Aundrea Kinney

Aundrea Kinney can be reached at akinney@lillienews.com or at 651-748-7822.

Wed
21
Dec

Sanctuary or circus?


During the autumn cleanup at St. Mary’s Cemetery in North St. Paul, many decorations were moved from gravesites to the space behind the privacy fence at the edge of the cemetery. All of the items were tagged, so the owners could retrieve them, but two months later many of the same items remain there untouched.

St. Mary’s Cemetery: stricter adornment policies divide community

Wed
21
Dec

Paul Reinke appointed as Oakdale mayor


City administrator Bart Fischer swore in Paul Reinke as mayor of Oakdale at the Dec. 13 city council meeting.

At the Dec. 13 Oakdale City Council meeting, the council unanimously appointed council member Paul Reinke, 58, to fill the vacant mayoral position until a candidate is elected in a special election. Reinke was sworn in during the same meeting.

Wed
21
Dec

Maplewood passes 2017 levy with 5 percent increase


Minnesota Municipal Power Agency recently installed a solar array at North High School as part of the Hometown Solar Grant program. submitted photo

Maplewood held a public truth-in-taxation hearing during its regular Dec. 12 city council meeting. 

After the hearing, council members cast unanimous votes for a 5 percent increase in the city’s property-tax levy for next year.

Sun
18
Dec

A man of spiritual words & local actions


After many years of community service, Crist and Noma Langelett of North St. Paul describe themselves as “finally retiring” from some of their many volunteer duties.

Crist Langelett cutting back after many years of extraordinary volunteerism

Crist Langelett is a community icon in North St. Paul, though his influence has touched lives all over the east metro. 

Wed
14
Dec

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. 

Wed
07
Dec

Infant strangled in car seat

North St. Paul daycare provider charged with manslaughter

Wed
07
Dec

Hill-Murray is ringing in the season with two holiday shows


Above are the Hill-Murray seniors involved with at least one of this year’s two holiday shows. Seven seniors are involved with both “Almost, Maine” and “A Very Hill-Murray Christmas Cabaret.”

For the first time ever, Hill-Murray High School, which is known for its extensive theater program, is presenting two holiday shows in repertory, which means the two shows will be alternating performances within the same time period. 

Thu
01
Dec

Woman shot by ex-husband while at work in North St. Paul


A shooting took place Nov. 23 at Anchor Mold and Tool Co. in North St. Paul.

Man charged with attempted murder

Wed
30
Nov

Flames consume vehicle on Highway 36


The Roseville Fire Department extinguishes the fully involved SUV fire on Highway 36. (Photo courtesy of Roseville Fire Department)

No injuries result from Black Friday blaze 

Wed
30
Nov

Fitness Stations added along Oakdale Nature Preserve trails


The new Fitness Stations like this rock climbing wall focus on upper body exercises so that people who are already walking or running on the trails will be able to get a full body workout.

Area residents who have walked through Oakdale’s Nature Preserve this fall may have noticed several new structures dispersed along the trails. These structures were for the new fitness stations that became operational this November.

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