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Wed
19
Feb

North St. Paul residents invited to air car-show concerns


The North St. Paul History Cruze Car Show usually draws more than a thousand vintage cars on Fridays in the summer. That extra traffic tends to benefit area businesses, but also makes parking a challenge for area residents. The History Cruzers and the city of North St. Paul are hosting a meeting on Feb. 22 to hear comments and address attendees’ concerns. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Before car collectors and admirers swarm along East Seventh Avenue this summer, members of the North St. Paul History Cruzers want to make sure those who live in the area year-round are heard and helped.
The nonprofit group and North St. Paul city staff are hosting a community meeting from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, in the Victorian Room of K&J Catering, 2546 E. Seventh Ave.

Tue
18
Feb

Abe Lincoln’s roots are in rural Kentucky


A bronze statue of Lincoln sits in the middle of downtown Hodgenville, Ky., and is older than the national Lincoln momument in Washington D.C.

Illinois isn’t the only state claiming 16th president as favorite son
Growing up in the Chicago area, I attended Lincoln Junior High, went on my high school’s traditional trip to tour Abraham Lincoln’s home in Springfield, Ill., and every day saw Illinois license plates reading “Land of Lincoln.”
 So I was surprised to learn on a recent trip to Louisville that America’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, was born in Kentucky and that state also claims him as a favorite son.

Tue
18
Feb

Area cities regulate e-cigarette sales

More and more cities in Ramsey County are updating municipal tobacco ordinances to regulate the sale of electronic devices that deliver nicotine such as e-cigarettes. Products like e-cigarettes do not contain tobacco, but contain the same -- some times higher-- amount of nicotine found in regular cigarettes. People who use e-cigarettes often refer to it as “vaping,’ since the heated nicotine produces a vapor instead of smoke.

Tue
18
Feb

Archdiocese discloses sexual abuse claims against nine more priests

On Monday, Feb. 17, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis released a list of nine more priests thought to have been credibly accused of sexual misconduct.
The archdiocese released the names following a comprehensive file review by Kinsale Management Consulting, an outside firm based in Los Angeles, Calif. The review began in December 2013, when a Ramsey County judge ordered the archdiocese to release the list of priests who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse. At that time, the archdiocese disclosed claims against 33 priests.

Mon
17
Feb

South St. Paul passes referendum to improve parks


Under plans for the February referendum, McMorrow Field would trade its softball fields for soccer and football fields, as well as additional parking. (submitted graphic)

Thanks to passage of a levy referendum, South St. Paul will be going forward with plans to significantly improve city parks and Wakota Arena.
During a special election Tuesday, Feb. 11, voters approved a property-tax referendum that will allow a 20-year bond with a total cost of $10,015,888.
For an average South St. Paul home valued at $150,000, the bond will increase city taxes about $8 a month. The referendum passed with 921 yes votes and 684 no votes.

Mon
17
Feb

Low-income housing to get facelift


The Maryland Park Apartments at 1619 Maryland Ave. E. will get a facelift if things go according to plan. Real estate developer Dominium is looking to purchase and spiff up the apartment complex starting this summer. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Maryland Park Apartments may be bought by Dominium
The mostly Section 8 housing complex at 1619 Maryland Ave. E. will get a new owner and a facelift if all goes according to plan.
Dominium, a massive national development and property management company specializing in low-income housing, is looking to purchase the 172-unit apartment complex owned by Bloomington-based Stuart Companies. 146 of the units are Section 8.

Mon
17
Feb

Blank city billboard gets complaints


The scrappy off-white blank billboard above the St. Paul Police Department’s Eastern District headquarters has been an eyesore for some time. After neighbors complained, police have said they will fix the issue. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Cops respond, improvements on the way
The billboard above the St. Paul Police Department’s Eastern District headquarters at the intersection of Payne and Minnehaha Avenues has been a bit of an eyesore for quite some time.
For the past couple of months, it’s been a blank, scrappy off-white rectangle greeting people as they drive up Payne Avenue, and the neighbors have taken notice.

Mon
17
Feb

Major freeway construction to start soon


The Wheelock Parkway bridge over Interstate 35E will be demolished the weekend of Feb. 28 as part of the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s MnPass project. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

24-hour construction will occur
City officials have announced MnPass construction on I-35E in St. Paul could start as soon as Thursday, Feb. 20, pending permit approval by St. Paul City Council.
The MnPass project will widen I-35E and add lanes along the freeway, primarily to reduce congestion for suburbanites commuting to downtown St. Paul from the north suburbs.

Mon
17
Feb

Mail bust reveals identity theft scheme


Left to right: Chao Moua, Run-Ger Vang

Two St. Paul men with addresses in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood were charged Monday, Feb. 10, with identity theft.
The two were charged in connection with a month-long crime spree involving mail theft in various parts of the Twin Cities, according to a statement from the Ramsey County attorney’s office.
Run-Ger Vang, 25, and Chao Moua, 26, were each charged with one count of identity theft.

Thu
13
Feb

Tonya Raleigh faces assault charge in shooting of 18-year-old daughter in North St. Paul


Authorities broke windows to gain entry into an apartment complex at 2345 E. 11th Ave., in North St. Paul, in order to search for Tonya Hale Raleigh on Feb. 9, hours after she allegedly shot her 18-year-old daughter. Raleigh is now facing a second-degree assault charge.

A bullet reportedly flew during fight about teen's boyfriend
A North St. Paul woman is facing a second-degree assault charge after she allegedly shot her 18-year-old daughter's leg during an alcohol-charged argument about the teen's boyfriend early Sunday, Feb. 9.

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