143-year-old church changes name with changing times

Marjorie Otto/ Review "I feel like Vanna White," laughed Joe Stodola, manager of building and grounds for what will now be called LifePoint Church, as he took down the church's old signage. The church, located at 2220 Edgerton St. in Maplewood, was called Trinity Baptist Church until April 1.


Marjorie Otto
Review staff

Trinity Baptist Church, a longtime community member of both the East Side of St. Paul and, within the past 50 years, Maplewood, has changed its name. 


New Rice Street retail includes a Tim Horton's coffee and doughnut shop.

A new multi-tenant retail space is being built at 2158 Rice St., the site of a former Sinclair gas station. One tenant will be a Tim Horton's, a Canadian-based chain known for its coffee and doughnuts. The new retail space in Maplewood is estimated to open around June 1. (Marjorie Otto/Review)

Development located at the corner of Rice Street and County Road B.

Marjorie Otto
Review staff


John Glenn Middle School calls astronauts at International Space Station

John Glenn Middle School and ham radio volunteers made history Feb. 22 by speaking with Commander Shane Kimbrough, commander of the International Space Station. Sixth-grader Andrewon Xiong wanted to know, “How important is team work to the mission of the ISS crew?”

Students ask Commander Kimbrough about life in space

“NA1SS, KOJDD calling for a scheduled contact. Do you copy? Over.”

“NA1SS copies loud and clear. Over.”


Maplewood City Council shuts down Stargate after brazen shooting

Since a chaotic Feb. 18 shooting, Maplewood City Council members have received numerous concerns and complaints about Stargate Bar & Nightclub from residents of Maplewood, Roseville and St. Paul. The club’s location at Rice Street and Larpenteur Avenue places it near the intersection of the three cities.

Some 70 shots fired in incident that injured five


The path to become a city

Maplewood’s first village officials are sworn in.

A History of Maplewood

Bob Jensen  - President of the Maplewood Area Historical Society

The written history of Maplewood begins about 165 years ago when European and French-Canadian settlers began farming in this area. Prior to this time, the land was inhabited by the Dakota Indians with occasional visits by French and English fur traders and explorers. The landscape was a mix of scrub oak and prairie with many wetlands and lakes.


Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell plans to leave his position

Paul Schnell

Near the beginning of February, Paul Schnell, 55, Maplewood’s public safety director and police chief, told city officials of his plans to retire from his position. 


The needs of divergent populations clash in Maplewood

A short term mental health treatment facility is looking to use space at 2715 Upper Afton Road in Maplewood, across the street from Carver Elementary.

City council faces controversial decision in February


Maplewood police investigating robbery of credit union

Surveillance photos show an armed robber inside the Unity One Credit Union on Beam Avenue in Maplewood on Wednesday, Dec. 21.

The Maplewood Police Department and the Minneapolis office of the FBI are investigating an armed bank robbery that occurred at Unity One Credit Union, 1535 Beam Ave. 


Local school takes a moment to remember its namesake, John Glenn

John Glenn Middle School was named after the first American to orbit Earth on Feb. 20, 1962. The former astronaut died last week.

John Glenn passed away Dec. 8 at the age of 95. He was the first American to orbit Earth and went on to have a long career as a U.S. senator from Ohio. 


Maplewood police seek public's assistance to identify armed robbery suspect

During the struggle, the employee was pistol-whipped by the suspect and sustained minor injuries.

Popeye's employee tussles with robber after a gun is put to his head 


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