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04
Sep

Mounds View School Board seeks levy renewal

The Mounds View School Board unanimously approved a resolution to put a levy renewal referendum on the ballot in November.
The district has been receiving $11.5 million annually from a voter approved property tax levy, which began in 2006 and will expire at the end of 2014.
If the levy is renewed it would begin in 2015 and continue through 2023.

Wed
04
Sep

School district will not operate NSP fitness center after Dec. 31


The North St. Paul Community School is in what was formerly known as the North St. Paul Community Center. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

The 110 members of the North St. Paul Community Fitness Center will need to begin looking for a new place to exercise starting Jan. 1.
Although fitness center members were already aware that it was scheduled to close Dec. 31, many had hoped the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District would continue to operate it, perhaps as a work-based learning opportunity for alternative learning students.

Wed
04
Sep

Charges filed against St. Paul man in head-on crash

The Washington County Attorney’s Office has filed felony charges against a St. Paul man involved in a head-on collision on state Highway 5 in Lake Elmo last year.
Jon Wentz, 47, of St. Paul was driving his Buick Regal westbound on Highway 5 near Stillwater Lane Aug. 28, 2012, when he crossed the center line into the eastbound lane, striking a Honda Civic containing two sisters, ages 15 and 20, from Stillwater.

Tue
03
Sep

50-year-old dead after argument over driving behavior

Vang AloengA St. Paul man is dead after an early morning argument on Sunday, Sept. 1, according to the St. Paul Police Department.
Jeffery Thomas Elling, 50, was shot after reportedly confronting a teenager about his driving habits.
The argument and shooting both took place near the 1400 block of York Avenue, according to the complaint.

Tue
03
Sep

Suspicious death in Shoreview ruled a homicide

The cause of death of a man found outside a building on the 5700 block of Hamline Avenue North in Shoreview on Thursday morning, Aug. 29 has been classified as homicide.
On Friday, Aug. 30, a Ramsey County Medical Examiner confirmed that the man died from a gunshot wound that was not self-inflicted.

Tue
03
Sep

Roseville gardener wins two State Fair blue ribbons for tomatoes, despite challenges


Some of John Swenson’s tomato plants have grown to his size or taller. He and his dog Sunny enjoy working in the garden. (photos by Alex Holmquist/Review)

John Swenson’s dreams of taking home another Minnesota State Fair blue ribbon for his prized tomatoes were almost crushed, literally.
The tomato-growing season was off to a rocky start this year thanks to a late spring and cool start to the summer. But little did Swenson know those weren’t the only challenges that Mother Nature had in store for him.
This spring, Swenson planted ten tomato plants, which when he purchased them from Linder’s Garden Center, near his Roseville home, were just a few inches tall. His plants grew slowly because of the cooler spring and early summer temperatures, but Swenson persevered, believing if he took special care of his plants they’d surely thrive.

Tue
03
Sep

Roseville authorizes contract negotiation with Eureka Recycling

The Roseville City Council authorized city staff to negotiate a three-year recycling services contract with Eureka Recycling at its Monday, Aug. 26 council meeting.
Eureka has been providing curbside recycling services for Roseville for eight years and its current contract with the city expires on Jan. 1, 2014.
The council approved for city staff to request proposals for comprehensive recycling services to all residential, single-family households and multi-unit households in the city at its Monday, July 1 council meeting.

Tue
03
Sep

IGH offers hunters a better shot at geese

They hiss at you when you try to reclaim your lawn, they make a mess of your driveway and they have a bad reputation for terrorizing kids and pets.
But hunters in Inver Grove Heights say the seemingly omnipresent Canada geese have a way of making themselves scarce come hunting season, and the city’s restrictive hunting schedule during peak goose migration doesn’t help matters.
Testimony from several hunters at the city council’s Aug. 26 meeting led the council to expand the city’s Canada goose hunting schedule to include all weekends during Minnesota’s waterfowl season, which runs Sept. 21 through Dec. 21.

Tue
03
Sep

WSP police have all the answers — online

The police department can be an intimidating place to visit, even for a law-abiding resident with a legitimate errand.
That’s why the West St. Paul Police Department has worked out a way for you to familiarize yourself and ask your questions before you even leave your home. The department plans to offer a new Q-and-A service online this month that will provide how-to’s and instructional videos to help you figure out what you need from the department and how to get it. Need a copy of the report from your car accident to send to your insurance? Does your new job require you to get fingerprinted? Having trouble reading the online crime map for your neighborhood?

Tue
03
Sep

South St. Paul police remember 80th anniversary of fallen officer


The South St. Paul Police force in full uniform in 1933, the year Pavlak was killed in the line of duty.

The Thompson submachine gun that hangs in South St. Paul Police Chief William Messerich’s office isn’t an interesting curio from Gatsby days or a movie prop.
It’s a reminder that a police officer could be cut down at any time, even on a routine assignment in a bustling business district.
Friday, Aug. 30 marks the 80th anniversary of Officer Leo Pavlak’s death in a gang robbery outside the South St. Paul post office.

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