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St. Anthony grad eyes college after being sidelined by lymphoma


Mason Hermes, who was diagnosed with Stage III Burkitts Lymphoma this spring, dressed up for his senior prom on May 3. (Submitted photo)

Just prior to his final quarter before graduation this spring from St. Anthony Village High School, Mason Hermes noticed a pea-sized lump on the side of his face.

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23
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Brides and grooms think Bruentrup Farm is perfect place to say “I do”


It was a beautiful day when Arthur Graf and Kelly Lynn Michlitsch exchanged their wedding vows at Bruentrup Historic Farm in Maplewood. (Courtesy of Kirstin Lukes)

Kelly and Arthur Graf wanted to make their wedding as perfect as perfect can get.

There’s a lot that goes into planning a wedding -- the dress, the theme colors, the dinner choices, the DJ/band dilemma, or if an open bar is a good idea.

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Jul

Oakdale business owner convicted of fraud gets probation

Stephanie Lasch arrested at airport in April on plane bound for China
A former Oakdale business owner arrested on felony identity theft charges while trying to flee the country in April will not face any additional jail time. Stephanie Rae Lasch, 35, of East Bethel was sentenced in Anoka County Court earlier this month to 10 years’ probation.

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22
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Robbers enter Roseville Pawn America with 'guns a-blazing,' shoot employee


Two men are suspected of robbing a Roseville Pawn America store and shooting an employee in the leg the evening of Monday, July 21. Police are currently searching for information regarding the suspects' identies and getaway vehicle, a dark-colored 2005-2010 Chevy Cobalt without license plates, shown above in images taken from video surveillance. (Photos courtesy of Roseville Police Department)

Police searching for 2 suspects, getaway car
Lt. Lorne Rosand is confident the Roseville Police Department will catch a pair of suspects who robbed a pawn shop and shot an employee on Monday, July 21.

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22
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Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle in Roseville

Off-duty police officer, bystanders attempted to revive Roseville resident Charles R. Betts
A Roseville man was hit and killed by a vehicle just before dawn on Monday, July 14.

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22
Jul

Little Canada man charged in mortgage fraud case

Rod Aslesen and three others accused of conducting over $2 million in illegal wire transfers
A federal grand jury has indicted a Little Canada man and three others in a mortgage fraud case.
 

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21
Jul

West St. Paul council agrees rental inspection rules are ‘broken’


Properties such as this one, on Annapolis Street, were discussed at a recent West St. Paul City Council workshop as illustrations of rental-property codes that need to be tightened. (Photo from city documents)

Shocked at rundown properties, council kick-starts revamp
With more and more tenants complaining about conditions at the homes they rent, the West St. Paul City Council at its July 14 workshop directed staff to address gaps in the city’s housing evaluator guidelines.

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Public art plans for Arlington Hills take a fresh approach


A public art project coming to the Arlington Hills Community Center may bring a media pod, tables with live plants sprouting from them, and a giant sign proclaiming “We Belong Together” to the new building. (submitted photo)

If your idea of public art is static paintings or murals on walls, the public art project at Arlington Hills Community Center is redefining the term to embrace both new technology and nature.

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Metro State adds outreach job


Jaylani Hussein

Hopes to improve relationships with neighbors
Shoring up agreements made with Dayton’s Bluff residents last fall, Metro State University has hired a community liaison officer to ensure the school is in good communication with its surrounding neighbors.

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21
Jul

Lower Payne plan’s on the drawing board


A map of the section of Payne Avenue near Morelli’s and Yarussos imagines pedestrian plazas, improved lighting, better parking, and added green space. The plan comes out of a city initiative to redesign key streets. As of now, it’s just a plan and lacks funding. (submitted graphic)

Drive north on Payne Avenue starting at its East Seventh Street beginning and continue up to Minnehaha, and you’ll see what according to some is a disjointed, unfriendly place to be, especially if you’re not in a car.

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