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Wed
13
Nov

City elections tight in New Brighton, uncontested in St. Anthony

To say New Brighton's hard-fought race for city council was close would be an understatement. All five council candidates vying for two open spots were within 260 votes of one another.

Tue
12
Nov

A fun event’s on tap this week at Silverwood Park


Last year’s event was a brow-furrowing, roll-up-your sleeves workshop. This year, organizers have added fun as an ingredient and re-designed the event as a kid-friendly festival. (submitted phtoto)

An event homeowners, apartment renters - even kids - may want to check out is scheduled for the late afternoon and early evening of Thursday, Nov. 14 at Silverwood Park in St. Anthony.
The effort is co-sponsored by Falcon Heights and Lauderdale as well as St. Anthony and is subtitled “Action for Sustainable Cities.”It’s part of a movement that is growing not only locally, but also nationally, even internationally, that’s known as sustainability.

Tue
12
Nov

Falcon Heights incumbents win spots back on the city council

The Falcon Heights City Council will remain intact come January.
 Incumbents Pam Harris and Keith Gosline retained their spots on the council. According to unofficial results from last week’s election, Harris received roughly 46 percent of the votes and Gosline had roughly 39 percent, defeating challenger Michael Thomas who received about 14 percent of the total votes.

Tue
12
Nov

Roseville Area Schools levy referendum passes

On Election Day, School District 623 was one of many school districts across Minnesota to receive voter approval of a levy referendum.
About 68 percent of those who cast ballots voted in favor of the levy request, according to unofficial results. The eight-year operating levy will generate $1,505 per student in the district and will increase annually with the rate of inflation. The current operating levy, which generates $1,575 per pupil, will expire in June of next year.

Tue
12
Nov

Organized trash collection to be discussed at Roseville City Hall

The Roseville City Council will hold a discussion on organized trash hauling at its Monday, Nov. 18 council meeting.
Roseville does not currently have organized trash collection and its residents are free to choose from any of eight haulers licensed to do residential pick up in the city.

Mon
11
Nov

City has 2 proposals for Arlington Hills Library


The Arlington Hills Library could have a new owner come springtime. Located at 1105 Greenbrier St., it was constructed in 1916. The Beaux Arts style library is one of three Carnegie libraries in St. Paul, and is thought to be one of the oldest public buildings in the city. (submitted photo)

After a long deliberation process, residents of the Payne-Phalen neighborhood could be seeing a new neighbor in the charming Arlington Hills Library building.
Following a request for proposals to find a new private owner for the place, the city received two completed pitches from interested parties.

Mon
11
Nov

Gold store robbed, owner beat up and zip-tied

In the early morning hours of Sunday, Nov. 3, the owner of St. Paul Gold and Silver at 1197 Payne Ave. was working late when he walked into what appeared to be an organized burglary.
According to St. Paul police, the owner was hit and then had his hands zip-tied, having been held at gunpoint, and attacked by three men in their 20s.

Mon
11
Nov

Old Hamm’s complex is getting fishy, green, boozey and hoppy


The new site of Flat Earth Brewing is shown on a blustery day on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Since John Warner, the owner of the company, started cleaning it with a crew, they’ve painted the trim black, added glass brick windows along the main floor, and cleaned the entire first floor. (photos by Patrick Larkin/Review)

With the cold weather coming on in the Twin Cities, the business owners at the old Hamm’s Brewery are pushing forward.
Tilapia are swimming around in Urban Organics; Flat Earth Brewing is poised to put in brewing equipment, and 11 Wells Distillery is power-washing its way into operation.

Mon
11
Nov

First-timer and East Sider Chue Vue led school board race

When Chue Vue moved to the U.S. at the age of 10, he didn’t speak a word of English.
Now, with the help of public schools, he’s not only a fluent English speaker but also an attorney and the newest member of the St. Paul School Board. He will be the only Asian-American onboard.
The 45-year-old East Sider won one of three open school board slots, taking 30.8 percent of the votes, on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Mon
11
Nov

Phalen and Como golf courses will likely see a private partner next season


Golfers get in an early fall game out at Phalen Golf Course. The City of St. Paul will look for a private partner for the Phalen and Como Golf Courses. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

If all goes according to plan, St. Paul Parks and Recreation will find a private partner for Phalen and Como golf courses in time for the 2014 golf season.
The St. Paul City Council voted on Wednesday, Nov. 6, to let the parks department go forward with a drafting of a request for proposals.
The measure passed by one vote -- three of seven council members, including East Sider Dan Bostrom, voted against moving forward with an RFP, while the other four voted in favor.

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