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Mayor talks East Side issues ahead of State of the City Summit


file photo • St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter visited students Feb. 28 at New Horizon Academy in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood, where he read “Pete the Cat I Love my White Shoes.”

Mayor Melvin Carter

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter is finishing out his first 100 days in office and to mark the occasion, he will be hosting a State of the City Summit on Saturday, April 14, at 8:30 a.m. at Johnson High School. 

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09
Apr

Listening House sues St. Paul over guest restrictions


file graphic • Listening House, a homeless day shelter that operates out of First Lutheran Church at 463 Maria Ave., is suing the City of St. Paul over restrictions put on it by the St. Paul City Council that limit the number of guests it can serve, among other things.

As Listening House, a homeless day shelter in Dayton’s Bluff, neighbors and the city struggle to find a balance so all can coexist, the organization filed a lawsuit against the City of St. Paul in Ramsey County District Court on April 2. 

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09
Apr

Approval given once again for Mendota Heights apartment complex

Despite opposition raised by both residents and two council members, as well as a lawsuit, the Mendota Heights City Council on April 3 approved an amendment to the final planned unit development for a new apartment development off Highway 13.

Wed
04
Apr

Lake Elmo shuts down contaminated well and water tower


submitted photo • Lake Elmo took a well and a water tower offline March 28 following a recommendation from the Minnesota Department of Health, which discovered a perflurochemical concentration above its health-based advisory level. The affected well primarily served the Old Village area, providing water to properties south of the railroad tracks, along Lake Elmo Avenue South to Fifth Street. Properties in this area now are receiving clean water from two of the city’s other wells.

Lake Elmo shut down a city well and water tower March 28 due to contamination from perflurochemicals, often referred to as PFCs, which are man-made chemicals developed by 3M Company.

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04
Apr

East metro cities appeal new DNR restrictions placed on municipal water permits

North St. Paul, Lake Elmo, Oakdale and Maplewood among those affected.

Tue
03
Apr

St. Anthony approves Lowry Grove plans for redevelopment


courtesy of The Village, LLC • A site map of the planned redevelopment of the former Lowry Grove site, which was approved by the St. Anthony City Council at its March 27 meeting. Initial plans for the site boasted more than 700 housing units, but were shot down over concerns of density. The just-approved plans include 414 units.

The St. Anthony City Council approved the latest redevelopment plans for the former Lowry Grove, now being called the Kenzie Terrace & Stinson Parkway development, at its March 27 meeting. 

Tue
03
Apr

Tobacco age change ordinances gaining traction in north suburbs

The Roseville City Council enthusiastically directed city staff March 26 to put together a draft ordinance raising the age to purchase tobacco products in the city to 21.

Tue
03
Apr

Accusation of racism comes out of RAHS girls basketball banquet

Days after the close of the Roseville Area High School girls basketball team’s most successful season in a decade, the mother of a team member is accusing players and coaches of racism following the team’s March 26 banquet.

Tue
03
Apr

Little Canada council approves daytime sprinkling ban

Enforcement slated to begin in June

 

Tue
03
Apr

Mounds View may become friendlier for front porches

Many of Mounds View’s homes were built in the 1940s and ‘50s, according to city planner Jon Sevald, before front porches were en vogue.

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