Review • Local historian Janice Quick pours over one of the historic ledgers at Forest Lawn Cemetery, where she conducted much of her research on Mathilde Dike.

Local historian uncovers forgotten story of a St. Paul woman.

Wed
04
Apr

SNAPSHOTS: Wakefield Park warming house demolished

submitted rendering • The warming house at Maplewood’s Wakefield Park, 590 Frost Ave., was demolished to clear the way for a new park building on March 22.

Wed
04
Apr

East metro cities appeal new DNR restrictions placed on municipal water permits

North St. Paul, Lake Elmo, Oakdale and Maplewood among those affected.

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