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25
Mar

Dakota County Sheriff warns against imposter calls

The Dakota County Sheriff's Department and city police departments in the county have received numerous reports from people who received calls from an impostor claiming to be a sheriff's deputy.

Tue
25
Mar

Medical bills mount for 14-year-old with VATER association


Drew Macke, a 14-year-old boy from Woodbury, has VATER association, a rare genetic condition that requires frequent surgeries and ongoing treatment. Friends who know Drew describe him as a "remarkable kid" who "never complains" about his health problems. (Submitted photos
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Drew Macke is a remarkable kid.
That's what the people who know him say, and it's not hard to see why.
Drew, a 14 year-old boy from Woodbury, was born with a rare condition called VATER association. VATER association is a "grouping of different anomalies," according to Dr. Mary Wild Crea, a pediatrician from Fairview Clinic in Rosemount. She has been caring for Drew since he was about 3 months old.

Tue
25
Mar

How sap becomes syrup


A crowd gathered at the Harriet Alexander Nature Center in Roseville last year to learn how maple syrup is made. (submitted photo)

If you have ever wondered how the watery sap from maple trees becomes the sweet, thick syrup you pour over your pancakes and waffles, this weekend’s your chance to find out.  
The Harriet Alexander Nature Center in Roseville is hosting its annual “It’s Tapping Time!” event on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tue
25
Mar

Man shoots, kills son with shotgun in Maplewood home


Maplewood investigators and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating a Monday incident in which an 84-year-old father apparently shot and killed his 36-year-old son at their Maplewood home in the 1800 block of East County Road B. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

84-year-old father hospitalized with self-inflicted stab wounds
Police are investigating a case in which an 84-year-old man apparently shot and killed his 36-year-old son on Monday at the Maplewood home where they both lived. The father then barricaded himself in a bedroom as police tried to communicate with him for two hours.

Tue
25
Mar

Fire in Roseville leaves one dead

One person is dead after a weekend fire in Roseville.
According to a news release from the city, on Saturday, March 22 just before 6 p.m., the Roseville Fire Department, with assistance from the Lake Johanna Fire Department, was dispatched to the Rose Mall Apartments located in the 2200 block of Pascal Street. There were reports of alarms sounding and smoke coming from the third floor of the apartment building.

Mon
24
Mar

Classic corner bar bites the dust


Yanarelly’s Bar at the corner of Payne and Maryland avenues is closed up for good. The building will be demolished as part of an intersection widening project. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

“It seems like all the corner bars are disappearing,” Dickie Yanarelly said from behind his East Side bar.
And indeed, St. Patrick’s Day 2014 marked the last day of Yanarelly’s, a classic East Side watering hole.

Mon
24
Mar

Hmong community TV will hit airwaves

It may be the age of the Internet, but the airwaves are still a valuable resource, says Mitch Lee, founder of St. Paul-based Hmong TV station 3HmongTV.
The station has been chugging along since 2005 when Lee decided he wanted to create a Hmong-oriented TV station, combining his engagement with the Twin Cities Hmong community with his passion for producing video.

Mon
24
Mar

Arlington Hills Library building finds new owner


Peter Rachleff, co-founder of the new East Side Freedom Library, will look forward to setting up in the historic Arlington Hills Library building. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

East Side Freedom Library will fill the space
After a drawn-out process that began over a year ago, the historic Carnegie library building looks to be in good hands.
The St. Paul City Council approved the East Side Freedom Library as the new tenant of the handsome building. The Arlington Hills Library, which just closed March 14, will relocate to the new community building at Payne and Maryland avenues.

Mon
24
Mar

No more smoking at Metro State

In hopes of projecting an image of a healthier campus, Metro State University banned on-campus smoking starting May 1.
The policy prohibits using any smoking and tobacco products on any part of Metro State’s property, indoors and out. The ban includes cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and pipes.

Mon
24
Mar

Pothole predictions


Many of the potholes on Robert Street in West St. Paul have been filled in, but the question is how well those patches will hold until the pavement dries and crews can apply hot mix for a more permanent solution. (photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Could the growing number of craters in northern Dakota County roadways be a sign of an early spring? City officials aren’t so sure.
A number of cities say they’re holding off on patching potholes in earnest, and their reason seems rather bleak.

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