Thursday, December 8, 2016
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After 13 years in the police department, Chief Mike Aschenbrener announced at the Dec. 6 Mendota Heights Council meeting that he is retiring at the end of the year.  The council accepted his resignation unanimously. “I’ve been doing [law enforcement work] for just about 34 years. I’ve... + continue reading

Above are the Hill-Murray seniors involved with at least one of this year’s two holiday shows. Seven seniors are involved with both “Almost, Maine” and “A Very Hill-Murray Christmas Cabaret.”
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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For the first time ever, Hill-Murray High School, which is known for its extensive theater program, is presenting two holiday shows in repertory, which means the two shows will be alternating performances within the same time period.  “This will be a wonderful learning experience for our... + continue reading

Seventh grader Sawyer Sullivan has a knack for archery.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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Sawyer Sullivan is a seventh grader at St. Anthony Middle School and one of his hobbies is archery. It’s a hobby that has taken him across the country to some of the most elite competitions around. Sawyer recently traveled to Chula Vista, California, where he tried out for the Junior Dream Team... + continue reading

Charles Mosner looks back fondly on the time he helped create a special tool to fish out residents’ lost treasures from a not-easily accessed pit outside the Shoreview Library.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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As the Shoreview Library opens to an unread page — with an upcoming shift to its new building — a chapter is closing. According to branch library manager Carol Jackson, staff members are looking forward to the benefits of being in the newly constructed building, which is near the old one, but... + continue reading
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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It wasn’t only trees and trails that welcomed a covering of fresh snow at Silverwood Park in St. Anthony over the weekend. Minneapolis-based multipractice artist Pete Driessen’s outdoor art installation “SS Silverwood Dry Dock,” which is at the park was also blanketed in the Dec. 4 snowfall.... + continue reading

Above are the Hill-Murray seniors involved with at least one of this year’s two holiday shows. Seven seniors are involved with both “Almost, Maine” and “A Very Hill-Murray Christmas Cabaret.”

Seventh grader Sawyer Sullivan has a knack for archery.

Charles Mosner looks back fondly on the time he helped create a special tool to fish out residents’ lost treasures from a not-easily accessed pit outside the Shoreview Library.

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Thursday, 12/08/16
After 13 years in the police department, Chief Mike Aschenbrener announced at the Dec. 6 Mendota Heights Council meeting that he is retiring at the end of the year.  The council accepted his resignation unanimously. “I’ve been doing [law enforcement work] for just about 34... + continue reading
Wednesday, 12/07/16
North St. Paul daycare provider charged with manslaughter On Dec. 6, Ramsey County Attorney’s Office charged Amy Jo Englebretson, 43, with second-degree manslaughter for the death of an infant at her home daycare in North St. Paul over the summer. The 6-month-old child reportedly... + continue reading
Wednesday, 12/07/16
It wasn’t only trees and trails that welcomed a covering of fresh snow at Silverwood Park in St. Anthony over the weekend. Minneapolis-based multipractice artist Pete Driessen’s outdoor art installation “SS Silverwood Dry Dock,” which is at the park was also blanketed in the Dec. 4... + continue reading
Wednesday, 12/07/16
As House District 42A Representative-elect Randy Jessup of Shoreview begins his first term in the Legislature on Jan. 3, he will serve as a member of the House Republican caucus leadership team.  It was announced Nov. 30 that Jessup will be one of six assistant majority leaders.... + continue reading
Wednesday, 12/07/16
Tony Paetznick to lead his hometown police force When New Brighton’s former public safety director Bob Jacobson retired in July after a 33-year career in the department, Tony Paetznick was handed the reins and became the acting director.  The “acting,” however, was dropped on... + continue reading

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East Side Review

Sunday, 12/04/16
Thursday, November 3 — Wednesday, November 9 District 1 District 2 District 4 District 5 About the blotter The East... + continue reading

Bar at City Park Grill - formerly the old Annex - was one of Hemingway’s favorite hangouts in Petosky, Michigan. He used to sit in the second seat from the end of the 32-foot solid mahogany bar and jot ideas down for short, stories and books.
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Ernest Hemingway with Hadley Richardson, who became his first wife.
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Colorful flower garden with sailboats in the background is welcoming sight to visitors in Traverse City.
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A popular pastime is hiking up the giant sand dune at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The preserve’s beaches, streams, bogs and forests are interesting places to hike, bird watch, canoe and explore.
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A sightseer gazes at Lake Michigan from the top of a sand dune at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Some dunes tower 450 feet above the lake and offer stunning views of the shimmering waters, and hardwood and conifer forests.
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The scenic Mari Vineyards overlook Grand Traverse Bay. The vineyard offers tours of its 31,000-square-foot facility and wine tasting year round.
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Mission Point Lighthouse overlooks Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay, and features walking trails and self-guided history tours. Located on a peninsula at the end of Old Mission Road, the lighthouse was built in 1870.
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These ancient Petoskey stones are polished and on display at the Inn at Bay Harbor in Petoskey. The fossilized coral is Michigan’s official state stone.
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Bay Bread Company, located in an old brick storefront not far from the beach in Traverse City, offers 40 different kinds of bread plus light meals.
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South West Review

Thursday, 12/08/16
After 13 years in the police department, Chief Mike Aschenbrener announced at the Dec. 6 Mendota Heights Council meeting that he is retiring at the end of the year.  The council accepted his... + continue reading

A proposed four-story apartment would be located at 260 Marie Ave. E. in West St. Paul. Currently in a light industrial zone, the owners asked the city council to consider rezoning the land to accommodate a multiple-family residential development.
12/04/16

Roseville - Little Canada

Tuesday, 12/06/16
The day after Black Friday, Nov. 26,  was evidently a bit more low key at Rosedale Center as at least one little girl visited Santa Claus. + continue reading

On the south side of Larpenteur Avenue opposite Fry Street, a sign at the memorial for Philando Castile, killed by a police officer during a July traffic stop nearby, reminds Falcon Heights it’s being watched. The suburb convenes its Inclusion and Policing Task Force Dec. 13, which will make recommendations about how Falcon Heights should be policed.
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From left, Roseville Area High School Dean of Students Mark Curley, Principal Jenny Loeck, Associate Principal Eric Singer, Assistant Principal Angie McGaster-Woods, Assistant Principal Shlynn Hayes, and Activities Director Jeff Whisler
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Flowers began to gather as folks stopped by after the school day to pay their respects following the Dec. 1 fatal car collision in Arden Hills that killed two Mounds View High School students and injured a third.
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By Thursday afternoon, the two totaled cars were removed from the scene of the accident at Highway 96 and Old Highway 8, but traces of the event that killed two Mounds View High School students were abundant: tire marks, debris and glass scattered in the intersection.
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Emergency officials blocked off roadways in the area after the accident until around noon.
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Oakdale - Lake Elmo

Wednesday, 12/07/16
North St. Paul daycare provider charged with manslaughter On Dec. 6, Ramsey County Attorney’s Office charged Amy Jo Englebretson, 43, with second-degree manslaughter for the death of an infant at... + continue reading

Above are the Hill-Murray seniors involved with at least one of this year’s two holiday shows. Seven seniors are involved with both “Almost, Maine” and “A Very Hill-Murray Christmas Cabaret.”
12/07/16

Noah and Hazel Corbett pull their tree on a sled at the cut-your-own fields at Krueger Christmas Tree Farm in Lake Elmo Nov. 27. It’s been the family’s tradition for the past 5 years.
12/07/16

A shooting took place Nov. 23 at Anchor Mold and Tool Co. in North St. Paul.
12/01/16

Ramsey Co. - Maplewood

Wednesday, 12/07/16
North St. Paul daycare provider charged with manslaughter On Dec. 6, Ramsey County Attorney’s Office charged Amy Jo Englebretson, 43, with second-degree manslaughter for the death of an infant at... + continue reading

Above are the Hill-Murray seniors involved with at least one of this year’s two holiday shows. Seven seniors are involved with both “Almost, Maine” and “A Very Hill-Murray Christmas Cabaret.”
12/07/16 -

Noah and Hazel Corbett pull their tree on a sled at the cut-your-own fields at Krueger Christmas Tree Farm in Lake Elmo Nov. 27. It’s been the family’s tradition for the past 5 years.
12/07/16 -

A shooting took place Nov. 23 at Anchor Mold and Tool Co. in North St. Paul.
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Bulletin Area

12/07/2016
It wasn’t only trees and trails that welcomed a covering of fresh snow at Silverwood Park in St. Anthony over the weekend. Minneapolis-based multipractice artist Pete Driessen’s outdoor art... + continue reading

Charles Mosner looks back fondly on the time he helped create a special tool to fish out residents’ lost treasures from a not-easily accessed pit outside the Shoreview Library.
12/07/2016
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