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Mar

North St. Paul veterans vie for state funds


Dan Fisher of the VFW Post 1350, left, speaks in support of a request to set aside $100,000 of state funds to complete the North St. Paul Veterans Park Memorial. State Sen. Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, right, presented the bill to the State and Local Government Committee on March 11. (Submitted photo)

A Senate committee recently advanced a bonding request that would put $100,000 of state funds towards the North St. Paul Veterans Park Memorial.
The bill, which was introduced by Sen. Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, is being folded into an omnibus bill and sent to the Senate floor for consideration.

Wed
19
Mar

Stillwater area schools to cut up to 30 teachers

More adjustments, scaling back anticipated
Stillwater Area Public Schools could lose up to 30 teachers next year.
In what’s just the beginning of cuts and adjustments to be made to balance the budget, the school board Thursday approved scaling back instructional staff by the equivalent of about 30.2 full-time positions.

Tue
18
Mar

Shoreview, Little Canada study quieter train crossings


City staff in Shoreview have recommended making minor improvements to the Victoria Street railway crossing (pictured) and the Lexington Avenue railway crossing in order to establish rail quiet zones, where train operators would not be required to sound train horns through those intersections. (Linda E. Andersen / Review)

Everyone knows trains make noise as they rumble through cities, blowing their horns at crossings.
But residents in Shoreview and Little Canada say train racket has amplified considerably in recent months. Now they’re making some ruckus of their own, clamoring for help with what they claim is a disruptive amount of train traffic blocking driving routes, filling their neighborhoods with exhaust and, above all, making noise.

Tue
18
Mar

Avoid the hassle of frozen water service pipes

If showering, brushing your teeth, or using tap water for coffee or tea in the morning are parts of your daily routine you’d rather not miss, the city of Roseville suggests you take steps to prevent your water service lines from freezing.
This winter, Roseville --  like many other Minnesota cities -- has seen a surge in the number of frozen lines, leaving residents without water until the pipes are thawed. So the Roseville Public Works Department is asking residents to monitor their water temperature and maybe even leave their water running continuously, in some instances, as a preventative measure.

Mon
17
Mar

Girls Basketball: On their way to Class AAA state tourney, Simley ends Hill-Murray's season

Simley 64 - Hill-Murray 52

In the semifinals of Section 4AAA girls basketball playoffs, the Simley Spartans closed out Hill-Murray with some talented offense and a torrid defense.

Mon
17
Mar

Dorothy Day relocation cancelled

With the plans to relocate the Dorothy Day Center closer to the East Side cancelled, some East Siders are breathing easier.
The decision to scrap the plan was announced on Monday, Feb. 10, by St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman.
“We are quite pleased that the city has changed its mind on the proposed site for the Dorothy Day ReVision Center,” said Leslie McMurray, director of the Payne-Phalen Community Council.

Mon
17
Mar

Man found dead in Dayton’s Bluff


The brick building on East Third Street was the site of a gruesome murder in the early hours of Tuesday, March 11. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Around 1 a.m. Monday, March 10, police found a man lying dead in an apartment building on the 700 block of East Third Street in the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood.
Police identified the deceased man as Joseph Michael Saros, 43, of St. Paul.
The medical examiner reported he died from blunt traumatic injuries from being kicked in the head.

Mon
17
Mar

Dayton’s Bluff historic home saved


A year ago, the charming Victorian house at 702 East Third Street was in shambles. It was nearly ready to be demolished, but was saved thanks to neighborhood advocates. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Will likely end up on city home tour
The handsome Victorian house at 702 East Third Street was 30 days from potentially being a pile of rubble -- it had been listed as a “category 3 vacant home” after years of sitting empty.
A tree had fallen on the roof and the property owner couldn’t handle all the resulting repairs needed. Water damage was piling up, and the house was more or less slowly rotting away from the inside. The interior walls on the second floor were in shambles.

Mon
17
Mar

Look out for ash borer, city pleads


The emerald ash borer was found in January in the Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood. Officials are asking residents to keep an eye out for the pest. This is what it looks like in magnified detail; the beetles are generally 8-13 mm long. (submitted photo)

With 12 ash trees found infected with emerald ash borer in the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood of St. Paul, officials are encouraging residents in the area, and statewide, to look out for signs of the pests before spring gets underway.
Emerald ash borers are invasive Asian beetles whose larvae destroy ash trees by feeding on the layer of the tree that transmits nourishment. They have no native predators here and have killed tens of millions of ash trees in the Midwest after first being discovered in southeastern Michigan and Windsor, Canada in 2002.

Sun
16
Mar

Home burned to ground in D1


Firefighters responded to a call of a house on fire on Point Douglas Road, and arrived to find it completely engulfed in flames. All the residents managed to escape. (submitted photos)

St. Paul firefighters responded to a call of a house on fire at 578 Point Douglas Road S. in the early hours of Monday, March 10.
They arrived at the scene to find the home totally engulfed in flames.

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