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21
Apr

West St. Paul to rebuild historic Harmon Park

Since 1925, Harmon Park has been a staple of West St. Paul. The City Council on March 24 approved a plan to reconstruct historic Harmon Park.
The new plan involves six new baseball and softball diamonds, one outdoor hockey rink, a football/soccer field hybrid, and a new playground with a splash pad.

Mon
21
Apr

Eastern District police hoping to avoid repeat of last summer

New community policing unit created to beat the heat
Starting Tuesday, April 15, the St. Paul Police Department’s Eastern District sent out a newly formed afternoon crew of four officers dubbed the “Community Response Team.”
Eastern District Senior Commander Joe Neuberger says the concept for the team is “in a way pretty old-school” -- the group will basically be hybrid beat officers.

Mon
21
Apr

Payne Avenue: “it’s happening this summer”


Plaza Del Sol is a new hub of Hispanic businesses. The huge building has seen about $800,000 in investment in the past six months. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

ESNDC identifies $25 million in corridor investments
Spring may be lagging a little, but John Vaughn can see the warmer weather ahead.
“It’s Payne spring,” he says, “it’s busting out!”

Mon
21
Apr

Police brutality lawsuit filed against Roseville police officers


Victor Yair Hernandez-Rivera is suing four Roseville police officers for using excessive force during a traffic stop in the early morning hours of May 26, 2013. (Photo courtesy of Roseville Police Department)

Man alleges excessive force used during arrest; seeks $500,000
Last week, a Minneapolis man filed a lawsuit against several Roseville police officers following his arrest last spring.
Victor Yair Hernandez-Rivera alleges that four officers used excessive force against him during a traffic stop that led to his arrest in May 2013, and is seeking $500,000 in punitive damages.

Fri
18
Apr

Young woman shot dead by the father of her baby


Timothy Hendricks

Timothy Hendricks facing second-degree murder charge

A young mother is dead after being shot in the head by the father of her child.

Thu
17
Apr

Dispatchers get earful of Maplewood burglars’ plans

There’s a new rule for would-be burglars: don’t dial 911 while you’re casing the joint.
With today’s smartphones able to dial 911 with a touch of the screen, emergency dispatchers spend a lot of time picking up calls from toddlers and “pocket dialers.” They generally try to call the number back to check on the caller’s safety.

Wed
16
Apr

Oakdale council approves CUP for assisted living center

Oakdale City Council members unanimously approved a conditional use permit to operate an assisted living facility at 6630 Hudson Blvd., just north of Interstate 94 and east of Tanners Lake.  The AmericInn hotel currently occupies the property.
A representative from the hotel could not be reached for comment.

Wed
16
Apr

Residents outspoken in opposing Gateway Corridor transit proposals

“This is still America, I hope,” a visibly upset resident told the crowd at last week’s meeting with policy makers to discuss the Gateway Corridor Project’s light rail and bus rapid transit proposals
Unhappy residents and business owners arrived at Woodbury City Hall Thursday, April 10, most with prepared statements.

Wed
16
Apr

It was lights out last week at Champps

City leaders express surprise that sports restaurant closed
Maplewood Champps Americana, a popular sports bar and restaurant for over two decades, closed last week.

Wed
16
Apr

‘Living Streets,’ sustainability are plan goals


Southwood Nature Preserve is one of the focuses of the Resilient Communities project in North St. Paul. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Student energy powers Resilient Communities Project
Staying true to its name, the Resilient Communities Project is finally in North St. Paul.
After a pair of hiccups, students and staff from the University of Minnesota-driven organization are now working together with the city on a project that involves the Living Street Plan, a residential rebuilding concept that combines road reconstruction with environmental sustainability. It has included proposals for new sidewalks, bike paths and water-quality protection.

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