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Dec

Lake Elmo design manual focused on small-town charm

New developments must now be distinctly Lake Elmo.
The Lake Elmo City Council recently approved design standards to foster high-quality developments that encourage the quaintness of the Old Village and the open-space ambiance the rural city boasts.

Wed
04
Dec

Suspected shoplifter runs over former cop’s foot

A motor vehicle accident in November at an Oakdale business left a shoplifting suspect’s vehicle with a broken windshield and a former police officer with a sore foot.
A woman suspected of stealing an 18-volt battery and charger kit valued at $99.99 from Mills Fleet Farm on Hadley Avenue managed to evade a loss prevention employee the afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 13. The suspect then got into a silver Chrysler 300, which did not have license plates, and drove off, though not before running over the foot of a former police officer who was nearby.

Wed
04
Dec

St. Anthony City Council approves 2014 Street and Utility Project

The St. Anthony Village City Council unanimously approved the city’s 2014 Street and Utility Project Plans and Specifications and authorized an advertisement for bids at its Tuesday, Nov. 26 city council meeting.
St. Anthony’s City Engineer Todd Hubmer said the entire project would cost $2.19 million. Of that amount, the city would be paying just over $1.7 million and $483,000 would be assessed to 72 properties in the area. Homeowners would not be assessed for sanitary improvements or a proposed rain garden on the north end of Central Park, Hubmer said.

Wed
04
Dec

Bradley leaving downtown North St. Paul; three storefronts will be open

A fixture on North St. Paul’s main street for 12 years, Greg Bradley is finally moving out.
Bradley, who owns the building at 2533-2535 East Seventh Ave., has hosted businesses in its three suites ranging from a plumbing fixtures showroom to retail motorcycle accessories and clothing, a succession of cafés and snack shops, a knitting shop, a collectibles store and a portrait studio.

Tue
03
Dec

Suspect in custody for Dayton's Bluff murder

Brandon Gerard ChristopherThree days and a dramatic car chase later, the teenager suspected of murdering a man in the Dayton's Bluff neighborhood on Tuesday, Nov. 26 is in custody.
Brandon Gerard Christopher, 19, of Maplewood is charged in the murder of 28 year-old Evan Brown of St. Paul.
Brown was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head in the early hours of Nov. 26, after police received an anonymous tip summoning them to the 800 block of East Fourth Street around 3:30 a.m.

Tue
03
Dec

North St. Paul police wait for fingerprint analysis from hoax bomb

Nearly three weeks after a report of a suspicious package evacuated a block of commercial buildings in downtown North St. Paul, triggering a visit from the St. Paul Bomb Squad to investigate and dismantle the "hoax device," police officers are waiting for fingerprints to be analyzed in their search for who may have

Tue
03
Dec

RAHS student receives Shoreview’s 2013 Caring Youth Award


Ava Witthauer received the 2013 Caring Youth Award, which was presented to her by Shoreview Mayor Sandy Martin, left, and Shoreview Human Rights Commission co-chairs Bob Minton and Nancy Hite. (Joshua Nielsen/Review)

Ava Witthauer of Shoreview has been in the habit of helping others since she was a little girl at Parkview Center School in Roseville -- from raising cash donations for victims of 2004’s deadly tsunami in southeast Asia, collecting thousands of Valentine’s Day cards for troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan, to helping start a food shelf at Roseville Area High School (RAHS).
“She was born this way,” her mother Kim says. “As far back as I can remember she has been looking for ways to help others.”

Tue
03
Dec

I-694 receives funding for part-time lanes

Commuters traveling along Interstate 694 in the northeast metro should see shorter commute times starting in 2015.  
Last month, Gov. Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) announced ten highway projects to receive $300 million in funding through the state’s new Corridors of Commerce program. The program was established during the 2013 legislative session to improve the movement of freight and add capacity to some of the state’s most congested roadways.

Mon
02
Dec

Police memorial vandalized


The memorial for Maplewood Police Sgt. Joseph Bergeron, who was shot while on duty, was vandalized on either Nov. 21 or 22. (submitted photo)

The St. Paul Police Department’s Eastern District reported that the Sgt. Bergeron Memorial was vandalized sometime between 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 21 and 9 a.m. on Nov. 22.  
The memorial, which sits at the intersection of Arlington Avenue East and North English Street, was covered in white paint.

Mon
02
Dec

Sun Ray Library to close for long-term renovation


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Beginning Monday, Dec. 2, the Sun Ray Library will be closed for many months while the place receives a welcome facelift.
The library is getting a $5.5 million renovation, which will include adding a new facade with more windows, a reading garden, a 24-hour book drop, a new “teen zone” and an expanded children’s section.
The project goes to bid sometime in the month of December, said Rebecca Ryan, the library’s manager. Because a contractor has not been chosen, the re-opening date of the library is unsure, she said.

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