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Wed
02
Apr

Senate passes bill honoring slain North St. Paul officer


Christine Crittenden, the widow of North St. Paul police officer Richard Crittenden, listens as city manager Jason Ziemer (not pictured) testifies to a Senate committee March 3 at the state Capitol for a bill presented by Sen. Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, right. The bill passed the Senate March 24 to rename Hwy. 36 for the slain officer. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

For nearly a minute March 24, members of the state Senate stood in silence.
Moments after they unanimously voted to pass a bill from Sen. Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, to rename Highway 36 to the “Officer Richard Crittenden Memorial Highway,” they paused to honor the North St. Paul cop who was killed while responding to a domestic dispute call on Labor Day, Sept. 7, 2009.

Tue
01
Apr

Ramsey County moves forward with Vadnais Heights Sports Center purchase

County deposits quarter million in cash for building
Despite having its bid passed up in October for being too low, Ramsey County recently signed a letter of intent to purchase the Vadnais Heights Sports Center and made a $250,000 deposit on the building.

Tue
01
Apr

Former Raider hockey coach Sertich hangs it up

Following 13 years of coaching hockey at Roseville Area High School, Steve Sertich switched to the college level and took over the women’s program at Bemidji State University. Sertich recently stepped down as the head coach of the Beavers after eight seasons.

Tue
01
Apr

Dayton appoints Roseville lawyer to Minnesota Court of Appeals


Peter Reyes, Jr. will start his judgeship on the Minnesota Court of Appeals next week. Reyes will be the first Latino to serve on any appellate court in Minnesota. (submitted photo)

Peter Reyes will be the first Latino to serve on the court
Gov. Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Peter Reyes, Jr. as a judge on the Minnesota Court of Appeals last month. Reyes, along with District Court Judge Denise Reilly of Long Lake, Minn., were appointed to fill two at-large seats on the court following the retirement of the Honorable Thomas Kalitowski and the Honorable Terri Stoneburner on April 1.

Mon
31
Mar

Wrestling club’s got lessons on and off the mat


Members of the East Side Wrestling Club sweat it out during practice on Monday, March 24. The free club keeps kids in shape and is lauded by the parents of participating kids. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

For the coaches at the East Side Wrestling Club, wrestling is about more than getting in shape and winning matches.
Coach Mason Fong says it’s a sport that “can really kind of build character and work ethic.”

Mon
31
Mar

East Side lands community radio signal

Community members could be making waves in mere months -- radio waves, that is.
Though it’s just in its infancy, a new low-powered FM radio signal for the East Side looks to be a community asset in the making.

Mon
31
Mar

Metro State to start parking ramp construction

Neighborhood onboard, council director says
After a long process, which at times saw community members yelling at Metro State University officials, the two groups seem to have reached a happy conclusion.

Mon
31
Mar

Learning by Heart


The new Visitation School entrance in Mendota Heights at twilight. (submitted photos)

Visitation School celebrates opening of new commons area
March 17 was a historic day for Visitation School in Mendota Heights. For perhaps the first time ever, students couldn’t wait to go to school on a Monday.

Mon
31
Mar

District 197 seeks voter approval for referendum

Money would go to technology upgrades, new building
On May 6, School District 197 will be asking voters to approve a two-question tax-levy referendum that would improve technology, expand early learning and boost the district’s security systems.

Fri
28
Mar

Man exchanges fire with cops, gets shot; Shootout spawned form drug deal mishap

The St. Paul Police Department’s SWAT team reported it shot Cory Anthony Lee, 37, after exchanging fire with officers.
Around 10 a.m. Friday, March 21, police went to a residence on the 600 block of Maryland Avenue East to arrest Lee in connection with an aggravated assault investigation. The assault in question took place a few days earlier, on Tuesday, March 18.

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