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County taxes: Keeping it flat

It looks like the big news on Ramsey County’s proposed 2014-15 budget is that property owners won’t see any increases in the county’s levy.
“We’re going to have no levy increase,” declared budget chair and District 2 commissioner Victoria Reinhardt.
Reinhardt says that’s because other entities have begun funding county programs they’d dropped for several years.

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District Five holds community meeting to take action


About 80 people gathered Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Arlington Hills Lutheran Church to discuss ways to take action against violence in Payne-Phalen and surrounding neighborhoods. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

About 80 people showed up for a Thursday, Sept. 19, discussion about recent violence in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood.
The meeting came one month after a lively August meeting where community members erupted with emotions and concern about area violence, following the shooting death of 17-year-old Vincent Arron Allison by another teenager in a store parking lot, and the brutal beating of Raymond Widstrand, a young man who was attacked on a walk in his own East Side neighborhood.

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Heights playground goes up in a single day


Heights Community School’s playground went up in a quick four hours thanks to volunteers and school staff. (submitted photo)

It was a whirlwind of activity, involving hundreds of people and months of preparation and anticipation.
And in a quick four hours, the East Side’s Heights Community School had a spiffy new structure to show for it.
Around 300 volunteers and 100 students from the Heights Community School managed to build a playground in a single day.

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Archdiocese: Presentation priest on leave

The Rev. Mark Huberty is on a temporary leave of absence from his post as head pastor of Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Maplewood, following a woman's allegations that he touched her inappropriately.

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North St. Paul woman loses husband to Ft. Hood shootings

Century College student Shoua Her vividly remembers the 3 a.m. knock on the door and the horrible news that followed:
Your husband, Kham See Xiong, has been killed at his military base at Fort Hood, Texas.

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North football program hosts Military Appreciation Night to benefit Veterans Park 


North football players stop by the future site of the Veterans Park of North St. Paul on their way to practice. The team will host a Military Appreciation Night Friday, Sept. 27. Pictured are Keshaun Lovelace, Connor Campbell, Kyle Christopher, Chris Johnson, Justin Stauff, David Schied and Seth Rought. (submitted photo)

The North St. Paul High School football team will host its first annual Military Appreciation Night at its home game against Spring Lake Park Friday, Sept. 27.
“We were looking for a way to get involved in the community and a military appreciation event just felt right,” stated Polar Head Coach Eric Longtin. “Our community has a rich tradition of serving our country and we thought it’s time to show how much we appreciate their service and sacrifice.”

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Lake Elmo officials approve water main feasibility report

Lake Elmo continues to make strides in its quest to extend municipal water and sanitary sewer services to a greater number of households.
At the Sept. 17 city council meeting, council members unanimously approved the preparation of a feasibility report for the Lake Elmo Avenue water main improvement project, which was tentatively scheduled for implementation in the city’s 2014 capital improvement plan.

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Met Council forecasts slow Lake Elmo growth

In the latest chapter of the Lake Elmo/Metropolitan Council development tale, a surprising plot twist could allow the city more time to boost its population numbers.
The Met Council recently released data that predicts Lake Elmo will add only 3,700 residents by 2040, a huge decrease from its 2004 memorandum of understanding that the city would add 17,000 by 2030.

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Three persons of interest sought in Shoreview homicide


Investigators are looking for these two men, who the Ramsey County Sheriff's Department has said are persons of interest in the shooting death of Hagos Tsegay Melake. The photographs were captured from a surveillance camera outside the entrance to the Hunan Garden Restaurant in downtown St. Paul, where Melake was last seen alive.

Authorities are looking for three persons of interest in the fatal shooting of 26-year-old Hagos Tsegay Melake. Ramsey County Sheriff’s deputies found Melake, of South St. Paul, shot dead in a parking lot of a business on the 5700 block of Hamline Avenue North in Shoreview in the early morning hours of Aug. 29.

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Ramsey County residents give input on TCAAP redevelopment

Community members at a Sept. 17 open house shared ideas on the types of development they would like to see on the site of the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant (TCAAP).
In April, Ramsey County purchased the 427-acre parcel of land from the federal government for $28.5 million, and the land will be sold for private development. The Sept. 17 meeting was also an opportunity for curious citizens to ask questions about the project and get up to speed on its status.

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