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Wed
02
Oct

Beecroft found guilty of second-degree murder


Nicole Beecroft

After a retrial that began in July, Nicole Beecroft, 24, of Oakdale was found guilty last week of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of her newborn daughter.
Beecroft waived her right to a jury trial, instead opting for Washington County Chief Judge John Hoffman to hear the case. In criminal cases, a judge generally has seven days after closing arguments to issue a verdict, but Beecroft waived her right to that seven-day verdict and told the judge he could have as much time as he needed to make a decision.

Wed
02
Oct

Washington County explores recycling scorecard

Washington County officials recently looked at the draft of a newly developed recycling scorecard that would evaluate, set standards for and measure the progress of local cities and townships toward achieving recycling goals.
The scorecard would help the county review how to allocate grant funds to increase residential recycling.

Wed
02
Oct

City council race uncontested in St. Anthony

Two incumbents are running for reelection in this year’s uncontested St. Anthony Village city council race.
Jan Jensen is close to completing his first term on the city council and says he is eager to serve in a second.

Wed
02
Oct

Cities approve property tax caps for 2014

Bulletin-area cities recently approved their preliminary property tax levies for 2014.
The preliminary levies are “not-to-exceed” levies, meaning once the preliminary levies are approved by city councils they cannot be increased, however, they can be lowered.

Tue
01
Oct

Roseville Raiderette returns to dance after head injury, spreads awareness

Michelle Jensen
Michelle Jensen (submitted photo)

It’s been a long 18 months on the road to recovery for 16-year-old dancer Michelle Jensen.
The Roseville Area High School junior suffered a severe concussion during gym class in March of 2012 that left the Raiderette Dance Team member wondering if she would ever be able to rejoin the team she’s loved being a part of since middle school.

Mon
30
Sep

Battle for the best booya back again

The shortening days, brisk nights and increasingly colorful leaves are all telltale signs that time of year many people consider their favorite is fast approaching -- namely, On the Road Again and the World Championship Booya.

Mon
30
Sep

Lake Phalen waterfall to get a redo


A photograph of the waterfall at Phalen Lake taken in 1960. (submitted photo)

Lake Phalen will get a little perking up for next spring, when water will again pour down the old manmade falls.
The waterfall, which sits on the west side of Lake Phalen, was built in the 1950s when the lake levels seemed to be receding -- the manmade waterfall drew from a nearby well and was a makeshift way of replenishing the water supply, said Brian Murphy, landscape architect with St. Paul Parks and Recreation, who is in charge of the project.

Mon
30
Sep

Long-time East Side barber closes up


Cliff Gebhard, 72, sits in one of two barber chairs in his shop at the corner of Minnehaha Avenue and Stillwater Road. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Cliff’s Barber Shop is one of those places that was always full of regulars, quirk and charm, and where the haircut service provided wasn’t necessarily the only reason you’d swing by.
Rather, you’d also be there to catch a story, and to chat with your neighbors.
It’s been a community of sorts for the owner, Cliff Gebhard, and his customers.

Mon
30
Sep

WSP changes tobacco ordinance

Before you light up, turn on or pass the hose next time, you might want to want to check the latest tobacco regulations in West St. Paul.
The city is working on updates to its tobacco ordinance that would deal with recent changes in the industry, most notably the rising popularity of electronic cigarettes. The city council approved a first reading of the updated ordinance in its Sept. 23 meeting.

Mon
30
Sep

Prosecutors charge 3 men in WSP murder


Christino Andres Rosario

Before they climbed out of their SUV on Ohio Street in West St. Paul on a fateful night last January, Christino Rosario turned to his two partners and instructed them not to shoot anyone with the guns they were each holding.
He was 16 at the time.

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