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27
Mar

Complaint: Maplewood man shoots, kills son; stabs himself, tells negotiator he'll settle cable dispute in the ‘afterlife’


A criminal complaint filed March 27 says an 84-year-old father allegedly shot and killed his 36-year-old son at their Maplewood home in the 1800 block of East County Road B.

An 84-year-old Maplewood man allegedly shot and killed his son after a disagreement over installing cable at their home, and then stabbed himself, telling a police negotiator he would settle the dispute with his son "when they reached the afterlife,” court documents say.

Thu
27
Mar

Maplewood rolls out recycling carts

This month, Maplewood is switching from recycling bins to larger carts with lids.
Through March, Tennis Sanitation, the city’s recycling contractor, will deliver standard carts, which are brown with an orange lid.

Thu
27
Mar

Contractor to help Lake Elmo’s downtown evolve

The University of Minnesota Extension Service will help Lake Elmo get a better picture of its downtown market, and how its business community could grow.
The Lake Elmo City Council March 18 approved a $750 contract with the Extension Service, which offers “Community Economics” analysis and research on business retention and expansion, to help tailor a plan for the downtown’s future. Extension specialists will gather input from city staff, businesses and community leaders to identify who spends money in the city’s downtown and how the city could attract more businesses to set up shop there.

Thu
27
Mar

NTSB: No known cause of fatal helicopter crash in Maplewood


The charred remains of a helicopter could be seen being loaded onto a tow truck the afternoon of June 19, 2013. (File photo)

More than nine months after a helicopter plummeted into a Maplewood garage, exploding into flames and killing the pilot, the cause of the crash is still unknown.
On March 24, the National Transportation Safety Board adopted its final report of the crash that occurred at about 8:15 a.m. June 19, 2013, along the 2700 block of East Seventh Street, which is near the Maplewood Nature Center.

Wed
26
Mar

DeGree, Lohmer to face off again in District 39B race


Tom DeGree, DFL-er from Lake Elmo

Lake Elmo businessman hopes to unseat two-term legislator
Tom DeGree, a small-business owner and teacher from Lake Elmo, recently announced he will again try to unseat state Rep. Kathy Lohmer, R-Stillwater, also from Lake Elmo, in the District 39B race.

Wed
26
Mar

Maplewood father arrested in fatal shooting of son


The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is assisting Maplewood investigors on the case, where a father apparently shot his son during a disagreement Monday. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Police anticipate filing charges
The Maplewood man who is suspected of shooting and killing his son Monday, March 24, has been arrested.
Pang Vang, 84, allegedly shot his son, Chue Vang, 36, during a disagreement. After police were called, Pang Vang barricaded himself in a bedroom, and stabbed himself in the chest and neck during a two-hour standoff with police.

Wed
26
Mar

Stillwater superintendent accepts job in Iowa


Superintendent Corey Lunn

School board to discuss next steps Thursday
Stillwater Area Public Schools will need to soon look for a new leader.
Superintendent Corey Lunn was recently offered a position in a suburban district north of Des Moines, Iowa. On March 20, Lunn signed the contract to be the Johnston Community School District superintendent, starting July 1.

Wed
26
Mar

District 621 School Board approves contract with paraprofessional union

The Mounds View School Board approved the proposed contract between the district and the Paraprofessional Union of School Services Employees, Local 282 at its Tuesday, March 11 board meeting.
Amy Jo Johnson, District 621 employee relations and benefits manager, said the district had met with union members on seven separate occasions and she recommended that the board approve the contract as ratified by the paraprofessional union on Feb. 27.

Wed
26
Mar

Third straight title eludes Lorence, Gophers

Meghan Lorence spent the final weekend of the college hockey season in New England chasing a national championship. Brausen and her University of Minnesota teammates fell short of a third consecutive Division I women’s hockey title but she’ll have one more chance at another title next year.

Wed
26
Mar

Butler gets 16 years in Widstrand case


Butler, Cindarion

Cindarion Butler, 17, of St. Paul, was sentenced to 196 months for his role in the beating of Ray Widstrand.
Widstrand was beaten nearly to death on Aug. 4, 2013, while he was walking near his home.

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