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‘Granny flats’ could be coming to East Side


Courtesy of the City of St. Paul • St. Paul city staff is looking at expanding the use of accessory dwelling units to select East Side neighborhoods. Commonly known as “mother-in-law apartments” or “granny-flats,” accessory dwelling units are small, separate apartments that can be created within an existing structure, as a separate, small dwelling, or on top of a garage.

The St. Paul City Council voted to begin a study of the use of accessory dwelling units in select parts of the city during its meeting on Feb. 7.

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Former IGH Rainbow building to become special education school


Hannah Burlingame/Review • A new special education school got the go-ahead from the Inver Grove Heights City Council Feb. 26 to move into the space that once housed the Rainbow Foods at 9015 Broderick Blvd.

The long vacant building that used to house Rainbow Foods in Inver Grove Heights has been given the green light for a new tenant. 

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West St. Paul council decides to close municipal golf course


Graphic courtesy of Dakota County • The concept map shows what the River to River Greenway crossing could be like between Livingston and Oakdale avenues. The dashed line represents what could be an alignment through Thompson Oaks Golf Course, made possible by the West St. Paul City Council’s Feb. 26 decision to close the city-owned course.

Closure could open door to new development and trails.

 

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Feb

As membership triples, Roseville Police Explorers Post seeks public’s support


Mike Munzenrider • Roseville Police Explorer Dawson Fischer conducts a simulated traffic stop during a recent Explorers meeting in a garage beneath the Roseville Police Department. The Explorer post’s membership has nearly tripled since last year, and the police department is seeking the public’s support for the program, which teaches young people about law enforcement, ahead of a state competition.

Post teaches young people about law enforcement during time of need.

All kinds of meetings are commonplace at Roseville City Hall, but few include simulated police traffic stops or controlled bomb scares.

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Feb

New Marion Street park to bring more green play space for Roseville families


courtesy of City of Roseville • A new green-space park has been approved for 1716 Marion St. in southeast Roseville. With a public and privately funded $250,000 budget, the lot will include a wide open field, playground and a hill slide.

The Roseville City Council unanimously approved the master plan for a new park to be built in the southeast corner of the city. 

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Feb

‘We must do better’


Solomon Gustavo • A St. Anthony resident and a St. Anthony police officer talk before the Feb. 22 open house on the Department of Justice’s review of the St. Anthony Police Department, at St. Anthony City Hall.

St. Anthony PD holds department review open house.

St. Anthony police Chief Jon Mangseth lead an open house introducing a department reform work plan at St. Anthony City Hall Feb. 22. 

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Feb

SNAPSHOT: Balancing tastes

Solomon Gustavo • The Taste of Shoreview, the fundraiser kick-off to Slice Season and the countdown to Slice of Shoreview Days in July — and eating al fresco, once again — was held at Shoreview City Hall Feb. 22.

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Ramsey County Sheriff holds award ceremony


Solomon Gustavo photo • Ramsey County Sheriff Jack Serier adorns deputy Long Yang with the Lifesaving Award medal next to fellow award-winning correctional officer Alex Grundhofer. Yang and Grundhofer were honored for rescuing the life of an inmate who was attempting suicide.

For their work serving the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office employees are treated to the offices Employee Recognition Ceremony each year. This year’s event was held at North Heights Lutheran Church in Arden Hills Feb. 21 during the lunch hour.

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Feb

Henry Sibley’s ‘Little Marching Band That Could’ finds excellence in being small


Katie Lauer/Review • Members of the Henry Sibley Marching Band’s color guard took to the auditorium stage to work on flag-handling techniques and skills in preparation for the band’s trip to Washington, D.C., this summer. The band, successful in competitions despite its small size, was invited by Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Amy Klobuchar to represent Minnesota in the Independence Day Parade and is working to raise money to make the trip happen.

Band seeks help for trip to Washington, D.C., for July 4 parade.

 

Marching in sync to the beat of the center snare drum, last year you couldn’t tell which Henry Sibley Marching Band members were rookies or vets.

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SNAPSHOTS: A balmy Freeze Fest

Marjorie Otto photos/Review • It was a mild day, at least by Minnesota standards, during the annual Lake Phalen Freeze Fest on Feb. 17.

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