Aundrea Kinney

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

Wed
12
Oct

Lake Elmo city council passes preliminary levy

Residents can expect a decrease in city taxes

On Sept. 20, the Lake Elmo City Council passed the community’s preliminary 2017 property-tax levy, which is $31,778 less than this year’s levy.

Wed
12
Oct

Maplewood Nature Center – a fall birding ‘hotspot’


A hermit thrush, first to arrive in the spring and last to leave in the fall, is caught in a the mist net at the Maplewood Nature Center. Each year worldwide, millions of birds are safely captured, banded, and released unharmed.

Thousands of birds stop by to refuel

Wed
05
Oct

Scout-O-Rama


Jordan Kirchner tries his hand at tying snake knots at the Scout-O-Rama held at the NorthStar Museum in North St. Paul Sept. 24. The youth in the community sampled the fun of scouting also with a cooking demonstration, pioneering, fire starting, crafts, and camping tent set-up.
Wed
05
Oct

North Metro Flex Academy KaBOOMs a playground


Plenty of volunteers offered their labors during the North Metro Flex Academy playground build day Sept. 24.

In the popular TV show “Parks and Recreation,” an episode featured the KaBOOM! organization, which in the end turned out to be an elaborate, fictional prank.

Wed
05
Oct

Maplewood gathers input, advice on its police body-worn camera policy

On Sept 26, Maplewood police chief Paul Schnell presented the city council a review of the police department’s draft body-worn camera policy. This review included the perspectives of three guest speakers.

Wed
05
Oct

New interchange planned at Hadley Avenue and Highway 36

Redesign should eliminate rush-hour headaches

Wed
05
Oct

JW’s Bierstube celebrating 25 years in Oakdale


JW’s Bierstube will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with specials. Owner Jim Yanz is pictured with his wife Jodi and children Max, Sam, and Maci.

This October, Oakdale’s JW’s Bierstube restaurant will be celebrating more than its annual Octoberfest. 

Oct. 7 marks the 25-year anniversary of the restaurant, and owner Jim Yanz is going all out.

Wed
05
Oct

East Metro Public Safety Training Facility grand opening

 

If you go...

Wed
05
Oct

Carver Elementary School recognized twice for high achievements

This year, Carver Elementary School in Maplewood received two formal recognitions of excellence.

Wed
28
Sep

North St. Paul sets tentative budget, property-tax levy for 2017

The average North St. Paul home would see a property-tax increase of about $7 a month in 2017 under the preliminary tax levy approved by the city council Sept. 20.

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