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Lake Elmo may soon get a dog park


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Would you like a park created for dogs to gather and play off-leash while under their owners’ supervision?
The Lake Elmo Parks Commission is considering a proposal to create a fenced dog park, and the commissioners are seeking public input. The proposed location is near the west entrance of Sunfish Lake Park, off Jamaca Avenue, just east of fire station No. 2. Dogs are currently allowed in much of the 284-acre, natural-area park, but must be leashed at all times.

Wed
30
Apr

Irondale, Mounds View join trap-shooting craze


Mounds View sophomore Luke Swenson busts a target at the range during one of the team’s practices at the Metro Gun Club in Blaine. (submitted photo)

Since 2001, trap shooting has been a club sport in high schools in Minnesota. Growth was slow at first but took off around 2009 and the number of teams and shooters has doubled each year since.
The Mounds View school district got in on the act this spring with teams at both Irondale and Mounds View. It took a few years to get approval, but now there are Knights and Mustangs representing their schools on the gun range.

Tue
29
Apr

Ramsey County Sheriff recognizes local teacher and couple


Sandy and Keith Libby, center, were presented the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Award for Excellence after rescuing a drowning neighbor from a pool. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)

At a ceremony in Little Canada on April 21, the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office presented its Award for Excellence to a teacher and couple who potentially saved lives.

Tue
29
Apr

Raptor Center upgrades take wing


The University of Minnesota held its groundbreaking ceremony for $1.5 million in new upgrades at the Raptor Center in Falcon Heights on April 24. Board members and distinguished staff helped with the ceremony and announced the event. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota campus in Falcon Heights broke ground last week on $1.5 million-worth of facility upgrades that will take place over the summer.

Tue
29
Apr

Roseville foursome wins at Hamline Elite Meet

Only one member of the Roseville Area High School boys 4x800-meter relay team that earned All-State honors last season is back this spring, but it appears he has found some worthy new partners.
Senior Dan Wahlstedt teamed up with sophomore Collin Kiley, junior Jack Schugel and senior Dan Zalk to win the 4x800 at the Hamline Elite Meet on Friday. They completed the eight laps in a time of 8:09.19 to beat out the runner-up team from Hibbing by 0.88 seconds.

Tue
29
Apr

League of Women Voters notes 60 years of ‘meddlers’


The League of Women Voters of Roseville, Maplewood and Falcon Heights is celebrating its history by issuing a booklet with interviews with several of its pioneers and vintage photos and news clippings about the group. It’s available to look over at the Roseville and Maplewood libraries and Roseville, Maplewood and Falcon Heights city halls; people can also access the booklet and hear interviews at www.romafh.org. The local League’s motto was “Don’t Squawk if You Don’t Vote,” urging women to get out and have a voice on who represents them rather than complaining. (submitted artwork)

What could a group of young women in the 1950s, most married with young children, do to shape the future for themselves and the generations to come?
A better question: what couldn’t they do, given some compelling goals, a bit of free time and a little moxie?
That’s all it took for the pioneers of today’s Roseville, Maplewood and Falcon Heights chapter of the League of Women Voters to put on their hats, gloves and walking shoes and get to work.

Mon
28
Apr

Farmington man killed in Mendota Heights car crash

A car crash early Friday, April 25 in Mendota Heights left one man dead and another injured.

Mon
28
Apr

Food on a bus?


A retired Metro Transit bus will become a non-profit mobile grocery store on the East Side come summer. The bus will be retrofitted with shelving and coolers and redecorated on the outside with images of fresh produce. (submitted photo)

New mobile groceries will come to East Side
Come June, East Siders could have a pop-up grocery store within walking distance of their homes.
Twin Cities Mobile Market, a project of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, will be cruising around the East Side in an old Metro Transit bus with a variety of fresh groceries on hand. The non-profit project is tentatively scheduled to start in June.

Mon
28
Apr

CP Rail project meeting sees neighborhood opposition in force


Residents examine maps outlining Canadian Pacific Railroad’s proposed plans for an expansion at their yard near Pig’s Eye Lake in St. Paul. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Residents, officials demand more thorough study
Around 80 residents showed up at a public meeting about Canadian Pacific Railroad’s plan to expand its switching yard near Pig’s Eye Lake.
A quick show of hands revealed that nearly everyone was opposed the plan.

Mon
28
Apr

66-unit senior building will soon break ground in Inver Grove Heights


A rendering of the senior housing project being constructed at Cahill Avenue South and Cheney Trail. (Courtesy of Stevens Construction)

Public housing project will have affordable rents
Construction crews are finally about to begin work on Hillcrest Pointe Senior Living, a public housing facility on Cahill Avenue South and Cheney Trail in Inver Grove Heights.
The 66-unit development initially encountered protests from nearby neighbors who were concerned about the height of the proposed three-story building and worried their home values would drop once it was built.

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