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Wed
09
May

North St. Paul installs new weather siren


courtesy of City of North St. Paul • North St. Paul had a new severe weather siren installed on the roof of City Hall May 3 next to the existing siren, which will continue to be sounded at noon every day. The new siren, which has a different tone, will only be used in the event of severe weather.

North St. Paul installed a new Federal Signal siren May 3 to be used for severe weather warnings. The siren that residents are used to hearing every day at noon has not been decommissioned and will continue to mark midday.

Wed
09
May

Oakdale cheerleading squad wins national championship


submitted photo • An Oakdale-based cheerleading squad made up of 14 metro area girls recently won its division at the All Star Cheer Competition National Championship in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Lightning, a cheerleading squad out of Oakdale, won the Recreation Level Three Division All Star Cheer Competition National Championship, which was held recently in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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. 

Wed
09
May

North High School student takes second in 2018 Congressional Art Competition


submitted photo • Kaocheneng Yang’s photograph titled “The Lock of Soul” took second place in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, which was open to high school students in the Fourth Congressional District.

Kaocheneng Yang of North High School took second place in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for her photograph titled “The Lock of Soul.” 

Wed
09
May

SNAPSHOTS: Cowern students plant trees on Arbor Day


courtesy of School District 622

Photos courtesy of School District 622 • Some Cowern Elementary School fourth-graders celebrated Arbor Day, April 27, by planting seedlings.

Tue
08
May

New Brighton mayor throws first softball pitch, welcomes spring


Solomon Gustavo photo • Johnson and softball player Scott Ranfranz chatted before the game — Johnson said the idea of the her, the mayor, throwing out the first pitch started as a joke, but then she decided it would be a fun thing to do.

“Two weeks ago, it was a blizzard,” said New Brighton Mayor Val Johnson the evening of May 1 as she walked toward the backstop at Freedom Park in New Brighton to throw the ceremonial first pitch for a city-run men’s softball league.

Tue
08
May

Lauderdale buys a piece of its past


Courtesy of City of Lauderdale • The fifth- and sixth-grade class at Lauderdale School as seen in December 1953. Lauderdale recently bought the former school site located at 1795 Eustis St., and prior to its redevelopment, is offering tours of the building on May 19.

Redevelopment planned for Lauderdale School site, but first, tours

 

Tue
08
May

Affordable housing project pitched next to Lowry Grove redevelopment


Courtesy of Google Maps • A 70-unit affordable housing development was presented to the St. Anthony community May 7 at the Bremer Bank site near the former Lowry Grove mobile home park. Aeon, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit affordable housing developer, presented the plan.

Aeon, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit affordable housing developer, has been involved in St.

Tue
08
May

Man sentenced for brutal, head-on crash in Roseville


courtesy of Roseville Police Department • Michael Terry Flodine was sentenced April 26 to jail time for the Dec. 2, 2016, crash, in which he plowed head-on into the SUV driven by Steven Gernes on Fairview Avenue in Roseville, severely injuring Gernes.

Michael Terry Flodine

The man who drove the wrong way down Fairview Avenue at speeds faster than 100 miles per hour and head-on into an SUV in a December, 2016, crash that bewildered area residents has been convicted of criminal vehicular operation.

Tue
08
May

New Brighton 15-year-old Hunter Heck was one of eight top junior boys who qualified for the 2018 Team USA National Junior Team


Hunter Heck

New Brighton 15-year-old Hunter Heck was one of eight top junior boys who qualified for the 2018 Team USA National Junior Team, a training program designed to give a collection of America’s best young tennis players, born in eithe

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