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Fri
11
Apr

Lake Elmo, school district consider partnership to build new park

Lake Elmo and Stillwater Area Schools have been working on a possible partnership to add more amenities to the southeast corner of the city, including a new park.

Wed
09
Apr

Hopkins man charged after attempted burglary in New Brighton

In the early morning hours of Sunday, March 30, police arrested a man who allegedly attempted to force entry into a home in New Brighton.
34-year-old Christopher Charles Patterson of Hopkins allegedly rang the doorbell of a home on the 600 block of Riviera Drive four times around 3:30 a.m.

Wed
09
Apr

More adjustments made to Stillwater area schools budget

In an effort to balance next year’s budget, the Stillwater Area School Board approved nearly $1.5 million in budget adjustments at its March 27 meeting.
Some of the largest adjustments include:

Wed
09
Apr

Oakdale woman takes a spin on the ‘Wheel of Fortune’


Jessica Kiefer of Oakdale, right, and her friend Kristin Wasil from Michigan were contestants on the March 26 episode of “Wheel of Fortune.” The show’s theme was “Girlfriend Getaways,” and the two took home just over $10,000 in winnings. (submitted photo)

Local teacher appeared during ‘Girlfriend Getaways’ week
An Oakdale woman recently appeared on “Wheel of Fortune,” the 31-year-old game show based on the popular game “Hangman,” in which contestants buy letters to solve word puzzles to win cash and fun prizes.

Wed
09
Apr

‘Cakes From Grace’ makes sick kids smile one cake at a time


Becky Hunt, founder of Cakes From Grace, an organization dedicated to raising the awareness of congenital heart defects, loves whipping up cakes for such families. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

In October 2012, Becky Hunt made a difficult decision: to quit her corporate job to care for her 2-month-old daughter, Gracia, who was born with a severe congenital heart defect.
Gracia, affectionately known as Gracie, was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome -- a condition where the left ventricle of the heart does not develop properly, so the left side of the heart can’t pump blood to the rest of the body.

Wed
09
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.

Tue
08
Apr

Complaint: West St. Paul man threatens another driver with BB gun


Joshua T. Tipcke

A West St. Paul man has been charged for allegedly pointing a BB gun at another driver in an incident of road rage April 1.
Joshua T. Tipcke, 27, is facing felony charges, according to the criminal complaint filed Tuesday, April 8, in Dakota County District Court.

Tue
08
Apr

Regional cable commission to hold public hearing on Comcast franchise renewal

The North Suburban Communications Commission is holding a public hearing on Comcast’s 10-year franchise renewal proposal in the Shoreview City Council chambers on Thursday, April 17.

Mon
07
Apr

Maplewood police pull burning victim from ablaze vehicle

Officers to receive 'Lifesaving Award'
The scene; a vehicle on its side and aflame on a snowy street just before midnight -- with desperate cries coming from inside.
A Maplewood police officer on patrol spotted the crashed vehicle just southwest of Larpenteur and White Bear avenues at 11:50 p.m. April 4, with feet-high flames pouring from it. He called dispatchers to send backup and fire crews.

Mon
07
Apr

Police ask for public's help IDing pipe bomb maker

Police hope someone can help them identify the person or people responsible for four pipe bombs found recently in parks and on roads in Maplewood.

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