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25
Aug

One in custody, one wanted in SSP shot-fired case

South St. Paul Police Chief William Messerich reports one man is in custody and the other is being tracked in a robbery/shooting near Roosevelt Park Aug. 16.
Police were called to the 500 block of Fifth Avenue South at 9 a.m. that morning on a report of a shooting and found a male who said three other men had shot at him and run off. He was uninjured.

Sun
25
Aug

IGH police: These peddlers are selling, not kidnapping

Inver Grove Heights police are in the unaccustomed role of telling residents a pair of peddlers seems to be OK.
Homeowners are warned by officials from local police up to the Attorney General’s office against door-to-door peddlers who may simply be running scams.

Sun
25
Aug

Senior living facility uses art to build confidence, memories


Artist Anne Krocak and resident Agnes Swiger unveil the Oak Meadows mosaic to be placed at their memory garden gate. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)

Creativity isn’t something that’s lost with age, as residents of a local senior living facility can attest to.  
Residents of Oak Meadows Senior Living in Oakdale recently participated in a community mosaic project that will be displayed in the facility’s memory garden. The project was led by local artist Anne Krocak through COMPAS, a nonprofit organization based in St. Paul that fosters art participation in schools, healthcare settings and senior living facilities throughout Minnesota.

Thu
22
Aug

Openings still available for St. Anthony PD’s Citizen Academy

If you have ever wondered how a police department operates, the Citizen’s Academy is your chance to learn about its inner workings.
The St. Anthony Police Department will be hosting its eighth annual Citizen Police Academy on Thursday evenings from Sept. 5 to November 7 (no class on Oct. 31) from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

Thu
22
Aug

New tastes and sights at State Fair

Leave it to the Minnesota State Fair to entice guests with new foods hitting the stick and plunging into the fryers.

This year’s new lineup of foods includes bacon-wrapped grilled shrimp on-a-stick, deep-fried pickles dipped in chocolate sauce and grilled glazed doughnuts on-a-stick.
Is your mouth watering yet?

Thu
22
Aug

Lake Elmo withdraws from state’s water pollution lawsuit against 3M

On Tuesday, Aug. 14, Lake Elmo announced that it has withdrawn from a groundwater pollution lawsuit against 3M filed by the Minnesota attorney general’s office.
Lake Elmo is instead opting to enter into a tolling agreement that would allow the city to “cease ongoing legal action” and “collaboratively review facts and scientific data relating to groundwater quality” with 3M, according to a statement released by the city.

Wed
21
Aug

North St. Paul alarmed by string of daytime home burglaries

Residents of North St. Paul have seen a dramatic rise in daytime burglaries this summer.
Police Capt. Dustin Nikituk reports that since June 1, police have been called to the scenes of "numerous residential burglaries."

Wed
21
Aug

Oakdale doles out 2013 “Acorn Awards”


AJ Moses and Ann Ribbens, proactive to protect the environment, won the Oakdale Acorn Award for Green Innovation. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)

Certain properties in Oakdale are extra easy on the eyes, and each year city officials seek to recognize them with a well-deserved “Acorn Award.”
The Acorn Awards are a long-standing tradition in the city and given to properties that go above and beyond general maintenance standards.

Wed
21
Aug

Mounds View continues to collect Xcel franchise fees

The Mounds View City Council approved a continuation of a franchise fee on Xcel Energy electric and natural gas services in the city at its Monday, Aug. 12 meeting.
The city first adopted a franchise free agreement on electric and natural gas services in 1993.

Mon
19
Aug

City manager looks to bring new ideas to WSP


Matt Fulton, who started as city manager of West St. Paul Aug. 5, says he’s eager to work with residents to discover new ways to keep the city healthy in the long term. (Luke Reiter/Review)

Matt Fulton, West St. Paul’s new city manager, can trace the start of his public service career back to a city for which he’s never actually worked.
As a high school student, Fulton served as class president and participated in mock-government activities such as Boys State, but he recalls a precise moment on a trip to Duluth -- cresting the hill just southwest of the city at night, looking down on the streetscapes and buildings glimmering against a darkened Lake Superior -- that he realized he wanted to be part of the engine that powers such cities.

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