Maplewood detective wins statewide award

Maplewood Police Detective Alesia Metry was awarded the Minnesota Association of Women Police’s “Officer of the Year” recently. Metry emphasized that team work is a big part of her job. Sgt. Joe Bergeron had been Metry’s direct supervisor.

Alesia Metry named officer of the year
Detective Alesia Metry is a team player. She may have come away with the Officer of the Year Award from the Minnesota Association of Women Police last month, but she’s just as proud of her investigative team’s work as she is her own.


Maplewood Herberger's clearance center opens

Herberger’s celebrated the grand opening of its clearance store near Maplewood Mall last week. (Tim Faklis/Review)

New low-price shop is just west of Maplewood Mall
Herberger’s has opened its first clearance shop, located in the Birch Run Station shopping center just west of Maplewood Mall.


Maplewood Moose Lodge looks to future

The Maplewood Moose Lodge has experienced a decline in membership in recent years, but many dedicated members are thinking about new ways to draw new members, and keep the fraternal and service organization relevant. (Photos by Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Membership down, but dedicated
Leaders of the Maplewood Moose Lodge recently have been thinking about ways to attract new members, in order to bolster its more than 100-year-old missions to serve the community and establish fellowship.


Maplewood Rainbow Foods is sold

Maplewood Rainbow Foods bought by SuperValu, will keep its name

Rainbow Foods, for the most part, will be no more in Minnesota.
The supermarket chain’s parent company, Roundy’s, announced May 7 it would be selling 18 of its 27 Rainbow stores. Twin Cities-based SuperValu is buying 10 Rainbows and turning them into Cub Foods stores.
Six locations, including the one in Maplewood, will remain a Rainbow Foods under new ownership.


Maplewood historian wins Heritage Award

Love of city’s history began by researching a road
You don’t have to be a native of a city to become an expert of its history.
Bob Jensen has only lived in Maplewood since 2007, but that hasn’t stopped him from immersing himself in the suburb’s history. Within two years of arriving, he was a part of the Maplewood Historical Society. Two years after that, he was the society’s vice president. One year later, he was promoted again, this time to president, a title he still holds.


Chuck Ahl to retire

After 30 years in city government, Chuck Ahl is retiring from his latest position as Maplewood City Manager. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Maplewood city manager heading to Florida after 29 years of government service
City Manager Chuck Ahl started his career in Maplewood, and three decades later he’s finishing his career in Maplewood. Despite a 14-year gap away from the city, he says confidently that his “baseball cap will have a Maplewood logo on it.”
After 29 years working in city government, mainly in the east metro, Ahl decided to hang up that hat, announcing his retirement at the Monday, April 28 city council meeting.


Youth Service Bureau continues to succeed in Maplewood

Capping off a successful fifth year of crime prevention education for juvenile offenders, it was announced that the Youth Service Bureau is now set to return for a sixth.
The Maplewood City Council unanimously renewed funding for the Bureau at its Monday, April 14, meeting, thereby giving kids who have had contact with police a chance to start over. It will cover the 2014 calendar year and will cost $27,295.50 to continue their services.


Rory Mitchell charged in Maplewood Wells Fargo robbery

Rory Alan Mitchell

Investigators looking into partner's involvement
Police charged Rory Alan Mitchell on Friday, April 25 in connection with the robbery of a Maplewood Wells Fargo that took place April 21, marking the third bank robbery he's been attached to this week.
Mitchell, 50, and Kimberly Anne Hillage, 43, were charged by Burnsville police Wednesday, April 23, with the robbery of banks in both Burnsville and Maple Grove, and authorities quickly suspected Mitchell played a role in the robbery of the Wells Fargo near Maplewood Mall.


Couple charged in multiple bank robberies

Left to right: Rory Alan Mitchell; Kimberly Anne Hillage

Police investigating possible connection to Maplewood Wells Fargo holdup
Burnsville police charged two people Wednesday, April 23, in connection with the robbery of banks in Burnsville and Maple Grove, with one of them suspected to have played a role in Monday's robbery at the Maplewood Wells Fargo.


Maplewood breaks ground on fire-police structure

Maplewood Fire Department personnel lend a hand at the April 14 groundbreaking ceremony for a fire department and police substation to be located at 600 McKnight Road. The new station will replace the one currently at 1177 Century Ave. N., and will include a police substation. (submitted photo)

After some early objections from nearby homeowners, the city of Maplewood finally broke ground on a construction project for a new fire and police substation on Monday, April 14.


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